Categories for Septic System Maintenance

Is It Safe To Use Chlorine Bleach in My Septic System?

September 9, 2022 Published by Leave your thoughts

A clean septic system is the hallmark of a clean home. However, cleaning can be challenging because you know it is delicate. You’ve probably asked yourself, will bleach hurt a septic system? Let’s explore if using bleach to clean your septic systems is harmful. Will Bleach Hurt a Septic Tank? Bleach in moderate amounts in your septic tank is not harmful. However, overusing or dumping large quantities of bleach into your septic tank can be damaging and even dangerous. So, if you’re using bleach to clean your septic system, use it in moderation. Using Bleach With Your Laundry Bleach is excellent... View Article

Tips for Caring for Your Septic System

August 26, 2022 Published by Leave your thoughts

For some homes, a septic tank is a real part of your everyday. For homes not on public sewer, it is important to take the time to figure out how to properly care for your septic tank. There are a few different things that you can do to help prolong the life of your septic tank and help ensure that it is going to serve you for years to come. How To Care for My Septic System The first thing to keep in mind with a septic system is that it is a closed system. This is not a tank... View Article

I’m Moving Into a Home With a Septic Tank. What Should I Do About Maintenance?

June 10, 2022 Published by Leave your thoughts

Congratulations on your purchase of a new home. You adopt many things as a new homeowner, and a septic system might be one of them. Here are some common questions you might ask about your septic system so that you’ll be better prepared to care for it:  How Do Septic Systems Work? Septic systems are complex units that collect wastewater from your home, remove large materials and waste from it, and then deliver the remaining water to the environment. These systems keep the environment clean and homeowners healthy when working correctly.    How Do You Take Care of a Septic... View Article

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

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