There are many essential elements to any household, including a properly functioning heating and cooling system, a sound roof overhead, and a healthy septic system. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not give their septic systems much thought due to several myths circulating about the care and maintenance of septic systems. So we set out to debunk some of the most common … Read More
One key difference between commercial and residential septic systems in the state of Ohio is which governmental agency is in charge of regulating them. The Ohio Department of Health oversees the regulation of residential septic systems, while the Ohio EPA oversees septic systems for most businesses, whether industrial or commercial, including anything other than one-, two-, or three-family dwellings.
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.
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
You may think you’re making your septic system more efficient by using additives, like Rid-X, to give the bacteria in your tank a little boost. But beware! It can interfere with your system’s treatment process and put your entire septic system at risk of catastrophic failure. Read More
When it comes to the costs of owning a home, one of the most potentially expensive repairs a homeowner will face is replacing a septic system. We are often asked how long septic systems typically last, and the answer is largely dependent on how careful a homeowner is about the care and maintenance of their system. Read More