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How fluctuating temperatures can affect your septic system

They say one can experience every season of the year in a span of a week in the Ohio Valley. The sticking point of this for owners of septic systems is that changes in temperature and weather may also have an impact on your system. First of all, how cold it is outside [...]

December 13, 2022|Main|

Fall season septic system tips

For your septic tank to be at its best year-round, specific steps should be taken at certain points on the calendar. Fall is one of those times. Many outdoor tasks are easier to complete before winter arrives, and maintenance of your septic system is no different. Here are some tips for keeping your [...]

December 3, 2022|Main|

Addressing some longstanding myths about septic tanks

Like anything else, rumors and misinformation abound about septic tanks. Let us set the record straight, in the interest of saving you, the populace, trouble with your system. Here are the counters to a few common septic-related misconceptions: You have to be careful about what goes down the drain. We’ve hit on this [...]

October 25, 2022|Main|

It’s laundry day again! How it can impact your septic tank

We more or less take for granted that laundry is something we do simply because we have to do it. The alternatives, of course, are unpleasant or generally socially unacceptable: wearing dirty clothes, wearing no clothes or buying new clothes every time you bathe. And while this is all true, if you have [...]

October 5, 2022|Main|

Can you build a patio over a septic tank?

No matter if you are building a house, thinking about building one, or renovating and adding on to an existing structure, it's easy to let your mind wander to a place to enjoy cool, lazy mornings, fireside evenings and the opportunity to catch a few sun rays, without leaving your premises. We are, [...]

August 16, 2022|Main|

Don’t let septic issues spoil your summer fun

This is — especially as the heat of the day recedes — a vibrant time of year to entertain at your home, either inside or out. And there is no damper to such an occasion quite like septic system problems. Bearing in mind, as we've mentioned on this blog before, that an ounce [...]

July 13, 2022|Main|

Can I use chemical drain cleaner if I have a septic tank?

Encountering unexpected clogs in your septic system, particularly those that might cause a backup in your sinks or toilets, are liable to spur immediate searching for chemical assistance. Is what you might most quickly find in supermarket or big-box aisles the right remedy? It's instructive here to remember how your septic system operates [...]

June 14, 2022|Main|

How often should you pump your septic tank?

Perhaps the most-often-recurring theme on this blog has been the importance of preventative maintenance of your septic system. The best way, after all, to fix your system is to not have to fix it, at least not any more than necessary. A big part of that philosophy is having a plan for how [...]

May 23, 2022|Main|

What those April showers mean for your septic system

The natural rhythms of Mother Nature during the spring make it an opportune time to maintain your septic system and otherwise keep an eye on it. The extra precipitation — the April showers that cause May flowers — may also affect the water table level, which can make an impact on a septic [...]

May 4, 2022|Main|

Will the rainy season affect my septic system?

The poet Alfred Tennyson famously wrote that a young man's fancy turns to love in spring. If that young man owns a septic system, some thought might need to be diverted to making sure it can handle the rains spring brings to the Tri-State area. Typically, heavy rains most dramatically affect the drainfield [...]

March 21, 2022|Main|
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