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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 [...]

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 [...]

Wet Spots In The Yard: Prevent Them With Simple Septic System Maintenance

Ever notice there are wet spots in your yard during or after a heavy rain, or after your septic system has had a lot of use? Those wet spots are usually because your septic drain field is not draining properly. Over time a layer of soil forms, which is called hard pan. Hard pan is formed from combining sodium and soil, which later causes septic failures. There are a couple [...]

Bad Smell In The Yard, Instead Of Roses

The day started off like any other. As I took my morning garden tour to check my rose bushes, a curious smell in the air disrupted my slice of heaven. You didn’t have to be a detective to quickly ascertain that the bad smell in the yard was decidedly “sewer-like.” My septic drain field was in crisis. To put it mildly, the lawn surface over my septic drain field was [...]

Septic System Trouble Signs: When Green Is Not A Good Thing

You may have noticed that the grass is a little greener these days over your septic drain field. While having a lush lawn over the septic drain field is often a desirable goal of many homeowners, it may signal that a problem is brewing below the surface. Any bright green patches or strips should be regarded as early septic system trouble signs that your septic drain field may be failing. [...]