preventing septic system failures

3 Tips For Having Your Septic Tank Replaced

Septic tanks do not last forever. If yours has been backing up and simply pumping the tank has not done the trick, you should have the tank inspected to see if it requires replacement. If you discover that it does, here are a few tips to ensure your septic tank replacement process goes smoothly. Consider different tank material choices. Septic tanks can be made from plastic, concrete, or stainless steel. You do not have to stick with the same material that your current tank is made from.   Read More...

Do You Need A Portable Toilet For A Holiday Party At Home?

You have all the decor in place, the dinner ingredients in the fridge, and the invitations sent to all of your guests. This year, you are planning a huge holiday party at your house. When you want your big seasonal bash to be as flawless as possible, you will go to great lengths to make sure every last detail is checked off of your to-do list. However, there is one thing you may be thinking you need but are not really sure: a rented portable toilet.   Read More...

Signs Your Home's Sewer Pump Is Failing

If you depend on your basement's sewer pump to get rid of your home's household waste, you may have noticed a foul odor coming from the area and wonder whether or not the pump is still doing its job. If so, look for the following signs that your sewer pump is failing and needs to be replaced. Pump Shuts off Before Emptying the Pit While observing your sewer pump, you may see that it does still kick on whenever the level in the pit reaches its maximum threshold.   Read More...

Three Signs Your Septic Tank Needs To Be Pumped

A home's septic system will be a critical component of the house. However, homeowners are often ill-prepared to maintain these systems. One of the most important types of maintenance that the system can undergo will be regular septic pumping. For homeowners that are unaware of the warning signs that this work needs to be done, there are a few that are particularly important to recognize. It Has Been More Than A Few Years Since The Last Pumping   Read More...

How to Inspect the Septic Tank Before Buying a Home

Before you buy a home, you need to do a thorough inspection of the home. If the home has a septic system, this inspection should be even more rigorous. Failure to do so may leave you with serious plumbing issues; you may even have to replace the entire septic system. This will cost you a significant amount of money. Ask Questions How long has the seller owned the property? How old is the septic tank?   Read More...