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

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

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