Little's Septic & Grease Trap Blog

When and how you should use a plunger

Toilet clogs happen. The good news is they are often avoidable. We have covered the topic of what to and not to flush, but even if you follow those guidelines religiously, it happens to the best of us. Enter the plunger. No one thinks much about this simple household tool until they need [...]

March 8, 2022|Main|

Spot key trouble signs and avoid a septic emergency

It’s hard to think of a more unpleasant mental image than a "septic emergency." But knowing what to actually do in such a situation can help play a key role in the difference between needing your septic system repaired or needing a new one. A major hindrance to detection of a septic emergency [...]

January 18, 2022|Main|

What is a grease trap and who needs one?

In recent articles we've spent time reviewing what shouldn't go down your drain — the list is rather extensive — and why. When you enter the intersection of the business world and the land of sewers and septic tank systems, though, that can get a little sticky. And for those of you in the [...]

December 13, 2021|Main|

Your sink’s garbage disposal isn’t a garbage can!

A garbage disposal can be a great and useful tool for those who cook (or eat!) often at home. Let's face it, for most of us, sometimes our eyes are bigger than our stomach, and even if that isn't always the case, there's almost always a little extra waste from producing meals. It [...]

November 15, 2021|Main|

Moving into a new home with a septic system?

If you are experiencing living in a house with a septic system for the first time, or the first time in a long time, there are some things you should know about how to treat it. Here are some tricks of the trade to caring for a septic system versus living in a [...]

October 13, 2021|Main|

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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