Category Archives: Septic Tanks

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 prepare and maintain your septic tank during the winter!

Keep your system insulated

Septic Services in the WinterProvide insulation above your septic tank and drain field to prevent your system from freezing this winter. Grass works to keep your system insulated, but if your property does not have much grass, consider other options like a septic blanket or mulch. Snow actually works to provide insulation by keeping the heat in your system and preventing freezing conditions.

Add some vegetation around your system during the colder months, as well for extra insulation!

Use your system regularly

Avoid a frozen septic system by utilizing it regularly during the winter months. Allow enough sewage to enter the system to help maintain its temperature. Leaving the system alone in the winter increases the chance of the system freezing from stagnant water. Try not to use excessive amounts of water that could overload your system, but do continue to use water at your average rate throughout the winter.

Schedule an inspection

Septic tanks are susceptible to issues that could result in your tank freezing when colder weather sweeps through your area. Have your system inspected for cracks that could allow water to seep into the tank and seek out drainage problems before they spell disaster for your home.

Keep your septic tank running without fail this winter with the help of the experts at Freedom Septic Service, Inc. Give us a call at 410-795-2947 today to learn more about our septic system cleaning services!

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

Easy Ways to Conserve Water and Protect Your Septic System

If your home relies on a septic system, it’s a good idea to try to conserve the amount of water you use on a daily basis. Fortunately, it’s not that difficult to do. By slightly tweaking some of your normal activities, you can significantly cut down on your water usage and protect the health ofContinue Reading

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?Continue Reading

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 treatmentContinue Reading