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Your Septic System Might Be an Environmental Hazard

October 15, 2019

Septic systems are fairly common throughout Michigan, particularly in places where it’s impossible to connect homes to the public sewer system. While septic systems are perfectly safe if properly maintained, as a company that does septic cleaning in Bay City, MI and other areas, we’ve seen many tanks that posed real threats to the nearby environment, particularly water sources. The dangers of wastewater It might surprise you to learn that nearly 80 percent of all diseases worldwide are water-related. Furthermore, in the United States, septic tank systems are the largest contributor of wastewater-to-groundwater contamination. Bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses thrive... View Article

How to Know If You Have Sewer Damage

October 1, 2019

The local plumbing system is complex, made up of numerous components that must operate correctly in order to bring fresh water into your home while quickly eliminating waste. Your plumbing won’t function efficiently or effectively if your home has any sort of sewer damage. As a sewer company in Bay City, MI, we always tell homeowners to take immediate action if they notice any of these signs of sewer damage to mitigate expenses before the issue gets worse. Unusual activity Signs of sewer damage manifest themselves in the beginning as small, weird changes. It could be a strange gurgling noise... View Article

Tips for Cleaning Out Your Field Lines for a Septic Tank

September 26, 2019

Over time, it’s not uncommon for lines in a septic tank drain field to become clogged up, or at least become less efficient as they get coated with sludge. This is more likely if the owner has not kept up with proper septic tank maintenance and pumping, or if the septic system has simply grown old. The good news is that there are methods you can employ to clean out the lines in the drain field after pumping the septic tank. Doing so is an important maintenance task that will help you increase the lifespan of the system as a... View Article

What You Need to Know About Installing a Residential Sewer Line

September 12, 2019

Your lateral pipe—the sewer pipe that connects your house to the main municipal sewer line under the street—is typically made out of a four-inch pipe that gets buried below the frost line in a sloped trench. The sloping aspect is critical here—it ensures proper drainage with the help of gravity. There are several steps a sewer company in Bay City, MI will take when installing a residential sewer line. Here’s a quick overview of the process: Determining elevation: The first step is to determine how far the pipe will need to travel and the elevation at which you’ll need to... View Article

What Is a Water Jetter, and Can It Help with Blockages in my Drain Lines?

August 21, 2019

There are few things more frustrating than experiencing blockages in your drain lines. Whether they’re occurring at your home or business, blocked drain lines can have serious and adverse impacts on your ability to live your daily life and conduct business as usual. Thankfully, there are a few easy and cost-effective solutions that will get your drain lines cleared up in a relatively small period of time. You can hire a company specializing in hot water jetting in Bay City, MI to perform water jetting, a unique cleaning process that involves spraying highly pressurized hot water through your drain lines.... View Article

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2476 Larry Ln
Bay City, MI 48706

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