Blog 2018-05-12T04:32:10+00:00

Maintaining your Septic Lift Stations

Lift stations are not something a homeowner or business owner thinks about until something goes wrong. A lift station is used to pump wastewater or sewage from a low level to a higher level. When the gradient of the area does not allow for a natural flow. When gravity does not work to your benefit. Lift stations can help move sewage from the collection area to a distant septic system or sewer. The lift station depends on the reliability of a float-controlled switch. There are two main elements to a lift station: the wet well and the controls. The wet well is a [...]

Gardening and Your Septic Tank

Gardening and your septic tank. Grass is always greener around the septic tank. And it's true! All the nutrients around your drain field are excellent for living organisms in your yard. The standard advice is that you shouldn't plant anything other than grass over a drain field just out of concern for the field itself. That's because plants with deep, or aggressive, roots, can clog or bust through pipes in your septic system, which end up costing you a hefty amount of money to replace. If you have a septic system though, don't feel like you can't plant in your [...]

Septic Safe Soaps

Savvy homeowners take good care of their septic system. They know that a properly functioning system is vital to a happy and healthy household. You are probably careful about what you put down your drains. But sometimes owners are putting things down the drain that can be harmful. They are often completely unaware of this. Did you know that some soaps can be more harmful to your system than others? Don't worry. Sometimes simply switching types or brands can be the answer. First and foremost, you should be using soaps that are biodegradable. Remember, your tank is its own ecosystem. [...]

Prevent Disasters and Save Money with Septic Inspections

Prevent septic Disasters. If you have a septic tank and or pump chamber. Do not wait for that day when everything smells bad or backs up! While this sounds like a bad pun, don't wait or you could have that awful moment. Save money with a septic inspection. Septic system backups can and do happen. And when they do they create unhealthy and very unpleasant smelling and conditions inside and outside of the house. If you have a septic system, maintenance inspections or pumping should be a very high priority. It can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars for the repair [...]

Parking Lot Pumping

We have had an exceptionally wet season here in the Treasure Valley. With flash flood warnings and seemingly random bursts of heavy rain, we're all ready to dry out for a while. The excessive rain can be especially frustrating if you are a business owner. There have been countless cases of parking lots flooding. This can be extremely inconvenient for your customers, as it seems they have to wade through water just to get through your doors! This is why parking lot drains are important. They help to drain away all of that excess water. Unfortunately, sometimes rain water isn't [...]

Adding Yeast to a Septic Tank

It is important to maintain your septic tank. Routine pumpings are essential to ensuring smooth operation. Obtaining an inspection with each pump is advised as well. Keeping an eye on the drain field will help ensure septic system health. But what can you do in the meantime? Most people don't know that simply adding yeast to their tank can improve its health and performance. It's also a green way to upkeep your system! Here's what you do: go to the store and buy active dry yeast. You can find this in any grocery store. You have some options. It can [...]