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Are Septic Tanks Environmentally Friendly?

December 16, 2021 6:36 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re new to owning a septic tank, you might wonder whether septic tanks are environmentally friendly. More people than ever are concerned with the impact that humans have on the environment, from climate change to maintaining a healthy groundwater supply. The idea of sending human waste into the soil—and the groundwater supply—might seem counterintuitive, but we can happily declare septic tanks an eco-friendly alternative to municipal wastewater treatment. Most properties with septic tanks are too far away from municipal sewer systems to rely upon them. Septic tanks are a safe and easy way to treat your own wastewater. As... View Article

What Is the Most Common Cause of Septic System Failure?

November 29, 2021 6:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Septic systems have come a long way in the past few decades. While the basic premise is the same, today’s systems can last for a lifetime without running into any issues. If you’ve ever wondered, “What is the most common cause of septic system failure?” keep reading. This post will teach you everything you need to know: Poor design or installation: If the contractor doesn’t consider space requirements, sewage rate flow or soil conditions, the system is bound to fail at some point. The easiest way to avoid this problem is by hiring a reputable contractor for installation. Water overload:... View Article

Can You Use the Bathroom While Your Septic Tank Is Being Pumped?

November 15, 2021 6:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

More than 21 million homes are connected to a septic system in the United States. However, we’ve found that there are many homeowners who don’t know much about their septic system, and they have a lot of questions to ask about septic systems. Many of the questions are related to pumping the tank. One of the most common questions we get is whether the homeowner can use the bathroom when we’re pumping and inspecting their system. The answer is no. In addition to not flushing toilets or using the bathroom, you can’t even turn your water on while we’re servicing... View Article

My Septic Tank Was Just Pumped—Why Is It Full Again?

October 28, 2021 6:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Modern plumbing systems are nothing short of engineering marvels. The advent of indoor plumbing was instrumental in decreasing disease and allowing everyone to live more sanitary lives. But, like any system in your home, your septic system requires maintenance. If you’ve ever thought, “I just had my septic tank pumped, and it’s full again,” then you understand the difficulties that a seemingly malfunctioning septic tank can pose. There are things you can do, though, to diagnose the problem. Here are some septic system troubleshooting tips. Bad drain field This is one of the more common problems that people have with... View Article

Are Garbage Disposals Safe for Septic Systems?

October 14, 2021 6:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Part of being a responsible homeowner is taking proper care of your septic system. Knowing what you can and can’t put down the drain can extend the life of your septic system and prevent you from having to call a repair technician. But whether you can use a garbage disposal with a septic system is a bit of a gray area. There are certain precautions you can take regarding your garbage disposal and septic system—that’s what we’ll cover here with these FAQs. How does a septic tank work? A septic tank holds all the waste that was flushed down your... View Article

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