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Septic System Tank Cleaning, Maintenance
and Care Problems

Discover how to care for your septic tank systems with proper maintenance and cleaning. Maintaining you tank will lower the occurance of costly septic system problems and repair. Also, find information on installing a septic drain field to prevent future flooding and odor problems
Septic Tank Systems Information
Septic Systems, Septic Tanks and Drain Fields
Septic systems, although simple, are also fine tuned: they can be damaged or destroyed by the wrong products, overuse, flooding or drought, or even a big house party.

Septic Tank Maintenance and Care
A well-maintained septic system shouldn't create any odor, and the smell of sewage coming from drains is a distinct warning sign that something is wrong.

Common Septic Tank Problems
Clogs, smells, leaks and pipe breakage are among the more common drain problems: septic problems include dangerous sewer gas, bad smells and problems with lines and tanks.

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Natural Drain Cleaner for Clogged Drains

The first thing you need to know before working on a clogged drain is that the drain cleaners you see advertised on TV or on the supermarket shelves are made of dangerous chemicals that will eat through rubber gloves, skin, certain kinds of pipe, wood and anything else they touch. If their fumes are inhaled, they can cause damage to the lungs, nose and mouth. If they are eaten, they will kill, even in small amounts. Even when they are used "properly", they can ruin septic systems, pollute groundwater, and destroy pipes.

For a more healthy and safe alternative, try a natural drain cleaner, such as Drainbo, that is made from natually occuring bacteria that will fix a clogged drain, but won't hurt your drain pipes or the environment.

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