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How to Find a Drainfield Leak

A drainfield leak that is left unfixed can pose quite a problem, both to your septic system and the environment. A leaky drainfield can cause your entire yard to smell like septic waste and it can leak potentially environmentally hazardous waste into the ground. Eventually, this leak may even work its way into and pollute…

Should You Get Risers for Your Septic System?

Many people have heard about septic tanks, but many people know very little about septic tanks. Generally people learn about septic tanks once they own a septic tank and the tank has problems. When their septic tank has problems, people tend to learn that septic tanks are expensive, septic tank repairs are extremely expensive, septic…

How to Prevent Plumbing Blockages

Clogged pipes are some of the most common plumbing problems, and they can easily cause a lot of damage if left untreated. Luckily, there are numerous simple ways of ensuring that a home is free of plumbing blockages. Avoid Putting Garbage Down the Drain Even with a garbage disposal, dumping food down the drain can…

Three Ways a Storm Can Impact Your Septic System

Most homeowners don’t realize that a severe rainstorm (or even just long periods of sustained light rainfall) can dramatically affect their septic systems. Don’t wait till it’s too late! The best way to prevent harm to your septic system is to take all the necessary precautionary measures ahead of time and to stay informed. That…

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…

Septic System Tips for Commercial Property Owners

If you own a commercial property with a septic system, you should take special care to make sure it keeps running smoothly. Since you own a commercial property where the public can come in and use your restroom, it may be difficult to keep track of what goes down your drains and what doesn’t.  Individuals…

Tips for Preparing Your Septic System for Winter

A harsh winter can be your septic system’s worst nightmare. Cold weather can cause the water in your septic system to freeze and create blockages/backups. Frozen water also expands and can wreak kinds of havoc on your plumbing. Your job is to keep your septic system running smoothly, even once the cold weather sets in.…

What is a Drain Field & How Does it Work?

Also called leach fields or leach drains, a drain field is a critical part of any well-functioning septic system. A drain field is used to eliminate and manage waste and impurities which come out of the water released from your septic tank. The drain field is most effective at dealing with organic or biodegradable materials…

Landscaping Tips to Hide Your Septic Tank

While the septic system may not be the most attractive element of a home, it is in fact an important and highly functional one. If you’re looking to improve the appearance of your septic system without compromising its accessibility, consider implementing these landscaping tips. Septic Riser Covers You can conceal the appearance of your septic…

Septic System Terminology: E – Z

  Effluent: Wastewater that flows out of a septic tank. Effluent Baffle: A tubular device that is open at the bottom and top with a leg that is attached at the outlet of a septic tank. This is normally made of PVC or fiberglass that is designed to prevent surging. Effluent Filter:  A housing chamber…
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