Maintenance

What if I Don’t Pump?

Septic tanks are the lifeblood of small scale septic systems for millions of homes throughout the country. Through a series of biological processes, septic tanks work well on their own to eliminate waste for many years without needing too much attention, but it is important to perform annual inspections to ensure their efficiency. If you don’t…

When to Hire a Professional to Check your Tank

If you’re a homeowner of a home with a septic tank, you have the added responsibility of monitoring your own sewage treatment system. In North America, about 25% of the population uses septic tanks in small suburbs, towns, and in rural areas. The chances are you or someone you know utilizes a septic system at…

How Often Should I Pump My Septic Tank?

Septic tank maintenance is based on a few different factors, such as the size of the tank, the levels of scum and sludge, size of household, and the method you choose to determine when to pump the tank. The amount of time that has passed between pumps and inspections is also worthy of consideration. Septic…

Tools You Should Have in Your Septic Maintenance Toolbox

When it comes to building a solid septic maintenance toolbox, really most of what you need are basic everyday tools like a hammer and screwdriver in addition to just a couple more specialized tools. When it comes to a good toolbox, usually you don’t need anything fancy, you can do the vast majority of tasks…

What You Should Know About Septic System Filters

A septic effluent filter (or a grey water filter) can substantially extend the useful life expectancy of a well-maintained drainfield and septic tank. Some individuals opt out of using a septic filter because they see it as just one more thing that will require maintenance. It’s true, if you don’t clean out your septic filter…

How to Spot Septic Leaks?

When we’re at home, we do everything in our power to maintain our living space. From conserving electricity to mowing our lawns, regular house maintenance is crucial for a welcoming environment and a safe home. However, one of the most problematic areas of home maintenance can be underneath your feet. Though plumbing may cause problems…

Two Roles of Oxygen in Your Septic System

Your septic system is a finely tuned machine in which all the components including the bacteria, oxygen, water, solids, plumbing, drain field, and more, need to be running in sync. If even one of these critical components are thrown off, it could mean thousands of dollars spent on septic system repairs. Oxygen is one of the…

Top Signs of a Failing Septic System

For most homeowners a failing septic system can be difficult, if not impossible, to spot without an untrained eye. That is because, in order to spot a failing septic system, you have to know what to look for. If you notice any of these top three signs in your home, it may be time to…

How Grease Can Affect Your Septic System

Few individuals fully understand that septic systems simply are not designed to break down fats, oils, and grease (FOGs). Because they can’t be broken down, fats oils, and grease will accumulate in your septic system over time and cause problems. That’s why it so important to never pour grease down your drain and to always…

Myths about Septic System Maintenance

In the septic system industry, there are a lot of myths that go around about septic system maintenance. At times, these myths lead to homeowners and business owners making the wrong choices in regard to the upkeep of their septic systems. Septic MAXX’s leading industry experts are ready to provide you with the scoop of…
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