Septic Tips

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.…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Garbage Disposal & Septic System Tips

Both septic tank and garbage disposal systems are remarkably durable and resilient tools in your home. However, even the most resilient tools do wear down over time. With proper maintenance and care, you can dramatically increase the life of your septic system and your garbage disposal. Additionally, many individuals incorrectly believe that garbage disposal systems…

Kitchen Tips for Septic System Safety

Many residential septic issues originate from problems that can be avoided and prevented with the right in-home septic system care. Prevention can help reduce septic tank repair and replacement costs later on down the road. Particularly, taking special efforts to prevent septic issues in your kitchen is just as important as preventing septic problems in…

How Do Septic Systems Work?

Before one may even begin to think about how to care for one’s septic system, one must understand the basic functionality behind it. In the most basic sense, a septic tank is a type of waste disposal system typically used in rural areas where the cost of installing a city-wide sewer system is too cost prohibitive. In…

Benefits and Care Tips for a Healthy Septic Tank

Do you have a septic system on your residential or commercial property? If so, you should consider yourself fortunate. It’s true, while many homeowners may not know this; a septic system provides many advantages over municipal services. Septic Systems provide efficient onsite treatment of wastewater. When you have a septic system installed on your property,…
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