3 Excuses Homeowners Use To Not Clean Their Septic Tank And The Real Truths You Should Know

Posted on: 7 May 2017
It houses waste, it's hidden in the ground on your property, and beyond that, if you are like most homeowners, you don't know a great deal about your septic tank. As an added concern, many homeowners have no idea how often their septic tank needs to be pumped and cleaned by a professional septic tank service. Unfortunately, treating a septic tank like it is an infinite component that never requires attention can lead to problems.
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What Do I Do With My Septic Tank After A Flood?

Posted on: 27 April 2017
Flooding can affect septic tanks in a number of ways and make the home's sewage system unsafe to use. Here is some advice on how to deal with septic tanks and flooding. Wait to Pump the Tank One thing you may be eager to do is pump your septic tank so that it can accept more water. That's a bad idea because when the area is flooded, part of your tank is probably submerged under water.
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Don't Plow The Snow Over Your Septic Tank: Do These Things Instead

Posted on: 8 October 2015
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.
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Tree Roots And Your Septic System: Why They're A Problem And What You Should Do

Posted on: 6 February 2015
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.
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