24Aug

Can Septic Tank Additives Do More Harm Than Good?

Can Septic Tank Additives Do More Harm Than Good?   Bottom line: nothing is as good for your septic system upkeep as regular professional pumping, inspection, and maintenance. However, some homeowner-directed, off-the-shelf septic tank additives can help your septic system maintain a basic l...

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27Jul

What Things Should I Never Put Down the Drain?

What Things Should I Never Put Down the Drain?   This is a common question we hear often, and it’s not only important for those with septic systems. All of us should be intentional about what we put down our household drains, as the use of hazardous chemicals, bio-hazards, and products like ...

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26Jun

Why Do Septic Systems Fail and How to Prevent it?

By Shankster Bros / June 26, 2020 / General / No Comments

Why Do Septic Systems Fail and How to Prevent it?   Septic systems fail, most often, because the owners of the system don’t know how it works or why it matters. Septic systems create an organic relationship between water, soil, and bacteria that naturally and effectively disposes of the wast...

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27May

How Long Should I Expect My Septic System to Last?

By Shankster Bros / May 27, 2020 / General / No Comments

How Long Should I Expect My Septic System to Last?   If you’re putting in a new septic system, it’s natural to wonder, “How long do septic systems last?” The short answer is, anywhere from 15 to 40 years. The long answer is that there are many factors that impact the long-term life of your [...

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23Apr

Does Having a Large Family Mean I Should Pump My Tank More Often?

Does Having a Large Family Mean I Should Pump My Tank More Often?   Septic tank pumping and cleaning are like any other regular household maintenance, it is largely dependent on how much you use the item requiring service. For instance, those who drive for work need more regular oil changes ...

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23Mar

Are Baking Soda and Vinegar Safe for Septic Systems?

Are Baking Soda and Vinegar Safe for Septic Systems?   We get a lot of questions about cleaners and best practices in septic systems, and this one is easy – it’s an emphatic “yes!” Baking soda and vinegar are safe Baking soda and vinegar are safe and effective cleaners for your househo...

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24Feb

Five Simple Tips to Extend the Life of Your Septic System

By Shankster Bros / February 24, 2020 / General / No Comments

Five Simple Tips to Extend the Life of Your Septic System   On this blog, we’ve talked a lot about the need to maintain, clean, pump and eventually properly replace your septic tank and system. While we recommend calling our offices with any questions or concerns with your septic system, it’...

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