Finding Solutions for Your Septic Tank Problems

  • 3 Common Signs That It Is Time To Schedule An Appointment With A Sewage System Pumper

    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.

  • Septic Tank Maintenance: 3 Things To Keep In Mind This Summer

    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.

  • 4 Common Signs That Your Septic System Is In Need Of Repair

    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:

  • 4 Questions To Ask When Looking For A Septic Pumping Company

    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.

  • Septic Tank Backups Are Dangerous And Must Be Cleaned Up Immediately

    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.

  • Common Clogs in Household Drains and How a Professional Drain Cleaning Will Fix Them

    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.

  • What To Do When Your Septic Tank Is Overflowing Into Your Yard

    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.

  • Drain Flies: What Do You Do?

    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.

  • Moving To A New Home With A Septic Tank: A Simple Guide

    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.

  • Got Kids? How Safe Is Your Septic System?

    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.