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Common Septic System Issues

April 15, 2022 12:00 am Published by Writing Staff

If you are not a trained plumber, it can be tricky to know if there are issues with your septic tank. And if you stay in a rural area, you depend on the septic tank to dispose of any wastewater from your family. When septic water has an issue, your whole plumbing system can get compromised. Here are some common signs that your septic system has an issue: The sinks and bathtubs do not drain water quickly like they used to. Your toilet is slow to flush. Toilets or drains are backing up. Standing water near the septic tank or... View Article

The Fundamentals of Septic System Maintenance

April 1, 2022 12:00 am Published by Writing Staff

Septic systems are meant to work as substitutes for sewer systems in certain areas. In lieu of a central sewer system, septic systems are installed to process the wastewater produced by individual households. As a homeowner, you are tasked with properly maintaining that septic system. Fail to do that and your household will be the one that suffers from the consequences. You want absolutely no part of dealing with a busted septic system. Thankfully, you can keep your system in good shape by following some simple septic system care tips. We’ve detailed those tips below so please feel free to... View Article

Drano and Septic Systems: What to Know

March 7, 2022 5:48 pm Published by Writing Staff

Drano is a popular drainage cleaner that most homeowners are skeptical about using on their septic systems. No one wants to put anything down the drain that is not water or waste. Even though a septic system may not be considered delicate, you cannot just put anything through it, as the wrong substance can upset its balance. If you are wondering whether there are some risks associated with Drano, read on to find out. How Does a Septic System Work? Before knowing whether you should use Drano, it is first important to understand how septic systems work. A septic system uses the... View Article

Reasons Your Septic System May Be Leaking

March 3, 2022 9:56 pm Published by Writing Staff

As a homeowner, you may start to notice septic system leaks periodically. You want to repair the problem right away and ensure you avoid septic leaks in the future. There are several reasons why your septic system may be leaking. Below are the most common reasons causing this issue and what you can look for moving forward. 1. Old and Damaged Septic Systems The pipes in your septic system can be damaged and be the reason for the leaks you have. If you have an old septic system, the pipes will corrode and rust over time. In order to rectify this issue, you... View Article

Preventative Measures to Avoid Septic System Freezing

March 2, 2022 3:40 pm Published by Writing Staff

If you live in a home that doesn’t have access to municipal sewage systems, don’t worry, you’re in good company. Recent estimates say that more than 60 million Americans rely on septic systems to service their homes and dispose of waste. Given that 18 percent of the country needs this vital asset to serve their home, it pays to learn more about septic systems and the red flags that you need to be on the lookout for. Wintertime brings many of its own challenges, and you cannot underestimate its dangers to your waste disposal. When the mercury dips, it’s possible... View Article