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Roots in my Septic System

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Tree roots are a common cause of septic system failure. Let’s consider some situations where roots will, or will not, affect your septic system. There are two main parts to a conventional septic system, both of which can fall victim   …Continue Reading


The #1 Cause of Septic System Failure

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What’s the #1 cause of septic system failure? Ignoring your system! With the common mentality of “out of sight, out of mind”, most septic systems are ignored. And yet it’s one of the household functions that you use every day!   …Continue Reading


What’s better? Conventional Septic or Aerobic?

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A common question: What’s better? A conventional septic system or aerobic system? The answer depends on what aspect you are talking about. The primary reason for either system is to treat household wastewater. If this is the aspect being discussed,   …Continue Reading


How much will it cost to clean my septic tank?

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Price is almost always the first question when it’s time to clean your septic tank. Why? Because who would rather spend their money on their septic tank instead of on something tangible or fun? We get it! But just because   …Continue Reading


Are All Aerobic Septic Systems the Same?

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If you have an aerobic septic system system and you’ve ever called around for service, you might have been surprised that not all companies work on all brands of aerobic systems. Is there really much difference? Don’t all aerobic systems   …Continue Reading


What to expect during a Van Delden septic system service call

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There’s always a factor of the unknown when a stranger comes to provide service at your home. We get it! And that’s why we only hire technicians that we would send to our own homes. We want our customers to   …Continue Reading


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


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