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Frequently asked questions

Trouble shooting and frequently asked questions about your septic and grinder pump system
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    Why should I pump my tank regularly?
    The removal of septic waste by cleaning the septic tank is a critical step in septic system care as it extends the life of the septic field. Even if you don't care how a septic system works you need to know when to clean the septic tank
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    Why isn't grinder pump running automaticaly?
    This usually means a faulty float switch or a control panel issue, these problems are relatively cheap and easy to fix
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    How often should I pump my tank?
    It is recommended that a three bedroom residence with 4 occupants be cleaned every 3 years.
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    What is safe to put in my septic system?
    In septic or grinder pump systems the following items should never go down the drain. - Baby wipes - Powdered soap in any form - Grease - Q-tips Most problem can be traced to improper care of your system
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    Why is my septic alarm on?
    A red warning light or buzzer does not indicate your tank needs to be pumped. It indicates a high water condition in your dosing tank, or grinder pump tank, due to a malfunctioning pump. Avoid wasting money have it diagnosed by our qualified technicians.
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    Do septic additives work?
    It is our experience that septic additives don't work to repair or maintain your septic system?
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    Why is my circuit breaker tripping?
    A tripped breaker on an septic effluent pump indicates a faulty wiring or pump issue. On a grinder pump a tripping circuit breaker indicates a jammed pump, faulty start components, or a faulty pump
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    Why is there a wet spot in my septic drainfield?
    DON'T PANIC! A wet spot doesn't always mean a new septic system is needed. Other factors such as a running toilet, clogged pipes, or even ground water infiltration due to a leaking tank can be the culprit. Have one of our professionals diagnose it for you at no cost?

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