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DIY Tips for Maintaining Your Septic Tank System

March 27, 2020 6:32 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Working with a house that has a septic tank system rather than a sewer hookup is a relatively unique situation that needs to be managed diligently and carefully. If you have a septic system installed at your home, there are a number of steps you can take on a consistent basis to ensure that it’s working as it should at any given time. At Macken Services, Inc., we always recommend calling in the professionals if things seem to be above your pay grade, but there are a surprising number of things you can do yourself to maintain your septic system... View Article


Pro Tips: How to Extend the Life of Your Septic System

March 14, 2020 5:17 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Having a septic system is a big responsibility for a homeowner. Maintenance should be regular and consistent, and you want to make sure you’re well informed about the ways in which you can keep an eye on the system. Knowing how to read the warning signs that your system can give you is one of your most valuable tools. Repairs and replacement of any septic system can be an incredibly costly endeavor, so you want to do everything you can to prolong its lifespan. Septic system maintenance in Lancaster, NY is one of the most worthwhile efforts you can make,... View Article


Spring Cleaning: Signs Your Septic System Needs to Be Pumped Soon

February 29, 2020 5:17 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Having a septic system instead of a municipal sewer system presents a whole suite of challenges for homeowners. You need to pay attention in ways that homes with sewer hookups don’t really have to, and it can feel like a chore sometimes. Factors like weather can make things even more challenging—for example, hard ground in wintertime can make pumping a septic system a virtual impossibility. This can make things all the more difficult, as increased water flow in springtime from melting snow and rainfall puts addition strain on your septic system. Fortunately, the professional team at Macken Services, Inc. can... View Article


The Ultimate Septic System Maintenance Guide for Winter

February 12, 2020 3:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

From shoring up insulation in the attic to sealing cracks in the foundation, there are tons of things homeowners need to do to prepare for winter. And that work doesn’t stop inside the house—you also need to get your septic system ready to handle winter weather. This post from your local septic services in Lancaster, NY will teach you how to prep your system for the wintertime: Get a professional checkup: Our best advice for winter preparedness is to call a septic service for an inspection. A routine inspection can identify any problems before they occur, saving you from a... View Article


Look Out for These Signs of Septic System Failure

January 29, 2020 3:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If all goes according to plan, your septic tank should last for decades without having any issues. But, as we all know, few things ever work out that way! Septic system failure causes headaches for everyone involved and can be quite costly if the problem isn’t remedied promptly. Keep reading to learn when you need to call our team for help with repairing your septic tank in Lancaster, NY: Slow drains: From excessive hair down the sink to a buildup of grease, there are several causes for slow drains. One of the worst reasons, however, is a problem with the... View Article