Are you about to buy a new home? If so, congratulations! As is typical on the path to homeownership, you’re probably anxiously awaiting the upcoming home inspection, hoping for no surprisesWhat you may not be aware ofis that standard inspections do not include a thorough evaluation of the septic. So often septic systems are overlooked by prospective homeowners because they are hidden in the ground—out of sight, out of mind—only to be stumbled upon when it’s already too late.

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Winter isn’t over just yet! Make sure you’re prepared in the event of a septic tank emergency. Follow just a few easy steps to clear a path and ensure nothing gets in the way of a well-functioning system.

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Whether you’re a Felix customer or not, there’s no avoiding the upcoming winter weather. When the temperature drops, there’s a chance that something will go wrong. Cars break down, things you forgot about outside begin to freeze, and no matter how many pairs of socks you put on, you still manage to feel a chill in your feet. It seems like these problems are completely unavoidable.

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As we experience large temperature drops this time of year, now is the time to consider whether your septic system is at risk of freezing. The freezing temperatures can cause various components of your septic system to freeze up. The most at risk parts are the pipes linking the house to the septic tank. The other components that can potentially freeze are the tank itself and the pipes leading into the leach field.

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If you have an older septic system, you may find yourself asking, what is a septic tank riser? Older systems were generally installed to be out of sight out of mind; buried for 15-20 years with no thought given until it involved an emergency call for pumping or repair. Septic tank risers are now typically installed with newer septic systems and for good reason. Septic tank risers allow for easy ground-level access and improved visibility into the performance of your septic system.

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