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
In a report published in 2013, the Ohio Department of Health estimated that 31% of Ohio’s septic systems were experiencing failure to some degree. The state has since put into place regulations requiring most septic systems to have a service agreement with an approved septic provider. The goal of these regulations is to help combat the environmental risks associated with … Read More
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
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