Nobody wants to think about it, much less have to actually deal with it, but knowing what to do in a septic emergency can mean the difference between needing a septic repair and a septic replacement.
Can you flush coffee grounds into your septic system? There are several reasons you should never flush coffee grounds into your septic system. Some of them, you’ll probably expect, but you may be surprised by one of the most significant reasons they are on the septic system blacklist of “unflushables.” Read about them on our blog.
Of the nearly 1 million septic systems throughout the state, the Ohio EPA estimates 31% of those are failing to some degree, potentially contaminating our drinking water by spilling untreated wastewater into nearby wells and waterways. The H2Ohio initiative has already provided funding to address failing septic systems in several Northwest Ohio counties, and recent news indicates 11 more counties throughout the state.
In a housing market where homes sell within hours of being listed, often for tens of thousands above asking price, many homebuyers are trying to beat out other bidders by foregoing home inspections, including point-of-sale septic inspections. Unfortunately, opting out of the septic inspection can literally leave you underwater. Understanding the importance of doing a septic inspection, including the process and what you will learn about the health of a septic system, will help you avoid the pitfalls of foregoing this important homebuying step.
Most people know that hot tubs and septic systems don’t mix. While many are aware that having a hot tub on a property that relies on a septic system is not recommended, most couldn’t explain why. In this article, we’ll detail the biggest potential problems hot tubs pose for your septic system and offer safe maintenance tips that will help you avoid disaster.