Posts Tagged 'septic systems'

Jul
26
2011

Septic System Help Blog

A Shock to Your System

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.

Jul
25
2011

Septic System Help Blog

Septic Tanks and Grease Traps

Grease traps have long been used in restaurants and food processing plants to prevent fats, oils and grease (FOG) from entering the septic tank and, eventually, the drainfield or sewer system. Are they a candidate for residential septic systems?

Jul
17
2011

If you are reading this blog, chances are you are dealing with a failing or failed septic system and are seeking solutions to your serious and expensive problem. Signs of failure range from gurgling pipes to sewage on the surface of the ground.

Jul
15
2011

One of the more critical septic system best practices is avoiding hydraulically overloading a septic system. Not understanding this condition and what can cause it can be very harmful to a septic system.

Jul
13
2011

There are many septic system best practices that homeowners should understand and implement to ensure their system performs at peak levels for as long as possible. In this blog, we look at two best practices that fall into this category: minimize the amount of organic material that is washed down the kitchen drain and avoid using garbage disposals.

Jul
8
2011

Another measurement used to judge how effective septic systems are treating wastewater is the Total Fecal Coliform Count measurement.

Jun
15
2011

People will tolerate septic system problems for a long time. Why do they do it, especially with a low cost and proven alternative readily available?

Jun
13
2011

Septic System Help Blog

Septic System Problem Paranoia

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

Septic System Help Blog

Septic System Health, Part 1

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.

Jun
3
2011

Septic System Help Blog

Is My Septic System Problem Unique?

We receive hundreds of inquiries each day. The #1 statement we hear is: I reviewed your entire web site and I think my problem is unique. Nothing could be further from the truth!

May
26
2011

Septic System Help Blog

Septic System

According to the American Housing Survey for the United States (2007) and the US Census Bureau, there are over 26 million residential septic systems in use in the United States. For many years, the only option a homeowner had to fix a failed system was to replace the entire system, a costly option!