An Ounce of Prevention
Self-Quarantining Our Families
Due to the spread of this virus, we are imposing our families and whole communities in a quasi-quarantine situation. Hopefully, your family is still healthy and unaffected by this threat, but with families being home more often than normal, there are things you can do to reduce the effects of stress on your septic tank.
How Staying Home More Often Can Cause Issues With Your Septic System
Do You Have a Modern Family?
So, we are okay with the changes and advances we’ve made over the last 40-100 years. We’re actually thankful and proud! But we also need to be practical and make sure we take care of the new methodologies we have in place to make us comfortable and help us progress.
How Do You Know If Your Modern Family Overloads Your Septic System?
Be More ECO Minded
Good stewardship of the environment is not just a personal responsibility, it is a public value... Our duty is to use the land well, and sometimes not to use it at all. This is our responsibility as citizens, but more than that, it is our calling as stewards of the earth.
—President George W. Bush (1946-), remarks, National Parks Legacy Project, May 30, 2001
Use SAFER CHOICE Products
Safer Choice is EPA’s label for safer chemical-based products. Every chemical, regardless of percentage, in a Safer Choice-certified product is evaluated through EPA’s rigorous scientific process and only the safest ingredients are allowed. For over 15 years, the program has certified products that are safer for families, pets, workplaces, neighborhoods, and the environment. The label represents leadership in safer product formulation.
Why Choose Products with the Safer Choice Label?
Can I Get Sick From My Septic Tank?
The short answer is YES, it is possible to get sick from the fumes emitted from a tank or leach field that needs maintenance or repair. You can also become sick with contact of wastewater.
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There has been no evidence found at this time that a person can get COVID from wastewater.
Protecting Your Investment
Get Your System Inspected Regularly
Inspect and Pump Frequently
The EPA says the average household septic system should be INSPECTED at least EVERY 3 YRS by a septic service professional. Alternative systems with electrical float switches, pumps, or mechanical components should be inspected more often, generally once a year. A service contract is important since alternative systems have mechanized parts.
Service provider coming? Here is what you need to know.
When you call a septic service provider, he or she will inspect for leaks and examine the scum and sludge layers in your septic tank.
Keep maintenance records on work performed on your septic system.
Realtor & Agent Inspection Info
Give Your Clients Peace of Mind
Whether you represent the buyer or seller, you should recommend a complete pump & inspection as part of the Due Diligence process.
Your Seller can proceed knowing the condition of the septic system and can use the good report to hold fast to their asking price or use it as a negotiation tool.
Your Buyer can proceed with confidence or caution depending on the report, either way, 'knowing' will give them peace of mind and more confidence in you!
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