31 August 2015
If raw sewage seeps into your yard because you forgot to empty your septic tank on time, you may still have time to prevent a huge disaster. You should empty your septic tank every 1-3 years, depending on whether or not you have a garbage disposal. If you don't keep up with your septic pumping schedule, the tank can overflow into your drain field. Until your contractor arrives to clean up the mess, here are things you can do now to contain it.
26 August 2015
Septic systems can be finicky, but when properly maintained, they can last for decades without requiring any major maintenance apart from the occasional pumping. To help make sure that every part of your septic system is running smoothly, you should give it an inspection about once a year. Some of this inspection will require the help of a professional, but there are a number of things you can do yourself.
18 August 2015
When you purchase a new house, there are many things that you have to consider and keep in mind as you move in and begin to maintain and fix up your home to live in. And because this is your first house that runs on a septic system rather than plumbing that drains into a city sewage system, you have added learning to do. While the majority of the time, running on a septic system is much like any other type of plumbing, there are some significant differences that you should keep in mind.
12 August 2015
The majority of people in the United States use public sewers instead of private septic tanks. Septic tanks and sewers may have the same goal (to process waste water), but the differences between these two systems are pronounced and significant. They function differently, and the responsibilities of the homeowners are different. If you're used to sewers, knowing these differences will help you become adjusted to your septic system, so you can begin maintaining your system properly from the start.
11 August 2015
There are several different situations where you may be required to rent a portable toilet for you, your family, and your friends to be able to go to the bathroom. Thankfully, most of the time it is quite easy to rent as many portable toilets as you need for as long as you need. These toilets are delivered and picked up for you, and will also be cleaned out for you when necessary.