1. Spring on Delmarva has been beautiful but its has been wet!

    Compile a wet spring with a wet winter and, well its wet. Wet conditions create threats to the longevity of a septic system. It basically creates a situation where the system is being overloaded or overused. We can't simply stop taking showers. We can start taking shorter showers and trying to elimi…Read More

  2. It Is Time For An Irrigation System

    After a hard winter, the summer is coming fast and this time of year we start to think about green grass and gorgeous flowers. That's right, it is time to get out the hoses and start watering your lawn. We get it, it can be a struggle, dragging the hoses around, changing areas ever so often to provi…Read More

  3. Septic System Maintenance Tips and Tricks Part 2

    Last time we talked a bit about what you can do to increase the lifespan of your septic system. We explored the water saving advantages of ENERGY STAR appliances, the fact that garbage disposals are terrible for your septic system, and how using low flow water faucets and toilets will save water. Th…Read More

  4. Septic System Maintenance Tips and Tricks

    Much like the tradition of setting your clocks back (or is it ahead?) and changing the batteries in the fire beeper thingy, spring is a time to maintain your property. This includes pumping your septic system and performing much needed maintenance on the components of your system. Depending on your …Read More

  5. Why We Don’t Install Septic Systems When Soil is Wet

    It has been an incredibly wet winter and early spring on Delmarva. We often have to let clients know that their septic system can't be installed due to the soils being to wet. We have to wait for the soils to dry. I thought I would explain the reason why. When the soils contain a lot of moisture the…Read More

  6. How Extra Rain Can Hurt Your Septic System

    Delaware has had a very wet 6-8 months with precipitation rates being much much higher than normal. Septic systems struggle to operate as designed during these kinds of wet conditions. They have to handle all the normal precipitation, wastewater their designed to handle but they also have to handle …Read More

  7. How to Make Your Septic System Last Longer

    I'm about to offer you the best information out there for how to make your septic system last longer — and it's free! The best way to take care of your septic system is understanding the fact that everything that makes its way into your septic system, is a direct result of the actions of those in …Read More

  8. Gravity Septic Systems – Everything You Need to Know

    For many, the inner workings of a septic system are a mystery. Most people don’t need to have an understanding of how their septic system works, as long as it’s working. However, in those times where things start getting wonky and you start seeing the symptoms of septic system failure, it’s im…Read More

  9. What Shouldn’t I Flush Into My Septic System?

    What goes into the septic system has a large effect on how long the system will last. When you put the wrong things into your system, they can create clogs and blockages which, at best, reduce the efficiency of your system, and at worst, create major problems that require the assistance of a profess…Read More