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how septic systems work

how septic systems work

Watch this video for a basic understanding how simple septic systems work. This applies to all Gravity Septic systems. The more you know     Thanks for watching,   Ronnie

Septic tank backed up due to a clogged filter

Septic tank backed up due to a clogged filter

Here is a friendly tip if you’re backed up in an emergency. ¬†This home has a 2 compartment septic tank and an outlet filter that screens the effluent going to the drainfield. ¬†This filter should be cleaned annually. ¬†There is diaper wipes in this tank, so we pumped it out the same day. In the video I pulled the filter out and put it back in right away, didn’t want to send too much unscreened effluent to the drainfield. ¬†I…

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septic system homeowner inspection video

septic system homeowner inspection video

This link is the best video, by far, I have seen for homeowner self inspection. ¬†Just in case you are one of those that want to share in the joy in septic work. ¬†If you have 25 minutes, please watch this video. ¬†If you don’t wish to participate in your self inspection, at least you will see what we are looking at when inspecting your system. Now this is filmed for those needing explanations at nearly every step. ¬†But this…

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Neglected Septic Pump Screens

Neglected Septic Pump Screens

Here is a video of what happens when these screens are not cleaned annually. ¬†And there is no “septic technician” in a bottle. ¬†There’s no magical chemical that you flush that can clean this screen. ¬†It needs to be completely disassembled and cleaned. ¬†There’s no other way around it. The consequences of not¬†performing¬†this maintenance, will be a pump that is starved and eventually burns up. ¬†And these are not cheap pumps at all. ¬†They start out at about $400 to…

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Kitchen Grease in Septic Tank

Kitchen Grease in Septic Tank

Here’s what happens when grease is added to the septic tank. ¬†The PH drops and all septic tank bacteria dies, and this happens. ¬†Let me tell you that this is never ever supposed to look like this. ¬†The damage done to this sytem is really expensive. No grease down the septic tank ever. ¬†Or this can happen  

Ground Water Intrusion causes massive damage when septic alarm is ignored

Ground Water Intrusion causes massive damage when septic alarm is ignored

Here is a video of another, “less expensive” riser installation on a septic system. ¬†This homeowner simply took the lowest bid without asking questions. ¬†And honestly, thought, “We are putting a collar on a septic tank.” ¬†How hard can it be. ¬†So he took the lowest bidder not realizing we have to be concerned about high ground water tables. ¬†Now this has created a lot of problems downstream in this septic system. Now this started taking on ground water back…

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