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Five Qualities to Look for in Your Next Septic Contractor

April 15, 2019 7:27 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Calling a contractor for residential septic services in Erie County, NY isn’t something you have to do every day. You probably aren’t sure where to start or what you should be looking for! Worse still, you might not always have time to sit around and debate the merits of one septic professional over another. You’ve got a problem that needs a resolution now! Before you flip open the phone book, close your eyes and point to a random septic contractor, you should take a moment to consider the qualities of a good contractor. Here’s what you should look for when... View Article

What Exactly Is a Grease Trap, and Why Should I Take Better Care of Mine?

April 1, 2019 7:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Just about every commercial kitchen has a grease trap. You might not be able to see it, but every time you turn on your faucet and wash fats, oils and grease (FOG) down the drain, it’s working hard to protect your plumbing. As its name implies, a grease trap’s job is to literally trap these FOG materials! And, as it does, it’s your duty to schedule grease trap cleaning in Erie County, NY. While grease traps are specifically designed to capture grease, they need routine emptying and cleaning as they become full. Failure to maintain your trap could spell trouble... View Article

Pro Tips: How to Care for Your Septic System

March 15, 2019 2:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

“Out of sight, out of mind” seems to be most homeowners’ attitude when it comes to taking care of their septic system. At Macken Services, Inc., your local source for septic tank cleaning in Erie County NY, we understand. Life gets busy, and caring for your septic system just isn’t on the top of your to-do list. But if something goes wrong with your septic system, it can bring your life to a screeching halt. Septic tank repairs can easily range from $2,000 to $10,000, not to mention the hassle, mess and overall unpleasantness that comes along with dealing with... View Article

Top Four Reasons to Keep Your Storm Drain Clean

March 1, 2019 2:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It may be hard to believe, but spring is almost here. Soon those piles of snow will be nothing more than a trickle of water going down your storm drain (or, less pleasantly, a flood in your backyard and basement). We’re all tired of the snow and ready for spring to get here, but spring comes with its own set of challenges. Take the water from the melting snow and add spring rainfall levels on top of it, and you are all set for some serious flooding potential. Thankfully, there are things you can do to avoid springtime flooding, and... View Article

Six Signs Your Leach Field Needs to Be Replaced

February 12, 2019 7:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Your septic system is constantly working. Everything from washing laundry to flushing the toilet and doing dishes can put a strain on the system. Over time, all that use can affect the leach field. The leach field, also known as a septic drain field, is one part of the sewage treatment system. Wastewater from the home is treated in the septic tank before it enters the distribution box and then into the leach field, where it will sit until it can be absorbed into the surrounding soil. The natural bacteria in the soil then does its part to finish up... View Article