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Category Archives: Maintenance

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


The #1 Cause of Septic System Failure

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While there are many factors that can contribute to septic system failure, the number one cause is ignoring your system. Here’s how to take care of it. Don’t wait until you have a problem to clean your septic tank. By   …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


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


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


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