Common Problems With Your Septic System


If you have a septic system at home, you may run into problems with your tank. If your drains seem to be going slow or your toilet isn't flushing like normal, you may have an issue with your septic tank. Clogs are common, especially in systems that are being used extensively. You may also have an issue with tree roots, or the tank could be leaking because of corrosion. When you notice an issue with the way waste water is leaving your home, it's time to call for help.

22 January 2019

2 Things That Need To Happen So You Can Get Your New Septic Tank


If you need to have a new septic tank put in, it's not necessarily as easy as having the septic company come in, pull out the tank, and put in a new one. There are things that are going to have to be done in order to get your new septic tank put in.  Evaluation One of the things that is going to have to happen is that the area where your tank is will need to be evaluated.

3 December 2018

Tips For Maintaining A Grease Trap In A Commercial Kitchen


When it comes to operating a commercial kitchen, grease traps make a big difference in keeping the plumbing system in good repair and ensuring that the kitchen complies with waste management standards. Thus, properly maintaining a commercial kitchen's grease trap is hugely important, and management should take the steps necessary to ensure that all employees working in the kitchen understand the procedures for keeping the grease trap in good condition. Use the following tips to maintain a grease trap in a commercial kitchen.

21 October 2018

There's Fun to Be Had: How to Avoid Septic Problems During Your Backyard Barbecues


Oh, the fun you'll have now that summer is officially here. One of the great things about the warm weather is that there are so many different activities you can enjoy in your own backyard. If your summer plans involve lots of backyard barbecues and get-togethers, it's time to start planning for the extra people. If you have a septic system, this is particularly important, especially if you want to avoid a messy situation.

6 July 2018

2 Quick Ways To Unclog Your Sink Drain In A Pinch


When your drains get clogged, you don't always have a lot of time to deal with unclogging your drains. If you have a backed-up sink, and you need a quick fix to get things flowing again, try one of the really easy ways to unclog your drains that is detailed below. 1. Boiling Hot Water One of the fastest and simple ways to deal with a clogged drain is literally with boiling water.

3 May 2018

3 Bad Habits To Avoid That Can Wreak Havoc On Your Septic System


When you depend on a septic system to handle your household waste, you want to keep it working properly to prevent backups and problems with your plumbing. However, there are some bad habits you may have that could wreak havoc on your septic system. Draining Grease in Your Kitchen Sink When cooking ground meat in your kitchen, you may regularly drain the grease in the sink, running hot water down the drain to help it flow through the pipes a little easier.

27 March 2018

Restoring Your Septic System After A Flood


Homeowners facing the threat of flood waters often have little time to prepare their property against flooding. If your home relies on a septic system for waste removal needs, flooding could compromise the performance of this septic system. Knowing how to restore your septic system following a flood will help you repair any damage and get your waste removal system functioning properly once again. Start by inspecting the drain field.

26 February 2018

Tips For Improving Your Septic System On Your New Commercial Building


When you buy a commercial building, you may be interested in setting up proper customer parking and making sure that the stock rooms have the right shelves and carts to hold the products. For a commercial building, you will need to make sure that the electrical systems and plumbing systems are in working order. The plumbing in an office building will have workers and customers, depending on the office size. Getting a septic system inspection is one of the first things that you may need to do when looking at the health of your new building.

18 January 2018

What To Know About Getting A Garbage Disposal When You Have A Septic System


If you're thinking about installing a garbage disposal in your home, you'll want to understand how it will affect your septic system so you don't inadvertently cause problems. A garbage disposal is a very handy kitchen appliance, but everything that goes in it also goes into your septic tank. Here are a few things you might want to know about using a garbage disposal when you have a septic system.

27 December 2017

Smelly Water in Your Yard? Now What?


If you have a septic tank and wake up to smelly water in your yard, you're rightfully concerned. An overflowing septic tank is never a good thing, but there are actually several issues that may be to blame for the overflow, and some are easier to fix than others. Here's a look! An Overfilled Tank The least worrisome possibility is that your tank is just overdue for a pumping. When too much solid waste builds up at the bottom of the tank, there's not a lot of room for water.

30 November 2017