How to Win The Septic Tank Odor Battle

The term “septic” refers to something infected and putrid, so it’s obvious that caring for your septic tank isn’t a pleasant task. As much as it stinks (pun intended), getting rid of the odor is a simple as routinely cleaning the tank, and installing great odor suppression products.

The Trick to keeping everything smelling fresh and homey is adequate ventilation, coupled with thorough sanitation and cleaning efforts. A second set of roof ventilators will make a dramatic difference in the smell of an RV or trailer. It goes the same for all aspects of RV life really; cooking, smoking, and animals influence the smell of your RV as well. The number one thing to consider is ventilation.

The smell could also be from a full septic tank, which means you’ll need to empty and sanitize it. If your water usage was excessive, the tank may need attention sooner than usual. Keep that in mind for parties, long showers, water-balloon wars, and other things that could fill your tank quicker. The fuller the tank is, the closer it is to the actual surface, which means the smell is stronger. A clog could be the reason as well, so be sure everyone knows what not to flush!

You’re probably familiar with a bright blue chemical, as seen in most RV’s and trailers. This chemical has specific enzymes in it that will help remove odors. To find the right aftermarket product for your trailer, or RV, contact a septic tank professional.

Portable Potties to the Rescue

Over the years, portable toilets have been advancing from the smelly blue tubes that are stationed around some event to something that is more akin to an actual bathroom you might find in any restaurant or public place. Instead of “Porta Potties”, they are more like portable restrooms, with full sinks and multiple urinals or… Read more »

5 Ways to Keep Your Septic System Healthy

When a septic tank fails to function properly, everyone suffers. The smell of a broken or leaking septic system is unforgiving and overwhelming. If your home, trailer, or RV is a popular congregation area for family and friends, then a healthy, odorless septic system is vital. This is especially true if you often have guests… Read more »

Promote Proper Party Planning With Perfect Portable Potties!

Outdoor parties are the best, from holiday celebrations to memorable birthdays. However, the more guests you invite can mean severe problems for your household. A high volume of traffic translates into heavy treading on your carpets, knocked over trinkets, tracked in dirt, and overuse of the bathroom. Instead of watching the line form inside your… Read more »

How Often Should You Clean Your Septic Tank

We here at Freedom Septic Service, Inc. of Sykesville, Maryland, know that poop happens, and you don’t want to deal with it. So we do. Do you want to know why we’re called “Freedom?” It’s because we liberate your septic tank from the shackles of poop waste build-up and more. It’s a dirty, honestly disgusting… Read more »

The BAT Septic System Expected to Assist in Bay Restoration Project

The state of Maryland’s Department of the Environment has issued a new regulation for new construction on-site sewage disposal systems and replacement septic systems. The regulation was set forth and intended to affect not only “critical areas” designated in the Bay Restoration Project, but all new septic systems installed. Rather than a traditional septic system… Read more »

Cleaning Out Restaurant Grease Traps

If you’ve ever had a job in fast food or in the restaurant industry, you might have had an offensive experience with the grease trap. Even though the job is excessively unpleasant, someone has to do it. The consequences of grease buildup are severe, so just take our word for it. Your grease trap needs… Read more »

HAVING AN OUTDOOR WEDDING?

Wedding season is quickly approaching! You may already have the dress, picked the perfect outdoor wedding venue, and ordered the cake; but did you think of where your guests will go number one and two?  A restroom trailer may be the answer if you haven’t given it thought.  While most of us might think of… Read more »

Did you think of everything for your outdoor wedding?

You may already have the dress, picked the perfect outdoor wedding venue, and ordered the cake; but did you think of where your guests will go number one and two?  A restroom trailer may be the answer if you haven’t given it thought.  While most of us might think of portable toilets as unclean due… Read more »

Around The World in 8 Flushes – A Guide of What Not to Flush

Switzerland – There is a law that it is illegal to flush goldfish down the toilet. You would receive a double fine if you were to flush your (hopefully dead) pet Goldie down the toilet in your apartment after 10 p.m. as it is also illegal to flush after that time in Switzerland. Japan –… Read more »