Category: Septic Tanks

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 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 »

How Does Soil Affect Your Septic System?

Before you have a septic system installed on your property, it’s important to have your yard’s soil tested to ensure that it will be able to handle everything that the septic system throws at it. Your soil will have a very important job, as it will be responsible for helping dispose of the effluent that… 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 »

How Do You Know If You Have a Septic Drain Field Problem?

How do you know if you have a septic drain field problem? There are several clues. First, do you notice that your toilets or drains aren’t flushing as fast as they used to? Have you heard any weird “septic noises?” Is your pump or high-level water alarm making noises? Next, outdoors where the septic drain… Read more »

Things to Avoid Dumping Down Your Drain

There are certain things that should go down the drain in your house and other things that should not. For instance, water from the kitchen sink or showerhead is meant to go down the drain. Coffee grounds, grease from the bacon you cooked on the stove, and eggshells are three things, for example, that belong… Read more »

How to Avoid Septic System Issues

When you do your “business”, at home does it go to the municipal sewer system (funded and maintained by your local government) or do you have a septic system? If you have a septic system, you’ve got an efficient, self-contained, underground wastewater treatment system. Somewhere on your property there’s a septic tank. This tank acts… Read more »

How to Help 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 »

Things to Avoid Putting In Your Septic System

Poop happens, right? A septic system is able to handle a lot of poop, but there are some things it’s not made to handle, like grease, tampons or motor oil. Septic systems are self-contained underground wastewater treatment systems. If your home isn’t connected to a municipal sewer system, you probably have a septic tank buried… Read more »

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Erratic Weather Leads to Broken Septic Tanks

All over the country, the strange weather is wreaking havoc on people’s minds and pocketbooks. In some areas, the weather is unseasonably warm whereas in other parts there are ongoing Snowmageddons that are tearing families apart. This week Winter Storm Kayla is spreading blizzard conditions through the Plains and Upper Midwest. Compare that to the… Read more »