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

Signs Your Septic System Needs Service

Unclogging drain from backed up septic system

The waste you dispose of in your sinks, bathtubs and toilets all lead to your septic tank. When things build up, you risk clogs and further damage to your whole system. If you ignore cleaning your septic tank, you can end up with an even bigger mess that no homeowner wants to deal with. It’s important that you know what … Read More

Laundry Disinfectants and Your Septic System

KID Laundry hero in front of washing machine

Laundry disinfectants became hugely popular at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the demand for them continues to this day, as COVID and cold and flu season rages on. But when it comes to using laundry disinfectants with your septic system, they may be doing more harm than good.

How Microbeads and Micro-Exfoliants Tank Your Septic System

micro-exfoliants in cream

Perhaps one of the most surprising of the septic “dirty dozen” are microbeads and micro-exfoliants. After all, how much harm could those tiny little beads do? It turns out, quite a lot. Read on to learn more about how microbeads and micro-exfoliants can tank your septic system and to discover some septic-safe alternatives that are still great for your skin.

Bamboo Toilet Paper & Your Septic System

When it comes to toilet paper fads, we’ve seen them all, from delicate pastels that match your bathroom’s décor to panic buying and stockpiling during a pandemic. More recently, we’ve noticed an increasing number of our clients wondering about bamboo toilet paper – what it is, why it’s so popular, and (most importantly) whether it’s safe for their septic systems. … Read More

The Septic “Dirty Dozen”

Septic Dirty Dozen

When it comes to septic care and maintenance, there are several things that should never be flushed into your system. Keeping these Septic “Dirty Dozen” out of your system will extend the life of your septic system and save you a lot of headaches (and catastrophes) along the way.

H2Ohio Updates: Chippewa Lake & Farming Grants

As we prepare to embark upon a new year, H2Ohio is gearing up with new projects to continue the statewide efforts to clean up our waterways and improve our drinking water quality. Read on to learn about exciting new developments with the H2Ohio Initiative.

No Such Thing as “Good” Grease for Your Septic System

No good Grease for Septic System

Most septic owners are aware that pouring down the drain meat drippings, butter, and other greases that congeal at room temperature is a bad idea. Even if they don’t know the effect these FOGs (Fats, Oils, Grease) have on their septic system, they know they can create nightmare clogs in their pipes. But what most septic owners don’t realize is … Read More