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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


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


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


Do coffee and soda affect my septic system?

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Everything that goes down the drain can affect your septic system. Coffee and soda drinkers may need to think twice before pouring a large amount of unused leftovers down the drain. As the saying goes, “moderation is key,” but if   …Continue Reading


Van Delden Wastewater Systems: Serving Our Community Since 1937

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We know you have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting a Septic System provider. That’s why we never stop improving our service for you! Our 83 years of family-owned and operated dedication to quality workmanship, excellent service,   …Continue Reading


Septic System Regulations: A Guide for New Constructions in South Texas

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There’s a bit of work involved in installing a septic tank or an aerobic treatment system for your new construction in and around San Antonio. As the owner of the land on which your home sits, you’re ultimately responsible for   …Continue Reading


Could My Choice of Household Cleaners Damage My Septic Tank?

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If you’re a homeowner whose wastewater empties into a septic tank, you know how important it is to use caution when choosing toilet paper and bowl cleaners. Some products simply aren’t safe for septic tanks. They can contribute to stubborn   …Continue Reading


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