Understanding and Maintaining a Grease Trap

How Do Grease Trap Work? Various establishments need grease traps for their large kitchens. Schools, businesses, and hospitality services use these traps to contain waste, grease, and other things that shouldn’t go down a drain. Some people, particularly restaurant workers, have had the unfortunate experience of dealing with a full or broken grease trap. The… Read more »

Take Care of Potential Septic Issues Before Winter Sets In

Winter will be here before we know it, and that means it’s time to take care of any septic maintenance items you might have neglected during the spring and summer. Have you been catching whiffs of a nasty rotten egg smell on warm days? Have you spotted puddles of standing water in your drain field?… Read more »

How Septic Systems Can Freeze in Winter

Most septic systems should be able to survive the winter without any freezing taking place, even in environments with very low temperatures. However, freezing is something that septic owners need to be aware of and actively work to prevent. One of the most common reasons behind freezing is a lack of snow cover over the… Read more »

How Often Should You Have Your Septic System Pumped Out?

  Your septic system treats wastewater by temporarily holding it in tank where heavy solids and scum are allowed to separate from the water over time. During this process, the partially-treated wastewater flows from the septic tank to a distribution box, where it is routed to a network of drain field trenches for secondary treatment… Read more »

The Benefits of Cleaning Your Grease Trap Regularly

You don’t tend to think of grease too much, but if you totally ignore it, there will be problems. What is the Grease Trap? A grease trap is a plumbing device that intercepts most greases and solids before they enter a wastewater disposal system. You should clean your grease trap regularly. Of course, most people… Read more »

Why is a Pretreatment Septic Tank Important?

On January 1, 2013, it became mandatory that all septic tank installations in the State of Maryland include a pretreatment septic tank. If you are building a new home or are having a septic tank installed after your last tank stopped working, you’ll be happy to note that these pretreatment systems provide several benefits. Pretreatment… Read more »

How to Safely Clear a Clogged Sink Drain

Whether it is hair, grease, or something worse, clogged sinks are a common source of headaches for homeowners. However, there are ways to clear a clogged sink on your own before turning to the professionals for help. Here are a few ways to safely clear a clogged sink drain. Remove the sink stopper Start with… 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 »

Why Do Septic Tanks Break?

Summer is almost here, which means it will be time to bask in the warmth, take in the rays, and enjoy the nice weather while we can before another winter rolls around. We must remember that nice weather doesn’t come without its pitfalls. Sometimes, things breaks when the weather gets nicer – you know, like… Read more »

Outdoor Wedding Restroom Options

As Spring rolls around, we start thinking about wedding season. We’re sure many of you who are getting married this summer may have reservations for wedding reception places. With the pandemic still putting the stop on the number of people you can have at wedding receptions, many are looking to have weddings at home or… Read more »