Entries by Carolyn MacGregor

Protecting Your Septic System During the Winter Months

How can you protect your septic system during the winter months?  Freezing can become an issue when the temperatures start to drop. The most vulnerable components are the pipes leading from the house into the septic tank.  Leaky fixtures such as faucets and toilets can keep a steady drip through the pipes which could freeze, […]

Tips for Commercial Septic System Property Owners

Most of the customer care information that you will find online with regard to septic systems is geared toward residential consumers. Commercial septic system users have a completely unique set of guidelines, care tips and maintenance schedules that they need to adhere to in order to keep their systems in healthy running order. There are […]

Properly Maintaining Your Septic System

A septic system that has been designed, built and maintained properly will effectively and efficiently reduce or eliminate most of the waste, health and environmental threats that can come as a result of household wastewater. However, despite a good design and quality workmanship, septic system care should include participation in a preventative maintenance program. Regular […]

Flushable Wipes

Flushable Wipes!  Wipes are everywhere and are the ultimate convenience.  There are baby wipes for changing diapers and general cleanups, kitchen wipes,  make-up wipes, wipes with bleach, floor wipes, pet wipes, bathroom wipes and even flushable wipes.  They make our life easier especially on the go, but should we be flushing any of these down the […]

Keep a Watch on Septic During Wet Weather

While you can’t control the weather, it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on your septic system during extremely rainy weather.  Drainfields are designed to handle your wastewater but during extremely wet weather, excess water can puddle over the the septic tank and keep water from flowing out into the soil.  A boggy […]

Risers and Your Septic System

What are risers, and why should I have them on my septic system? Risers on a septic system are the access points through which a person servicing your septic system can see inside the tank.  In the image below you see the three tubes rising from the top of the system.  Those are the risers.  […]

Winter and Your Septic System

Winter is here to stay.  Winter can cause some strain on your septic system.  With winter, comes snow.  Snow is actually a good insulator to keep  your system from freezing.  Make sure you don’t drive over your septic system.  This is especially true in winter.  Driving over your septic system can compact the snow and […]

After New Year Septic Maintenance

The New Year is here and the holidays are over.  How did your septic system survive?  Holidays can put a strain on your septic system with extra guests and water usage.  Things may accidentally get flushed which shouldn’t, or food products are put down the sink such as fats and grease.  You may need to […]

Don’t Leave Your Septic System to Chance

Many homeowners may feel that septic systems basically take care of themselves if left alone.   You may be one of the lucky few that breezes through home ownership with a problem free septic system but this is generally not the “norm”. Septic Systems need basic maintenance to keep them working properly as well as […]

Septic Preservation Services in Precast Inc. Magazine

Check  out this great article published in Precast Inc. Magazine Chairman’s Choice: Shea Concrete Products Home / Precast Magazines / Precast Inc. Magazine / 2016 – November-December / Chairman’s Choice: Shea Concrete Products November 15, 2016 By Sara Geer Editor’s Note: For our first-ever “Chairman’s Choice” feature, we are proud to highlight two projects selected […]