Heavy Rains In The Forecast? 3 Steps To Protect Your Septic Tank

Posted on: 20 July 2016
If you live in an area that's been plagued by droughts, and you have a septic system in your yard, sudden rain storms can spell disaster. If you're not sure how your septic system relates to the drought, here's how. First, the drought dries out the soil around your septic tank. Once it dries out too much, it becomes difficult for your soil to absorb a sudden onslaught of water.
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What You Can Do About A Septic System's Sewer Line Freezing

Posted on: 14 June 2016
It's very rare that a septic system's sewer line will freeze, since it's usually active enough that waste is flowing through it during the winter which keeps the pipe warm. Unfortunately, a sewer line for a septic tank could still freeze in extreme weather conditions or when the pipe is not insulated properly. When this happens, the waste has nowhere to go and will flow back towards your home and come out of the toilets and sinks.
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When Not To Pump Your Septic Tank

Posted on: 11 March 2016
You need to pump your septic tank regularly to prevent clogging, boost its efficiency, and prolong its life. However, there are specific times you shouldn't pump your septic system. Here are three examples of those times: The Area around the Field Is Flooded Many things can flood the ground around your septic tank. For example, a nearby river can overflow its banks after a serious storm; even too much rain can cause flooding.
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The 3 Most Important Things For New Septic Tank Owners To Know

Posted on: 29 January 2016
If you just purchased your first house with a septic tank, you need to learn how to take care of your septic tank. Here are three things that you need to know as a new septic tank owner.  Test & Inspect Your Tank On A Yearly Basis You need to have your tank tested on a yearly basis by a licensed professional. When they test your tank, they can let you know how full your tank is and if all the waste is breaking up properly.
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