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A Guide to Basic Maintenance on Septic Systems

Part of being a homeowner is maintenance. Unfortunately a lot of homeowners forget about the maintenance on their septic systems. Here in Wisconsin, homeowners are reminded every 3 years to have their system pumped and inspected. But what can be … Continue reading

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Renting a Home With a Septic System

Less traffic, more privacy, peace and quiet… and extra costs??? If you are looking to rent a home in the country — that is, away from city water — you are probably looking forward to a little more privacy and … Continue reading

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A Few Basics to Septic Systems

If you are a new homeowner, just moved away from city-sewer, or want to educate yourself on your system, here are a few basics to help you out: Learn the location of your septic tank and drainfield, especially if your cover … Continue reading

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Fabric Softeners: Friend or Foe?

Perhaps you’ve seen the influx of information out there about fabric softeners and their toxicity.  Have you stopped to wonder if they are also dangerous for your septic system?  Here’s something to consider: the chemicals used in these household products … Continue reading

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Cover Landscaping

We just wanted to take a second to share this great example of beautifying your manhole cover area. It’s hard to tell that the rocks are actually synthetic! They do a such great job of hiding the covers.  

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Why should I install risers on my septic?

Installing risers on your underground septic cover will obviously save you a lot of time and effort digging it up when pumping or other work is needed. Homeowners may not know where their covers are and go to great lengths … Continue reading

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Can my system still have root problems in the winter?

Yes. It is strange to think that even though a tree doesn’t appear to grow in the cold winter months, the roots still do. In fact, they search for warm areas like your septic lines. Fortunately we are still able … Continue reading

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Will my water softener hurt my septic system?

A recent study showed that when your water softener is set to an efficient salt setting, it should not harm the septic system. It is recommended to keep the softener at a setting to use less salt, or update to … Continue reading

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