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The Cost Advantages of a Septic System
When it comes to disposing wastewater in a home, it is either performed through a public sewer system or by a septic tank on the property. There are advantages and disadvantages to both options. However, if you are concerned about cost, a septic system is typically the preferred plumbing solution.
How Often Should I Pump My Septic Tank?
Septic tank pumping is a critical task if you want to maintain your septic system. A septic tank pumping essentially cleans your system by removing the accumulated sludge and scum from your tank. Unfortunately, if your septic tank doesn’t get pumped when it needs it, it can lead to septic tank failure, premature drain field failure, sewage backups in your home, health hazards for your family and costly repairs. These are consequences every homeowner wants to avoid, and they can be easily avoided if septic tank pumping is scheduled on time. So what does “on time” pumping mean for your septic tank?
The Problem with Fabric Softeners and Your Septic Tank
As a septic system owner, you are probably very careful about what you flush down your drains. There are many products and chemicals that are off-limits if you want to protect the health of your septic tank. But did you know that your fabric softener may also be on that banned list of items? In your attempt to keep your clothes smelling fresh and feeling soft, you could also be ruining your septic tank.
Keeping Your Family Safe Around Your Septic Tank System
As a septic tank owner, you have your entire plumbing system on your property. While the tank, leach field and pipes are all buried underground, there are still some important safety considerations to take, especially if you have children or plan to work near the septic tank system. If you are trying to investigate a problem with your septic tank, it is strongly recommended that you let a professional with the proper training and equipment do the job.
Managing Your Tree Roots Means Protecting Your Septic Tank
Whether you are building a home or establishing a new business, it is understandable why you want attractive greenery and shade throughout your outdoor space. What you may not consider, however, is the impact that growing trees can have on your septic system over time. A vibrant landscape with large trees often comes with a deep root system. It is the root system that can wreak havoc on the underground pipes and drain lines of your septic system.
3 Steps of Septic Installation
Septic tanks must be installed under the written regulations and codes from the city. Before a contractor can touch your property, he must get all necessary permits from the city (or state) regarding septic systems. Without these permits, the process can be shut down and/or greatly delayed.
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