04 October 2018

Prepare Your Septic For Fall…Five Fall Facts

As fall approaches, you are probably preparing yourself for cooler weather, packing up your summer clothes and buying a few more sweaters. When preparing yourself for the cold, don’t forget about your septic system. Here are Five Fall Facts… PUMP YOUR TANK – If its been a while since your last septic tank pumping, fall...
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05 September 2018

Septic Systems – What to Do After The Flood

Do I pump my septic tank during flooded or saturated drain field conditions? No! At best, pumping the tank is only a temporary solution. Under worst conditions, pumping it out could cause the tank to try to float out of the ground and may damage the inlet and outlet pipes. The best solution is to plug...
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10 July 2017

What Does It Mean If You Have Full Septic Tank?

What does it meant to have a full septic tank? Could this cause issues to your system and property? Septic tanks, in general, stay filled to their normal liquid level, which is between 8 and 12 inches from the top of the tank. If the liquid level goes above the outlet pipe, or approaches the...
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30 June 2017

Top 4 Summertime Septic Tank Maintenance Tips

Summer is a time for vacations, backyard barbecues and relaxing by the pool – not the time you want to be worrying about your septic tank system. If you frequently entertain guests and have more people using your toilets, shower, dishwasher, washing machine, etc. then you may be unknowingly putting a strain on your septic...
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28 April 2017

Rainy Season Is Here! How Do Storms Impact Your Septic System?

  Everyone knows that April showers bring May flowers, but did you know that April showers can greatly impact your septic system? After a heavy rain, septic problems can be common. Significant rainfall can quickly flood the ground around the lateral field leaving it saturated and making it impossible for water to flow out of...
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21 March 2017

Spring Is In The Air

With the birds chirping, trees budding, throats and eyes itching…spring is in the air! When you are making your spring cleaning to do list – do not forget about your septic tank!  We recommend having your septic tank pumped every 3-5 years…if you can’t remember how long it has been, it is probably safe to...
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28 December 2016

How to Protect Your Septic System During Freezing Temperatures

What causes septic system freezing problems Freezing temperatures can cause various components of your septic system to freeze up. The most vulnerable areas of your septic system are the pipes leading from the house into the septic tank. Often leaky water fixtures such as faucets and toilets create a constant low flow of water that...
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15 August 2016

How to Help Your Septic System

If you have a septic system, there are some things you can do to help it perform its best over time.  For instance, did you know that using liquid laundry detergent is better than the powdered version?  There’s clay in powdered detergents, and it can plug up the disposal area.  Also, avoid putting extreme amounts...
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30 March 2016

SEPTIC SYSTEM MAINTENANCE….THE FORGOTTEN PREP

Right now, as I am writing this, we just received two phone calls with customers having major issues with their septic systems.  A combination of rain and deferred maintenance have resulted in nightmare situations.  What do I have to tell them when the septic tank is full and the lateral field is fully saturated?…NO FLUSHING,...
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