In Hot Water: Hot Tubs & Your Septic System

Hot Tubs

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.

Can I Plant a Garden Over My Septic Drainfield?

Gardening over Drainfield

With the gardening season just around the corner, many home gardeners are gearing up to plant this year’s crops. Looking around their yards, many homeowners wonder whether they can plant a garden over their septic drainfield. After all, it’s a wide-open space that often gets full sun throughout the day. But unfortunately, as tempting as it may be, gardening over … Read More

Are Bath Bombs Septic-Safe?

Are Bath Bombs Septic Safe?

When it comes to caring for your septic system, bath bombs are anything but septic-safe. Read on to learn more about the dangers of bath bombs for your septic system and to discover some septic-safe alternatives to use when you need to pamper yourself.

H2Ohio Funding for Failing Septic Systems

Update on H2Ohio, Water drop on leaf

While the H2Ohio funds have specifically been earmarked for seven counties within the Maumee River Watershed and Lake Erie Tributaries, statewide assistance for tackling failing septic systems is also available through the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF).

Septic-Safe Methods for Unclogging a Drain

Unclogging Drains - Septic Safety

A clogged drain is a headache for any homeowner, but when a clogged drain appears in a household with a septic system, one big concern is how to unclog the drain without causing damage to the septic system.

Mulch and Your Septic System

Mulch around Septic Tank

Spring and early summer is the prime time of year for cleaning up around your yard – readying flower beds, planting new foliage, gardening. When your green thumb grows this spring and summer, make sure you are using caution when it comes to the gardening and yardwork you do around your septic system. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of … Read More

What Happens to your Septic System in a Flood

Flooding and your Septic System

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