Septic Tank Mistakes New Homeowners Make


Anyone who owns a septic tank knows the importance of ensuring that it's in good condition. Even though routine maintenance can help in preventing serious issues, new homeowners tend to make mistakes that can cause serious problems to their septic tank. This article will highlight some of the mistakes that homeowners make that can affect their septic tanks. Flushing Non-Flushable Things Flushing any item, other than waste and toilet paper, down the toilet is wrong.

27 October 2018

How To Prepare For A Septic Tank Installation


Installing a septic tank for the first time can be a surprisingly tedious task, but it doesn't have to be difficult. With professionals taking care of the bulk of the work, the rest of your septic installation comes down to planning, navigating some paperwork and regulations, and learning to use your new septic system properly. This preparation will help everything go much more smoothly and help avoid any confusion as you go ahead.

7 September 2018

Correcting A Few Common Myths About Plumbing Issues


Whenever a home encounters a major plumbing problem, it is important for homeowners to have the most accurate information possible about this problem. Otherwise, they may find that they experience far more difficulty than necessary in addressing these matters. Myth: The Kitchen Sink Drain Will Always Smell The kitchen sink drain will have very large quantities of organic materials go down it. This can expose the drain to a much greater risk of developing foul smelling odors.

2 May 2018

4 Septic System Upgrades That Prevent Failures And Those Costly Repairs


The septic system of your home is a complicated system where failures can lead to costly repairs. The maintenance of your septic system is important to protect against failures, but there are also some upgrades that you may want to consider for improving your septic system and prevent the costly repairs due to failures. Here are some of the upgrades that can save your septic system from failures and costly repairs:

14 March 2018

Where's The Sewer Problem?


Any clogging or backing up of the drains in the kitchen or bathroom is a problem. For a house to function properly, the toilets, tubs and sinks must work. Where there's a problem at any point in the sewer and plumbing system of the house, you'll be affected. But even if you've contacted a sewer drain repair professional, as you wait for them to arrive you may wonder where the real problem is actually located.

17 February 2018

4 Septic Tank Habits That Will Protect It


If you have a septic tank, you need to make sure that you are developing the right habits that will allow you to take care of your septic tank over the long run. #1 Always Get Your Tank Inspected Each Year If you have a septic tank on your property, make it a habit to get it inspected on a yearly basis. With a yearly inspection, any and all maintenance tasks for your septic tank can be taken care of in one visit by a professional who knows what they are doing.

23 January 2018

Removing an Above-Ground Plastic Septic System


Most people think of septic tanks as large barrel-shaped tanks buried in the ground fifteen feet from a house or building. However, there are above-ground septic tanks, and many of them are plastic, not steel. Some of these tanks are installed inside the home in the basement or just under your trailer home. So, how do you remove these tanks? Clearly, the removal process is very different from excavation, emptying, and lifting the tank out of the ground.

21 December 2017

How To Prevent Septic Tank Overflows


An overflowing or leaking septic tank can be a huge issue for your home and garden, and can be both complicated and expensive to fix. Thankfully, there are a few different things that you can do to ensure that your septic tank is in good working condition and to address any minor issues that it may be experiencing before they turn into a full-on overflow. Regular System Treatments Septic tank system treatments are available at most hardware stores, and consist of bacteria that aid in the breakdown of physical waste in your septic tank.

3 December 2017

Proper Maintenance For Your Septic Tank


If your home has a septic tank then you need to learn about it so you have a clear understanding with regards to its regular maintenance needs and other things you should do to prevent problems. The information provided here is a great place to start: Don't put the wrong things into your septic system There are a number of things that should never make their way into your septic system.

8 November 2017

A Few Signs Your Septic Tank Needs Servicing


If your home is not connected to a municipal sewage system, you have a septic system to take care of your household wastes. Every drain from your home will lead to a septic tank which drains into a leach field. Generally, microbes in the tank eat the solid wastes and only liquids pass through to the field to be naturally filtered and absorbed into the ground. However, eventually the solids will build up and need to be pumped from the tank.

13 October 2017