Categories for Septic Maintenance

Roots: A Common Cause of Septic System Failure

March 4, 2020

There are plenty of ways a septic system can suffer damage, overflow or leak, and wayward roots is one of the most common ones. If you have roots in or around your septic system, you should have a plumber or septic system professional inspect your system at once—if your tank is allowed to leak, harmful disease-causing bacteria could be allowed to leach into the groundwater supply. Here are some of the ways roots can harm your septic system. Roots in the septic tank Tree roots can enter the septic tank in a variety of ways. Usually we see them enter... View Article

Septic Systems: Why Are They So Important?

February 19, 2020

Septic systems are underground wastewater treatment systems, usually used in rural homes that aren’t connected to the municipal sewer system. If you have a septic system, it’s important to keep your system well-maintained and in proper working order—leaks and malfunctions can have a severe impact on your health and the local ecosystem. The importance of septic systems is primarily due to their convenient, eco-friendly method of getting rid of human waste. How your septic system works A typical septic system consists of a holding tank and a drain field. Bacteria in the septic tank digests organic matter like food, human... View Article

What to Expect During a Visual Septic Tank Inspection

October 15, 2019

When you need a septic tank inspection, you’ll usually have the option to choose between a visual inspection and a full septic tank inspection. But what actually goes into a visual septic tank inspection? During a full septic tank inspection, the tank is pumped, while a visual inspection just goes over the basics to make sure the tank is working. If you’re buying or selling a home, a full septic tank inspection is the better option—in fact, you should have one done every three to five years. This will keep your septic system healthy and extend its lifespan as much... View Article

What to Expect During a Full Septic Tank Inspection

October 1, 2019

When you buy or sell a home with a septic tank, a full septic tank inspection is part of the package. But you should hire a plumbing contractor to do a full septic tank inspection every three to five years—it’s the best chance of catching problems before they become particularly expensive. There are two types of septic inspections: visual and full. Visual encompasses asking the owner some questions about the functioning plumbing and observing whether or not it appears to be working properly, while a full septic inspection digs a bit deeper. What happens during a full septic tank inspection... View Article

Can I Use Toilet Cleaning Products for My Septic Tank?

September 1, 2019

If you’ve never had a septic system before, you’re probably unfamiliar with the unique, specific requirements they entail. Instead of your waste and wastewater going to a municipal wastewater treatment plant, it’s directed into a septic tank on your property where the water and waste are separated, and the water is released into the ground. That’s why it’s important to use septic safe toilet products—if you don’t, harmful chemicals could leach into the groundwater and poison the ecosystem. Safe products for your septic system In addition to using septic safe toilet products, you should endeavor to use them in all... View Article

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