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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…

3 Septic System Tips for New Homeowners

Don’t Think You Can Just Forget About It Many new homeowners tend to be under the impression that they never really have to care for, or even think about their septic system. However, this could not be further from the truth. A septic system requires care and numerous simple but critical precautions from the homeowner…

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…

Septic System Terminology (Part 1): A – D

Absorption Field: A leaching area within the soil that receives the liquid effluent from the laterals and distributes it to an area where it can seep into the soil. Active System: A septic system that requires external energy and mechanical parts to operate. Aeration Chamber: A volumetric container that is normally made of concrete, fiberglass,…

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…

What You Need to Know About Septic Additives

Over time, just about any septic system requires some maintenance. This is because as homeowners continue to flush their toilets, take showers, and pour things down their drains, things like grease, oil, fat, and heavy solids will accumulate in their septic tanks. Normally, the bacteria that naturally grows in your septic tank will break up…

Top 3 Things You Should Know About Your Grease Trap

A grease trap is a device in your home’s plumbing that is designed to intercept most solids and greases and separate them from the rest of the wastewater before it makes it to your septic tank.If a grease trap stop functioning correctly very large amounts of solids and greases can be let into your septic…
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Trees and Your Septic System

In almost all cases, the best advice is to not plant any trees near your septic tank or your drainfield. Trees near a septic system can cause problems because the roots can invade your system, break through your septic tank, and grow underneath your drainfield. In the worst case scenario, a tree that has broken…
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Maintenance Tips: How to Clean Your Grease Trap

Grease traps are great for collecting FOGS (fats, oils, and grease). Occasionally, however, these systems must be cleaned to ensure proper safety standards and maintenance. Gently detach your grease trap lid using a pry par. Be careful during this process as the gaskets located beneath the grease trap cover may be damaged if not handled…

Tips For Getting Rid of Garbage Disposal Smells

The garbage disposal in your home is a useful and important system, but over time it can build up food particles that emanate foul smells and fill your home with unpleasant odors. If your garbage disposal is beginning to give off a bad smell, consider using these tips to get your home smelling fresh and…
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