What you should know about having a septic system in the winter
9 August 2016
When you have a septic system, you need to be careful about everything from the pipes to the tank. Not only should you be careful what goes down the drains and have the tank pumped regularly, but, when the temperatures drop in the winter, it also requires some special care and attention. Here are some things to know about having a septic system during the winter season.
The Septic System Can Freeze
Prevent Grease Trap Issues with These Maintenance Tips
25 April 2016
A grease trap or interceptor is an essential device that you can have in your restaurant, café, or even at home. These devices are designed to prevent fats, oils, and grease from entering into your sewer lines. If these materials are not stopped, they will accumulate and solidify with time. This can obstruct the waste water flow, leading to the backing up of the sewage. However, for the grease trap to work effectively, proper maintenance is required.
How to properly care for your drain field
16 February 2016
The drain field is one of the two major components of your septic system. There's the septic tank that separates the solid wastes from the wastewater (effluent), and the drain field where the actual treatment of the wastewater occurs. In the drain field, perforated pipes are placed underground from the septic tank and spread out over a large area. Once the effluent moves through the perforations into the soil, it gets filtered as the soil absorbs bacteria and organic material.
On-site Sand Filters as Alternative Sewage Treatment Options
14 October 2015
Homeowners seeking to remodel their homes and add new bedrooms and baths may be faced with the challenge of waste water treatment and management, especially if the home is built on land with a raised water table or the depth of unsaturated soil above the water table has considerably shrunk over the years. In such a situation, the best alternative would be to acquire on-site alternative water treatment systems. The local government has to be informed prior to the installation of such systems for their consent.