What exactly is a drain field, leach field, leach bed or lateral line?

Drain fields, leach fields, lateral lines, cesspits, leach beds and other absorption beds are all basically designed to do the same thing – get rid of septic waste. So, what exactly are they and how do they help? Well, here is a brief overview of what might be attached to the other side of your septic tank. Leach beds are pretty much of a simple design. A pipe leaving your … Read more

Preparing Your Septic System for Holiday Visits

 It’s that time of the year again where most of us will have random or planned holiday visits from friends and family. While enjoying time with acquaintances is rewarding and pleasurable, many homeowners experience septic system problems during these heavy use times. These helpful tips can help you avoid an embarrassing situation or worse yet – a backup right in the middle of your gathering!  1) Restrict laundry loads or … Read more

8 Ways to Keep Your Septic System Healthy

The most common sewage disposal system widely used today is the septic tank along with a drain field or leach field. If the soil surrounding your home is suitable, a septic system can usually be installed and will provide many years of hands off sewage disposal. Of course, nothing lasts forever, but, to make sure that your system stays in top shape, these handy tips might get you a few … Read more

Septic tank enzymes

An enzyme is a chemical that is produced by bacteria that breaks down organic matter within your septic system. Enzymes break waste down into smaller particles and liquid, making it easier for bacteria to digest them. Enzymes are simply chemicals – they are not living things, and they cannot grow or reproduce themselves. Enzymes are manufactured by bacteria, and used by the bacteria in order to digest waste inside the … Read more

Caring for your septic tank and system

  Since most people don’t think about their septic system, many systems fail due to their owners thinking everything is running just fine since there aren’t any smells or puddles in the yard. Things may appear fine on the surface, but, there is a fine balancing act going on underground that you should be familiar with to help prevent costly repairs in the future.  The simplest way to care for … Read more