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Four Steps to Handling an Aerobic System Alarm

May 15, 2020

Storm conditions and heavy rain often lead to aerobic system alarms going off in Bay City, MI. This normally does not occur due to an emergency, but because of power interruptions and your pump settings. Due to these possibilities, there is a good chance you can handle what went wrong without having to call your service provider. Here are four steps to take after your aerobic system alarm sounds. If these steps do not work, you will need to contact your septic technician: Turn it off: No one thinks well with an alarm blaring in the background. The sound did... View Article

Five Common Questions About Septic Systems

May 1, 2020

Anyone who’s lived most of their life in an urban environment may feel perplexed when they move to a new home with a septic system. In our years of providing these services, homeowners’ septic service questions in Bay City, MI often focus on how these systems work and how to maintain them. If you are a newcomer to septic systems, here are the answers to five common questions. I want my septic system to run well! Should I try this new additive? Short answer: no. Liquid pipe cleaners, extra chemicals and other methods that may be common “quick fixes” with... View Article

What You Should Know About Septic System Placement

April 10, 2020

Have you ever found yourself asking, “Why did they place my septic system there?” There is a lot of planning and consideration that goes into the development of an effective, high-quality septic system in Bay City, MI that will last for years to come. The long-term quality and reliability of a septic system could be immediately compromised in the design phase if a poor location is chosen for the system. With all that being said, it can be frustrating for homeowners to try to find the location of a tank or drain field if they do not have maps of... View Article

When Do I Need a Septic Permit?

March 27, 2020

If you already have a septic system on your property, you probably haven’t put a whole lot of thought into the permitting for that system. After all, if the system was already constructed, you either already had the permits pulled to do so, or the previous homeowner took charge of doing that, and it’s just something you’ve never had to consider. There does tend to be an assumption among homeowners, though, that they do not need permits at all if their property lies outside the boundaries of city limits. While it’s true that there are some permit exceptions for some... View Article

Avoid the #1 Cause of Septic System Failure: Don’t Neglect It!

March 16, 2020

The top cause of septic system failure is neglect. Too often, these systems fall into the “out of sight, out of mind” category. Owners ignore their septic systems, and the result is failure long before the full lifespan that the system could offer if properly maintained. With some simple septic system maintenance in Bay City, MI, owners can get a much better return on their septic system investment. Here’s how. Septic system cleaning in Bay City, MI You should clean your septic tank every three to five years. A professional can complete this task for you. The technician will remove... View Article


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