4 Ways to Conserve Water and Ease the Burden on Your Septic Tank

Posted on: January 16th, 2018 by megan No Comments

If your household runs on a septic tank, it is generally a good idea to try to reduce the amount of water you use. Septic tanks are designed to hold wastewater long enough that solids to settle to the bottom and oil and grease to rise up to the top, processes known as settling and […]

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Pumping Your Septic Tank: What You Need to Know

Posted on: December 28th, 2017 by megan No Comments

Septic tank pumping is essential to keep your system is proper working order. Basically, when wastewater enters your septic tank, it naturally separates into three different layers. Liquids settle in the middle of the tank and form a watery layer, while oils and fats rise to the top to create a layer of scum and […]

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Why You Should Get Your Septic Tank Serviced When Selling Your Home

Posted on: October 19th, 2017 by megan No Comments

When selling your home, it always seems that there is much to do and that your to-do list is never-ending. But if there is one thing you should make time for, it is getting your septic tank serviced. It is always a good idea to get your septic tank inspected and certified before putting your […]

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The Three Different Types of Septic Systems

Posted on: September 20th, 2017 by megan No Comments

All septic systems aren’t created equally. While the basics of every system tend to be pretty similar, there are different types of systems out there that can affect the way wastewater is processed and effluent is distributed. So, what are the major types of septic systems? Let’s take a look.  1. Standard septic tank systems: […]

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What You Should Do If Your Septic System Fails

Posted on: July 19th, 2017 by mike No Comments

The majority of septic systems out there fail as a result of either unsuitable design or poor or inadequate maintenance. In the case of unsuitable design, it is often the case that soil-based systems with either a leach or a drain field are installed at a site with poor soil conditions, considerable slopes, or high […]

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Why Water Efficiency Is Good for Your Septic Tank

Posted on: June 12th, 2017 by mike No Comments

Between flushing toilets, running the dishwasher, doing loads of laundry, and taking showers, the average American household uses a lot of water. Did you know that the average water use of a typical single-family home is over 70 gallons per person per day? That means that the average family of four uses 102,200 gallons of […]

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Why You Should Maintain Your Septic Tank

Posted on: May 10th, 2017 by mike No Comments

Let’s face it: Maintaining your septic system is a pain. It’s a hassle and isn’t the most pleasant job. Although maintaining your septic system isn’t fun, it’s most definitely necessary. You’ve probably heard before that you need to maintain your septic system. Beyond the obvious reason of preventing repairs, there are a number of good […]

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How Your Septic System Works: 5 Things Every Homeowner Should Know

Posted on: April 11th, 2017 by mike No Comments

As a homeowner, you are responsible for maintaining your septic system. Regular maintenance not only prevents costly plumbing disasters but also can help ensure that your septic tank lives a long life, protecting your investment. As part of your maintenance responsibilities, you should be checking your system on a regular basis and pumping it out. […]

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Snowmelt and Your Septic System: What You Should Know

Posted on: March 21st, 2017 by mike No Comments

As the days get longer and the weather starts to warm, the snow that’s been sitting on the ground will thankfully start to melt away. While that may be good news for those who hate the winter and are eager to enjoy spring, it is important to keep in mind that snowmelt can cause problems […]

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Why Your Household Drains are a Window into Your Septic System’s Health

Posted on: January 31st, 2017 by mike No Comments

A slow or clogged drain can often be more than just a nuisance; if you have a septic system, it could be an indication that something has gone wrong. Oftentimes, when your septic system is failing or there is a clogged sewer line to the system, one of the first signs you’ll see is that […]

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