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

Keeping The Plumbing System Functional In A Restaurant


Restaurant plumbing systems are some of the the easiest to get clogged up because food is handled each business day. A few crumbs down the drains on a regular basis might not seem harmful, but they might actually be accumulating in the pipes without your knowledge. Improperly disposing of grease is one of the fastest ways for a plumbing system to become problematic. Changes must be made in your restaurant if you are tired of dealing with the plumbing system having problems.

13 September 2017

Gardening Near A Septic System


If you own a septic tank, you may be wondering if there is something that you can do with the space where the septic tank is located. The good news is that you can plant a garden in the area where the septic tank is located. Not only are you allowed to garden, but it is actually beneficial. The plants contribute to oxygen exchange and also allow the moisture in the area to evaporate more quickly.

12 August 2017

Backed Up Plumbing, A Soggy Line And Failing Tanks: 3 Tips To Help You Avoid Some Of The Worst Septic System Problems


Over the years, lack of maintenance and outdated septic tanks eventually fail. When you begin to have problems with your septic system, you will need to have repairs, improvements, and maintenance done. There are some improvements and repairs that will help prevent the most common problems with septic systems. Here are some tips that will help you avoid septic system failures and the plumbing headaches that come with these problems:

21 July 2017

How To Avoid Overloading Your Septic And Plumbing Systems


If you rely on septic systems to remove waste from your home, one thing that you must pay attention to is the state of repair and load on your plumbing and septic system. Here is a guide to understanding how to not overwork these systems. Why Is This Important? If you have a plumbing system that is connected to municipal sewage, it can accept a very large volume of water at a time; these systems are able to gradually treat waste at a waste management facility in large quantities.

30 March 2017

The Most Common Causes of Septic System Problems and Tips to Avoid Repairs


If your home is one of the many that rely on a septic system to treat waste, bad habits will cause problems. When your septic system is not working properly, it can eventually cause problems that are very costly to repair. It is a good idea to practice good habits to reduce stress on your septic system that causes damage. Here are some tips to help you have better habits that will ensure your septic system does not have problems:

14 March 2017

3 Signs That Your Restaurant Grease Trap Needs To Be Cleaned


Having your restaurant's grease trap cleaned regularly is important. Right now, you might have it done on a schedule. However, there could be a chance that it needs to be done even more regularly than you think. These are a few signs that now is the time to look into having your restaurant grease trap cleaned. 1. The Water Is Flowing Slowly One of the first signs that you can look for when determining if your grease trap needs to be cleaned is to determine if the water is flowing down the drain slowly.

7 March 2017