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Category Archives: Repairs

Recent Rains Causing Septic System Failure

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We are thankful for last month’s rain, but it has caused a lot of damage to homes and septic systems. A well-functioning septic system should not be affected by rain. However, many older septic systems don’t function at their highest capacities   …Continue Reading

Less Aerobic Septic System Maintenance Does Not Equal Higher Performance

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Your aerobic system’s health is not determined by the infrequency of part replacement. If your technician is not regularly servicing your system and replacing basic parts, it’s a sign that he’s not doing his job! Think about this: if you   …Continue Reading

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

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