Understanding Septic System Problems

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Understanding Septic System Problems

After we moved into a home with a septic system, I realized that we had to do something to understand what to expect. We started reading more and more about septic issues, and before we knew it, we had our first problem. Fortunately, because we were prepared, we didn't have to second guess our decision to call a repair person. Now when we have septic system issues, we don't worry as much about it and it is a great feeling. This blog is all about understanding common septic system problems and knowing how to fix them the first time around.

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2 Reasons To Consider A Plumber For Your Drain Cleaning Needs

1 September 2017
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A plumber should always be your first choice whenever you have any type of drain issue, mostly because working on your drains can very easily get very complicated. Listed below are two reasons to consider a plumber for your drain cleaning needs: To Protect Your Septic System Another reason to consider a plumber for your drain cleaning needs is if your drains feed directly into a septic tank. In this situation, it is very important that you have a professional do the work as making the mistake of using traditional drain cleaners could actually result in more problems. Read More …

How To Reduce Septic Tank Odor

1 August 2017
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Septic tanks provide your home with an essential service, but over time can become worn or damaged. A septic tank system that has a drainage or mechanical issue can sometimes give off a heavy and unpleasant odor, which can be extremely disruptive to you and your household. A lot of the time, this odor can also sometimes point to an impending repair or maintenance job that will need to be done on your septic system. Read More …

Reasons To Hire A Professional Septic Tank Service

10 July 2017
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A professional septic tank service is going to be your best resource when it comes to making sure that your  septic tank remains operational and in good shape. Listed below are two reasons to hire a professional septic tank service to assist you with your tank. They Can Prevent An Overflow  One of the biggest reasons to hire a professional septic tank service is to avoid an overflow. An overflow can not only be extremely damaging to your property,but it can also be quite disgusting because it means that your septic tank is so full that the tank itself may end up flooding your yard or that raw sewage may end up backing up into your house and exposing you and your family to a foul stench and bacteria. Read More …

Maintaining An Efficient Septic System

8 June 2017
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You want to make sure that you are treating your septic tank properly. If something goes wrong with the septic tank, you could be up to your ankles in sewage. Septic tanks are really very durable and can take a lot of punishment, but they can malfunction and get backed up. If you want the system to function properly for an extended amount of time then you should make sure that you are doing the small things right. Read More …

Using Enzymes To Clean Grease Traps: Is It A Smart Move?

31 May 2017
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Cleaning out a grease trap isn't something to look forward to, but it's necessary if you want to avoid bad odors and constant sewer system clogs. Instead of cleaning grease traps by hand, many people resort to using enzyme-based treatments in hopes of eliminating the fat, oil and grease (FOG) buildup within. The Idea Behind Enzyme Treatments As it turns out, enzymes are a common byproduct of bacterial activity. Although enzymes aren't living entities like the bacteria they come from, they do contain chemicals that help break down the various fats and proteins. Read More …