If you have a septic tank on your property, then you may think that the tank is permanent and indestructible. While septic tanks rarely need to be replaced, they can form leaks over time that must be plugged or repaired. Leaks need to be repaired as soon as possible or you may inadvertently contaminate your property and local waterways with fecal wastes. To keep this sort of issue at bay, look for the following leak signs.
28 June 2017
It is important to remember that whatever you put into your home's septic system needs to come back out in one way or another. Any solid matter introduced into the tank such as food scraps, human waste, and toilet paper will be partially dissolved by the bacteria in the septic tank but also requires periodic pumping out to remove it. Water is processed through the septic tank and sent out to the leach field.
5 June 2017
It's often said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and when it comes to maintaining your home's septic system, it's absolutely true. Keeping an eye out for warning signs that you're headed toward a tank failure is incredibly important, as the resulting unpleasant flood could lead to severe long-term consequences. Below, you'll find a guide to some of those signs and some steps you can take to alleviate them.
15 May 2017
While many homeowners would say that their septic system's most important part is its tank, the leach field is actually the most vital part of the system. Without a properly functioning leach field, your septic tank will not drain and stinky wastewater will backup into your home. To avoid this nasty fate, you need to be very careful when you landscape on top of your home's leach field. To this end, use these time-tested tips to safely landscape your leach field area:
7 May 2017
A sewer back-up is not only messy, smelly and gross, it is also a health hazard. If your sewer has backed-up in to your basement or bathroom, you are going to need to act as quickly as possible to clean up your home. Here is what you need to do to protect your home and your health when your sewer backs up. Turn Off Utilities The first thing you need to do is turn off your utilities.
4 March 2016
A septic tank can often be pretty tricky to maintain and care for due to the fact that there is often no way to tell if something is wrong with the tank itself until it is too late to avoid damages. Typically, your first warning sign that something is wrong will be when waste from the septic tank backs into your house and out of your drains or floods your yard.
1 March 2016
If you aren't familiar with septic systems and you have just bought a home that has one, there are four things you should keep in mind. Your system could last a very long time if you take care of it properly. 1. Be careful what you pour down the drains or flush. Too much water going down the drains can affect the delicate system in the tank, so be careful about your water use.
30 July 2015