Felix Septic Service Blog
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.
Your sewer lines are the last thing you think about – until they stop working, that is. A cracked sewer line can be a nightmare for any homeowner. In the past, repairing your sewer line meant that you had to have your entire yard torn apart. This is not only an intrusive and destructive process, but also extremely expensive. While a cracked sewer line is still no walk in the park, the repair options are much better than they used to be. With trenchless technology, technicians can perform repairs through a minimally invasive process that avoids excavation. This method has been around for a while; however, many homeowners are still not aware of this option.
So, you’ve found your dream home! There’s plenty of space for you and your family, it’s in a safe neighborhood, and the roof was just replaced last year. There’s a lot to consider when buying a home, and it’s easy for things to fall through the cracks during the process. Since a home’s septic system is out of sight and out of mind, it can be easy to forget, but it’s one of the most important parts of a home. In addition to septic system problems being extremely expensive, they can also be a major health risk.
While many homeowners understand how their septic tank works, they may not be familiar with the leach field, an integral part of the septic system. The leach field, also known as the drain field, is the underground area on your property where your leach field pipes filter the wastewater from the tank into the soil. The wastewater sinks into the soil, where it is broken down by natural bacteria.
When temperatures plummet, the risk of your pipes freezing dramatically increases. When water freezes, it expands, and pipes are more susceptible to bursting or leaking. Frozen pipes are not only an inconvenience to your daily routine, but can also result in major property damages. While we can’t control the weather, there are a few things we can do to prevent pipes from freezing, or even bursting.