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What You Need to Know About Septic System Care

Understanding how a septic system works is vital to maintaining one. In this post, we’re going to take a deeper dive into how your septic system functions and the finer points of septic system care, so you'll have a better idea of what you need to do to keep it working properly. All systems work first by separating the solids from the liquids. This is accomplished by the use of [...]

Fall Septic Maintenance Tips: It’s That Time Again

With every new season, there are important things you should do to keep your home's septic system healthy. So with summer now fading into memory, it's to time to consider some of our key fall septic maintenance tips. First and foremost, fall is a good time to have your system pumped and inspected. You should always pump your system every two years, and fall represents your last chance before the [...]

The Importance of Septic System Inspection

Hi, it’s Mark Reynolds, here to talk about the importance of septic system inspection, including the septic drain field. Municipalities are requiring septic inspections more and more these days. And for good reason: an unwitting new homeowner with a failed system could be faced with an expense of $4,000 to $15,000, and even as high as $30,000. Not to mention, improperly functioning systems negatively impact the health of our water [...]

Recognizing The Last Stage of Septic System Failure

Hey folks, it’s Mark Reynolds, here to talk about the last stage of septic system failure. Hopefully, you’ll never need to recognize the signs of a failed drain field, but if it happens, identifying the problem as quickly as possible is essential. The last stage of septic system failure is when the rotting sewage creates hydrogen sulfide gas which erodes concrete. That’s why you’ll often see an eroded distribution box [...]

The Top Four Signs of Drain Field Failure

Hey, it's Mark Reynolds here, to teach you how to diagnose whether your septic drain field has failed. There are typically clear signs of septic drain field failure. Once you understand these, you'll be better prepared to take action in the event of septic system failure. These are the four most common signs of septic drain field failure: 1.) Sluggish outside house drains 2.) Foul odors outside 3.) Surfacing or [...]

Rain and Septic Drain Fields – The True Effects

There are some misconceptions on the relationship between heavy rain and septic drain fields. So in this blog, we'll discuss these falsehoods and provide you with factual information you can utilize in the future. The truth is, if a septic system is failing, heavy amounts of rain will only accentuate the problem, making the failure more noticeable. The heavy rain isn't the real culprit; it's really the failed septic system [...]

Are Self-Dispensing Toilet Cleaners Safe for Septic Systems?

Hey Folks, it's Mark Reynolds here, with a little advice on whether to use self-dispensing toilet cleaners or not. We live in a time where people want easy solutions to routine tasks, so these products are increasing in popularity. However, we do not recommend using any self-dispensing toilet cleaners, because of the frequency of use. These cleaners have harsh chemicals that affect your system's biological health. They may contain sulfates, [...]

Septic Maintenance Tips: Our Top 3

It's Mark Reynolds here, with a little advice on taking care of your septic system. Don't let the prospect of septic care overwhelm you. If you focus on a few core preventative maintenance tasks, you'll save thousands of dollars in repair costs down the road. During my many years in the septic business, I have learned much about what works. Here are my top three recommended septic maintenance tips to [...]

Septic Drainer on Facebook – Follow Us!

Hey folks: Make sure you follow Septic Drainer on Facebook! We offer exclusive deals to our followers throughout the year. Our page also contains useful information, tips, insights and updates on the Septic Drainer family of products. You can follow us HERE. Social media is such a great tool for learning and communicating. We hope you will use our Facebook page as a way of interacting with us and learning [...]

Contacting Septic Drainer

Hey Folks, it's your Septic Drainer friends here. We want to give our customers many ways to contact us, so we can help assist you with all your septic repair needs! Here is some more information on contacting Septic Drainer. You may fill out this form to send us an email. You can also call us at 518-812-0000. Or, if you simply go to www.SepticDrainer.com, we also have a live [...]