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.

H2Ohio Updates: Chippewa Lake & Farming Grants

As we prepare to embark upon a new year, H2Ohio is gearing up with new projects to continue the statewide efforts to clean up our waterways and improve our drinking water quality. Read on to learn about exciting new developments with the H2Ohio Initiative.

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.

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.

Can a Septic System Have Too Many Bacteria?

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.