How Do Storms Impact Your Septic System?

January 8, 2021

After heavy rain, septic problems can be common. Significant rainfall can quickly flood the ground around the soil absorption area (drainfield) leaving it saturated and making it impossible for water to flow out of your septic system. With nowhere to go, the water eventually travels backward through the plumbing system and back into drains and toilets and into your home. A flooded drainfield can also lead to untreated sewage flowing into the groundwater and local streams, putting them at risk for significant environmental contamination. What can you do to minimize your risk? FloHawks has a few simple tips to share...

View Article

Continue Reading
company icon

4 Things to Do When Your Septic System Floods

November 6, 2020

Earlier this year, we talked about some of the reasons why your drain field might flood. As we get into the rainy season, it is important to know what to do if your drain field does flood. Here are four things you should do if your septic system floods this winter. 1. Stop Running Water Through Your Pipes Until the water in the drain field has absorbed back into the ground, do not use your septic system. Running more water through your pipes will only increase the water level and add to the flooding. 2. Have Your Septic Tank Inspected...

View Article

Continue Reading
company icon

10 Worst Trees for Septic Systems

October 26, 2020

Trees add beauty, shade and value to your Tacoma, WA, property. However, their roots often cause problems for a home’s plumbing system. If you’re thinking about planting a new tree on your property, these are the 10 worst ones for your home’s septic system. 1. Willows Willow trees are tall and wide. As such, they need a large root system. Their roots are known to spread far and wide in search of moisture. 2. Beech Beeches are known for their longevity and height. They’re also known for shallow roots that grow vigorously. If you cut down a beech, its roots...

View Article

Continue Reading
company icon