Categories for Septic Tank Systems

How to Prepare Your Septic System for Spring

April 1, 2021

Spring is here, and that means the ground is thawing, the trees are growing new leaves and the flowers are starting to bloom. Now is the time to check outside the house for any damage the winter storms may have caused, including to your septic tank system, in 48706. Have the septic tank pumped It’s vitally important to have your septic tank pumped on a regular basis. A septic tank is usually pumped once every two to three years, depending on the tank, to make sure to keep the system working well year round. Spring is an especially good time... View Article

How to Tell if Your Septic Drain Field Is Clogged

February 13, 2021

Households and businesses can put a lot of strain on their septic tanks, which means you not only have to keep up with your regular septic maintenance, but also watch out for signs that your septic drain field is clogged. However, a surprising number of septic system owners in Bay City, MI don’t know what to look for. To avoid minor problems turning into major, expensive issues, keep an eye out for these signs. What causes septic drain field blockages? Your septic tank receives all the wastewater your home or business produces, separates the solids from the liquid waste, then... View Article

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

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