Is Your Septic Tank Full? Look for These 5 Signs

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A septic tank is an underground tank made of plastic, fiberglass, or concrete through which sewage or wastewater is passed for treatment by biological decomposition and drainage. The lifespan of a septic tank depends on many factors, including soil acidity, construction material, maintenance practices, and water table, among others. On average, a new septic system […]

How to Tell if Your Septic Tank Needs Pumping

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Unless your home is connected to a sewer system, you most likely use a septic tank to deal with household wastewater.  For around 20% of homes that have installed a septic tank, ensuring the tank functions efficiently is crucial for its longevity.  As a rule of thumb, you should pump your septic tank every 3 […]

Signs Your Grease Trap Needs Cleaning

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Most restaurants have grease traps. These devices prevent solids and grease from entering the drainage system by separating the oil, excess foodstuffs, and grease. However, a grease trap that’s not well maintained can lead to many issues, including increased risk of fire, unpleasant odors, and drainage clogging. That can mean lost revenue if your business […]

How a Septic Tank Works

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It’s almost impossible to imagine how humanity would have lived in dense urban communities without the invention of plumbing. While human nature pushes us to group up into social communities, poor waste management in the past made living in such communities almost unbearable. But as our plumbing facilities improved and we developed efficient septic systems, […]

High Water Alarms

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WAIT. SEPTIC SYSTEMS HAVE ALARMS? Septic Alarms are something that are installed onto the unit of a septic tank. The purpose of an alarm is to let the owner know that, HEY! SOMETHING ISN’T RIGHT and I need to be checked. An alarm system can give you a warning when the water level in the pump tank […]

How does a Drainfield even work, and is it REALLY safe?

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If you have heard anything at all about septic systems, then chances are you have heard some mention of a drainfield or a leach field. So if you’ve heard the term, chances are you probably have questions as to what they actually are. The term drainfield can be incredibly confusing because it can lead the […]

Evapotranspiration System

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Wait… Is that really even a thing? I DON’T THINK ITS EVEN A WORD. Shockingly, yes. Evapotranspiration (also known as an ET system) is an ACTUAL thing and one that is actually very important to the world of wastewater. It may not seem like a real thing, but we promise – it is… So instead […]

Aerobic Systems

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WHAT IS AN AEROBIC SYSTEM? Wait… if my septic system is an aerobic system, does this mean it likes to work out? Shocking, but the answer is no. But like an aerobic workout, an Aerobic Treatment Unit (ATU) uses oxygen to produce results. In the case of an ATU, oxygen is used to increase the […]

Conventional Septic Tank / Drain Field System

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A Conventional System WHAT IS THAT? Most everyone has heard of a Conventional Septic System, especially living in Texas. However, not many people know what it actually means. As you can guess, these are the more traditional types of systems and are typically the most commonly used technology designed to treat wastewater. Basically, a conventional, […]

Low Pressure Dose System

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WHAT IS THAT ? Most everyone has heard of Conventional Systems & Aerobic Systems, especially living in Texas. But have you ever heard of a Low-Pressure Dose (LPD) system? A Low-Pressure Dose system is one that is confusing for a lot of people but is a really useful system that has a lot of versatility. […]