15-30 customers, that is about how many we speak to on any given day. Through speaking with our customers we find that a lot of them have asked us the same questions and we wanted to write a short article with the FAQ'S we get asked almost on a daily basis! Frequently Asked Septic Questions How Often Should I Pump My Tank? The Georgia Environmental Health Department recommends having your septic tank pumped and inspected every 3-5 years. Can I Use Bacteria Additives? To answe
Can I Plant Over my Drain Field / Leach Field? The answer is yes! Planting helps mitigate any erosion of the soil over the drain field. Plants can actually help the system to function more effectively by optimizing oxygen exchange and helps promote soil moisture removal through transpiration. You may also want to plant because your drain field in in the front yard and that's the only place available to plant. But please note, planting certain types of vegetation on or near yo
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
You probably read this title and thought, "What, really buttermilk?" Buttermilk has been around for a long time, actually since before the 18th century. Buttermilk is what is left after making butter. Now if you happen to make homemade butter you'll have a liquid leftover hence buttermilk! But when it's commercially made it gets cultured. By adding live lactic acid bacteria to low-fat milk and this gives it that tangy taste. The live cultures from lactic acid bacteria in butt
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
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
Several months ago, we got a call from a distraught new homeowner. A couple weeks after buying her brand-new home in Winder, GA, she and her family came home to a horrific scene. The septic tank, which was installed before they purchased the house, had backed up due to a shallow drain field. The entire home was covered in 2 inches of septic tank contents. 2 Brothers Septic helped repair the tank and drain field, and insurance covered the damage to the home, but the family’s w
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.