How Does Septic Pumping Work?

Septic systems work by transferring the waste in your home through an underground pipe that connects to the septic tank. The tank is able to break down wastewater with bacteria. The solid waste sinks to the bottom of the tank, and the water flows out in a separate pipe. To avoid backups and flooding, you’ll need to make sure it … Read More

Can You Use a Garbage Disposal With a Septic Tank?

A garbage disposal is a device fitted to the waste pipe of a kitchen sink to shred up food so it can pass through plumbing. Many homeowners find this device to be convenient for cleaning up food waste, but what if your home has a septic tank? Can you still use a garbage disposal? The short answer is yes, but … Read More

Signs Your Drainfield is Failing

Flooded Drainfield

Your septic system and drainfield go hand in hand. When your home’s wastewater enters the septic tank, it pushes a portion of the tank’s contents into the drain field, and a functional drain field will hold the water until it can be absorbed into the soil. If your system begins to fail, this can lead to issues with your drainfield … Read More

Safety Tips for Septic Owners

Your septic system plays a vital role in the efficiency of your home’s appliances. Because this treatment system is so important, regular monitoring, inspections and maintenance are required. However, these structures can present major safety risks to people around them. Attempts to handle the maintenance work without proper training can expose you and others to danger. If you use a … Read More

Understanding Your Ship’s Sewage System

Summer is arriving and soon the lake will begin to fill with ships and boat lovers. It’s no question that with any great boat, comes great responsibility. Whether you’re sailing a yacht, flagship, cruise ship or naval ship, there are regulations that need to be followed regarding sewage treatment. Each year, our team at Supeck Septic Services travels to vessels … Read More

How to Prepare Your Septic System for Summer

Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start enjoying the outdoors and sunshine! The last thing you may want to think about is your septic system. However, neglecting your tank for too long can become a major issue. Here are some tips to ensure your septic tank does not get in the way of your summer … Read More

How to Hide Your Septic Tank

Man planting flowers in yard

Spring has sprung and summer is not far behind! Now is the time of year we all flock to our yards to tend to the garden and tidy up the lawn. If you have a septic tank, you know that it’s not the most flattering addition to your yard. Not to worry! Here are some ways to make your septic … Read More

How Laundry Can Impact Your Septic Tank

Detergent being poured for laundry

It’s laundry day again! Washing machines use a lot of water so it’s no surprise that this appliance can cause problems for septic tank owners. Without proper care and planning, a septic tank can flood or clog due to the washing machine. Learn how doing laundry can impact your septic tank and how to avoid damaging your system. Too many … Read More

Leach Field Problems to Look Out for in Spring

The rainy season has arrived! While April showers help make our yards lush and green, too much rainfall can become an issue for those of us with a septic system. Excess moisture can saturate the drain field, making it impossible for water to drain from the septic system. Here are some common issues to keep an eye out for and … Read More

Grease Traps: What They Are & How To Maintain

According to the EPA, grease is a major cause of the 23,000 – 75,000 sanitary sewer overflows that happen each year. Not only is a grease trap necessary to follow your state’s fats, oils, and grease (FOG) regulations, but it can play a vital role in keeping your commercial kitchen and business running smoothly. In order to maintain a good … Read More