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FAQ Answered: When Should I Pump My Septic Tank?

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There is a common misconception that you only pump your tank when it is “full.” This is only partially true. Let’s use an example to explain this. Your septic tank is 1,000 gallons with a normal liquid level of 1,000 gallons.   …Continue Reading

Liquid Chlorinators: An Alternative to Using Chlorine Tabs

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Aerobic Systems and Tablet Chlorinators Aerobic systems rely heavily on free oxygen because bacteria uses the oxygen to treat wastewater. Trash tanks break down paper and waste, much like the standard septic tank. Although, instead of liquids traveling from the   …Continue Reading

Aerobic Tank Pumping + Heavy Rain = Floating Tank

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South Texas has been blessed with lots of rain after years of drought. We are thankful for the rain, but it can cause a few septic system issues. Tanks can actually uproot from the ground and float after they are   …Continue Reading

Finding a Qualified Company to Pump Your Septic Tank

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A septic system is expensive to replace which is why it is extremely important to make sure it is properly maintained. By foregoing regular maintenance, it can become subject to a number of challenges including heavy sludge, roots in tank,   …Continue Reading

Septic Inspection Discovery: Inaccessible Tank

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There are many types of septic systems and with that comes a variety of different inspections for each. Recently we were called to an older home where the septic inspection included locating the tank, exposing the lids and pumping the   …Continue Reading

Taking Care of Your Septic System This Summer

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If you’re anything like our family, your yard gets a lot more use in the summer — it’s almost June, and barbecues, parties, and summer vacations are right around the corner. Here are some tips for keeping your septic system   …Continue Reading

How Can I Tell if My Septic Tank is Full?

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Many septic system owners want to know when their tank is full so they know when to schedule a pumping. The problem is there are multiple definitions of a “full” septic tank, and only one way — opening the tank   …Continue Reading

Do I Really Need a Septic Management Plan?

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My commodes are flushing and everything is staying where it’s supposed to, so my septic system is fine, right? This is the mentality of many Hill Country septic system owners, and it can lead to neglecting proper septic system maintenance.   …Continue Reading

Septic System Knowledge 101: Inlet and Outlet Baffles

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Your septic tank is an important part of your septic system, but your baffles play a very important role — in fact, missing baffles can cause serious damage to your system. So what is a baffle? It is a device   …Continue Reading

Extend the Life of your Septic System with Effluent Filters

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When it comes to extending the life of your septic system, nothing beats regular pumpings and being careful with what you put into the system. Effluent filters can be a handy addition to helping extend the life of your system   …Continue Reading

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