22 September 2018
Homes in urban and suburban areas are typically connected to a municipal sewage system, but rural homes that are not near a municipal sewer system will need their own sewage system to manage household waste. In this type of situation, the home will be connected to a septic system, which is basically a self-contained sewage system for an individual household. Septic systems are considered very good sewage management systems, but one thing that a homeowner who has a septic system must remember is that the septic tank will need to be pumped to remove solid waste.
26 May 2018
Once summer rolls around, the kids are out of school and it is time to relax by the pool, go on vacation, and have a backyard barbecue or two with friends and family. It is not a time that you want to have to worry about your septic system. However, there are more people in the household, especially if guests are over more frequently, so there is additional strain on the system.
9 April 2018
Septic systems typically do a great job at managing household waste efficiently. However, problems can arise and these problems should be dealt with and repaired quickly to prevent a sewage back up and septic system failure. Knowing how to recognize signs of septic system problems will ensure that you can catch the issue quickly. Some common signs that your home's septic system needs to be repaired by a professional include:
6 March 2018
When you're in the market for a septic tank pumping company, you'll need to first take a look at their reputation and their business practices. But once you've gotten that out of the way, how can you tell if they're actually the right company for you? Here are four questions to ask when you're trying to get a feel for how experienced they are and whether they have good technique.
12 January 2017
A home's septic system is designed to take human waste away from a home and store it safely in a tank. Unfortunately, septic tank systems can get clogged and back up into the home. This situation is dangerous and must be managed quickly to avoid the risk of serious health problems. Microbes Are Very Common In Septic Tanks Septic tanks work by breaking down urine and fecal matter using various microbes.
25 October 2016
Household drains are a constant "wait and see" game. Most days, the drains work as they should, but then there are those days when the drains are definitely blocked. Waiting for the drains to slowly drain wastewater is a pain, and, if it happens to you more often than you would like, maybe you need a professional drain cleaning. Here are some common clogging materials and how a professional drain cleaning will fix them.
26 September 2016
Have you noticed puddles of smelly water in your yard near your septic leech field? Unfortunately, this means your septic tank is overflowing. Take a deep breath -- the situation's not as bad as it sounds. All you need to do to remedy the problem is follow these steps: Step 1: Stop using water. At this point, the more water you discharge into the tank, the more is going to leak out.
10 August 2016
Outdoor flies are bad enough, but indoor flies are nasty and relentless. Unfortunately, many different breeds of flies can afflict your living space. Drain flies are particularly unpleasant. If you have these pests, you can take several steps to remove them from your home. Identify Often, drain flies are mistaken for some other type of pest. Fruit flies are found near both fresh food and rotting food, so you will spot them near drains and garbage.
15 July 2016
If you've always lived in homes connected to the public sewers before, moving into a home with a septic tank may leave you with some questions. Septic systems are not as complicated to maintain and utilize as you may imagine, and looking over the following information should help to allay most of your concerns. Pumping The Tank All of the waste that is flushed down your toilets and all of the water that goes down your drain ends up in your septic tank.
8 June 2016
Septic systems are generally safe for children. They can usually play on them or around them without any worries. The leach bed is also a safe place for your children to be, so you don't really have to worry about the safety of your septic system as long as it's operating properly. However, certain septic system failures can prove to be detrimental to your children. Some can even be fatal. For this reason you have to perform routine inspections on your septic system and make sure that any of the following problems are identified and dealt with immediately.