Maintaining a Safe Septic System

4 Signs Your Septic Tank Is Failing

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Is your septic tank failing? This problem occurs due to debris caught in the tank or damaging the piping, in most cases. Catching the problem early will not only save you money but protect your property and valuables. Here are four signs that your septic tank is failing. 1. The Smell or Sight of Sewage Have a look at your toilets or drains. Do you see or smell sewage? You will usually see black liquid if it is a problem, and often smell it first.…

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How Can I Monitor My Septic Tank?

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A septic tank service should come out to your home on a regular basis to check for issues and to potentially empty your tank. But there are also things that you can do in the interim to make sure that the tank is working properly. Take Steps for Safety Before discussing ways to monitor your tank, it’s important to know what not to do. For instance, you should never lean over the tank or stick your head inside to see the conditions.…

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Getting A Septic Tank? 4 Things That Will Help Determine The Size

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Septic tanks are not a one-size-fits-all type of purchase, with tanks being made in a variety of sizes to accommodate any household. These tips will help you determine how big of a septic tank you need. The City and State Regulations Start by figuring out what type of regulations your city or state may have when it comes to septic tank sizes, since that may ultimately guide your decision to not get a septic tank that is too small.…

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