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Category Archives: Maintenance

Can I Service My Own Aerobic System?

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If you are a DIY type of person, you may wonder if you can service your own aerobic system. One aspect that makes DIY appealing is the potential cost savings. However, this isn’t always the case! Just because you “can”   …Continue Reading


The #1 Cause of Septic System Failure

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What’s the #1 cause of septic system failure? Ignoring your system! With the common mentality of “out of sight, out of mind”, most septic systems are ignored. And yet it’s one of the household functions that you use every day!   …Continue Reading


How much will it cost to clean my septic tank?

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Price is almost always the first question when it’s time to clean your septic tank. Why? Because who would rather spend their money on their septic tank instead of on something tangible or fun? We get it! But just because   …Continue Reading


What to expect during a Van Delden septic system service call

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There’s always a factor of the unknown when a stranger comes to provide service at your home. We get it! And that’s why we only hire technicians that we would send to our own homes. We want our customers to   …Continue Reading


Toilet Paper for Septic Systems: Can I Use the Good Stuff?

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One common question is, “What kind of toilet paper is best to use with a septic system?”. The answer is, there’s not a perfect answer. We don’t recommend everyone who uses a septic system go out and buy thin, sandpaper-like   …Continue Reading


To Flush, or Not to Flush: The Do’s and Don’ts for Your Septic System

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You may be wondering what is okay to flush down into your septic system. The items that are safe to flush are greatly outweighed by those that are not. Here’s a quick list to reference the next time you are   …Continue Reading


Why Does the Rain Make My Aerobic System Alarm Activate?

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September 2018 has brought our area a lot of rain, and it looks like there’s still more to come! Does it seem like the alarm on your aerobic system turns on every time it rains? If so, here are a   …Continue Reading


How Medications Can Weaken Your Septic System

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Every item you flush down your commode affects your septic system. We are often cautious about physical, easy-to-see items like wipes, feminine products, q-tips, and dental floss, but what about unseen items like medicine? Your body doesn’t completely break down   …Continue Reading


How to Keep Your Septic System Running Happily During the Summer Heat

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Who says you can’t enjoy your summer and your septic system at the same time? Here are a few quick tips to help your septic system make it through the summer months! 1. Do not allow your pool to drain   …Continue Reading


Top 5 Questions Homeowners Ask Us About Their Septic System

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With so many different septic system types, we answer a ton of questions each day, and it’s our pleasure to help our customers understand their systems. Here are the top 5 most common questions our customers ask us about their   …Continue Reading


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