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Green Country Septic
Adding Bleach to Your Aerobic Septic System
Many aerobic systems have a bleach chlorinator, which is a reservoir that holds household bleach. When your pump is activated, the bleach disperses into the pump tank. How much bleach you need and how often you need to add it depends heavily on your home's water usage. We cover that and the option for chlorine tablets here. Bleach chlorination systems can be installed on any aerobic septic system.
How Often Should I Pump My Septic Tank?
It's not a fun job but someone has to do it. The question is - how often should you have your septic tank pumped? The answer varies greatly and depends on your home's water usage. Learn more by watching, but before you do, we'll leave you with some of our favorite pump truck names and/or slogans. If you can find a pumping company with a good sense of humor even better! Real life examples: "Warning, this truck is full of political promises." "Smells like money to me." "Stool Bus" "The Turdinator"
Jetting Lateral Line Fields - If You Do It, Be Careful
If someone tells you that your septic system lateral line field could benefit from jetting, please get more than one opinion. Learn more about why we recommend talking to several different sources before spending thousands on a service that most likely won't work.
Building a Home? Make Sure Your Septic System is Legal
Your aerobic or septic system is not a place to cut corners when you're building a new home. Oklahoma has strict regulations that every installer is required to follow (as do all states), so whether your builder recommends an installer or you go out to find your own, make sure you do your homework in both situations. You're not required to use who your builder recommends. We offer a few tips to help with the process.
Conventional Septic vs. Aerobic System
What's the difference between a convention septic system with a lateral line field and an aerobic system? We explain that here. In Oklahoma, the state Department of Environmental Quality determines what type of septic system you can have based on how well your soil drains.
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