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 good… Read more »

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 of… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Don’t Throw Your Resolutions down the Drain

Welcome to 2016! From all of us at Freedom Septic Service, we hope you and your family had a great holiday season, but now that it is the first week of the New Year, we have to get back in the driver’s seat and drive down that road of the daily grind. Sometimes this road… Read more »

Make Home Repair the New Holiday Tradition

Last week all of America celebrated Thanksgiving. From all of us at Freedom Septic Service we hope you had a happy holiday. Now comes the tough part of the holiday season, the long stretch where we think only of shopping, money, and family gatherings. It can be stressful, that’s for sure, and given all that… Read more »

Septic Tank Maintenance More Costly Then You Think

If your neighborhood isn’t on city sewer infrastructure, your septic tank is more of investment than you think. Keeping it in proper working order is an investment in your home. And makes your home more appealing to potential buyers for obvious reasons. Neglecting your septic tank could cost you more than the cost of replacement…. Read more »