Collin County and North Texas residents do experience occasional brief power outages. If the outage is momentary, or less than an hour or so, check the circuit breaker to make certain that the breaker was not tripped by the outage. When the rare ice or wind storm takes out the electricity for a day or
In one word: NO! This also includes periods when your house is unoccupied such as when it is up for sale. Your aerator needs to turn on daily; otherwise, solids in the tank will not circulate, the bacteria and enzymes in your tank will die, and your system may require pumping and a system restart.
Your system was designed to process waste using a capacity based on the number of bedrooms in the home. Many guests at one time for several days can easily overwhelm your system causing a backup. When a drain field system backs up, solid matter can be pushed into the drain field. If this happens too
Septic systems utilize naturally occurring bacteria to help dissolve most material that enters the system. Common sense would tell you not to put non-biodegradable material into your system. Examples of these materials would include sanitary napkins, condoms, socks, cigarette filters, plastic, toys, cat box litter, etc. But you can also lengthen the time between pump-outs
Our septic systems are designed to handle human waste, dishwasher, shower, and washing machine effluent. And that's it! Nevertheless, a certain amount of detergents, chemicals, fats, food, toilet paper, etc. will inevitably enter the system. These products do not breakdown readily and consequently, your system will eventually need to be pumped out. Keep in mind
Both conventional and aerobic wastewater systems are effective when properly maintained. Collin County requires the installation of aerobic systems for new home construction and septic system replacement.
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