Troubleshooting Septic Systems

Don’t Plow The Snow Over Your Septic Tank: Do These Things Instead

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Don’t Plow The Snow Over Your Septic Tank: Do These Things Instead

If you plan to plow or remove snow from over your septic tank this winter, don’t. Although very cold temperatures can freeze the water in the tank and damage its housing, the thick blanket of snow covering the ground over your tank can actually keep it from freezing up. Snow insulates the soil on your property against heat loss. Before you bring out the snowplow, here’s what you should do to protect your septic tank instead. Aerate the Snow One of the things you want to do is keep the layer of snow over your septic tank loose and...

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Tree Roots And Your Septic System: Why They’re A Problem And What You Should Do

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tree Roots And Your Septic System: Why They’re A Problem And What You Should Do

If you have a septic line that’s clogged, and you’ve got a tree growing within ten feet of the lines or tank, chances are the blockage stems from the roots growing into the line. It tends to be one of the more common obstructions with these systems. This needs to be addressed, but there is a right way and a wrong way. Here’s what you need to know about why roots are so harmful and what you should do to fix the problem without damaging your septic line and the environment. How do you know if roots are the culprit? Even if you...

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