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Grease down drains on Septic

Grease down drains on Septic

Just a friendly reminder to never put grease down your drains. Especially if you’re on septic. Believe me, there’s not enough water in your hot water heater to melt this grease. Not that you would want to anyways, the next step from here is the drainfield. Imagine what grease would do to dirt. Save your money, we would rather have normal, routine, septic pumping jobs than this. This really does create a lot more work. More work and harder the…

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Tree Roots in Septic Tank Removal

Tree Roots in Septic Tank Removal

Hello there septic system owners.  This blog post is about trees and what they do to your septic system.  But in this case it’s just the septic tank that stopped working.  They can do all sorts of damage. This client has been warned for many years.  10 years ago roots had started infiltrating the seams of the septic tank.  At that time the client was told it would be a good idea to cut the trees down by the septic…

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Service Call Fee for Septic Bids

Service Call Fee for Septic Bids

Here’s another story for the “I cannot make this stuff up file.”   Let’s talk fees for a second. Our “Service Call Fee” is $125.00. That fee get’s our truck on site and starts working for emergencies. But then we go by the hour plus parts until we are done.   There are other guys out there that’ll do a $75.00 service call.   We lose some work to this problem over the phone. One needs to understand the difference….

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Groundwater intrusion by heavy rains and high groundwater solved

Groundwater intrusion by heavy rains and high groundwater solved

  This homeowner did not want to divert water by digging rain drains and ditches. Super nice yard, didn’t want dug up. One option is to trench the water to off of the tanks and direct water downhill.  Frenchdrains work great for this too.  But in this case, the homeowner’s yard would have been destroyed to his house as that’s where the raindrains are, down hill. So we chose another alternative means to divert groundwater and rainwater off of his…

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Septic alarm and what it means

Septic alarm and what it means

This is a working model of a basic septic systems pump and alarm for a pressure drainfield, sand filter, or sand mound.  Geogrpahically, these two yellow float switches are located in the tanks with the wastewater.  The light signifies the pump.  When I raise the lower float switch, you must imagine my hand as wastewater.  This is what will trigger the pump to turn on.  The light comes on.  When the lower float is lowered, the light goes off. Now…

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Septic Tank Additives

Septic Tank Additives

This is  a great video. Now I did start recording a bit late.  But here’s how the story goes.  This is a home with two people living inside.  This tank is only 3 years old.  They use a commonly known septic tank additive every month.  They have been using it religiously. So they started backing up in the home.  They were confused and called us to find out what was wrong.  The septic tank was completely full of solids and…

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Happy Memorial Day 2012

Happy Memorial Day 2012

Happy Memorial Day. I have been knocking this idea around for a few days. I want to show my appreciation for those who serve. But didn’t want to do one of those cheesy Memorial Day Specials. I really want to make a difference in a Senior Veteran’s life. My way of saying thanks for their, and their family’s sacrifice. With that in mind. Please forward this post. Someone knows of a Senior Citizen Veteran, on septic, that needs serviced. First…

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Warning signs septic tank needs cleaned or pumped

Warning signs septic tank needs cleaned or pumped

Good morning. This week I have a great project. I will try to document and take all kinds of pictures. It is a septic system that has just started to back up. It’s in the plumbing of the house, but hasn’t backed up into the showers yet. For those of you who don’t have “alarms” and sophisticated septic systems there are warning signs to not ignore. 1. toilets are flushing really weird. Not normal at all. A huge sign the…

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Septic Tank not serviced correctly in 20 years by competitor

Septic Tank not serviced correctly in 20 years by competitor

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-rkhiq5HaI&feature=youtu.be The above video is from a customer that was referred to start using First Call Septic Services.  I am sure that she thought all septic service is the same, and the only difference must be price.  She couldn’t be further from the truth. She had one riser installed from my competitor for ease of access.  They have been servicing this tank for over 20 years. She called us.  When I came out to pump the tank, I saw a…

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