Category Archives: Repairs

Protect Yourself From Unscrupulous Septic Contractors

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How do you choose the right septic contractor for your home? Whether you need a whole new system or only require a tank cleaning, you can protect yourself from unscrupulous contractors by asking these two important questions. 1.  What’s included   …Continue Reading


Another reason to clean your tank: roots!

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There are many reasons to clean your septic tank, most importantly to keep sludge from entering your drainfield. Frequently an underestimated risk, overgrown roots can wreak havoc on a septic system if they aren’t monitored. Shown are two giant piles   …Continue Reading


Do I Need a Permit to Repair My Septic System?

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A permit is required to repair a septic system, as well as to alter and extend it. All septic systems in Texas are subject to TCEQ regulations, which sets the minimum standards for septic systems. Your system falls under those   …Continue Reading


Oils and Grease in Your Septic Tank?

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Occasionally, we open up a septic tank to find wastewater that just doesn’t look quite right. There could be a rainbow of colored film, black liquids, white liquids, and anything in between. Normal, domestic wastewater doesn’t cause this; pouring oil, gasoline, paint,   …Continue Reading


Know When It’s Time to Replace Your System and How Much It Will Cost

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When a septic system becomes problematic or just can’t keep up with the household usage, it may be time to replace your system. Septic system replacement can be more costly than a new system. Below are the two biggest factors   …Continue Reading


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


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