Categories for Septic System Maintenance

Mound Versus Conventional Septic Systems

May 25, 2022 Published by Leave your thoughts

Septic system size and design can vary greatly due to several factors. Such factors include soil type, site slope, household size, lot size, proximity to water bodies, weather conditions, and local regulations. Here is a list of the most common septic systems used. Mound system Conventional system Drip distribution system Septic tank system Recirculating system Aerobic treatment unit Community or luster system Constructed wetland system Evapotranspiration system Your septic system allows you and your loved ones to live in a healthy and clean environment. Thus, consider the type of septic system you’d require to use as a replacement should the existing one... View Article

The Do’s and Don’ts of Septic Systems

March 24, 2022 Published by Leave your thoughts

A septic tank is an essential addition to your home. Like any other part of your homestead, your septic system needs proper care and upkeep to help maintain its structural integrity and functionality. The following are septic system do’s and don’ts. Do Maintain Your Septic Tank The key to increasing your septic tank’s longevity is to maintain it regularly. As a general rule of thumb, have your septic tank inspected at least once a year. Do gravity system and proprietary system inspections every year. Repair issues such as cracks and leaks as soon as you notice them. Hire a professional to... View Article

What Are the Signs Your Septic System Needs to be Replaced?

March 10, 2022 Published by Leave your thoughts

The functionality of your home’s septic system is highly dependent on proper maintenance, which includes pumping after three to five years and regular repairs due to wear and tear. Even though these repairs ensure maximum functionality and longevity, over the years, the septic system comes to an inevitable end, and it has to be replaced. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait until the system completely fails for you to know that it’s time for a replacement. Watch out for the following septic system failure signs, which will prompt you early enough to call experts. Lush Grass Near the Septic Tank... View Article

Where Should a Septic Tank Be Installed on My Property?

December 30, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

What’s the best location for your septic tank? While there’s no specific recommended site for any given parcel of land, there are some simple rules for septic system placement. You might be limited by geographic features or local building codes, but the ultimate goal is to make sure that the tank and drain field are in an area that won’t interfere with your health and safety. Here’s a quick guide to proper septic system placement to help ensure the successful installation and function of your system. Soil quality and geographical features When you rely on a drain field to treat... View Article

Are Septic Tanks Environmentally Friendly?

December 16, 2021 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

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