Sometimes people add things to their system (often additives like Rid-X) to increase the bacteria within the tank, which can cause significant damage. As surprising as it may be, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. This article will explore the role bacteria play within your system and discuss what problems can arise when a system has too much septic bacteria.
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
More than 42 million households in the US rely on private wells to supply water to their homes. The vast majority of these households also depend on septic systems to treat household wastewater. Many homeowners wonder about well water safety and whether their septic system may be contaminating their drinking water.
The Ohio Department of Health estimates there are more than a million households in Ohio that depend on septic systems to treat wastewater. In 2015, the ODH estimated that 31% of them were failing to some degree. Regulations to further protect Ohioans from septic failure have gone into effect since 2015, but many homeowners still wonder what pathogens may be … Read More
Depending on the size of a home and the number of occupants, a septic tank should be pumped every 1-3 years. Several factors contribute to requiring more frequent cleanings, such as having a garbage disposal (which we adamantly advise against), the age and design of the septic system, and the type and amount of solids being flushed into the system. … Read More
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