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Your Septic System: Pathogen and Disease Fighter

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We often take our septic system for granted. Wastewater “disappears” after a flush, never to be thought of again (at least until it’s time for septic system maintenance), but disposing of wastewater is just one of the perks of having   …Continue Reading

How to Conserve Water to Keep Your Septic System Healthy

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Every drop of water used inside your house enters the septic system. Systems are designed to handle a maximum amount of water, so it’s possible to flood your system by using an unnecessarily large amount of water at once. Here   …Continue Reading

Holiday Tips for Your Aerobic System

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The holidays are a wonderful time for friends and family to gather together and enjoy company. If you are hosting guests while living with an aerobic system, consider the following tips to help maintain the health of your aerobic septic   …Continue Reading

Are You Thankful for Your Septic System?

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Not many people look at their septic or aerobic system and think, “I sure am blessed to have this system!” Most people think the opposite because there are many use restrictions with a septic system. Plus, you have to spend   …Continue Reading

Questions to Ask When Hiring an Inspector for Real Estate Transactions

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1. Is the inspector certified by the National Association of Wastewater Technicians (NAWT)? Texas does not require any license or certification for real-estate septic inspections, but we recommend that your inspector hold an active certification, relevant training, and experience.     …Continue Reading

Do I Need a Septic Permit?

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Many homeowners are under the assumption that septic system permits aren’t necessary if they live outside the city limits. While permit exception may apply to some construction aspects, all on-site sewage facilities (OSSF’s) in Texas are required to have a   …Continue Reading

Why did they put my septic system there?

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Many homeowners wonder why septic designers chose a particular location for their septic system or drainfield. It can be frustrating attempting to locate a tank or drainfield, especially if it’s not where you expected it to be located. Some think   …Continue Reading

How and When You Can Hide Your Septic Tank Lids (Hint: It Depends on the Type of System You Have)

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Some septic tanks or lids are exposed at ground surface, which can be an eyesore. Ever wondered what you can do about that eyesore without causing damage to your septic system? Here are a few suggestions. If You Have An   …Continue Reading

Heavy Rain: What to Do When Your Aerobic System Alarm Activates

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With the heavy rains recently in our area, we expect many alarm activations on aerobic systems. If your system alarm has activated after rain or power failure, follow these steps before calling your maintenance provider. 1. Silence Your Alarm If   …Continue Reading

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

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