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Over the years, lack of maintenance and outdated septic tanks eventually fail.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

5 Substances To Avoid Dumping Down Your Drain If You Have A Septic System


There are many items that homeowners should not pour down their drains or flush down their toilets simply because they can clog the pipes in a home. However, if you utilize a septic system as opposed to a public sewage system, you need to be especially diligent about what items you flush down your toilet or send down your drain. This is because septic systems operate on a smaller scale than sewage lines and can easily become clogged or full before your scheduled pumping.

7 October 2016

Sump Pump 101: Installing Your Pump In Your Basement Or Crawl Space


If you don't have a sump pump in your home, you may be wondering two things. Do you need a sump pump and how do you install it? Here are some signs that you might need a sump pump and some tips for your install if you do. Who Needs a Sump Pump? There are two places that people put sump pumps: the basement and the crawl space. If you have a basement or a crawl space that has never flooded, you're probably okay.

23 March 2016