Many homeowners are unfamiliar with their septic system. However, they are responsible for its maintenance and, if the system is well designed and maintained, it can effectively treat and filter household wastewater for several decades. Septic systems are found in over 20% of homes in the U.S., according to the Environmental [...]
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A septic system can provide decades of reliable service if it is well-designed and properly installed and maintained. To understand how your septic system works and what can go wrong, it helps to have a visual aide explain the process. Keeping a septic tank and its components in good shape [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Changing your home's wastewater system is a big decision. You've weighed the pros and cons and have decided that a septic system is right for you. So, the next step is obtaining a septic permit. But how does one obtain a permit? This could be a different process for different [...]
There are a lot of different aspects of a septic system. You should have a basic understanding of them if you own a home with a septic tank. Knowing how your system works will help you make sure it is functioning properly. A vital part of this system are the [...]