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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

2018

3 Signs That Your Home's Septic Tank Needs To Be Pumped

When you own a home with a septic system, you need to pay a little bit more attention to your household's waste management needs. A septic system in good repair does an excellent job of disposing household waste, but it is essential to have the septic tank pumped to avoid major problems. Septic tanks should be inspected on a regular basis, and part of a septic tank inspection includes checking the waste level of the septic tank.

Drain Cleaning Via "Catchers": Do They Work?

Drain cleaning is probably one of those less-than-fun household jobs you have to do to maintain your home. It is often smelly, gross, and potentially dangerous if you are using chemicals that can eat holes in your skin. There are safer methods, such as hiring a plumber or septic services company (depending on what type of wastewater treatment plumbing you have) and/or using "catchers." Catchers are comprised of either preventive measures or hook-and-pull measures for cleaning a drain.

Common Problems Of A Septic System

Did you recently begin using a septic system due to the location of the house that you bought? If the toilets in your house are struggling to drain, it is a sign that the septic system is possibly in need of attention. The worst thing that you can do is disregard the problem as being serious, and allow it to get worse before taking action. It is important to set a goal to get the system inspected and repaired as soon as possible, if you don't want the toilets to stop flushing altogether.