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

Holiday Health for your Septic System

Holiday Health for your Septic System

Tis the season for making merry, for inviting friends and family into our homes to celebrate the season with festive gatherings and bountiful feasts. Often the holidays are also a time when we open up our homes to host out-of-town guests, and the last thing you want to be dealing with during this joyous time is the headache of a septic system meltdown. … Read More

Glug-Glug: What Your Septic System May Be Telling You

Glug Glug Septic System

When functioning properly, your drains will clear water at a speed of about one gallon every 30 seconds. The silence that typically follows is something we take for granted until we are met with an increasingly persistent gurgle that seems to come out of nowhere. This gurgle, caused by gas bubbles releasing from “captured” water, is a surefire sign that something is wrong. Diagnosing … Read More

Non-flushable “Flushable” Wipes

Flushable Wipes - Septic Safety

Here at Supeck Septic, we tend to be rather outspoken about the importance of being careful about what gets flushed down the toilet. Many of our earlier articles focus specifically on what should and shouldn’t be flushed. Even still, we’ve encountered many who think we are exaggerating the negative effects of flushing “forbidden” items down the toilet. After all, out … Read More

How Aeration Systems Work

Aeration for Septic System

When it comes to household sewage treatment systems, there are generally speaking two different designs: septic and aerobic. Both work to begin the process of cleaning wastewater before sending it to a secondary treatment area. Depending on your property and your family’s needs, you may find an aeration system to be a much better fit.  How Anaerobic Septic Systems Work  The septic tank, creates … Read More

Household Cleaners and Your Septic System

Household Cleaners

When it comes to maintaining the bacterial ecosystem in your septic system, it’s important to keep a close eye on the household cleaners, especially those that promise to kill bacteria, you use around your home. Septic systems can withstand moderate use of some chemical cleaning products, but using too many, or the wrong kind, will throw off the balance in … Read More

Supeck’s Standard for Cleaning Commercial Grease Traps

Cleaning Commercial Grease Traps

The Importance of Cleaning Commercial Grease Traps According to the plumbing industry standard, you should have your commercial grease traps cleaned every 1-3 months, depending on how busy your restaurant is. But what does it mean to have them cleaned? Depending on which company you ask, you will get drastically different answers, with drastically different and sometimes damaging effects. An … Read More

The Importance of Commercial Grease Trap Maintenance

Commercial Grease Trap Maintenance

A clogged commercial grease trap, and the headache that comes with it, can be one of the most devastating, yet preventable, crises any restaurant may face. A grease trap back up will often require you to shut down your business until you’re able to properly clean and get your drains and grease trap working correctly. Nobody can afford to take … Read More