Category Archives: Septic System Tips

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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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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Septic System Myths

Myth: “My neighbor/ friend/ etc. hasn’t had their septic pumped in 20 years! I don’t need to have mine pumped so often.” Fact: These are VERY rare cases, when all conditions are perfect. Just because their system has had such … Continue reading

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What causes odor in the “house” that smells like my septic tank?

Your roof vent that vents your plumbing could become plugged with leaves, debris, or snow in the winter. Check to see if it is clear. Check your vent(s) on your drainfield for your septic system. Be sure they are free … Continue reading

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How to Conserve Water

Repair leaky faucets. Just one leaky faucet can waste up to 4,000 gallons of water per month. When buying a new shower head, toilet, washing machine or dishwasher, look for models that conserve on water use.  Run FULL loads when … Continue reading

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Winter Tips for Your Septic Tank

Make sure to keep snowplows away from your tank and drainfield. The plows can compact soil or dig up the area around your system and cause damage. When the temperatures drop, you may be concerned about your tank freezing. Completely … Continue reading

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