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How Often Does My Septic Tank Need to Be Pumped?

December 8, 2020

When you have a septic system installed on your property, the first natural question is: how often does the tank need to be pumped? After all, no one wants to suffer through the worst parts of an overworked septic system.  Conventional wisdom indicates that you should schedule septic tank pumping in El Centro, CA, every three to five years. That said, the answer isn’t quite as cut and dry as all that. First of all, two years is a massive window of time during which you should schedule a pump. Second, some environments may require more specialized care or frequent... View Article

When Should You Clean Your Septic System?

December 7, 2020

For millions of people across the country, a septic tank is more than just the place where their wastewater collects; it’s a lifeline. Without a functioning septic tank, you’d have to deal with physically removing the used water from your home. Fortunately, a septic system makes it easy to live anywhere, even off the grid, and still have a working source of waste disposal.  Once it’s put into the ground, your septic tank can last a very long time. Properly installed, concrete tanks can last up to 40 years. That said, you can’t expect decades of service from your septic... View Article

Five Steps for Proper Septic Tank Maintenance

December 4, 2020

Keeping up on your septic tank care is part of your duties as a homeowner. Sometimes it’s hard to add yet another task to the to-do list, but failing to keep up with septic maintenance can be a health and safety hazard. Luckily, most of these maintenance tasks are pretty hands-off—and in the case of maintenance and pumping, are scheduled years apart. Here’s everything you need to know to keep up with septic system maintenance in El Centro, CA. Inspect your system regularly The best way to spot issues before they become major, costly problems is to inspect your system... View Article

What is RV Black Tank Flushing?

December 3, 2020

If you’ve got an RV, you’ve got a black tank—the under-rig tank that holds all the waste from your toilet. Like any piece of equipment, you need to understand how to properly maintain and flush your black tank. Otherwise, you might find that your toilets no longer function, which defeats the purpose of having an RV in the first place! Read on to learn everything you need to know about RV black tank dumping in El Centro, CA. The Basics of Black Tanks Your RV likely has two different tanks: one that catches all the water from your sinks and... View Article

How to Locate Your Drainfield

December 2, 2020

Forgot exactly where your drainfield is? Have you purchased new property and aren’t sure where the septic system is located? It’s important to figure out exactly where your drainfield is located. Since you’ll need to keep up with septic system maintenance in El Centro, CA, it’s worth knowing where on the property your drainfield is and how far it spans. You don’t want to plant a garden right above your drainfield, accidentally drive across it or build anything on top of it! Here’s how to locate your drainfield. If, after following these tips, you still have trouble finding it, a... View Article

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