Septic Tips

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…

3 Modern Appliances that Hurt Your Septic System

Appliances have become an integral part of our everyday lives. We have washing machines that wash our clothes, dishwashers that clean our dishes, and refrigerators that keep our food fresh. Such appliances are a staple in just about every American home and will continue to be for a long while. Septic tank owners know that…

3 Tips to Maintain Your Concrete Septic Tank

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There are multiple types of septic tanks made up of various materials including cement, steel, and plastic, each of which has their advantages and drawbacks. Concrete tanks: Have high effluent levels Have a low risk of rising to the surface Are approved in every state (contrary to plastic tanks) Such benefits are why a majority…

Tips for Septic System Inspections

The grass may be greener over the drain field, but that does not necessarily guarantee that you have a properly functioning septic system.  The only way to confirm that your septic system is healthy and operating without disruption is to have your septic system inspected. A thorough inspection of your septic system will expose any…

Plastic or Concrete Septic Tank?

When it comes to installing a septic system, there are many considerations you must take into account. How big should the tank be? Where should the septic tank be located? What plants are safe to grow around the drainfield? What you should also consider is what type of septic tank you would like to have:…

Health Hazards of Cleaning Your Septic Tank

Proper maintenance should be of the utmost importance to any septic tank owner. A properly functioning septic tank separates sludge from wastewater, the latter of which is then pumped out into the drainfields. The sludge that settles at the bottom of the septic tank must be pumped out regularly to avoid any malfunctions. The perceived…

Which Bacteria are in Your Septic System?

Your septic tank is home to many microorganisms that allow it to function properly. After learning how your septic tank works, you might be curious about what kind of microorganisms live in your tank. Trillions of natural bacteria flourish inside your septic system. These bacteria break down the solid waste in your tank and decompose…
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