Posts Tagged 'septic tank'

Jul
19
2012

While offering some level of operational efficiency, the performance of anaerobic septic systems pales in comparison to septic systems that have been converted to an aerobic bacterial environment.

Apr
27
2012

Recently, the state of Florida passed legislation SB550 requiring owners of septic systems to pay for an inspection of their septic systems. If the 2.7 million Florida homeowners with septic systems are not prepared when SB550 becomes effective, they may be liable for quite a bit of money if their septic system does not pass the inspection.

Apr
15
2012

In the last blog, a case was made for owners of septic systems to become involved with monitoring the health of their system. One of the ways this can be done is to monitor the sludge and scum layer thicknesses in the septic tank. There are a couple of tools owners of septic systems can use to perform this task.

Apr
10
2012

We have been telling septic tank owners for months on this blog that one of the most important preventative maintenance tasks they can perform is to have their septic tank pumped at the appropriate time. So, get involved and monitor the depths of the scum and sludge layer. The knowledge you will gain will help you make better decisions down the road.

Mar
21
2012

In general, septic tank systems are efficient, economical and safe when properly utilized and maintained. For most homeowners, periodic inspections and pumping of the septic tank is all that is required to keep the system safely operating at peak performance.

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
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
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
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.

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.

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
22
2011

Your septic tank service told you that the addition of a septic tank chemical or biological additive would save you money as you would not have to have your septic tank emptied as frequently and would also aid in extending the life of your septic system. The fact is you have been lied to!

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.