What is a septic system and what does it do? A septic system otherwise known as an on-site sewage management system that treats all of the waste that comes from your home. That wastewater goes into your tank it goes into the inlet compartment of your tank. This part of the tank holds the solids. These solids settle at the bottom of your tank. The oil and grease float to the top forming a scum layer. The liquid wastewater known as effluent goes into the second compartment of y
Significant rainfall can quickly flood the ground around the soil absorption area (drainfield) leaving it saturated, making it impossible for water to flow out of your septic system. With nowhere to go, the water eventually backs up into drains and toilets and into your home. Preparing your septic system before the rain season is very important. Having a regular maintenance cleaning and inspection once every 3-5 years will improve the life of your system and not leave you wit
All the water you send down the pipes in your household ends up in your septic tank. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average person in a typical single-family home uses 70 gallons of water a day. A leaky or running toilet can waste as much as 200 gallons a day, the EPA says. If you conserve more water, less will enter your septic system. That will improve the system's operation and reduce the risk of problems. HOW TO CONSERVE WATER Do laundry th
So you’ve got a new septic system, the grass has started growing over the drain field, and you’re wondering…can I grow a vegetable garden or plant petunias over my drain field? Here are the rules of thumb for choosing what to plant over a drain field: 1. Don’t plant a vegetable garden. Septic fields are generally considered a bad place to plant a vegetable garden. If you must grow food over your drain field, opt for fruiting crops such as tomatoes or cucumbers that you ca
Whether you’re buying a home with a septic tank for the first time, or you’ve lived on a property with a septic system for years, knowing the parts of a septic system can help you identify when there is a problem, maintain your septic system, and talk more easily with septic professionals. 1. Your Home Wastewater comes from your home through a pipe to your septic tank. This includes all household water, from toilets, to sinks, to washing machines. It’s important to follow bes
A septic tank becomes a major part of your family’s day-to-day life, whether you recognize it or not. Keep reading to find out how often you should get your septic tank pumped to keep yourself from costly septic repairs in the future. Get your septic tank pumped every 3-5 years.
Regular maintenance is key to keeping your family flushing. Find a reliable septic company to do the pumping for you every 3-5 years. Get your septic system inspected annually.