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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

Landscaper Puts Patio Over Homeowner’s Septic Tank

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As the owner of a custom home, you can be sure that the builder and landscaper didn’t build anything like a patio over your septic tank, right? Unfortunately this exact situation is more common than you think. The first sign   …Continue Reading

Having a Septic System Emergency? Call a Professional Immediately

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Most homeowners don’t think about their septic system until they have a problem. If you’re reading this because you’re having a septic emergency, call a professional immediately. If your septic system  is working fine, now is the perfect time to put together   …Continue Reading

Cold Weather Can Be Oh So Frightful on Your Septic System

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In South Texas we don’t have to worry much about freezing septic systems — we consider ourselves lucky if we get a few weeks of “winter” weather every year. However, since it’s “better safe than sorry,” there are a couple   …Continue Reading

6 Signs You Have a Backed-Up Septic System

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Are you experiencing backup in your house? Here’s six signs you may have a backed-up septic system. Backup in the bathroom or facilities closes to the house. Backup that occurs when higher amounts of wastewater usage occurs. Odors outside. Wetness   …Continue Reading

Detached Dividing Walls Can Cause Septic Problems

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If your septic system was installed after the late 1980s, chances are it is a two-compartment tank that uses a dividing wall. The wall traps most of the paper and waste in the first compartment of your septic tank, keeping   …Continue Reading

When Septic System Repairs May Mean Needing a Totally New System

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When you have a septic system problem, it is likely some sort repair is needed. Simple repairs such as replacing tank access lids or baffles can be done easily; due to recent regulations changes, however, bigger repairs — like tank   …Continue Reading

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