Getting a Great Deal for a Self Storage Unit
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Getting a Great Deal for a Self Storage Unit

When I needed to store some of my belongings, I called around pricing out self storage units. I was surprised to learn just how many different offers self storage facilities run to attract new customers. However, while some of these deals are a bargain, others may not be so great if you plan on leaving your belongings in storage for an extended period of time. I created this website to discuss the different specials used by self storage facilities to attract customers and which of these specials may be beneficial to you, based on your particular needs. I hope this helps you get a great deal on a self storage unit.


Getting a Great Deal for a Self Storage Unit

Is Your Toilet Paper Silently Ruining Your Home's Septic System?

Sergio Murphy

Living in a home that uses a septic system means that you need to pay special attention to everything you put down your home's drains and toilets. While you may be vigilant about keeping feminine products out of the septic system, you may not realize that the toilet paper you are using can be causing permanent damage. Even if the toilet paper you purchase claims that it is "septic safe" the reality is that it very well might not be. To this end, use this process to test the toilet paper you purchase to determine if it is really safe for your septic tank:

Step 1: Fill a Mason Jar with Cold Water

The first step in testing your toilet paper for its safety in your septic tank is to fill a mason jar with cold water. You need to use a jar with a lid. If you do not have a mason jar, then you can use a recycled plastic container or water bottle.

Step 2: Place Toilet Paper in the Mason Jar

Place a few squares of toilet paper into the mason jar. Put the lid on the jar and shake it vigorously for about a minute. 

Step 3: Check the Water Solution for Clumps of Paper Fibers

After you have shaken the jar for about a minute's time, then allow the toilet paper fibers to settle to the bottom of the jar. Roll the jar around in your hands and look at the contents. Do you see clumps of toilet paper or just very small pieces and floating paper fibers? If you see clumps, then your toilet paper is not septic safe. If you only see paper fibers, then the product is safe to use in your toilets.

The Damage Caused by Non-Septic Safe Toilet Paper

If you test your toilet paper using the process outlined above and discover that it is not septic safe, then you should be concerned that your septic system may have some damage. When your toilet paper does not separate into small fibers that can be digested by the bio-digesting bacteria in your septic tank, then it will pass through the tank's outlet, down the leach lines, and will clog up the leach field. In order to determine if the leach field has become clogged or if the tank has an excessive amount of undigested paper lingering inside of it, you should have a professional plumber come to your home and inspect your septic system.