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No, Heck, No! Every single offical source I have ever consulted explicitly states that they should not be used, and do more harm than good. Every bacterium required for the process lives inside you, and populates the tank "naturally." Here is an excerpt from one: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/environmental-health/plumb/top-ten-tips.htm You do not ...


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This sounds like the backwash on your water softener. It should be set to cycle at 1 am or so when you wouldn't hear it, but the clock could have been reset from a power outage. Normally, it will trickle for 20-30 minutes as it brines the resin bed and then it will backwash the resin bed with clean water for 10 mins or so. This water must all be dumped to ...


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You almost certainly have a dead septic field, but start out by having a professional come out and "roto-rooter" i.e. clean out all your drain lines. It's possible that there's tree-root invasion, but given that you're getting sewage backflow, more likely the tank outlet is clogged or that the leaching field is dead. You should take a look at the ground ...



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