Surprising Septic System Facts

The more you know about your septic system, the better prepared you are to maintain and manage your septic. That includes knowing some surprising septic system facts. With your septic doing the hard work underground, it leaves an air of mystery surrounding it. After all, if you can't see something work, it's hard to know what's going on down there. Enter the experts! We are here to take the mystery out of your septic system and maybe surprise you with a few things you didn't know about your system. Surprising Septic System Facts Ready [...]

By |2021-07-27T14:52:10+00:00July 27th, 2021|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

Fabric Softeners and Septic Tanks

When most people think about septic systems, they think about their bathrooms. They may think about the signs asking folks not to flush anything but paper. But, what about fabric softeners and septic tanks? It's probably not on the forefront of septic owners' minds; after all, septic systems process waste. What does your laundry have to do with it? Quite a lot! Even though septic systems are designed to treat human waste, all of your household water goes through the system as well, including the water used for laundry. And with delicate, natural bacteria doing much of the heavy [...]

By |2021-07-14T17:05:48+00:00July 14th, 2021|Septic Tank Care|

Updating Plumbing Fixtures & Septic Systems

Updating plumbing fixtures can be a fun way of restyling your home. Bonus points because these updates can have the added benefit of making your septic system last longer. It may sound crazy, but plumbing fixtures and appliances play a significant role in the health of your septic system. Anytime you turn on the faucet or flush the toilet, that water flows through your plumbing pipes and out to your septic tank. From there, a natural separation occurs with help from healthy bacteria, sinking the solid wastes and expelling the liquids to the leach field. Now let's say your [...]

By |2021-06-28T17:12:24+00:00June 28th, 2021|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

Bath Bombs and Septic Systems

It's been a long day at work, and you're ready to relax. You light a few candles, grab a glass of wine or some tea, fill up the bath, and pop in a bath bomb. Sounds great, right? While it does help you unwind, it may be causing more stress for your septic system. Depending on what type and frequency, bath bombs and septic systems don't get along. But why is that? And does that mean the end of bath bombs and bath salts for septic tank owners? How Your Septic System Works Let's [...]

By |2021-06-10T17:24:10+00:00June 10th, 2021|Septic Tank Care|

What Should You Do After a Septic Tank Pumping?

Any homeowner with a septic system should know the basics of maintaining their septic, including scheduling a septic tank pumping within your tank's schedule. It's an essential piece to the septic care puzzle. Avoiding getting your septic tank pumped could lead to some inconvenient and smelly problems. Why? Because your septic tank has an important job and needs all the help, it can get from you and your household. Any water or waste that is used in your house heads through pipes out to your septic tank. There, the waste naturally separates with the help of healthy bacteria. The [...]

By |2021-04-22T20:50:02+00:00April 22nd, 2021|Septic Tank Care|

Lawn Treatments and Septic Systems

You may think that having a septic system means no more lawn treatments, weed killers, fertilizers, or chemicals. And would that mean the end of a green, healthy yard? The answer is, lawn treatments and septic systems can get along, as long as you do it right! While lawn treatments don't necessarily damage septic systems, it takes sticking to proper remedies and correct use frequency. Today we will focus on finding the safest treatments for your yard and how to integrate those treatments into your routine in a way that keeps your septic healthy. [...]

By |2021-11-03T21:19:30+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Lake County, Septic Tank Care|

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 Systems Video Tips for Saving Money on Septic Services 1. Get On a Schedule Don't wait for a [...]

By |2021-11-03T21:23:42+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 |2021-11-03T21:26:03+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|
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