Landscaping and Lawn Care around Your Septic System

Landscaping with a Septic System

We talk a lot about the ways to ensure septic system health from inside the house, but we also need to think about how our landscaping and lawn care affect our systems. We know all about the things we shouldn’t flush down the toilets or pour down the drains. To ensure the health and longevity of your septic system, we … Read More

Sewage Pumps and Their Care

Sewage Pumps and Their Care

Today’s complex wastewater treatment systems sometimes include sewage sump pumps. Depending on the structure and layout of your system, your septic system may include either a sewage grinder pump or a sewage effluent pump. Here’s a brief discussion of how each pump works within your system as well as some care and maintenance tips to keep them properly functioning, even when the power goes out.

How the H2Ohio Initiative May Affect Septic Owners

ORC § 3718 and OAC § 3701-29

On March 5th, during his State of the State address, Governor Mike DeWine proposed the H2Ohio water quality initiative. This initiative is part of his proposed budget for 2020-2021. If approved, it will funnel $900 million over the next ten years, with $85 million spent in the first year, into improving Ohio’s water quality.

What Happens to your Septic System in a Flood

Flooding and your Septic System

Floods can effect your septic system. If your home, or the area surrounding your septic system, experiences a flood, your septic system may become waterlogged. Whether caused by the development of a leak in the lid, rising groundwater that enters into the inlet our outlet, or a saturated drainfield that is unable to drain, a flooded septic system is something … Read More

Winter and Your Septic System’s Bacterium

Winter And your Septic System Bacteria

You may be surprised to learn that these winter months put a unique stress on your septic system. When it comes to upkeep, we tend to think that wintertime offers a bit of a break from all the chores associated with taking care of our homes. After all, the grass doesn’t need to be cut, the leaves have all been … Read More

FOGs and your Septic System in Winter

FOGs in Winter

FOGs are especially burdensome as they are prone to not only solidifying, but freezing in your pipes and septic system. FOGs accumulate in your pipes faster in cold weather, solidifying and making trouble for your system.

Disposing of Fats, Oils, and Greases (FOGs) in Your Home

Residential FOGs

We’ve talked about the disposal of fats, oils, and greases (FOGs) in a commercial setting, but many of the septic (and sewer) problems caused by the disposal of FOGs originate from food waste poured down residential drains. There are many myths associated with pouring grease down the kitchen sink, but the truth is it is never okay! But with a … Read More

Signs of Septic System Failure

Septic system failure

Realizing your septic system is failing is every septic owner’s worst nightmare. A malfunctioning septic is not only an inconvenience, but also a biohazardous risk to humans and animals alike and devastating for the environment. Recognizing the signs before your system is in full failure may help you extend the life of your septic system and avoid a catastrophic backup into your home. Stay alert to the signs … Read More