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Your Septic System: Protecting You From One of the Leading Causes of Diseases in the World

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We often don’t think twice about where our wastewater goes after flushing the toilet or even taking a shower, but your septic system plays an important role in keeping your family safe. Waterborne diseases are one of the leading causes   …Continue Reading


Toilet Paper for Septic Systems: Can I Use the Good Stuff?

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One common question is, “What kind of toilet paper is best to use with a septic system?”. The answer is, there’s not a perfect answer. We don’t recommend everyone who uses a septic system go out and buy thin, sandpaper-like   …Continue Reading


To Flush, or Not to Flush: The Do’s and Don’ts for Your Septic System

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You may be wondering what is okay to flush down into your septic system. The items that are safe to flush are greatly outweighed by those that are not. Here’s a quick list to reference the next time you are   …Continue Reading


Why You Should Check Credentials When Choosing a Septic Inspector

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Texas does not require any sort of license or certification for those providing septic inspections. However, there IS a certification that is obtainable through NAWT (National Association of Wastewater Technicians/NAWT.org), which is highly recommended. There is a right way, and   …Continue Reading


Why Does the Rain Make My Aerobic System Alarm Activate?

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September 2018 has brought our area a lot of rain, and it looks like there’s still more to come! Does it seem like the alarm on your aerobic system turns on every time it rains? If so, here are a   …Continue Reading


How Medications Can Weaken Your Septic System

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Every item you flush down your commode affects your septic system. We are often cautious about physical, easy-to-see items like wipes, feminine products, q-tips, and dental floss, but what about unseen items like medicine? Your body doesn’t completely break down   …Continue Reading


Should I Hire a Separate Septic System Designer or Choose a Company that Includes Design?

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If you are looking to install a new septic system for new construction or to replace your existing system, there are several options when looking for a septic system designer. Most systems require three different professionals for the site evaluation,   …Continue Reading


How to Keep Your Septic System Running Happily During the Summer Heat

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Who says you can’t enjoy your summer and your septic system at the same time? Here are a few quick tips to help your septic system make it through the summer months! 1. Do not allow your pool to drain   …Continue Reading


Top 5 Questions Homeowners Ask Us About Their Septic System

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With so many different septic system types, we answer a ton of questions each day, and it’s our pleasure to help our customers understand their systems. Here are the top 5 most common questions our customers ask us about their   …Continue Reading


The #1 Cause of Septic System Failure

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While there are many factors that can contribute to septic system failure, the number one cause is ignoring your system. Here’s how to take care of it. Don’t wait until you have a problem to clean your septic tank. By   …Continue Reading


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