30Jul

Can You Put a Deck or Patio Over a Septic Tank System

By Shankster Bros / July 30, 2021 / General / No Comments

Can You Put a Patio Over a Septic Tank? It’s a beautiful summer. Fall is on its way…cool mornings and evenings, birds chirping outside… What would be better than an early morning cup of coffee out on the patio? Or sitting around a fire on the patio in the evening? That patio that you’...

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28Jun

What should I do after having my septic tank cleaned out?

Here is a water system question that comes up occasionally among homeowners: What to do after your septic tank is pumped at Home? The answers to that question are surprisingly varied in local tradition and folklore! Some homeowners are very dogmatic with their beliefs and practices surrounding th...

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25May

Where is My Septic Tank Filter Located at Home?

By Shankster Bros / May 25, 2021 / General / No Comments

Where is My Septic Tank Filter Located at Home? It may come as a surprise to you to know that some modern septic tanks are fitted with filters. Why would anyone want a filter on their septic tank? It’s not like we’re drinking from the septic tank, right? Think of it kind of like an oil […]

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19Apr

Can I use Drano if I have a septic Tank?

Can You Use Drano If You Have a Septic Tank at Home? Wise homeowners will pause before dumping certain items down the drain. A septic system is actually a complex system that utilizes healthy bacteria to break down organic household wastewater and releases the treated water through the soil. Thou...

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23Mar

Can I have a septic tank without a leach field?

Can you have a septic tank without a leach field?   Here in Northern Indiana, the question is often asked…”Can I have a septic tank without a leach field?” Let’s look at that question a bit closer in this blog. First of all, we need to define the question a bit… Are you wondering...

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22Feb

What Can Cause a Septic Tank to Back Up?

What Causes a Septic Tank to Back Up With Your Home System?   Let’s take a look at a topic that may cause chills to run up and down your spine…and with good reason! What would cause a septic tank to back up? The answers to that one seemingly simple, innocent question are as many [&hell...

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26Jan

Can You Have a Garbage Disposal With a Septic Tank?

Can You Have a Garbage Disposal With a Septic Tank? Today we’re going to look at a topic that has haunted many rural homeowners for centuries… Garbage Disposals! The modern garbage disposal was invented in the 1920s by a brilliant man in Wisconsin named John Hammes, who went on to create th...

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