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Eco-Friendly Is The Only Way To GO!


There are many choices you have to make when becoming a homeowner. Sometimes the decisions that we need to make aren’t the most “fun” subject to navigate but are definitely a vital part of deciding what is right for your home’s property value.

One topic is deciding on how to dispose of your household wastewater. A sought after wastewater treatment choice among homeowners concerned about the environment has been the septic system. This system treats and eliminates sewage from toilets and also collects wastewater from other fixtures like kitchen sinks, washing machines, and showers.

A septic system is a makeup of three separate parts: the septic tank, distribution box, and the leach field. All septic tanks dispose of waste by using the natural filtering process of the soil, unlike the alternatives which some are more costly and not eco-friendly. There are many choices of materials when deciding which septic tank to use. These are polyethylene (plastic or fiberglass), steel, or concrete. Concrete has proven successful as far as sustainability, and less of a gamble that it could damage if you ever have heavy equipment operators working on your property. The downside is it is heavier than other materials, so you need to find out if your property can support a concrete tank or not. If it cannot then go with the lighter materials such a fiberglass or plastic. However, the downside to plastic is that is a possibility that they may float to the surface, as they are a lighter material. Steel has been highly unfavorable in choices only because it is highly vulnerable to rust. If you have moved into a home with an existing tank, you may want to consider replacing it with an alternative.

It is very important that you install the proper type septic tank; therefore you should always hire an installation expert to help you decide which materials you should be installed in your septic system. Since all of those materials will work (barring land support issues) so it is pretty much up to you as to which materials you want to be using. There are many things to consider when trying to reach this decision, such as cost, noise, odor, maintenance, visual impact, and equipment and repair maintenance costs.

All in all, the eco-friendly septic system is a great choice if you are looking out for the health and property value of your home. Installation on Eco-friendly systems can cut installation time down by 50% versus standard wastewater treatment installation which can cut costs immensely and will benefit your family. Maintenance is a lot lower as well due to the fact that you are not using additives or toxic chemicals, so they don’t require any on-going upkeep. An eco-friendly tank will filter, clean, and return the wastewater that exits your household. Therefore, the tank’s water turns into a constant positive when it comes to cultivating, and preserving a flourishing yard. A tank, such as this, will go a long way in minimizing your carbon footprint and have a lot of environmental longevity.


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