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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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  • Don't Flush Trouble

    We feel as though we are always preaching about this one, but it seems to be the biggest problem we see. Don’t flush trouble.
    A septic tank is designed to treat wastewater and toilet paper only. Your septic tank contains living organisms that...

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  • Do I Really Need A Septic Management System?

    Remember this phrase? An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? It’s about those careful little things you can and should do such as creating a septic management plan so you don’t end up with a disaster on your hands.
    Nothing could...

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  • Septic VS Aerobic - What Is The Difference?

    There are two ways to treat sanitary wastes from households: septic and aerobic. The primary job of both is to clean the water up before sending it to the secondary treatment area.
    SEPTIC VS. AEROBIC SYSTEMS
    SEPTIC SYSTEMS
    Let’s look at septic...

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  • How Does A Septic Tank Work?

    The septic tank is what most people call an entire septic system. However, the tank is just one component of the septic system.
    The septic tank can range in size depending upon the age. In our area of Geauga County the most common for systems installed...

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  • Tips For Maintaining Your Septic System

    A septic system is a very significant part of what is probably the most important purchase people will make in their lifetime. The ideal situation would be to start with a new septic system and a new house, and do the proper septic system maintenance...

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  • I Have A Septic Odor In My House

    Septic odors inside the house are annoying and sometimes can be hard to locate. An odor inside typically does not mean that your septic tank needs to be pumped, but are more often an indication of a plumbing problem. Weather can also play a part. “Heavy...

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  • How To Know If You Have A Septic Tank Problem

    You should not have a septic tank problem if you perform proper maintenance, but eventually all systems fail.
    When stuff oozes in the drain field, you know you are in trouble!
    WHY DO SYSTEMS FAIL?
    Eventually, the soil in a drain field will no longer...

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  • To Flush or Not to Flush: Wipes and Your Septic System

    Once upon a time there were baby wipes….so convenient and soft for baby’s bottom and every mom’s dream come true! An incredible invention – a portable and disposable washcloth! Disposable? Of course! Just flush! Everyone else...

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