Concrete does deteriorate!

This is a photo of a PVC Tee we had to put in to replace a concrete Tee that had fell off. It was letting trash out of the tank and into a pump vault and burning up pumps. This is one example of why it is important to pump and inspect concrete tanks. They do deteriorate over time, some faster than others depending on the type of chemicals, starches, and free fatty acids. As always, if you are unsure about the health of your septic system or know you haven’t had your’s pumped in 3-5 years, give us a call!

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Do Not Plant Trees Or Bushes………

Do Not plant trees or bushes anywhere near your septic system or sewer lines.
Its crazy to think that tree roots can bust through cement septic tanks. There have been many that we have had to saw the roots out of though! This is a picture of a sewer line that had a crack in it and a holly bush decided to take over the inside of the line. There was absolutely no use to this system.
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Septic Inspection?

The definition of Inspection: Careful examination.

We had a call last week from a homeowner in the process of selling their house. They were asking for a second opinion septic inspection. The previous company failed the inspection saying they needed a whole new system. We went out to the home and found that the tank is 4 feet deep and had never been dug up. How do you do an inspection without physically seeing the interior of the tank?

Attached are 2 pictures of before and after a full septic inspection. Notice the shovel sticking in the crust due to the thickness of sludge from the tank not being serviced every 3 years. You see the inlet tee stopped up in the before photo but once cleaned you see the flow of water running into the tank as the homeowner is using it.

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Great septic info from the US Environmental Protection Agency!

2 reasons to routinely take care of your septic system (from the US Environmental Protection Agency):

Saving money:

A key reason to maintain your septic system is to save money! Failing septic systems are expensive to repair or replace, and poor maintenance is often the culprit. Having your septic system inspected regularly is a bargain when you consider the cost of replacing the entire system.
Your system will need pumping depending on how many people live in the house and the size of the system. An unusable septic system or one in disrepair will lower your property value and could pose a legal liability.

Protecting health and the environment:

Other good reasons for safe treatment of sewage include preventing the spread of infection and disease and protecting water resources. Typical pollutants in household wastewater are nitrogen, phosphorus, and disease causing bacteria and viruses. If a septic system is working properly, it will effectively remove most of these pollutants.

To read the full publication, click on the link!
https://www3.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/homeowner_guide_long.pdf

Portable Toilets!

Here is a photo of the portable toilets that were used for our company party on July 2nd. You know that you can trust the care and maintenance we put into making sure our portable toilets are as clean as possible when the company owners of them will use them at their own parties! Give us a call if you need portable toilets for any of your upcoming events! We have standard, handicap, and event pots available along with hand sanitizing attachments and handwashing stations!

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Disclaimers

Have you ever wondered why Septic Tank chemicals that are marketed and on store shelves always include a teeny tiny disclaimer that says something along the lines of “Not to replace or substitute routine septic tank pumping”…
 
Well, it’s because it shouldn’t replace routine septic tank pumping. Call us if it’s been over 3-5 years since you’ve had your septic tank pumped!
 
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Septic Tip!

Happy Friday!
 
Septic Tank owners:
 
Have you been using a lot Liquid Plumber or Drano? Or, have you been thinking the standing water in your shower is just from too much hair building up in the drain? If you’ve tried these things to fix why your sinks, showers, and toilets are backing up with no results, you may need your septic tank serviced! It is recommended every 3-5 years. Give us a call so we can schedule your overdue service! 🙂
 
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Don’t forget your septic tank while completing Spring Cleaning!

We’ve had a couple of folks take advantage of our “Good Neighbor Discount” recently. It really is a great way to get your tank pumped and save money by rallying up your neighbors to do it at the same time!
When you get you get neighbors within a mile of your home to get their septic tanks pumped at the same time as you get yours done, you each save $35! So, make sure to reach out to several people on septic and be sure to mention the good neighbor discount when you call to book the job!
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