Myths About Septic Tanks

If you use a septic tank for your home, it is important that you understand its basic functions and maintenance. There can be a lot of misinformation about septic systems. It is best to seek advice from a licensed professional like our crew members at Supeck Septic Services. Here are the common myths about septic tanks you should look out … Read More

How Does Septic Pumping Work?

Septic systems work by transferring the waste in your home through an underground pipe that connects to the septic tank. The tank is able to break down wastewater with bacteria. The solid waste sinks to the bottom of the tank, and the water flows out in a separate pipe. To avoid backups and flooding, you’ll need to make sure it … Read More

Can You Use a Garbage Disposal With a Septic Tank?

A garbage disposal is a device fitted to the waste pipe of a kitchen sink to shred up food so it can pass through plumbing. Many homeowners find this device to be convenient for cleaning up food waste, but what if your home has a septic tank? Can you still use a garbage disposal? The short answer is yes, but … Read More

How to Hide Your Septic Tank

Man planting flowers in yard

Spring has sprung and summer is not far behind! Now is the time of year we all flock to our yards to tend to the garden and tidy up the lawn. If you have a septic tank, you know that it’s not the most flattering addition to your yard. Not to worry! Here are some ways to make your septic … Read More

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.

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.

No Such Thing as “Good” Grease for Your Septic System

No good Grease for Septic System

Most septic owners are aware that pouring down the drain meat drippings, butter, and other greases that congeal at room temperature is a bad idea. Even if they don’t know the effect these FOGs (Fats, Oils, Grease) have on their septic system, they know they can create nightmare clogs in their pipes. But what most septic owners don’t realize is … Read More

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.