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One Sign It’s Time To Pump Your Septic System

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If nothing seems wrong with your septic system—toilets are flushing, drains are running, and no weird smells—how do you know when you need to pump your septic tank? Ask yourself one question: has it been 3-5 years (or more) since   …Continue Reading

Yard Tips for a Happy & Healthy Septic System

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Spruce up your yard this summer while prolonging the health of your septic system! Here are some tips from our technicians: Keep vegetation over the absorption area Keep the vegetation mowed Don’t build anything over any part of your system   …Continue Reading

How To Protect Your Septic System During Summer Get-Togethers

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Summertime means backyard grilling, guests and having fun. Don’t forget about your septic system!   Planning a party? Pump your septic tank. While pumping your tank is not a guarantee that your septic system will be trouble-free, it certainly helps   …Continue Reading

Backflow Preventer Inspections

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If you have a septic system with a sprinkler, you may have received a letter from the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) about a required inspection for your backflow preventer. SAWS requests these inspections to help avoid cross-contamination and to   …Continue Reading

Transitioning from a Septic System to a City Sewer

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San Antonio is growing! Parts of the city that used to be out in the county are now parts of the inner city. Many septic systems are still functioning where city sewer is now available. Since a properly functioning septic   …Continue Reading

The 18 Items Your Aerobic Septic System Technician Should Be Checking

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There’s a lot more to servicing aerobic systems than adding chlorine. It takes a lot of electrical knowledge and experience to know how to diagnose and troubleshoot the electrical components of your aerobic septic system. Aerobic systems can’t treat the   …Continue Reading

How to Care for Your Septic System – And Why

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The first step in caring for your septic system is to care about your septic system. This means taking care of your system by maintaining it and being conscientious about which items you put down the drain. Caring for Your   …Continue Reading

Top 3 Signs You Should Clean Your Septic Tank Right Now

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Spoiler: most of the time there are no clear signs your septic tank requires maintenance. You’ll typically see the signs below when your tank is overdue for maintenance. They include: Surfacing liquids over the top of the tank or over   …Continue Reading

The Surprising Importance of Septic Systems

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Most septic system owners conclude their system is in acceptable working order simply because their home isn’t currently experiencing a septic backup. While this is an end goal, it’s important to understand the inner workings of your septic system so   …Continue Reading

Exercise Care Where You Build Your Deck or Patio: Here’s Why

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Equality (TCEQ) prevents initial house construction from occurring over any point of a septic system. These requirements include distances from the septic tank and the drainfield from: Foundations Pools Property lines Water wells Some homeowners,   …Continue Reading

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