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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 [...]

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 [...]

Hygiene Wipes and Septic Systems

Every time someone comes up with a new hygiene product, humans benefit. But, the environment suffers in one way or another. This holds true with hygiene wipes, which are continually increasing in popularity. They may be convenient and comfortable, but they can also spell disaster for septic systems and the environment. So read on and think twice before using these products. In the case of septic systems, hygiene wipes are [...]

Septic System Tips – The Do’s and Don’ts

If you live in rural America, you've probably heard about septic systems. In addition here are some septic system tips and other useful things you need to know: 1) The location of your system. 2) The type of system you have. 3) An understanding of how a system works. 4) Accurate maintenance records. Many folks have questions like: 1) How often should you pump your system? Every two years is [...]

Drain Field Wet Spots – Signs of Septic Trouble

Septic systems fail long before you ever see it or notice anything is wrong. But when you do see drain field wet spots on your lawn, then you really know you're in trouble. Septic drain fields come in many shapes and sizes. To better understand the type of system you have, try visiting Septic Drainer for great illustrations on the types of septic drain fields. If you notice wet spots [...]