Preparing Your Septic Tank For Winter

Winters in Ohio can be pretty intense. On top of shoveling driveways and scraping ice off the cars, septic owners also have to keep an eye on their septic tank. The colder months can bring new challenges. Make sure your septic system is ready for the snowy season with these tips. Get an inspection Have a professional inspect both the … Read More

How to Save Money on Septic Maintenance

Any home with a septic system can accumulate added expenses in upkeep. These costs can build up when your system experiences clogs, backups and other issues. By paying attention to your system’s needs, you can easily save on unexpected costs. Follow our guide to see how you can save money on septic maintenance. Schedule routine service Just like any home … Read More

Know the Parts of a Septic System

A septic system is a big responsibility, and its complexity can leave some homeowners feeling overwhelmed. Understanding  its parts and how they work can make maintenance easier. Here are the septic terms you should know: Tank: The septic tank is a buried, watertight container typically made of concrete, fiberglass or polyethylene. It is designed to hold the waste generated by … Read More

A Guide to Pets and Septic Systems

Owning a septic tank requires regular monitoring and maintenance. If you’re a pet owner, you may need to take a few extra steps to protect your septic tank from damage. Here’s what to keep in mind in order to properly maintain your septic system with pets. Pet Bathing It’s common for homeowners to bathe their pets in the bathtub or … Read More

Fall Maintenance For Your Septic Tank

Fall is the perfect season to check on your septic tank and finish up any inspections you may have been putting off. It’s also an important time of the year to perform preventive care so you won’t have to worry about any issues popping up during the cold winter months. Here is a maintenance to-do list you’ll need to complete … Read More

How to Tell When Your Septic Tank is Full

Owning a septic tank comes with its own set of responsibilities. If you want your home and plumbing running properly, you have to make sure your septic tank is well maintained. It’s important to monitor septic levels so you know when the tank needs to be emptied. But what signs should you be looking out for? Here’s how to tell … Read More

Myths About Septic Tanks

If you use a septic tank for your home, it is important that you understand its basic functions and maintenance. There can be a lot of misinformation about septic systems. It is best to seek advice from a licensed professional like our crew members at Supeck Septic Services. Here are the common myths about septic tanks you should look out … Read More

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