Septic Maintenance: Why You Should Investigate Sewage Odors
Part of septic maintenance is always being on the lookout for issues which is why you should investigate sewage odors as soon as they arise. The stench isn’t just unpleasant, it can indicate a bigger problem that may result in dangerous water contamination. Discover the causes behind sewage odors in homes with septic systems and easy maintenance tips to help prevent a costly and hazardous emergency. 3 Causes of Sewage Odors Just because you have a septic system doesn’t mean that sewa...
7 Tips to Prevent Septic Tank Overload
Septic tank overload can cause plumbing issues or even break the system, however, there are things that your household can do to help prevent the septic tank from overloading. Having regular septic tank pumping from Honey-Wagon is a good start, but here are some other steps you can take to have a properly functioning septic system. What is Septic Tank Overload? Septic tank overload occurs when wastewater flows into the tank faster than its holding capacity. When a septic system overloads, solids...
How to Take Care of a Septic System
Taking appropriate care of a septic system will ensure your home has effective, long-term treatment for wastewater. While it’s an important responsibility, septic system maintenance isn’t that complicated as long as you follow these eight tips. 8 Tips for Septic System Maintenance Septic systems are designed to function efficiently, but they need the right care to do so. If neglected, septic system problems are bound to arise which can require expensive repairs. Prevent an emergency ...
6 Benefits of Septic Tank Pumping
Regular septic tank pumping is an essential component of proper maintenance because failing to do so can cause major issues that result in a costly, hazardous situation. How often you’ll need septic tank pumping will depend on the tank’s size and the number of occupants in the home. However, a general guideline is to pump the septic tank once every three to four years. Here are six benefits of septic tank pumping that every owner should know: 1. Avoid drain backup Regular septic tank...
Why Your Sink or Water Smells Bad
When a sink or water supply starts to smell bad, it’s crucial to determine the source of the problem, especially if it’s related to your septic system. Below are three possible reasons why your sink or water has a foul odor and what you can do to prevent these issues from arising. If you suspect a septic system problem , we recommend scheduling an inspection immediately. Bacteria Bacterial activity in the sink pipes can be the cause of the stench. Sinks have high moisture levels whic...
Septic Maintenance Tip: Never Flush These 6 Things
When a toilet starts to flush slowly, bubble, or can’t flush at all, it can be a warning sign that there’s a problem with the septic system. However, pumping the septic tank when it gets full and following basic flushing etiquette can help prevent flushing issues. Avoid a clogged toilet and septic tank problems by never flushing these six things. 1. Dental floss It’s great that you’re taking care of your dental health by flossing but you’re not doing your toilet any...
Septic Tank Problems You Shouldn't Ignore
If not fixed immediately, septic tank problems can become a costly and dangerous septic system failure since untreated wastewater poses a health and environmental hazard. When untreated wastewater enters the groundwater, your well and those of your neighbors can be contaminated. If the sewage reaches surrounding water bodies, they’ll also be contaminated which puts humans and animals at risk. Watch out for these seven warning signs so you can identify and fix septic tank problems before ...
Holiday Tips to Prevent a Septic System Emergency
The holidays are right around the corner and while we eagerly await spending time with loved ones, eating good food, and receiving thoughtful gifts, we should also keep in mind the additional strain it can put on our plumbing and septic systems . While it’s great to have guests over to the house, it can worsen unknown issues or cause drains to back up, garbage disposals to clog, and other septic system emergencies. To ensure a smooth holiday season at least in the septic department , pract...
Choosing the Right Septic Company
One of the smartest decisions a septic system owner can make is choosing the right septic company to regularly pump and clean their septic tank. Finding a reputable company that provides comprehensive septic services can make all the difference in saving you time and money. Here are four considerations to keep in mind when choosing a septic company. 1. Experience When a septic company has been in business for a long time, it will have more knowledge and experience with handling different types o...
Signs of Septic System Failure Every Owner Should Know
When septic systems receive routine maintenance, they should perform reliably for many years - but when they’re not maintained, you run the risk of a costly and dangerous septic system failure. Although septic systems have an operational lifetime and will need to be replaced at some point in time, routine maintenance is essential for safety and stretching the septic system’s lifespan. Furthermore, a failing septic system is a risk to humans and animals, and can pollute the environmen...
Maintenance Tips for Septic Tanks
Maintaining your septic tank doesn’t have to be a complicated affair, but it does require some diligence to prevent expensive headaches down the road. After all, An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Here are four essentials of septic tank maintenance to remember: Pump regularly Use water efficiently Dispose of waste properly Maintain your drainfield By following our septic tank cleaning and maintenance tips, you’ll be much less likely to encounter costly, unpleasant issue...
Best Tips for Avoiding Clogged Drains and Improving Septic Tank Health
We get many calls to come out to pump septic tanks that people think are full, when really they are struggling with clogged drains. Septic tanks only need to be emptied every 3-5 years. However, many of the reasons that drains become clogged can also negatively impact your septic system.
Here are a few of the best tips for avoiding clogged drains and saving you from potential septic system repairs:
Bathroom Drain Clogs
1. Regularly Remove and Clean Stoppers
One of the leading cau...
How Does the Weather Affect Your Septic Tank and System?
You’re not alone if you don’t quite understand all of the intricacies behind how septic systems work. You probably have a general understanding of how it works, the basic parts of a tank and drain field, and you probably know that your septic tank should be cleaned out every few years . Other than that, you generally don’t pay it much attention – until there’s a problem. But did you know that some septic system problems could be brought to the surface due to the wea...
Spring Cleaning With Septic Tank Pumping in Kansas City
As temperatures start to rise and flowers begin to bloom, it’s time to officially welcome spring – and with it, spring cleaning. April showers may bring May flowers, but they also produce heavy rainfall and flooding, which can wreak havoc for ill-prepared septic systems. It’s not just septic tank pumping that helps keep your system working efficiently, it’s also the products you use and how tidy your yard is. Here are some spring cleaning to-dos to keep your septic tank i...
7 Warning Signs for Septic Tank Problems
Problems with septic tanks can be messy, expensive, and bad for nearby water sources including well water . When troubling signs first appear, it is crucial to call in a septic tank cleaning professional like Honey-Wagon Septic Service to prevent problems from getting any worse. By quickly identifying and treating the septic tank issues in this article can save you money and hopefully avoid even bigger problems associated with septic tank failure. Here are a few ways to know that might not be ri...