Yard Maintenance

The Dangers of Paving Over Septic System Components

When deciding on whether or not to install a septic system, you must consider many factors. Do I install a concrete or a plastic septic tank? How large should my septic tank be? Does my homeowner’s insurance cover septic damages? In addition to such inquiries, you should also consider the placement of your septic system…

How to Hide Your Septic Tank

Your septic tank is a vital part of your home. Without it, most of the gunk running down your drains wouldn’t have anywhere to go, and your house – as well as your neighborhood – could suffer awful smells. At the same time, nobody likes being reminded that their septic tank is around. It’s something…

The 5 Worst Plants to Have Near Your Septic System

Septic systems are an important part of managing waste and plumbing through your home. While your septic tank may be placed underground, it still faces the danger of being penetrated by the roots of nearby plants and bushes. The pipes that connect the Septic System to your home have various openings, and tree roots will…

Landscaping Your Septic System

Your septic system is a complex underground network of hearty boxes and pipes that manage your household wastewater. The water that leaves your toilets, showers, and kitchen sink travels a long way to be naturally treated by the bacteria that lives inside your septic tank. Water first ends up in the septic tank to be…

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…
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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…

How to Treat Roots in Your Septic System (Part 2)

Potential Complications: In some situations where your septic tank system has failed, you may have to replace old sewage lines to make sure that there are not cracks or access points for roots to reenter your septic tank. This will prevent future blockages by trees attempting to enter your tank through open access joints. This…

How to Treat Roots in Your Septic System (Part 1)

Spring brings green growth, expanding roots, and other vegetation that may get into your septic tank and cause problems. While the outside environment of your lawn may not seem like a threat to your septic system, the roots of trees can infiltrate your septic tank leading to damage and costly repair. With this guide, you…
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