A few weeks ago, my husband and I met with a general contractor. We talked with this professional about building an addition onto our small home. At this time, he informed us about a problem with our septic tank. We learned we would have to relocate a couple of septic lines before construction could begin on our home. Are you considering building an addition onto your house or business? Before you get too far along in this complex process, think about consulting with someone from a reputable septic service in your area. An expert from a septic service can inform you if your current septic tank will be large enough to accommodate the addition. On this blog, I hope you will discover the most common tasks performed by septic services. Enjoy!
28 November 2018
Bleach and similar products are the first things most people will reach for when they need to disinfect anything in their home. Unfortunately, if what you're trying to disinfect is your septic system, such products are probably the worst possible options. Many commercial products will kill not just the harmful bacteria, but also the helpful bacteria that enable the septic system to serve its purpose. This will reduce the effectiveness of your system, causing many issues.
15 October 2018
Your septic tank is one of your home's major functioning components, but it is rarely given the time and attention it deserves. There are different levels in the tank that consist of different elements, at least in a well-maintained septic tank. One of the things inside of the tank that serves a vital purpose is the natural bacteria that exists. This bacteria works hard to break down the solid waste so you do not have to have a septic pump out as often.
2 July 2018
Fats, oils, and grease can be dangerous if they enter a municipal sewer system or septic system. These substances have the potential to create dangerous clogs that might leave you with a serious mess on your hands. Since commercial restaurants typically deal with higher volumes of fats, oils, and grease than residential homes, it's important that each drain is outfitted with a grease trap. The grease trap is designed to capture harmful substances before they enter your plumbing system.
2 May 2018
If you are having to pump out your home's septic tank more often than your neighbors are doing this chore, then the following are five simple things you can do to protect the septic system from requiring this excessive pumping. Stop Using Drain Cleaners Drain cleaning products are very harsh and will kill the helpful bacteria in your septic tank. Once the bacteria dies, then the tank doesn't have any way to process solid materials and becomes clogged with them.
25 March 2018
Your septic tank works every single day to break down physical waste and ensure that your home's plumbing is able to operate efficiently and properly. However, because of the specific chemical and bacterial balance within your septic tank, certain items can cause a great deal of disruption and can create more clogs, leaks, and stress within your tank. Understanding what some of these disruptive items are can help you moderate what you flush down into your septic tank, improving its performance and reducing the risk of severe plumbing problems developing.