Archive for the ‘Septic Systems’ Category

Summer Season Means Water Conservation Season

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When you hear summer you don’t think about conserving water, most likely you want to use more water. You are thinking about family vacations and getting together with friends.  There are many ways to conserve water during the hot scorching months.  None of us want the well to run dry or have a high water bill right?  In this blog, you will learn ways to conserve water inside the home. Kitchen When you walk into the kitchen your main concerns are getting supper ready for a hungry, hot, tired family and washing that sink full of dishes. Not everyone is…

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Spring Septic Cleaning

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Spring Cleaning Has Begun! Spring has arrived which is a great time to get your Septic Cleaned, Inspected or Repaired! We know what you’re thinking, is this really necessary? Personally, I’d rather be planting flowers, trees and gardens, but if it’s been over 3-5 years since your septic has been pumped, you may want to consider having it done. Signs you may be having issues with your Septic Tank One of the first things you’ll notice is a strong sewage odor around your tank or in your drain field. Next, you may notice a drain in the kitchen, bathroom or…

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Tips to Avoid Septic System Issues During the Holiday Season

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The holidays should be a time of celebration, enjoyment and relaxation with family and friends. Holiday parties hosted at your home and housing out of town relatives can create havoc on your septic system. Your septic system’s drain field may not be able to handle the increased usage. No one ever wants to hear the dreaded words, “the toilet is backing up”! Here are a few tips to help you survive the holidays without incident: Stagger the use of showers and baths By staggering showers and baths, you reduce the amount of water entering your septic system. You can accomplish…

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Understanding Septic Systems

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If your home relies on a septic system for wastewater disposal, it is important to understand how your system works. With proper maintenance and pumping, you can aid your septic system in functioning properly for many years. By setting up regular services and septic pumping’s you are engaging in preventative maintenance. It is important to keep waste water flowing in easily and draining easily.  Here is a quick overview of some of the main components of a septic system. Septic Tank One of the primary parts of the septic system is the septic tank. Each time you flush the toilet or run…

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How to Locate Your Septic Tank

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In order to care for your septic system, it is important to know where your septic tank is. There are several tools that you can use to locate your septic tank. For example, you can use a metal detector or tile probe to locate your septic tank. To learn more about these two methods watch this video from Stewart Meade Photography. Tri-County Pumps has a third method using a flushable transmitting locator, if you want to learn more about this great technique contact Tri-County Pumps. When your septic tank needs to be pumped, be sure to call Tri-County Pumps. Our…

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