3 Tips To Care For Your New Septic System

Have you recently purchased a home with a septic tank? Do you need to know how to care for your new septic system so that it continues to function well and correctly? There's a good chance that your friends and relatives have tried to scare you with 3rd- and 4th-hand horror stories of how difficult it can be to keep a septic system working. Fortunately for you, like any good horror movie, these stories tend to be, at best, highly exaggerated accounts of something that may or may not have actually happened.   Read More...

Why Septic Additives Don't Work

Some people swear by septic additives even though there is no scientific backing for using the additives. Knowing why the additives don't work can help maintain your septic system properly. Below is an overview of why these additives are a waste of resources. How Septic Systems Work To understand why septic additives don't work, you need to know how septic systems work. Wastes from the house, both solids and liquids, collect in the septic tank.   Read More...

Three Reasons Why Grease Traps Have To Be Pumped And Not Dumped

Grease traps are those bizarre holding tanks restaurants have for emptying fats and grease from their kitchens. These traps typically have to be emptied by commercial grease trap pumping services, and you cannot dump the grease into city sewers. The following reasons explain why the grease cannot simply slide down a drain into city sewers.  It Is Against the Law First and foremost, it is against the law to dump that much grease down the drain into a sewer.   Read More...

3 Things to Know About Your Septic Tank System

Have you purchased a home that has a septic tank? Will this be the first time that you've had a septic system instead of being hooked up to a city sewer? If you've never had to deal with using a septic tank, you may be feeling confused and lost as to what does and does not need to be done. Fear not, because there is not a substantial difference between the two.   Read More...

Septic System Repairs For Older Tanks

When you bought your older home, you may have found that it is on a septic system rather than city sewer. If this is the case, septic system repairs may be necessary shortly before or after you move into the home. If you have never been on a septic system, you may be confused about what repairs you could be facing and what steps need to be taken. Here are some of the repairs that are common with older homes and septic tanks and what you should know about each repair.   Read More...