Category: Septic Tanks

Keep Your Septic System Running Smoothly

While our experienced team of technicians is always available when your septic system isn’t working properly, we want to give you the tools and knowledge to take care of it in the best way possible. Ideally, you won’t need to repair your system on a regular basis if you follow some basic guidelines and perform… Read more »

Septic System tank repairs in the winter

Winter Causes of Septic System Problems

If you own a home with a separate septic system on your land, you must look out for signs of problems year-round. During the winter months, there are different issues that could arise due to the colder temperatures and elements that are brought about during the season. Here are some causes due to the winter… Read more »

Septic System Warning Signs

Whether you’ve had your septic tank for years or you’ve recently installed a new system, understanding the warning signs that could indicate a major problem is always important. While you can expect most septic systems to run smoothly with the proper care and necessary preventative maintenance, there is always the chance that unexpected problems will… Read more »

How to Extend the Life of Your Septic System

If you have a septic system, there are some things you can do to help it perform its best over time. For instance, did you know that using liquid laundry detergent is better than the powdered version? There’s clay in powdered detergents, and it can plug up the disposal area. Also, avoid putting extreme amounts… 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 »

Winter Landscape

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 »

grease trap cleaning

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 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 »

Here’s Why You Should have a Septic Tank Inspection Before Buying a Home

If you’re buying a new home, there are many little details to consider in order to make sure everything goes well. One of those things to consider is having your septic tank inspected by a professional, like Freedom Septic Service. The septic tank for your new home is going to deal with waste and excrement…. Read more »