Posts Tagged 'septic system problems'

Jan
28
2012

Government mandated fees and taxes on septic tanks and septic systems have been a fact of life in some parts of the country for years. These fees and taxes are increasing, however, and many more local governments are contemplating levying them on their constituents that use septic tanks and septic systems. Are they really necessary?

Jan
15
2012

How do people figure out how big or small their septic tank should be? What logic is applied to sizing a septic tank? One of the most important factors in determining how big of a septic tank should be installed in a septic system is water usage.

Jan
2
2012

When you have a septic system, you rely on it to process the wastewater from your house and return it to the water table. Most of the work is done by the septic tank that is located underground in your yard. Inside that septic tank, there are a number of naturally occurring bacteria that will […]

Dec
28
2011

Almost everyone has had to deal with hair clogging sinks, drains and septic system or sewer pipes at sometime in their life. It can be messy affair, take time and, in general, be a disgusting event to resolve. Why does hair cause so many septic tank problems when it goes down a drain?

Dec
11
2011

Many property owners in the United States must use on-site waste water treatment systems, or septic systems, to treat organic waste water created on their property. Estimates are that somewhere between one-quarter to one-third of all waste water is treated by property owners with septic systems.

Nov
1
2011

Disreputable companies have found a new source of revenue with people that have septic tank problems. These companies are selling customers septic tank additives that do absolutely nothing to eliminate septic tank problems but may lead to premature septic tank replacement.

Oct
24
2011

The key to understanding septic tank problems requires an understanding of the wastewater treatment process. Once the facts of the process are known, evaluating potential solutions becomes easier.

Oct
4
2011

Of all the homes in the United States, 25 percent have a septic system. There is not a single scientific study that shows that the use of chemical or bacterial additives for septic systems provide any useful purpose.

Oct
3
2011

Septic tank problems are rarely caused by a system component wearing out. In fact, the mechanical components of your septic system are, generally, very durable. The problems and failures are almost always caused by anaerobic bacteria sealing the drainfield.

Sep
8
2011

Using bacterial additives will not fix septic tank problems. A look at recent caller’s story and some surprising facts show how little impact these additives have on a septic system’s performance.

Aug
30
2011

emediating your septic tank problems through controlled aerobic conversion can be done any time of the year. The fastest results, however, occur during the warmest months of the year.

Aug
1
2011

For many years, it silently grows underground undetected by the homeowner. Its ability to seal a drainfield and cause septic system problems is legendary. Of course, I am talking about the BIOMAT.

Jul
26
2011

Many people are stunned when they find out they have septic tank problems. They feel overwhelmed with realization that this underground asset that they do not really know that much about can not be taken for granted.

Jun
13
2011

Most people who have septic system problems are very reluctant to discuss the issue with anyone other than their pumper or a contractor. Why is this so?

Jun
12
2011

We have dealt with a couple of recurring septic system operational issues over the years. Both of these issues, unfortunately, are signs that a septic system is not healthy and on the path to failure.