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...

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Is Your Soap Damaging Your Septic System?

July 11, 2018

Although you may not realize it, your septic system works hard for you every day treating all the wastewater coming from your home. Every flush of the toilet, water flowing down the drain after a shower, or a load of laundry is treated by the hard-working microbes in your septic system. Septic tanks require a delicate balance of bacteria and enzymes to break down waste. In return, the bacterial action in the septic tank needs some regular care and maintenance to keep it healthy and in working order. However, you may be disrupting that delicate process by using harsh dishwashing...

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Grass Is Always Greener with a Drainfield Leak

August 27, 2015

The grass always being greener may sound like a good thing, but this saying may not always be true. The grass around your septic system can give you a clue as to the condition of your septic system’s health. Bright green grass in your yard may indicate a leak or early failure of your septic system’s drainfield. This could be the first indication to call FloHawks for a septic system inspection. What’s Going On In My Drainfield? Your drainfield is an important part of your septic system. Once wastewater effluent leaves your septic tank, it flows along into the drainfield...

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