2017 EPA’s SepticSmart Week!

Just like one week every fall, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is focusing on educating homeowners and communities about proper maintenance and care for septic systems! “Do your part to be ‘SepticSmart'”! If you’re a homeowner, check out this link for helpful tips and information about your system: SepticSmart Homeowners

2016 EPA’s SepticSmart Week!



Every year the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promotes septic tank awareness and offers information and suggestions to homeowners.  The information provided encourages those with septic systems to maintain them properly and forget the idea of “Out of Sight, Out of Mind”.



For EPA resources, click the link here: RESOURCES  Here you can view helpful information regarding how your septic system works, how to maintain the system and why it’s important, what happens after you flush, etc.  Seriously, some really good information to have as a homeowner with a septic system.

The Effects of Powdered Detergent



A recent article out of Pumper Magazine titled “Septic Care: Explaining the Effects of Detergents” really peaked our interest given we often see the effects of powdered detergent all the time.  When cleaning a septic tank, it can be difficult to differentiate powered detergent with grease as the detergent clumps together forming a grease-like substance that does not biodegrade in your system.  It is actually possible for powdered detergent to clog the system or block a drain.  Inexpensive detergents contain excessive amounts of fillers that can include ingredients such as clay, which can turn into more of a solid when in contact with the liquids of your septic system.  For detergents, it is best to stick with liquid… in the best case scenario, a liquid with no extra additives or harmful chemicals.

For a list of healthy detergents and cleaning supplies, check out the Environmental Working Group’s list of safe alternative products.