Are you making a list for spring cleaning? The septic system is frequently forgotten when planning seasonal home maintenance projects. You know the list: clean gutters, replace air filter, have HVAC checked, clean chimney, check the roof, etc. A properly and timely maintained septic system can last for as long as 30 years. Performing regular
What should I do? What’s wrong with the septic system? The alarm will go off when there is a high level of liquid in the pump tank. This can be caused by the pump failing, a drain field failure, or an electrical problem. If you have a power outage and continue to use your plumbing as
When you have a regular maintenance plan and properly care for your septic system, it will help ensure it is effective for years. Below are 10 tips that can be taken to keep your septic system healthy. Top 10 Tips 1. Pump the septic tank every 3-5 years, depending how heavily the system is used. 2.
There seems to be a perception, by some, that plumbing in your home is magical…where once an item goes down the drain it vanishes, forever, never to be seen again…pure magic. That would be great, but it’s not true. Items that are disposed of down the drain, or in the toilet, take a journey through the
The septic tank and septic system are amazing working parts of your home that you rarely think about it or see. There are several different types of septic tanks and systems used today, however we will discuss the most common one, a conventional system. All water goes into the septic tank When you wash your
Over the past few months we have been encountering more and more septic tanks that are filled with disposable wipes. The tank is packed so tight and full with a thick layer of wipes that a person could walk across it. Today we have disposable wipes for just about anything you can imagine—baby wipes, disinfecting