Today’s complex wastewater treatment systems sometimes include sewage sump pumps. Depending on the structure and layout of your system, your septic system may include either a sewage grinder pump or a sewage effluent pump. Here’s a brief discussion of how each pump works within your system as well as some care and maintenance tips to keep them properly functioning, even when the power goes out.
On March 5th, during his State of the State address, Governor Mike DeWine proposed the H2Ohio water quality initiative. This initiative is part of his proposed budget for 2020-2021. If approved, it will funnel $900 million over the next ten years, with $85 million spent in the first year, into improving Ohio’s water quality.
Floods can effect your septic system. If your home, or the area surrounding your septic system, experiences a flood, your septic system may become waterlogged. Whether caused by the development of a leak in the lid, rising groundwater that enters into the inlet our outlet, or a saturated drainfield that is unable to drain, a flooded septic system is something … Read More
You may be surprised to learn that these winter months put a unique stress on your septic system. When it comes to upkeep, we tend to think that wintertime offers a bit of a break from all the chores associated with taking care of our homes. After all, the grass doesn’t need to be cut, the leaves have all been … Read More
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
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
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