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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

Summer Septic Tips to Follow

August 7, 2019

If you’re one of the many Americans who relies on a home septic system to process your waste water, you’re probably familiar with the fact that seasonal fluctuations in temperature and weather conditions can cause your system to behave differently. During the summertime, elevated temperatures may exacerbate existing imbalances in your septic system, and increased water usage might cause problems in your drain field. It’s important to be proactive about septic maintenance during the summer months so that you don’t end up with a smelly and potentially hazardous mess on your hands. Failure to properly care for your septic system... View Article

How Long Can You Expect a Leach Field to Last?

July 24, 2019

One of the more common questions owners of septic systems will have for their technicians is how long they can expect their drain field (also known as a leach field) to last. Really, the answer depends heavily on how much work the owner puts into maintaining the septic tank, which is the part of the system that, if it fails, could really do the most damage to the leach field. Keep in mind that the leach field essentially is just taking whatever it gets from the septic tank. If the leach field gets blocked up, then the entire septic system... View Article


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