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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 [...]

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 [...]

Fall Septic Maintenance Reminder

With winter coming, it is a great time to think about your septic system's health and the fall septic maintenance tasks you may want to consider. You may especially want to take care of anything tasks that involve accessing the septic system, before the snow comes and the ground freezes as winter arrives. We always recommend pumping your system every two years. It is one of our key recommendations and [...]

Septic Treatments – Know The Facts

Hey, folks! It's Mark Reynolds here to talk about septic treatments and their impact on your septic system's biological and soil health. Septic systems require biology and permeable soil to function. Adding harsh chemicals from septic treatments harms your system's biological health. For instance, someone using bleach in your toilet will destroy the active bacteria in the system. An oxygen-deficient system can cause aerobic bacteria to die. Adding too much [...]

Water Softeners and Septic Systems

Hey, it's Mark Reynolds here, to talk about water softeners and the salt brine that discharges into your septic system. Water softeners are whole-house filtration systems that remove calcium and magnesium from your water supply through a process called ion exchange. These are the same minerals that cause water hardness and its negative effects in your home. Unfortunately the byproduct of the process is sodium, which can cause septic issues. [...]

Fix Hardpan Soil to Repair Your Septic System

According to the U.S. EPA, 90% of septic failure happens in the septic system's drain field. That's a pretty interesting stat when you consider 99% of the products sold today do very little to solve the largest reason a septic system's drain field fails: "hardpan soil conditions." Read on to learn how to fix hardpan soil and save your septic system. Septic drain field failures started to increase after the [...]

Regular Septic Maintenance With Septic Drainer

Hey, it's Mark Reynolds here to talk about your septic system and the importance of regular septic maintenance. Don't end up like your neighbors, having their lawn dug up to replace a failed system, or worse yet, living on a lake and having to install a holding tank to be pumped. There are four things to consider with winter coming: 1. Pump your tank every two years and pump out [...]

Do You Have Yard Wet Spots?

If you have yard wet spots, you may be experiencing septic failure. We would consider yard wet spots stage three in a septic system's four stages of failure. You may see a black, slimy substance called bio-mat. Your system is not 100% failed at stage three, but stage four is not far off. It's important in this case to take immediate action before the problem worsens. https://youtu.be/KR3CVYCp8ik   You can [...]