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Keeping Your Septic System Healthy

When I purchased a home on the outskirts of town, I was pretty nervous about using a septic system. I imagined muddy, sewage-filled landscaping and toilets that wouldn't flush. However, after I did a little research, I realized that septic care is easy if you stay on top of it. The purpose of my blog is to help others to understand the intricacies of caring for their septic systems, so that you can tackle problems early. With a little attention and maintenance, your septic tank can plug along problem free for many years to come. Save this blog as a resource so that you aren't left guessing later.

Keeping Your Septic System Healthy

When Septic Service Requests Are Slow In Oil Heating Country: Expanding Your Business To Offer Other Services

by Cathy Lewis

When you live in the country, and you are a septic system contractor, it behooves you to consider adding other services to your company's repertoire. You are in the department of installing, repairing, and removing septic tanks and systems. Still, you should consider offering other services, since you have the right equipment and there are always lulls in the septic business. Here are a few suggestions for expansion.

Oil Tank Removal

​It makes perfect, logical sense, right? You are already involved in places where heating oil is used, so why not help the oil companies remove and replace oil tanks? Oil tank removal occurs every time the oil companies decide that the storage tank needs to be moved. With all of your excavation equipment that you use to remove and install septic tanks, doing the same for oil tanks definitely would not be that hard at all. You could get paid more money for providing one extra service your competitors in both the septic and oil sectors do not conveniently provide.

Well Relocation and Purification

​You could also dig water wells. When you dig water wells, purify them of any contaminants that are accidentally commingled with the water, and then customers have clean, healthy water for their homes. Since they depend upon a rural water supply for their septic systems, this just makes sense and falls in line with the services you already provide.

Black Water Recycling

​A lot of water goes into drilling for any sort of well. The water is used to cool the drilling machines against the hard rock through which it sometimes must drill. The black water is collected and channeled into a waiting tanker.

Then a company that specializes in recycling the black water from drilling for wells comes around and transfers the black water from the holding tank on the drilled property to a tank on the back of the tanker truck. The tanker truck takes the water to a recycling and cleaning plant, where the water is cleaned and purified. Most times, the water is taken to a local water treatment facility, where it is dumped into a purified water holding tank before being released into local residential water supply pipelines and sent into the homes of people who receive city water. You would have to contract all of the above companies and customers, but it is a good way to keep your septic business afloat when things are slow. For more information, contact a company such as A & A Oil Recovery Co today.