Troubleshooting Septic Problems

Troubleshooting Septic Problems

  • When Your Drain Smells

    You've just cleaned the house and everything should smell lemony clean. Then you catch a whiff of something foul coming from your drain, something that smells like a combination of rotten food and wet dog. Whenever your drains really start to smell, you need to investigate to find the cause. Sometimes a bad odor is a sign of a big drain problem. Worse, the odors themselves can be dangerous to your health.

  • Questions To Ask Before Installing A Septic Tank

    Are you thinking about building a new vacation cabin? Will this place be mostly off-grid, with no access to a city sewer system? If you're used to a city sewer system, thinking about a septic tank can seem confusing. Before you agree to any septic tank installation, here are some questions you may want to ask about the system itself: Is a tank of this size going to work for this cabin?

  • 3 Tips For Hosting A Wedding At Your House When You Have A Septic System

    When you have a large, beautiful home on an acreage, offering to host a wedding for your own children or close family members and friends is a wonderful thing to do. But if your house has a septic system, there are several things you will have to think about before dozens or even hundreds of wedding guests are using your restrooms. Use the following tips to prevent major sewage problems when hosting a wedding at a home with a septic system:

  • 4 Mistakes To Avoid When Your Home Has A Septic System

    A septic system does a great job of removing waste from a home, but it works a little bit different than a typical municipal sewer system. If you're moving into a house with a septic system, you may need to make some adjustments to ensure that the system remains in good repair. Avoid the following common septic system mistakes to ensure that you don't experience a disgusting mess and incur costly repairs:

  • 4 Ways To Care For Your Septic System

     Owning a residential septic tank system comes with a number of benefits — you are off the grid from your municipality utilities, save plenty of money on your plumbing and don't have to worry about any widespread issues that those connected to the local utility company have to deal with. However, the onus of caring for the tank lies with you, so you need to understand how to get the best performance out of your septic tank.

  • About Me

    Troubleshooting Septic Problems

    When we first purchased our home in the mountains, I had no idea what I was up against. Whenever we would visit, I was surprised to see and smell the way that the property had changed. I realized that the vacation home always smelled like sewage, and it was really worrisome. I knew that I needed to do something to make things right, so I started looking into the plumbing system. I discovered that we had a septic tank, and that it needed to be pumped. This blog is all about troubleshooting septic system problems so that you can keep your place clean and sanitary.