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Monday, May 23, 2016

What Could Have Been a Great Party..

Picture this.

It's Memorial Day Weekend. This year it's your turn to host the annual BBQ and, minus the slight anxiety that comes along with planning any big holiday party, you feel prepared and excited! You purchased enough hot dogs and burgers to feed what seems like a thousand people and you're pretty sure that you won't run out of chips and dips until 2019. The backyard looks great, the grill is ready to go, and the fridge is full of cold beverages.  It's the night before the party and you already feel a sense of accomplishment surrounding you.   When you awake the next morning and look out the window;  Blue skies and sunshine. A perfect day for a party. As you make your way down the stairs.. you begin to smell something. Yuck. Your spouse got up a few minutes before you to let out the dogs...  maybe they dragged something in from the trash again? As you walk into the kitchen you get hit with another wave of stench. You hear your spouse scream and you go running.  You make your way to the sliding door.. and you see it. Your spouse is screaming at the dogs as they run through the massive puddles that now fill your backyard.  Your septic tank has backed up into your home and has overflowed in your yard causing a mess. The party is off.

This is the moment we want to help you avoid. And if by chance it's too late... we want to help you fix it now.   Septic Tank emergencies can be avoided!  If you pay attention, you'll have a bit of warning as to when your septic system might possibly back up on you.  Cleaning your septic tank regularly will not only help to prevent backups into the home, but promote the longevity of the septic system. Here are some tips to maintain your system and some signs to look out for if you think you’re septic system may need service:

Septic System Maintenance Tips:

  • Clean your septic tank regularly based on the recommended frequency
  • Have the baffles inspected at time of your septic cleaning
  • Repair any dripping or leaking pumping fixtures within the home to prevent flooding the system
  • Do not allow vehicles or heavy equipment to drive over or park on your septic system
  • Do not allow backwash from any water treatment systems to enter the septic system.

And some warning signs to look out for...

  • Slow draining fixtures
  • Gurgling in your plumbing system
  • Pooling in your yard around the septic system
  • Water backing up into your basement
  • Septic Tank or plumbing backups

We have an on-call, 24/7 answering service and drivers for emergencies during the weekend and holidays! We hope all of our customers never have to experience a septic emergency but if you do; WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK!

Best Wishes,

Your Friends at

Suburban Sanitation Service, Inc.