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Pros of buying a home with a septic system

Somewhere between 20 and 25% of all American homes rely on septic systems to dispose of their waste, it’s estimated – with that number higher in largely rural areas, such as our Tri-State. Looking at buying a house that doesn’t have city sewer service? You’ll be pleased to know there are several positives [...]

September 12, 2023|Main|

Approach abandoned septic systems with care

One thing to keep in mind when approaching the idea of purchasing an older property including a home, especially one that hasn’t been in continuous use, is what the septic system situation is. Maintenance of the septic system hasn’t always been top of mind, and in the past, leaving old septic tanks where [...]

August 16, 2023|Main|

How working from home can affect your septic system

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit and many people began primarily working from home, that trend was developing, of companies’ workflows becoming conducive to getting more things done from the house. The coronavirus only accelerated that trend, and while there can certainly be benefits to conducting your business from your home office – [...]

July 22, 2023|Main|

Reasons why you may need a new septic system

Yes, septic systems are built to last. And, if they’re taken care of well and properly routinely serviced, and with a little luck, they will last, for decades. But, they are not built to last in perpetuity. And besides that, good fortune is not always with us, is it? Here are some reasons [...]

June 16, 2023|Main|

What to know about real estate septic system inspections

Congratulations! You’re looking into buying a new house. Whether you’re taking a step in a relationship that requires a new place, expanding your family and thus needing more room, upgrading or downsizing in anticipation of a new chapter in your life, there are any number of good reasons why it would be time [...]

May 25, 2023|Main|

A couple traditional applications for a persistent clog

Perhaps one of the best modern-day real-world applications of the pithy saying “judge not lest ye be judged” might be when something gets flushed you didn’t plan to be flushed. Maybe your toddler, in an exploratory phase, was intrigued by the lever, the rushing water, the “poof! gone.” Perhaps something fell off the [...]

April 12, 2023|Main|

Is bigger better when it comes to septic tanks?

There is a natural inclination to think big – both literally and metaphorically – when your house and property are involved. This is especially true when you’re either building a new home or acquiring a house new to you. Deciding what to do about a septic system is no different, and in some [...]

February 3, 2023|Main|

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|
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