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7 Tips for Saving Money on Septic Services

A high-quality and well-maintained septic system has many benefits to you as a homeowner, even though there are costs that go into caring for it. However, your septic system cost does not have to empty your wallet. Instead of being in the dark about your septic system needs, follow a few simple tips that can lead you to saving money on septic needs down the road. Tips for Saving Money on Septic Services 1. Get On a Schedule Don't wait for a problem to get your septic system serviced. Get it serviced regularly. According [...]

By |2021-02-22T18:22:55+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Septic Tank Care|

Drano and Septic Systems

Clogs happen, and dealing with them is never fun. Most of us are likely to take the easy way out, using Drano or another type of chemical drain cleaner rather than calling a professional plumber. While this is much easier, it could cost you much more time, effort, and money in the long run. There are better (and still affordable) options that are much safer for your septic system and your household, because Drano and septic systems don't get along. How Your Septic System Works Your septic system brings waste through your home's pipes into a septic tank containing [...]

By |2021-02-16T18:03:17+00:00February 16th, 2021|Septic Tank Care|

Caring for an Older Septic System

Maybe you just bought a house with an older septic system, or maybe your system is getting older with time, and you want to do what you can to preserve it. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers septic systems to be "potentially viable, low-cost, long-term approaches to wastewater treatment if planned, designed, installed, operated, and maintained properly." Septic systems generally last 20 to 25 years, depending on the tank's construction materials. There are some cases of systems lasting much longer if cared for properly. It is easier and more efficient to maintain an older septic system than to pay [...]

By |2020-10-15T17:16:47+00:00October 15th, 2020|Septic Tank Care|

Why is My Septic Tank Gurgling?

Glug-glug-glug. Wondering what that noise is? And where is it coming from? Is that your septic tank gurgling? With your septic system living underground and out of sight, it's important to clue in other senses to help discern when your system is in trouble. This includes your hearing. When it comes to noises and a gurgling septic tank, it's time to take notice. It could mean that your septic is having issues. Why is My Septic Tank Gurgling? With any new sounds, including gurgles, it could point to trouble. When it comes to your [...]

By |2020-07-21T15:42:35+00:00July 21st, 2020|Septic Tank Care|

What Happens When You Stop Pumping Your Septic Tank

We've said it once, and we will say it again: pumping your septic tank is an essential part of septic system maintenance. Not only will it prolong your system, but it may also help your wallet down the road, saving you money from avoided septic repairs. However, some still are not convinced. So, we thought we would try a different tactic. Here is a look at how your systems feel when you don't pump your septic tank. Your Septic Tank is a Waste Holding Tank While some waste and wastewater treatment happens in your septic [...]

By |2020-06-03T18:27:10+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

The Best Toilet Paper for Septic Systems

It’s easy to underestimate septic problems if you’ve never experienced one. And truth be told, what gets flushed down your toilet plays a huge role in how well your septic will perform for years to come. Make no mistake… your septic is not a mystical portal, where all of the waste just magically disappears. In order for a septic system to function properly, waste needs to be allowed to break-down and biodegrade. If you consistently use toilet paper that doesn’t break down properly, it can accumulate, lead to the creation of ‘septic sludge,’ and can eventually back up your [...]

By |2020-05-12T19:57:25+00:00May 12th, 2020|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

5 Common Septic System Misconceptions

It's no secret that your septic system is a vital component of your home's plumbing system. In fact, we have hundreds of articles about just that! To keep your septic happy and healthy, you want to follow the right tips, while ignoring septic system misconceptions. That's right. It's not just bigfoot that's a myth (although we know at least one person will want to debate that statement). Some septic myths are floating around, as well. Do you want to avoid spending thousands of dollars on a septic system repair? If so, keep reading to learn about five common septic [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:54:28+00:00October 21st, 2019|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

Maintaining Your Restaurant’s Septic System

Your restaurant's septic system is a vital component of keeping your guests healthy and happy. While not at the forefront of your mind as a restaurant owner, your commercial septic system has the responsibility of processing all waste from your diners. A failing septic system can jeopardize your entire business. Here are just a few consequences of having a septic system malfunction. The backup of wastewater from your septic tank into your restaurant's drains and toilets. Adverse health effects from exposure to untreated wastewater. Hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars in septic system repairs. If you want to avoid these consequences, [...]

By |2019-09-30T16:12:10+00:00September 30th, 2019|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

What to Expect During a Septic Pump-Out

If your septic tank is full and needs a septic pump-out, it's time to call your trusted septic professional.  However, if this is your first septic tank pumping experience, you may be a little confused about what to expect during the service. Knowing what to expect during a septic pump-out can save you time and give you some insight into how your system works. This guide will explain what you should expect when your septic tank needs to be pumped. What to Expect Before, During and After a Septic Pump-Out Expect the Service Provider to Ask [...]

By |2019-09-09T17:13:31+00:00September 9th, 2019|Septic Tank Care|

5 Signs of a Healthy Septic Tank

Your septic tank is essential for storing and breaking down the wastewater your home produces every day. Keeping your septic tank healthy not only keeps it working correctly, but it also prolongs it's life and saves you money. For this reason, knowing the signs of a healthy septic tank helps you stay on the right track. 5 Signs of a Healthy Septic Tank Your Lawn is Healthy, But Not too Healthy One visible sign of a failing septic tank is a disproportionately-green lawn. Since your septic tank and drain field exist below ground, the [...]

By |2019-08-19T19:02:02+00:00August 19th, 2019|Septic Tank Care|
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