Tips & FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Septic System Advice - (We do not pump Septic Tanks at this time)

Never plant any large trees or plants near your drainfield. Roots are the leading cause of premature failure in a drainfield. Keep in mind that roots can travel at least as far out as the canopy of the tree.

When I Run The washing machine my toilet Bubbles/Overflows or my shower overflows?

When the lowest plumbing fixture in the house overflows when another fixture (like a CWM) is draining; the septic tank needs to be pumped, there is a break in the sewer pipe outside the house or the main drain is plugged somewhere.

The bathroom faucet does not drip UNLESS the toilet is flushed or some other faucet is turned on.

Could be a loose washer. The pressure holds it down when no other faucet is running water and the lower pressure let's it rise up a bit when other water is used.

How do I know if I have a broken water line outside the house?

Common indications of a broken water line may include an excessively high water bill, puddles in your yard or the sound of running water when no faucets or relevant appliances are running.