Building in the Bush? What You Need to Know about Septic Tanks
12 March 2018
If you hate the idea of living right in the middle of a congested city, you may be planning to build your new home in a rural area, where you can get some peace and quiet. While there are many advantages to doing so, you also have some additional issues to overcome. For example, it's likely that you will be a long way from access to any public sewer and will have to consider the installation of a septic tank.
How to Avoid Stressing Your Septic System
27 February 2018
The septic system in your residential property can get overloaded to the extent of collapsing if you don't take conscious steps to limit the extent to which that system is stressed. This article discusses some of the measures that can help you to prevent your septic system from failing prematurely.
Enlarge the Absorption Field
Many septic system problems can be traced to an overloaded drain field. For example, sewage backflows may be due to a compacted drain field that can no longer absorb the liquid discharged from the septic tank.
How to Prolong the Life of Your Sand Filter System
26 October 2017
As a homeowner, you can take several measures to ensure that sand filter systems on your property last for a long time. Below are some useful steps that can assist you:
Maintain your lawn
Mowing your lawn does more than keep your property attractive. A mowed lawn can prolong the useful life of your sand filter system. This is because the grass absorbs the moisture that is discharged by the septic system.
What you should know about having a septic system in the winter
9 August 2016
When you have a septic system, you need to be careful about everything from the pipes to the tank. Not only should you be careful what goes down the drains and have the tank pumped regularly, but, when the temperatures drop in the winter, it also requires some special care and attention. Here are some things to know about having a septic system during the winter season.
The Septic System Can Freeze