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  • Geauga Hunger Task Force 2018

    Winter is coming to an end. It’s time to start thinking about all those maintenance things that need to be done at our homes come spring. So, if it’s the year to have your septic tank serviced, consider doing it in the month of April and help...

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  • High Pressure Sewer Jetting

    Sewer lines and drain lines have an essential function. Their job is to carry the waste and/or water away from your home or business. Unfortunately, over time these lines can become slow running or plugged. Many culprits can cause such backups and may...

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  • Glug-Glug Goes The Drain: What This Sound Means

    GURGLING DRAIN
    Water generally runs from the faucet at a speed of around one to two gallons per minute without much thought from you. The silence of this simple luxury is taken for granted until the gurgling drain begins.
    Gas bubbles released from...

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  • Water Conservation Is Good For Septic Systems

    Water Conservation
    Water conservation is not just a buzzing topic when it comes to septic systems. By not only watching how much water you use as a household, but also when you use it, you can greatly increase the functionality of your septic system...

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  • The Importance Of Routine Septic Pumping

    Septic tanks are an important piece of the wastewater infrastructure for the United States. Where city sewer systems are too expensive and impractical to install, especially in rural areas, septic tanks are the most viable option. This helps to keep costs...

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  • The Importance Of Routine Pumping For Your Septic Tank

    Septic tanks are essential for helping you to dispose of your personal organic waste. Septic tanks take in organic waste from your plumbing system. The more solid waste that falls to the bottom of the tank the more liquid waste will flow out an exit pipe...

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  • Flushing Medications Harms Your Septic System

    Many houses in more rural settings are too far away from typical sewer lines to be connected to a bigger network. Due to distance, these homes have to use septic tanks. If you’re reading this article about septic tanks, chances are you have one....

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  • Are Garbage Disposals OK With Septic Systems?

    Running septic systems involves a finely-tuned process, and there are some things that you can do that will upset that process which will result in problems. Often, these problems mean money will need to be paid out to get your septic system running smoothly...

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  • What Can I Plant Over My Drain Field Area?

    Did you know that your yard maintenance can make a difference with your septic system? Your drain field needs to be maintained in a certain way to keep everything running smoothly. We are often asked the question of what can be planted over a drain field...

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  • Taking Care Of Your Septic System: What Can You Flush?

    Most of us would agree that our mothers taught us that bathroom talk was to remain in the bathroom. But, for the sake of septic systems, human health, wildlife welfare and personal finances, let’s bring the conversation discreetly into the open....

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  • Toddler Deaths From Falling Into Septic Systems

    We might think it as a tragedy created in imaginations to be portrayed on the big screen. But, this catastrophe is not mere movie mockery. Data bears out the reality of toddler deaths from septic systems. One google search reveals story after story of...

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  • Things To Do When You Own A Septic Tank System

    For homes that depend on the functioning of a septic system, its proper functioning is important. Many people don’t give a septic system much thought until it stops functioning properly and a septic tank cleaning company needs to be called. Thankfully,...

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  • Myths About Septic Systems

    It’s no secret that it is important for the health of a septic system to get periodic septic tank pumpings. Many homeowners can attest to the problems that can arise from ignoring this simple task. However, there are many myths regarding septic...

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  • When Is It Time To Call The Professionals? Big Septic Warning Signs For DIY-Aholics To Heed

    Although you may be handy around the house, there is simply no substitute for the help of a professional. Maintaining a septic system properly can be the difference between living comfortably and having a disgusting and expensive mess on your hands. For...

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  • Check Your Septic Tank Lids

    Septic tanks require consistent maintenance and upkeep in order to make them as safe as possible. Although it may not seem like it, improperly cared for septic tanks can pose a serious health risk for anyone that exists around them. The hazard of the...

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  • Fix A Leak Week

    Drip… Drip…10% of homes have leaking fixtures and toilets, which can waste 90 gallons of water or more per day.
    Leaking household fixtures can be detrimental to your septic system.
    LEAKING FIXTURES
    TOILET LEAKS
    The flapper is the...

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  • Keep Your Drains Flowing Freely

    TIPS FOR AVOIDING CLOGGED DRAINS
    Follow these times to avoid clogged drains throughout your home.
    Kitchen Sink
    When using a garbage disposal, always keep cold water running while it is turned on and leave the water running a few minutes after it...

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  • How To Locate Your Septic Tank Cover

    Do you know where your septic tank or tanks are located? Don’t wait till you have a problem to find them. Here are a few ways to help you locate your septic tank cover:
    1. HEAD TO YOUR LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH.
    In the county records there should...

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  • Nix The Chemicals And Use Natural Septic-Friendly Cleaners

    The lack of good bacteria in the septic tank is one of the biggest problems with septic systems. The result is that waste material is not properly broken down and can cause clogged pipes or back-ups. The septic system will eventually break down and you...

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  • You Are Responsible For Maintaining Your Septic System

    “Years ago we had a septic system when we lived in a different area and it was a nightmare. The leach field failed and we had nothing but problems.” ~anonymous

    Has this happened to you? Though it is very possible this person inherited...

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  • Septic 101: A Mini-Course For Homeowners

    It’s quiz time! How many of these questions on septic function can you answer correctly? True or False.
    Septic tank cleaning should be performed once every year. One fourth of the U.S. uses a septic system. The soil treatment area is designed...

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  • A Leaky Septic Tank Is A Lousy One And Needs Attention!

    Unfortunately, there are no glass-housed septic tanks which would allow us to see inside to be sure there are no leaks and everything is always functioning properly. That would be a nice feature, especially in the case of those who may be purchasing a...

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  • Is Your Septic System Going To The Dogs?

    We are all aware of how dogs can be trained to detect certain substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, or blood. Sniffer dogs have even been enlisted to find bumblebee nests! Here’s a new one though: the use of bacteria-sniffing...

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  • Planting Trees And Bushes In The Septic Area

    Here’s another great question that we get asked all the time. “Is it safe to plant trees and bushes in the septic area?”
    Our normal response is, “No!” The area around the septic tanks should be kept clear so that the tanks...

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  • Dripping Faucets or Leaky Toilets Cost You

    The EPA reports that 10 percent of households have dripping faucets or leaky fixtures. On average, these leaky fixtures can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted each year for a household. This is the amount of water needed to wash 270...

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