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Things to Avoid Putting in Your Septic Tank #5 – Drain Cleaners

Things to Avoid Putting in Your Septic Tank #5 – Drain Cleaners

Drain cleaners are a no-no for all homeowners, even ones who don't have septic systems. Not only can chemical drain cleaners kill the good bacteria in your septic tank, they can also eat away at your pipes! The caustic soda or lye used in them is a powerful oxidizer...

Things to Avoid Putting in Your Septic Tank #1 – Medications

Things to Avoid Putting in Your Septic Tank #1 – Medications

When you have leftover medications on hand it can be tempting to flush them away. DON’T. Pharmaceuticals can destroy the bacterial balance in your septic system, causing septic failure.  They also contribute to the proliferation of “superbugs”, antibiotic-resistant...

The Top 6 Things to Avoid Putting in Your Septic System

Caring for Your Septic System If you have a septic system in your home, you need to be very careful about what household products you use. Septic systems rely on bacteria to break down wastes and solids, but these bacteria need a specific environment to survive. For...

Do You Need an Effluent Filter for Your Septic System?

Do You Need an Effluent Filter for Your Septic System?

Do you need to install an effluent filter in your septic system? Regardless of where you live, the state, city or even county you live in probably has their own specific requirements for homeowners with septic systems. Although following these requirements can help...

Do You Know Where Your Septic Tank is Located?

Do You Know Where Your Septic Tank is Located?

Most homeowners don't know where their septic tanks and drainfields are located, but it's an important bit of information to learn. If you were to ask a typical homeowner where their septic tank was located, you'd probably hear something like, "it's out in the yard...

The Ins and Outs of Septic Tank Pumping

The Ins and Outs of Septic Tank Pumping

If you have a septic tank, knowing a thing or two about septic tank pumping is incredibly important. A conventional septic tank needs to be pumped once every three to five years. Pumping removes the buildup of sludge and scum and helps prevent issues like clogs and...

Your Guide to Planting Trees Near Your Septic System Part 2

Your Guide to Planting Trees Near Your Septic System Part 2

Planting trees near your septic system can be tricky, because some species of trees can cause a lot of damage. Trees, shrubs and other plant life can enhance the design of any landscape, but if you have a septic system, it pays to be very careful when planting...

Your Guide to Planting Trees Near Your Septic System Part 1

Your Guide to Planting Trees Near Your Septic System Part 1

Are you looking to plant trees near your septic system? Trees are truly incredible. We rely on them for everything from adding beauty to our world to providing us with the oxygen we need to breathe. Trees can add a lot to your home’s landscape, but if you have a...

Protect Your Septic System by Conserving Water Part 3

If you use a septic system in your home, then water conservation can help you keep it running strong. Did you know that you can easily overload your septic system if you use too much water? When your septic system is overloaded, the bacteria that breaks down solids...

Protect Your Septic System by Conserving Water Part 2

Protect your septic system by learning how to conserve more water in your home! Do you want to avoid problems with your septic system? If so, one of the best things you can do is to reduce the amount of water you use in your home. If you overload your septic system,...

Protect Your Septic System by Conserving Water Part 1

Conserving water in your home is one of the best things you can do for your septic system. Using too much water in your home can quickly overload your septic system. The excess water will dilute the good bacteria in your system, making it more difficult to break down...

Preparing Your Septic System for Fall Part 3

With winter well on its way, fall is the perfect time of the year to prepare your septic system for the cold weather ahead. Winter, as well as the cold weather it brings, can be hard on your septic system. Although the fall is the perfect time of the year to carve...

Preparing Your Septic System for Fall Part 2

Fall is here, and winter will be here before you know it. Is your septic system ready for the winter? No one is a huge fan of the cold, and your septic system is no exception. Your septic system faces many unique challenges over the winter, and if you want to make...

Preparing Your Septic System for Fall Part 1

Fall is officially here, and it’s the perfect time of the year to perform a little maintenance on your septic system. Believe it or not, summer has finally come to an end, which means that we will be experiencing colder weather before we know it. The cold weather is...

Common Septic Tank Mistakes Part 3

Avoiding common septic system mistakes could help you keep your system running strong. When your septic system is in good shape, you don’t have to think twice about it, which is pretty nice, considering the alternative. Septic system problems are never fun to deal...

Common Septic Tank Mistakes Part 2

Knowing which mistakes to avoid is a big part of taking great care of your septic system. The last thing that anyone wants is to have problems with their septic systems, and luckily, if you take great care of your septic system, you don’t have to worry. However, many...

Common Septic Tank Mistakes Part 1

Keep your septic tank in good shape by knowing which septic system mistakes to avoid! Most people don’t give a second thought to their septic system until there is a problem, but that is the wrong way to go about it. Your septic system can be fairly easy to maintain...

Welcome to Septic Remedies

At Septic Remedies, we are proud to be your source for septic solutions. When you need a solution for your septic tank problems, there’s no better company to turn to than Septic Remedies. We have been working with septic systems for over 50 years now, and we have...