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5 Surprising, Little Known Facts About Septic Systems

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Think you know septic systems? Check out these surprising facts most people don’t know! Your septic system contains an ecological system. A delicate balance of bacteria lives within your septic tank which partially treats the wastewater. Then, when the water   …Continue Reading


Can I Use Any Kind of Toilet Paper?

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This is a pretty common question, especially when toilet paper was scarce during the Covid pandemic of 2020. No one wants to use camping toilet paper on a daily basis (ouch!), so what can you use? While I haven’t seen   …Continue Reading


Thanksgiving: A Time to Be Thankful for Septic Systems

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Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the blessings we have been provided and to share the celebration with friends and family. In this time of public health concern, we can be extra thankful for indoor plumbing and our septic   …Continue Reading


The 2 Silent Septic Killers

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It’s Halloween time, but what’s scarier than vampires and ghosts? A backed up septic system. There are two main silent septic killers – which you can help prevent! NOT pumping your tank. When a septic tank is not pumped regularly   …Continue Reading


Ants: The Silent Aerobic System Destroyers

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Ants can wreak havoc to the electrical components of your aerobic system. But there’s good news! You can protect your system with minimal time and expense. System Issues There’s no doubt ants seem to gravitate towards electrical components. Some of   …Continue Reading


Does “Flushable” mean “Septic Safe”?

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Wondering what is safe to flush down the commode when you live on a septic system? Besides your wastewater, here’s the one thing that is safe to flush do your commode: Toilet paper. That’s it. Flushable does not equal septic   …Continue Reading


My Grass Is Brown. Are My Spray Heads Working?

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With this dry weather, many customers are concerned that their aerobic system spray heads may not be working. Here’s a few tips in case you are wondering the same thing! Most spray heads spray in the middle of the night,   …Continue Reading


Top 5 Things We Find Built Over Septic Tanks

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“Why would they do that?” That’s the question we often don’t know the answer to. Often homeowners build over their septic tanks. Sometimes because they don’t know where the tank is, sometimes they don’t even know they have a septic   …Continue Reading


Covid and Your Septic System

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Covid has affected so many aspects of our everyday life. Did you know it has an effect on your septic system too? Increased usage on your septic system from staying home more can have many affects.  Each septic system is   …Continue Reading


Septic System Wreckers: Leaking Toilets & Dripping Faucets

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Has your toilet handle ever been stuck? Have to jiggle it to keep it from running? Does your faucet have a small drip? Homeowners often consider these plumbing leaks to be a minor annoyance and allow them to continue for   …Continue Reading


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