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Read and Learn about the potential for septic tank disasters!!!

We did a job today at a home that was built in 1987. Since then, two additions had been made to the home and a detached garage had been built with a guest apartment above it. 

The main septic tank had never been pumped, and the lid was actually under an aggregate concrete sidewalk. Along with a sidewalk being over top of the septic tank, the water lines, the electrical lines, and drain lines, were also on top of the septic tank. 

There isn’t anything simple we could do to fix every problem here… but we were able to cut the concrete sidewalk to get to the lid without ruining any of the lines, we installed a riser so that the tank has easier access, and were able to put the concrete back and it didn’t look too disturbed. The main tank was dangerously close to backing up. 

In the guest house, an old water tank from Tractor Supply seemed to be what prior owners had installed for a septic tank…. now the guest apartment has a real septic tank that will meet the needs of the homeowner. 


Moral of the story, when you do additions on a home, make sure you get a permit and do not do anything that would impact your septic tank and the location and its’ accessibility.


And of course, if you’re in need of our services, give us a call at 615-504-7178


~the Doo Doo Guru



It’s beautiful outside and here’s another Spring Tip!

“Spring” Septic Tip: Any change in season or temperature is a good time to have your septic tank serviced or at least inspected. Even after mild winters, it is likely that there will be more overflow just from the level of moisture the soil holds from the increased precipitation over those months and the lack of absorption. Additionally, Spring brings a lot of showers!
Getting an inspection and your tank pumped out is the best way to avoid major issues that will lead to major repairs and major bills. This is standard maintenance and can be compared to the changing of tires, oil, and brake pads in a vehicle! You invest to keep your automobile healthy, prevent major issues, and increase the length of time you will have it. It’s the same for septic tank maintenance. Give us a call if you are needing your septic tank pumped or if you are in need of an inspection!
~The Doo Doo Guru

Quit Flushing……

Quit flushing anything besides toilet paper down your toilet! A simple google search will show you how destructive flushing feminine products or moist wipes down the toilet is for your septic system. Flushing these products down your toilet inevitably leads to more septic services and more money. If you are on sewer, you are really damaging city waste lines by flushing anything down the toilet besides toilet paper. This is becoming more and more of an issue, so the Doo Doo Guru wanted to post this advice right away so that 2019 will reveal much healthier septic tank systems! 🙂

Happy Happy Spring! 

~The Doo Doo Guru

Septic Tip!

Do you have serious calcium build up in your water? Is it causing calcium build up in your lines? Dump a small glass of cubed ice down your toilet and flush every couple of months. It will help break up calcium deposits.

~The Doo Doo Guru

Are you dreaming of a swimming pool?!

Septic Tip: Are you thinking about buying a swimming pool? Whether it’s above ground or in-ground make sure you don’t have it built on top of your septic tank or field lines. Get a copy of your septic permit from the county Environmentalist office to show you where your system sits! 

Happy Spring…. and then we blinked! 

The Doo Doo Guru

Are piled up leaves a problem for your Septic System?!

Septic Question:
Fallen leaves are beautiful. The crunchy sounds they make create a warm and fuzzy feeling inside of all of us! However, they impact whether or not your yard can grow grass…. Sorry, I got off track!
Are tons of leaves hanging out on your septic drain field problematic?
Well, they stop your soil from being able to function the way it’s supposed to and could cause drainage issues. So, it’s best to make sure you don’t have a TON of leaves just hanging out in this area of your yard.
So, get raking. And, of course, if you notice anything smelly or concerning, give us a call!!!
~The Doo Doo Guru
P.S. Robertson County has more rural areas so this especially applies to our neighbors on Septic Tanks in Greenbrier, TN or Springfield, TN, etc. 

Quick Tips for Septic Maintenance!!

Paper products you should avoid flushing:

  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Dental floss
  • Condoms
  • Paper towels
  • Diapers

Just because something says biodegradable does not mean it will degrade quickly enough to avoid a problem if it clogs up with other waste. This can result in costly repairs. 

Household chemicals you shouldn’t flush:

  • Fats, oil and grease
  • Coffee grounds
  • Solid food waste
  • Bleach or other cleaning chemicals

There is a natural, biological treatment that is taking place in your tank. Flushing any chemicals down your toilet interferes drastically with this process. The only way to keep your maintain a healthy septic tank is to have it pumped every 3-5 years. 

As always, give us a call if you need our service! 


~The Doo Doo Guru

Septic Tank Pumped, Springfield, TN

Springfield septic owners!!! Surely you’ve heard about our good neighbor discount, right?!

Good Neighbor Discount! 

Would you like to save $35 on having your Septic Tank pumped? Find a neighbor under 1 mile away who also needs their tank pumped and we will take $35 off of both jobs!

Call today!!! 

~The Doo Doo Guru

Septic Tank Maintenance!

How do you take the most effective preventative measures against your septic tank having problems?

There is no better way to prevent septic disasters than having your tank pumped every 3 years for the average size household. There are no chemicals that will compare to having your septic tank pumped. It is a tank, it will get full. It will come out somehow, and you do not want it backing up into your washer & dryer along with other places because you haven’t had it emptied in way too long. The damage of not taking care of your septic tank can result in a much higher costing repair than if you just had the tank serviced regularly. Think oil changes for vehicles. If you don’t do standard maintenance on your vehicle… it eventually costs you a lot more money because of the damage. However, that can be avoided. For both, vehicles & septic tanks! 😉

If it has been over 3 years, please call the Doo Doo Guru today!