I'm so thankful that God gave a man the ability to invent a septic tank, because if it wasn't for the wisdom that was given to him we might still be polluting our rivers and creeks with human waste if we didn't have this guy. The guy I'm talking about is John Mouras. It is written in history that around 1860, French engineer John Mouras invented the first septic tank. His prototype tank was built with concrete. He funneled wastewater through the mainline it was built using cl
"When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters -- one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity." John F. Kennedy Right now our country is in crisis mode. Daily life as we knew it came to a screeching halt almost 3 weeks ago. The unknown of everything can be scary. Because of a mandated quarantine not knowing the affects of excess usage and excess toilet paper can be a danger to your septic system. We are writing this article as an oppor
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
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
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
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.