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.


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 …

3 Things You Should Know About Your Septic System

12 May 2017
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Does your current home have a septic tank? Do you know how to care for your entire septic system? Although you may know that the septic tank needs to be pumped out on a regular basis, you may not be aware that there is more to a working septic tank than that alone. Although a septic system isn't overly complicated, there are still a few things that you should remember. These things include: Read More …

3 Signs Your Septic Tank Is Failing

3 May 2017
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From mowing the lawn and repairing a leaky faucet to replacing your roof, it is easy to see how owning a home can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, most homeowners do not pay enough attention to their septic systems, even though they are essential for removing waste from the house. Replacing the system can be very costly, as well. If your septic system backs up and fails, you will face high costs to replace the system and restore any damage done to your home and yard. Read More …