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

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