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Pump Your Tank

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Pumping your septic tank is one of the most important things you can do to keep your system functioning properly, yet, it’s one of the things that most homeowners don’t do. Why fix it if it ain’t broke? Well, because   …Continue Reading


Shield Your Field

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Your drainfield is an essential part of your septic system. Yet, it’s easy to disregard because it’s out of sight and out of mind. Here are a few way you can shied your field: Don’t allow vehicles to park or   …Continue Reading


Don’t strain your drain!

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In addition to keeping items out of the system that do not belong, excessive water entering your system can cause septic problems. Here are a few ways to avoid straining your system with hydraulic overload. Quickly fix running commodes Quickly   …Continue Reading


Think at the Sink!

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The items going down your drains have a big impact on your septic system. Here are some things to avoid pouring down your drains! Grease (wipe your pans with paper towel before rinsing) Chemicals (harsh cleaning chemicals, excessive bleach, etc.)   …Continue Reading


Making Septic Tank Cleaning Easier

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No one likes their yard being dug up. Unfortunately, that’s the only way to properly clean out a septic tank if the lids are buried. There are ways to make locating your lids easier, and to avoid digging each time.   …Continue Reading


Roto-Rooter & Hydro-Jetting Your Septic System: Is it worth it?

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Septic system problems never happen at a good time. Most septic problems stem from the inability of the drainfield to accommodate the amount of wastewater flowing to it from the home. With the average life span of a drainfield being   …Continue Reading


3 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Septic Cleaning

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Septic tank cleaning costs can add up. Some companies provide a turn-key price while others pricing a-la-carte. Here are a few ways you may be able to save money on your next septic tank cleaning. Pump your tank every 3-5   …Continue Reading


Spring Cleaning? Don’t Forget About Your Septic Tank!

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Does the warmer weather have you in the mood for spring cleaning? Don’t forget about your septic tank. Sure, it’s not in front of you to visually see how dirty it is, but that doesn’t mean you leave it off   …Continue Reading


Did the Winter Storm Damage my Septic System?

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Surveying the damage to your septic system. What a Texas Winter Storm we had! Because of the water and power outages, many homeowners are concerned about their septic systems. By now, any immediate effects likely would have been realized. But   …Continue Reading


Top Septic Tank Cleaning Questions

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You asked. We answered. What happens when a septic tank is cleaned? Tanks that have access lids without risers need to be cleared of dirt before opening, and this requires digging, which can take more time to service. Conventional septic   …Continue Reading


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