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What to Expect When Your Septic Tank is Being Pumped

Posted by ADB Septic on June 13, 2019

Pumping your septic tank is the most important part of septic system maintenance. Your tank needs to be pumped regularly, typically every three years, to ensure your system can properly dispose of waste and treat wastewater. If you’re new to owning a septic system, you might not know what to expect during your first septic tank pumping. We’ve broken down the steps to a septic tank pumping to help you understand the process and be prepared.

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Topics: Septic System Maintenance, Septic Tank Pumping

Summer is Here: Is Your Septic System Ready?

Posted by ADB Septic on May 25, 2019

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, summer has truly arrived. We’ve already been noticing warmer weather and the spring rain has even let up a little. During the summer time, most people spend a fair amount of time outside, landscaping, doing work around the yard, and enjoying outdoor parties. During the summer, it’s important to remember your septic system and its unique needs to avoid any problems. We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you keep your septic system in good working order throughout the summer months.

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Topics: Septic System Maintenance, Summer Septic System Maintenance

8 Tips to Keep Your Septic System Healthy Between Pumpings

Posted by ADB Septic on May 10, 2019

Owning a septic system might seem like a daunting task, with all of the required maintenance. However, when you take care of your septic system, you are unlikely to run into large problems that can be both costly and time-consuming. Taking care of your septic system isn’t as hard as you might think, but there are important things to consider. Having your tank pumped regularly is the most important thing you can do for maintenance. However, between pumpings, there are a few steps you can take to make sure your septic system remains healthy and functions optimally.

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Topics: Septic System Maintenance, Septic System Health

Should I Use Septic Tank Additives?

Posted by ADB Septic on April 26, 2019

Many homeowners with septic systems are looking to extend the life of their septic systems. Septic systems can last decades, but each one has an expiration date. To extend the life of your system, you can keep up with proper maintenance and avoid doing damage to your tank. However, some people turn to septic tank additives, believing that they will improve the health of the system, which will extend its lifespan. Do these additives really work? We’ve broken it down for you in the post below.

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Topics: Septic System Maintenance, septic tank additives

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

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