What Are the Different Types of Septic Systems?

December 31, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

There are many different kinds of septic systems that homeowners and business owners can choose from. That’s because not everyone’s situation is the same. The size of the household or business, site slope, proximity to water, local regulations and climate can all impact what kind of system you choose. Let’s take a look at several popular types of systems. Conventional septic systems This water treatment system includes a septic tank along with a trench or drain field. Conventional systems are a good fit for single-family homes and small businesses. The drain field is typically made with gravel or stone. Effluent... View Article

Top Signs of Septic System Failure

December 17, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

Your septic system plays an invaluable role for your home. It treats wastewater so that it can be disposed of properly. You may not think about your septic system much—until it malfunctions and wreaks all range of havoc. From plumbing problems to health hazards, septic system backup is a serious issue. Let’s look at what to do if there are nasty odors in a septic system or other signs of problems. Slow drains One sign of septic tank failure is that drainage doesn’t work properly. When the septic tank is full, it’s not actively collecting wastewater. This means the pipes... View Article

Plumber or Septic Company: Who Should I Call?

December 3, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

If there’s a clogged drain, a leak or a busted toilet, you know those problems need to be fixed fast, but you may be wondering if it’s a plumbing or septic problem. It’s important to know the difference between the two. There’s some overlap, but plumbing and septic services are two separate professions. Let’s look at the differences between a plumber or septic system company so you know who to call when you need help. Number of slow drains If there’s just a single tub or sink that isn’t draining properly, then you probably need a plumber; however, if you’ve... View Article

The Top Ways to Avoid Thanksgiving Plumbing and Septic Disasters

November 19, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

Thanksgiving festivities mean fun for the whole family—but for homeowners with septic tanks, this can be a stressful time of year. Inviting guests over always raises the chances of clogging the system or having a sewage backup in the house. The good news is that septic problems can be avoided by following these tips: Schedule pumping now: Septic tanks need to be pumped every three to five years to avoid overflows and backups. If it’s been a while since yours has been pumped, we recommend doing so now before it gets extra use during the holidays. Use the trash can:... View Article

Best Time of the Year for Grease Trap Maintenance

November 19, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

When grease cools, it thickens and becomes more solid. This can be a problem for both restaurants and grease collection services. Sometimes restaurants will use outdoor containers as storage for the old cooking oil until it can be removed, but during the winter, this grease becomes hard and will be difficult to remove from the bin. The grease also will congeal much more quickly in the kitchen’s plumbing due to the plummeting temperatures. This is why the best time of the year to clean your grease trap is the winter. You want to stay on top of regular maintenance during... View Article