Categories for Septic Tank Systems

Why Do Drain Fields Need to Be Cleaned?

August 19, 2020

The purpose of a drain field is to let liquid that flows out of a septic tank absorb into the ground, where it will be naturally filtered and cleaned as part of the final treatment process. As the solids in the tank break down, the liquids run out through pipes in the surrounding drain field. Occasionally, you can run into issues with the drain field becoming damaged or clogged, as there can be too much material flowing out into the soil. This tends to be an issue if you have a full septic tank, as it will push waste and... View Article

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

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

Can I Flush It? Dos and Don’ts to Prevent Plumbing Blockages

March 2, 2020

If you want to keep your plumbing system running smoothly, one of your top concerns should be what to flush and what not to flush in Bay City, MI. Keeping your system clear of items that could clog your plumbing will go a long way to preserving your system and reducing maintenance and repairs. With this in mind, what items are considered flushables in Bay City, MI? Use the following list of dos and don’ts to properly maintain your plumbing. Do flush There are two items that you should always flush. Your system was designed to handle these items, so... View Article

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