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The Dangers of Visual Septic System Inspections

Having regular septic inspections is crucial for septic system owners. Not to be confused with septic pumpings where the tank is cleared of solid waste, examinations consist of a professional taking a detailed look at all components of the system. The purpose of these inspections is to ensure that all proponents of the septic system…

What Causes a Septic Tank to Overflow?

Septic systems are most common in areas that lack a municipal sewer system. All of the homes waste funnels through plumbing pipes, into the septic tank where solid waste settles at the bottom and liquid waste or effluent flows through the outlet. The treated wastewater is directed to the drain field where it is distributed…

How Enzymes Function in Septic Tanks

Millions of bacteria located in the septic tank and throughout the septic system serve the sole function of breaking down solid waste. Without bacteria, solid waste or sludge can build up, causing the septic tank to overflow and permanently damaging drain field pipes. Although they do play a vital role in promoting a properly functioning…

What to do for Your Septic Tank After a Flood

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Hurricane season is in full swing. Storming and flooding are more common this time of year than any other, which is why it is most important to be aware of how storms affect your septic system. Flooding sufficiently saturates the soil and puts all septic system components in danger of dismemberment. The septic tank itself…

Household Cleaning with Septic Tanks in Mind

Everyone would like to live in a clean, healthy environment. To achieve that goal, many homeowners clean their homes regularly. Whether it is sweeping, dusting, wiping, or disinfecting, there are numerous ways to attain a clean home. Aside from the aesthetic appeal, regular household cleaning also kills allergens, removes dirt, dust, and other infectious agents…

Preparing Your Septic System During Hurricane Season

It is important to know that hurricane season typically runs from June 1 – November 30. These tropical storms consist of excessively high winds and rain. Without the proper preparations and precautions, hurricanes can severely impact your septic system.  There are many things to consider before, during,  and after a hurricane to ensure a functioning septic…

What Should I Expect With a Septic Tank Cleaning?

Every septic tank owner should know that their septic tank requires regular pumping. Not doing so can result in sludge build-up and cause the tank to overflow. You can expect to spend a pretty penny on repairs as overwhelmed pipes will likely burst, and flood the drain field. Like with many other maintenance needs, homeowners…
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