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June 24, 2022
Septic Tank Alarm Going Off - What Should I Do & Troubleshooting

When your septic alarm is going off it can be alarming. The key is not to panic, the warning is to alert you so you to a potential problem so you can investigate in a timely manner. In this article we will give you the tools to troubleshoot and when you should call a professional. […]

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June 14, 2022
Best Septic Tank Treatment

Every homeowner who has invested in a septic system would like to forget about the big tank under the ground that holds all the yucky household waste. If it just worked without any intervention, that would be the best solution. BUT...Your septic tank is like your car, you need to do preventative maintenance like topping […]

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May 18, 2022
Is my septic tank clogged or my drainpipe & how to unclog

Having a clogged drain or septic tank can create big (expensive) problems for a homeowner. If you are experiencing slow draining shower, sink or toilets then you may be close to a fully clogged drain or septic tank. Taking action is imperative to avoid a large plumbing bill in the near future. In this article, […]

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March 25, 2022
Why is my grass dying or turning yellow over my drain field

If you or the partner keep asking why is my grass dying over my drain field, then you're in the right place. Septic systems are a great thing when they work correctly, when they start impacting on your yard or worse start backing up into the house, then they are suddenly a problem. In this […]

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January 10, 2022
Septic System Failure - What causes a septic tank or field to fail?

The majority of septic systems fail because of poor design or lack of maintenance. Many older septic tanks may have had the wrong type of septic system installed based on the soil type, proximity to water (table or body of water), steep slopes, or high groundwater tables. These conditions can cause hydraulic failures and contamination […]

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January 8, 2022
Septic System Financing - Can you get a loan or grant for septic system replacement or repairs?

Whether you are looking to install a new septic system on a new build or replace failing septic systems, it will likely be a big investment in your home. The biggest problem for homeowners is the urgency to replace failing septic systems or to make septic system repairs as it is often not something you […]

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December 3, 2021
My septic tank never needs emptying

We've all had that neighbour who pops their head over the fence when you're getting your septic tank pumped and brags that their septic tank has never needed to be emptied or they have never pumped their septic tank. Septic systems are not the most common topic of discussion between friends or family, so in […]

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November 19, 2021
Can you have a garbage disposal with a septic tank

A question for people looking to build a new house or renovate their kitchen is are garbage disposals OK with septic systems? The answer is yes, they are ok with septic tanks but the right garbage disposal and in moderation. In this article, we will show you why garbage disposals must be used in moderation […]

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November 18, 2021
How to hide septic tank cover with decorative ideas

Living with a septic system on your property is a definite money saver compared to a municipal sewer and the monthly fees they entail. But, they aren't the best lawn ornaments for your yard. In this article, we will cover the best ways to hide your septic cover and some mistakes you will want to […]

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November 1, 2021
What to put in septic tank to break down solids & sludge

If you operate a septic tank or septic system then you are saving a lot of money vs connecting to the municipal sewer and paying monthly charges. When septic tanks get expensive is when there are septic problems such as an overflowing or clogged septic tank and blocked leach field or drain field. In this […]

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