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Septic System Maintenance: Understanding the Do’s and Don’ts

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Septic system maintenance is critical when it comes to extending the lifespan of your system. Along with getting an inspection at least once every 3 years by a certified professional, consider these dos and don’ts:

Do: Pump Your System Every 3-5 Years

The frequency that you have your septic tank pumped really relies on the amount of water you use. This will vary depending on how many . . .Continue Reading »

February 5th, 2020 | By | Posted in Uncategorized

Essential Things You Should Know about Your Septic Tank

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Are you intimidated by your septic system? Fortunately, keeping your system functioning well isn’t too difficult. To avoid Covington, GA, septic service emergencies, you only need to know these 6 things.

Your Septic Tank’s Location

Knowing your septic system’s location is important for a couple of reasons. First, knowing the location prevents accidental damage from driving over the drain field or digging near the system and . . .Continue Reading »

January 14th, 2020 | By | Posted in Uncategorized

The Need of Regular Maintenance of Your Septic Tank

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Under normal circumstances, your septic system quietly performs a critical task that keeps your household running efficiently without any problems. However, there are some septic system issues that can arise periodically and cause life to grind to a halt in your home when the septic system fails to perform its delegated function. In those cases, you’ll have no choice but to call a septic service . . .Continue Reading »

December 9th, 2019 | By | Posted in Uncategorized

Ways to Prepare Your Septic Tank for Winter

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Winter can wreak havoc on your plumbing system when the temperature plummets, so it’s important for homeowners to protect their pipes to prevent freezing and flooding. Your septic system will also benefit from a little extra forethought and care before winter comes and after it hits because it can be vulnerable to the colder temperatures as well. Here are some ways you can prepare your . . .Continue Reading »

December 2nd, 2019 | By | Posted in Uncategorized

The Impact of Weather on Your Septic Tank

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If you have a septic tank on your property, you know it’s important to maintain it well by avoiding flushing grease and chemicals as well as other products down the drain. It’s also crucial to have the tank regularly inspected and pumped to prevent problems from an overfull tank or damage. But it’s also essential to understand how weather can impact your septic tank so that you . . .Continue Reading »

October 30th, 2019 | By | Posted in Uncategorized

Risks Associated with DIY Septic Tank Cleaning

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A clean, well-maintained septic tank is an essential component of your home. When your tank is working properly, your indoor drains work better, and you have less of a risk of experiencing sewage odor or backup indoors.  

A clean septic tank also lasts longer, which saves you money in the long run. But before you get out your shovel and rags and get to cleaning, it’s . . .Continue Reading »

September 16th, 2019 | By | Posted in Uncategorized

How Often Should a Septic Tank Be Pumped?

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It might not seem like it, but septic tanks don’t just get by on their own. After years of reliable service, you might think that you don’t have to do anything if you’re new to having a septic tank, but they need to be maintained just like anything else. In particular, they need to be pumped periodically. This literally means having the contents of your . . .Continue Reading »

August 4th, 2019 | By | Posted in Uncategorized

Top Considerations When Choosing a Septic Tank Cleaning Service

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If your home’s waste removal is done through a private septic system, it’s important that you have the number of a great septic tank cleaning service in your phone. Septic cleaning is a maintenance service that needs to be done once every 3-5 years. When you don’t adhere to this schedule, and the tank gets dirty, you end up with a smelly yard, clogged drains, . . .Continue Reading »

July 4th, 2019 | By | Posted in Uncategorized

Septic Tank Cleaning vs Replacement: Know Your Needs

A septic tank is a vital feature for some homes and businesses that don’t have an alternative sewer system to access. So the thought of having to replace your septic tank can understandably make you very nervous.

However, the best way to improve your waste management access may be to replace the entire system–if it’s defective or damaged–with a new and more capable one. But how . . .Continue Reading »

June 3rd, 2019 | By | Posted in Uncategorized

Septic Tank Maintenance Mistakes You Need to Avoid


Whether you’re a city kid gone country or just built a new home just beyond the city limits, if you’re new to septic tank ownership, there are a handful of things that could catch you by surprise. Your septic tank is underground, which means it’s out of sight and, often, out of mind. Unfortunately, when something goes wrong, it’s . . .Continue Reading »

May 4th, 2019 | By | Posted in Uncategorized



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