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How septic systems (are designed) to work

Properly maintained, your septic system treats your household wastewater (everything that goes down a drain or toilet) and keeps you from having to worry too much about what happens to it after it leaves the structure. Pipes carry sewage and wastewater from your home into a septic holding tank. There, gravity and biology [...]

October 13, 2021|Main|

Things you should never flush: keep your septic system running smoothly

People can often view toilets, septic systems and sewers as a catch-all for anything that is inconvenient and that we want to quickly get rid of. However, these things are specifically designed to dispose of very specific materials. So dumping what shouldn't go there down the porcelain can have very negative effects — [...]

September 20, 2021|Main|

Some classic signs that you may need to replace your septic tank

Septic systems are a great option for many people, especially if you live in an area not adequately served by a sewage system, and they are intended to be something you can rely on for decades — and not be constantly top-of-mind. However, they are not infallible and don't last forever. Fortunately, if [...]

August 18, 2021|Main|

Messy septic backups: what causes them and how to protect your home

Backups are one of the most common service issues that arise with septic systems. They can be a messy and costly situation for homeowners and are not always easy to identify without professional septic experts. There are many issues that can led to septic backups. Mechanical malfunctions, pipe invasion, blocked lines, misuse/abuse and [...]

July 12, 2021|Main|

Some important tips to keep your septic system healthy

We get a lot of questions about the best ways homeowners can keep their septic systems in good working order. Of course, a little care and routine maintenance for your septic system will go a long way in its proper operation for years ahead. But here are some more details and some practical [...]

June 21, 2021|Main|
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