Category Archives: Septic Tanks

Why Does My Toilet Get Clogged?

Why Does My Toilet Get Clogged?

Yes, we have all been through this. You use the restroom, flush the toilet, and see the water start to rise.  Our heart jumps, and our eyes widen when we see it happen.  What could be worse? Using someone else’s toilet is worse. But let’s try and clear up why this can happen.

Toilet clogs can cause some issuesThe reasons behind it

A logical reason would be you’ve flushed something that should NOT be flushed down the toilet ever. But, some other reasons, people aren’t aware of.

Here are some reasons:

  • 1st Low-flow toilet
  • Flushing items besides toilet paper
  • Toilet trap blocked
  • Main sewer line issues
  • Plumbing vent blockage

These are the major issues. Another issue can be simply you’re using too much toilet paper, or the toilet paper may be too thick for a low-flowing toilet.

How to avoid getting the toilet clogged

There are very simple solutions to avoiding this scary situation in your home.  As for someone else’s home, just hope they don’t have clogging issues. One thing you can do if you have an old low-flow toilet is to watch how much toilet paper you use, and flush nothing else.

Septic Maintenance

Septic maintenance is recommended to keep your septic system working properly and Freedom Septic Service, Inc. is the best in the business. It is crucial, even if you have a good system.  Everything in your home works better when it gets a check-up.

Contact Freedom Septic Service, Inc. at 410-795-2947 if you’re having reoccurring issues and believe it may have something to do with your septic.

When Should You Pump Out Your Septic Tank?

When Should You Pump Out Your Septic Tank?

Your septic tank allows for safe wastewater disposal, so keeping it properly serviced is important for you and your tank’s health and safety. There are many signs that indicate it is time to pump out your septic tank; below we’ve highlighted the most common! Flooded drain fields Out of sight, out of mind: when youContinue Reading

Why is My Septic Tank Gurgling?

Why is My Septic Tank Gurgling?

It’s something you don’t want to hear: the distinct gurgling noise of your septic tank, letting you know that something could be wrong. Homeowners everywhere know the heartache involved with blockages and backups, and so wish to avoid them when possible. If you happen to hear your pipes and septic tank making those gurgling sounds,Continue Reading

Caring for Your Septic Tank During the Winter

As the cold winter months usher in fresh snowfalls, freezing temperatures, and icy conditions, it is time to pay some extra special attention to your home’s septic system. Your septic system maintains your home’s wastewater, so it is important to make sure your system is ready for harsher conditions. Here are some ways to prepareContinue Reading

Septic Tank Do’s and Don’ts

Your septic tank is the foundation of your waste system. It’s how you keep your property’s hygiene up-to-code and how you manage sewage or any flooding. However, this well-oiled machine will only function properly with your help. Here are a few things to do—and more importantly—a few things not to do when it comes toContinue Reading

Why Does Your Septic Tank Smell and How to Fix It

Your septic tank is a well-oiled machine in your home, easily getting the job done without much maintenance on your end. However, it’s possible for septic odors that can’t escape properly to begin seeping up throughout your home. So what’s actually causing the stench and what can you do to fix it? A clogged drainContinue Reading

How to Save Water at Home

Many would agree that we take our clean water for granted sometimes and it’s easy to do because we are used to having it right at our disposal. However, it takes a lot of energy—and money—to ensure that our water stays clean and usable. Keep reading to learn how to be more efficient at homeContinue Reading

A Guide to Finding Your Septic Tank

You know what the issue is: it’s your septic tank. Something’s wrong, and it’s causing all sorts of problems throughout your property. Only problem is, you don’t know where it is! Believe us: you are not alone. Finding your septic tank can be easier said than done. That’s why we here at Freedom Septic ServiceContinue Reading

Get Your Septic System Ready for Spring Showers

It might not feel like spring just yet here in Maryland, but before we know it these snow showers will give way to the steady rains of springtime. We tend to get a lot of precipitation in the early weeks of spring, which can put additional stress on your septic system if you’re not careful.Continue Reading

Septic Tank Additives Can Do More Harm Than Good

We know that having a hygienic and functional septic system is essential for many of the homes and businesses in our area. At some point, you may have even heard that using additives can improve the performance of your septic system. The truth is, however, that using these septic additives isn’t always such a goodContinue Reading