How Laundry Can Impact Your Septic Tank

Detergent being poured for laundry

It’s laundry day again! Washing machines use a lot of water so it’s no surprise that this appliance can cause problems for septic tank owners. Without proper care and planning, a septic tank can flood or clog due to the washing machine. Learn how doing laundry can impact your septic tank and how to avoid damaging your system. Too many … Read More

Signs Your Septic System Needs Service

Unclogging drain from backed up septic system

The waste you dispose of in your sinks, bathtubs and toilets all lead to your septic tank. When things build up, you risk clogs and further damage to your whole system. If you ignore cleaning your septic tank, you can end up with an even bigger mess that no homeowner wants to deal with. It’s important that you know what … Read More

How Microbeads and Micro-Exfoliants Tank Your Septic System

micro-exfoliants in cream

Perhaps one of the most surprising of the septic “dirty dozen” are microbeads and micro-exfoliants. After all, how much harm could those tiny little beads do? It turns out, quite a lot. Read on to learn more about how microbeads and micro-exfoliants can tank your septic system and to discover some septic-safe alternatives that are still great for your skin.

Bamboo Toilet Paper & Your Septic System

When it comes to toilet paper fads, we’ve seen them all, from delicate pastels that match your bathroom’s décor to panic buying and stockpiling during a pandemic. More recently, we’ve noticed an increasing number of our clients wondering about bamboo toilet paper – what it is, why it’s so popular, and (most importantly) whether it’s safe for their septic systems. … Read More

The Septic “Dirty Dozen”

Septic Dirty Dozen

When it comes to septic care and maintenance, there are several things that should never be flushed into your system. Keeping these Septic “Dirty Dozen” out of your system will extend the life of your septic system and save you a lot of headaches (and catastrophes) along the way.

What to Do in a Septic Emergency

Septic System Emergency

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.

Top Tips for Extending the Life of Your Septic System

One of the most common questions septic owners ask is how long they can expect their septic system to last. This isn’t too surprising when you consider that the average cost to replace a septic system can range from $13k to $25k.

Coffee Grounds & Your Septic System

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.

Locating Your Septic Drainfield

Where is your septic drainfield?

Knowing the location of your drainfield is important, not only for maintenance, but also so you can avoid accidentally damaging it. If you’re having trouble locating your septic drainfield, these tips will help point you in the right direction.

How is Toilet Paper Made?

Few people realize what toilet paper is made of, let alone how it’s made. So, here’s a fun primer detailing how toilet paper is made, the differences between virgin and recycled paper, and some fun facts, including which we recommend for use in your septic system.