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How Often Should I Pump My Septic Tank?

Posted by ADB Septic on April 12, 2019

Most homeowners with septic systems know how important pumping your tank is to septic system maintenance. Failing to pump your tank regularly can result in damage to the system, overflowing waste, nasty backups, and foul odors in your yard and your home. Pumping your tank will help your entire system continue to dispose of waste efficiently and increase the lifespan of your septic tank. But what is the optimal pumping schedule for your septic tank? We’ve broken it down for you below.

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Topics: Septic System Maintenance, Septic Tank Pumping

Does My Septic Tank Need to Be Pumped?

Posted by ADB Septic on April 4, 2019

If you own a home with a septic system, you probably know that pumping out your tank regularly is one of the most important aspects of maintenance. However, many septic system owners do not know the exact frequency at which you should pump your tank. Although it can vary due to a variety of factors, in general your tank should be pumped every 3-5 years. If you’re wondering whether it’s time to pump your septic tank, we’ve compiled a list of signs that indicate your tank is in need of a pumping.

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Topics: Septic System Maintenance, Septic Tank Pumping

Septic System Inspections: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by ADB Septic on April 2, 2019

If your home has a septic system, it’s an essential part of the overall functioning of your home. To keep your septic system running optimally, regular inspections are important to make sure everything is in working order and to catch any potential issues early. If you’re interested in a septic system inspection or wondering if your home needs one, we’ve compiled the information you need to know.

What are the Different Types of Inspections?

Visual Inspections

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Topics: Septic System Maintenance, Septic System Inspection

Can I Use Bleach If I Have a Septic System?

Posted by ADB Septic on February 28, 2019

Many homeowners worry about the materials that go down their drains. If you don’t pay close attention to these materials, you could end up dumping materials down your drain that are harmful to your septic tank. In moderation, bleach will not harm your septic tank. However, there are many precautions that should be taken when exposing your septic system to bleach, as it can be very harmful. Read below to learn about the dangers of exposing your septic system to bleach.

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Topics: Septic System Maintenance, Bleach, Bleach in Septic System

6 Questions to Ask When Buying a Home With a Septic System

Posted by ADB Septic on February 26, 2019

Buying a home is a very exciting process, but there are countless things to consider and questions to ask. If you’re buying a home with a septic system, there are questions you should ask the seller specifically about the septic system. When you’re properly informed about the septic system in the home you’re buying, you can make a proper decision about the affordability of the house as well as a look into future maintenance you might be responsible for. We’ve compiled a list of the most important questions to ask when buying a home with a septic system to make sure everything is in proper working order.

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Topics: Septic System Maintenance, Septic System Inspection, Buying a Home With a Septic System

Keep These Things Out of Your Septic Tank [Infographic]

Posted by ADB Septic on February 7, 2019

When your septic system functions properly, it can remove all of the waste from your home, treat your wastewater, and protect the environment around your home by producing clean groundwater. Because your septic system is so important to your home and your environment, you’ll want to keep it in proper working order. One of the most important ways to do this is to watch what you’re flushing down the toilet.

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Topics: Septic System Maintenance, Flushable Items

10 Things You Might Not Know About Your Septic System

Posted by ADB Septic on February 5, 2019

If your home has a septic system, you probably know how important it is to keep your home running. It is responsible for collecting the waste from your home, filtering wastewater, and ensuring that the groundwater around your home remains clean and sanitary. The importance of your septic system is no secret, but there are a few fun facts about your septic system that you might not know. We’ve compiled a list of the top ten fun facts about your septic system.

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Topics: Septic System Maintenance, Septic System Tips, Septic System Facts

How Can I Extend the Life of My Septic System?

Posted by ADB Septic on January 29, 2019

Your septic system is an important part of your home, responsible for disposing of waste and treating your groundwater to avoid contamination. Proper maintenance is important to keep your system functioning properly, but, unfortunately, every septic system has a lifespan, which is usually about 20 years. Although there’s nothing you can do to stop your septic system from eventually breaking down, with some extra effort and care, you can extend its lifespan significantly. We’ve compiled a list of tips that can help!

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Topics: Septic System Maintenance, Septic System Care

Top 5 Signs It’s Time for Septic System Maintenance

Posted by ADB Septic on January 24, 2019

Your septic system is an important part of your home, as it is responsible for handling waste and treating wastewater. If your home has a septic system, it’s important to do what you can to keep your system in good working order. One of the most important things you can do to keep your septic system functioning is to keep an eye out for warning signs that your system is in need of maintenance to fix small problems before they turn into big, expensive ones. We’ve compiled a list of the top five signs that your septic system is in need of immediate maintenance.

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Topics: Septic System Maintenance, Signs of Septic System Failure

10 Factors That Affect Your Septic Tank Pumping Schedule

Posted by ADB Septic on January 17, 2019

Pumping your septic tank is one of the most important parts of septic system maintenance. Your septic tank collects solid waste, filtering out liquids to be passed into the drain field and treated to be released as clean groundwater. To do its job correctly, your tank needs to be periodically emptied of its solids. Most homeowners with septic tanks know that they need to pump their tanks roughly every 3-5 years, but there are many different factors that will affect your recommended pumping schedule.

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Topics: Septic System Maintenance, Septic System Tips, Septic Tank Pumping

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