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Why is it illegal to use root killers on a septic system in Florida?

We were talking to a contractor today about keeping our septic system in good shape and one of the things he recommended is using a root killer, to ensure no roots hurt the system. But when looking ...
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Plumbing and septic: bubbling and backing up

My mother lives in a two bedroom trailer with two full bathrooms. It's got a septic tank, but the toilets bubble and back up anytime she uses the dishwasher, washing machine or runs water in the sinks ...
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Wet weather spring affecting my septic field

Hope someone can help me here. I have a wet weather spring that is behind and above my yard and the property is owned by the HOA. In fact my yard is at the bottom of 2 other adjoining properties that ...
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is it ok to feed wasted water from water softener into a septic tank system, how long will it take to start noticing

i am thinking on installing a water softener in my house where i have a septic tank to handle waste water,will the septic system be affected by the water of the water softener, and what will happen to ...
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Sewer Smell in Sumps

I recently bought a house with two sump pumps in the basement. They do their job well despite running every hour or two due to the high clay table in the area. The property also has a septic system, ...
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Is it normal for a 1" Lawn Sprinkler repair to leak only under pressure?

Using 4 steel radiator like bands, I replaced a section of underground lawn sprinkler black plastic pipe that runs over a septic drain field. Repair couplers do not leak until i press my foot down ...
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What is suggested as a way to get excess water out of septic lines?

I am experiencing septic field line failure due to my wonderful water company having a water main break in 2014. I did not realize the issue was related to the water main when I had someone out here ...
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Whatr size aerator pump is needed for a 500 gallon aerobic system?

Our septic system was here when we bought the house and it is unbranded. the aerator pump above ground needs to be replaced. How do we determine what size pump for a 500 gallon capacity aerobic ...
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Why would a sump pump cycle when pumping large amounts of water?

In my septic system, I have a sump pump that pumps the liquid into the drainage field. We have a tank alarm in this tank with the pump, but someone (not sure if it was me or someone else) forgot to ...