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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 […]

How Do Storms Impact Your Septic System?

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 […]

4 Things to Do When Your Septic System Floods

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 […]

10 Worst Trees for Septic Systems

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 […]

Everything to Know About Septic Tank Risers

If you have a septic system, it’s necessary to keep up with regular inspections and maintenance to avoid a septic failure and damage to your home and property. Septic tank risers are a key part of easy maintenance. They can be installed when you get a new or replacement septic tank, or one can be […]

How To Locate Your Septic Tanks

Knowing where your septic tank is located on your property is an important part of regular maintenance. Eventually, all septic tanks will require regular inspections and pumping to stay in good working order. Improper maintenance of an onsite septic system can reduce the lifespan of the system and could create a health hazard. But septic […]

What Are the Different Types of Septic Systems?

There are several different kinds of septic systems homeowners may have installed. An experienced septic system provider like [company_name] in Puyallup can help you decide which one is best for your particular situation and assist you with maintenance. It’s a long-term decision, so choosing the right type to install is important. Here are a few […]