Posts Tagged 'septic tank 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
7
2012

Home improvement projects, especially in older homes, can generate a lot of liquid waste – some of it hazardous to human health. In most homes, lead paint chips, certain chemicals, latex paint and other substances can be washed or flushed into the sewer system where advanced waste treatment systems process it and remove the harmful substances. However, what do homeowners with septic systems do with liquid waste?

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
15
2011

A failing septic system can be a catastrophic financial event for a homeowner. This can be particularly frustrating if the homeowner has already spent hundreds of dollars on septic tank additives for the express purpose of avoiding this very problem.

Dec
5
2011

Wow! You’re leaving your small apartment for a home in the suburbs. You are a new member of the community of 1/4 of all American homeowners who privately treat their wastewater. In other words, you not only own a home, you also own a septic tank and a septic system.

Dec
1
2011

Septic tanks are a necessity in rural areas where sewers are not widely available. However, as many home owners know, septic tank back ups and failures can be expensive messes to clean up. As a result, the septic tank additives industry does good business with septic tank owners seeking a cheaper way to keep their underground septic systems working properly.

Nov
27
2011

Around one quarter of all homes in the United States are not connected to a sanitary sewer system. These homeowners have to maintain their own on-site sewage processing system, which includes their septic tank.

Sep
22
2011

When people encounter septic tank problems, a couple of potential causes usually come to mind. After looking at the facts, however, these can usually be dismissed as the source of the problems.

Sep
14
2011

No one will debate the fact that septic tank problems are irritating, stressful, costly and time consuming. But the worst part about them is who to turn to for honest, impartial advice?

Jul
28
2011

If you ask 100 people that own a septic system if they believe their septic system is permanent, 99 of 100 will say “Well, yes, of course”. The reason for this answer is that most homeowners lack a basic knowledge and understanding about this very important and expensive asset.

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?

May
17
2011

Without a doubt, septic tank problems are the last issue anyone wants to deal with at any time of the year. Septic system replacement is over prescribed by septic pumpers and contractors.

Mar
30
2011

Incoming water into a septic system’s drainfield has to be absorbed back into the ground. This has to happen for this system to function as it is the only way the system creates capacity for more incoming sewage. If the drainfield’s ability to pass water to the ground is impaired, the problems occur.

Mar
23
2011

So you have just discovered that your septic system is failing. More pumping or system replacement, however, are not your only options. You need to start asking questions and researching the alternative solution to septic system replacement.