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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: Flushable Items, Septic System Maintenance

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 Tank Pumping, Septic System Maintenance, Septic System Tips

5 Reasons to Have a Septic System Inspection

Posted by ADB Septic on January 10, 2019

Your septic system is essential to keeping your home functioning properly. For this reason, inspecting your septic system is important to make sure everything remains in good working order. During a septic system inspection, a professional assess your tank as well as your system’s water flow. He or she will also provide you with a detailed report of his findings and make suggestions for future maintenance. A septic system inspection is the best way to stay informed about the state of your septic system, ensuring that you’re never caught off guard.

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Topics: Septic System Inspection, Septic System Maintenance

What Gets Pumped Out During a Septic Tank Cleaning?

Posted by ADB Septic on January 2, 2019

Pumping your septic tank is one of the most important parts of septic system maintenance. Solids will build up in your septic tank over time, and if they’re not emptied out, they can seep into your yard or back up your pipes into your home. Most homeowners with septic tanks understand the importance of septic tank pumping, but do you know what is actually being pumped out of your tank? We’ve broken it down for you below.

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

5 New Years Resolutions to Make for Your Septic System in 2019

Posted by ADB Septic on December 26, 2018

2019 is right around the corner, and that means it’s a great time to make resolutions to improve your life in the New Year. One area that can greatly improve your life is to devote time to maintaining your septic system. Your septic system is an essential part of your home, responsible for disposing of waste and treating water to make sure it’s clean and safe to drink. For this reason, it’s important to take care of it. To make a change and start taking proper care of your septic system in the New Year, make the following resolutions.

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Topics: Septic System Maintenance, Septic System Tips

New Year New Septic System: Is it Time for a Replacement?

Posted by ADB Septic on December 20, 2018

Septic system maintenance is essential to keep your home functioning properly. If you’re on a regular pumping schedule and take care of any problems as soon as they occur, you’re likely to avoid major problems with your septic system. However, every septic system has an expiration date, even with the best possible maintenance. If you’re noticing problems with your system and there seem to be no other causes, it might be time for a septic system replacement. If your septic system is fairly old and you think it might need to be replaced, look for these signs. 

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Topics: Septic System Replacement, Septic System Maintenance, Septic System Installation

5 Tips to Keep Your Septic System Healthy at Christmas

Posted by ADB Septic on December 18, 2018

Christmas is next week, meaning everyone is scrambling to finish their shopping, wrap gifts, bake cookies, and finish up any other holiday tasks. If you’re hosting guests over the weekend, on Christmas Eve, or on Christmas day, you’re probably scrambling to get your home in tip top shape, cleaning every room and making sure your decorations are in order. When preparing your home for the Christmas holiday, one thing that might slip your mind is your septic system. It’s important to properly prepare your septic system for guests and other holiday-related challenges to make sure it continues to function properly during this busy time.

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Topics: Septic System Maintenance, Holiday Septic System Maintenance, Preparing for the Holidays

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