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What’s That “Rotten Egg” Smell?

A sewer gas odor can come from your household septic system or the sanitary sewer system. If you notice a foul smell that is causing a problem in your home, it may be sewer gas. WHAT IS SEWER GAS? Septic StenchSewer gas is a complex mixture of toxic and non-toxic gasses that can be present […]

Bacterial Breakdown in Septic Tanks

Life inside your septic tank is a carefully maintained of billions of naturally occurring microscopic critters living in a septic system, allowing it to work properly. For bacteria activity to occur, a septic tank should have a temperature above 40 degrees F. Bacteria, which are naturally present in all septic systems, digest the solids that […]

Are the chemical additives really helping?

Numerous septic tank chemical additives products are readily available in the marketplace today. Manufacturers claim that these additives are designed to “rejuvenate” bacterial populations living in a septic system, which can easily be destroyed by household chemicals. Other enzyme type-additives are intended to reduce fats, oils, and grease in a septic tank and supposedly minimize […]

5 Tips to Avoid Plumbing Disasters This Holiday Season

Nobody wants to deal with a plumbing issue during the holidays, as it’s time to decorate and spend time with family and friends. If you’re entertaining, you want your guest to remember your party as a pleasant event. The last thing you need is a plumbing disaster such as clogged drains or toilet backups. Here […]

How to Check for Hidden Leaking Pipes in Your Home

If you have a plumbing leak in your home, it’s critical to find the affected pipe as soon as possible. It can quickly cause major damage, costing you a lot of money and time. Here are some of the telltale signs you have a leaking pipe. FloHawks Plumbing + Septic is a locally owned and […]