1. Spring on Delmarva has been as beautiful as it has been wet!

    Couple a wet spring with a wet winter and, what do you get? Well, it's 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,  and we can't simply stop taking showers. One thing we can do is start ta…Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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 wastewater they are designed to handle, but they also have to handle the additio…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Septic System Components

    Septic system components are designed to be watertight for the most part. With the septic regulations requiring more and more parts to extend to the top of the ground for easy access, there’s an unintended consequence — riser lids, D-box lids, and other components really aren’t designed to be …Read More

  8. Delaware Has Started Requiring D Boxes To Have Risers

    Septic systems can be quite complex, and the average person doesn’t have a strong understanding of all the parts and components that work. This is understandable — it is, after all, why professional septic system service companies such as Willey Co. exist. But, being experts in these things, it…Read More

  9. Septic Pumping 101

    Delmarva’s forecast for the next three weeks is rain, rain, and more rain. We all know the weather forecast can change faster than any of us can actually keep up with — however, your septic system can greatly be affected by prolonged periods of damp weather, even in the summertime. It’s import…Read More

  10. The Importance of Prudent Septic Design

    If you have your septic design done through us, you are guaranteed to save money. The person that does the septic design is responsible for selecting all the materials for the septic system. If you hire a designer who insists on using new technology, that’s great and all, but when new technology c…Read More