Septic systems are a popular way to deal with wastewater, especially in areas where municipal wastewater hookups are unavailable. While septic systems are very efficient at dealing with waste, they can't break down everything, and your septic tank will require pumping every few years. Your septic tank contains both wastewater and solids that cannot be broken down by the system. Septic pumping takes care of these solids before they build up too much.
8 December 2020
Septic systems can be a little intimidating, especially if you've just purchased a home that uses one for the first time. Some homeowners may prefer to switch to city sewer service if available, but septic tanks can be an environmentally friendly and cost-efficient method to manage wastewater. Unfortunately, it can take some work to catch up on maintenance a home's previous owner may have deferred. If you don't have detailed information on your new septic tank's maintenance status, then it's usually safe to assume that the previous owner wasn't entirely on top of things.
20 October 2020
If you are going to be hosting an outdoor music festival, outdoor wedding, or some other type of outdoor event sometime soon, then you should make sure that you have all of the appropriate and necessary facilities for your guests. For example, if you haven't yet made arrangements to rent and set up portable hand washing stations, then this is something that you will probably want to look into well before the date of the event.
6 August 2020
Do you suspect that your septic tank is getting too full? Are you worried about it becoming too full and causing problems in the near future? You can't always go strictly by time when it comes to determining when to have your septic tank emptied out. One household may fill up their tank in just two years while another household with the exact same tank might take five years to fill theirs.
31 March 2020
Unless they are observing a major repair or installation process, most homeowners may never actually see their septic tank. Functional septic tanks are typically buried under several inches to several feet of soil. Depending on the design of the tank, however, a lid or entry portal may remain fully or partially exposed to provide easy access for services such as septic tank pumping. Homeowners who have rarely or never seen their septic tank are likely to be shocked if they find that theirs has begun to push up from its resting place and has now become partially visible.
12 December 2019
Are you planning an outdoor gala of some kind? Do you feel like everything is finally getting into place? When planning an outdoor event of any kind, there are a lot of things that you'll need to plan for; things like food, drinks, exactly where to put things, and so on. One thing that is extremely easy to overlook is just where your guests will go if they need to relieve themselves.
27 September 2019
When your septic tank is clogged, you could have a serious problem on your hands if the situation is so bad that sewage is spilling in your yard or backing up in your toilet. Call a septic professional when it seems like your system has clogs so the right repairs can be done quickly and keep sewage waste from contaminating your property. Here are some steps the septic service might do to unclog your septic system.
13 August 2019
If your home has a septic system or you are considering installing one, there are a few things that you should be aware of. Septic systems are more common than you may realize. More than one in five households in the US use septic systems to treat the water that goes to their home. Septic systems are a great option in areas where there is no sewer access. Here are three things that you should know when it comes to septic systems.
6 June 2019
When residential drains start running very slowly or stinky water starts pooling up outdoors over the sewer line or one of its cleanout ports, then it's very likely the main sewer line has become either clogged or damaged. While there are many household plumbing projects you can repair yourself after a bit of reading and watching videos online, a clogged sewer main is never one of them. Not only is the raw sewage harmful to your health, but an improperly repaired sewer main is a danger to your entire neighborhood and its clean water supply.
18 March 2019
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