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Smart Flushing For Your Septic Tank

To flush or not to flush? This is a common question for many septic tank users. Being mindful of what to flush down your toilet is especially important for septic plumbing, as the consequences of flushing the wrong items can be quite costly and disruptive.

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Why Does My Water Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

There’s nothing like going to wash your face after a long day and being hit with the smell of rotten eggs when you turn on your faucet. This “rotten egg smell” is actually a very common problem for homeowners, but one that also causes understandable panic.

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Common Culprits to Drain Field Problems

When it comes to your septic system, there are many working parts. While you may have a tendency to blame your pipes or your septic tank for the cause of your problems, your drain field may also be the source. Drain field problems require a certified septic professional, both for accurate diagnosis and repairs.

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4 Ways to Avoid Grease Trap Problems

As a restaurant owner, you’ve got countless responsibilities. Besides providing a clean environment and good food, you also need to keep an eye on your grease trap. Grease traps are located between your drain lines and sanitary sewer lines. They are designed to separate and collect the fats, oils, and greases (FOG) from used water and prevent them from entering the municipal sewer system.

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Understanding Effluent Filters

When it comes to preserving the longevity of your septic system, there a number of things to keep in mind. Besides scheduling a routine septic tank pumping and being mindful of what you flush, it is also a good idea to consider an effluent filter.

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Caring For Your Septic System Drainfield

The drainfield is a major component of your septic system. It is typically located on a stretch of lawn in your side yard or back yard. A drainfield involves a network of perforated pipes laid in gravel-filled trenches or beds. It is designed to absorb the effluent (or wastewater) that is discharged from your septic tank. This wastewater trickles out of the pipes, through the gravel layer, and into the soil for final treatment and disposal.

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