Category: Septic Tanks

Keep These Things in Mind When Choosing a Septic Tank Company

Septic tanks are used to filter, trap and treat wastewater for over 20 million American households. In the Carolinas, especially in the more rural areas, many households have septic tanks buried underground next to their homes. When they flush the toilet or brush their teeth or take a shower, the wastewater runs through pipes into… Read more »

What Happens When a Septic Tank Gets Cleaned?

A septic tank has a hose in it and is being cleaned out.

Where does all your wastewater go? When you flush the toilet or take a shower or even wash the dishes in the sink, that water either goes out of the house and into a public sewer system, or else it goes into a septic tank buried on your property. Septic tanks get cleaned, usually by… Read more »

Do You Need to Winterize Your Septic System?

Man working on septic tank on property with frosted grass

In the Carolinas, the temperature can dip below freezing sometimes in the winter. Though most winter days are in the 40s, 50s or 60s, there can be some in the 30s or even 20s. If you live on a property in the Carolinas with a septic system buried underground, should you “winterize” it? What does… Read more »

What You May Not Know About Your Septic Tank

Not all septic systems are the same– that’s because the design and size of septic systems varies due to several factors. Some of these factors include soil type, lot size, local weather conditions and local regulations. Watertight Tanks Most homes that utilize septic systems have a septic tank buried in their yard. This tank is… Read more »

Leach Fields Vs. Septic Tanks

septic tank in a rural area

How much do you know about septic systems? If you’re like most people, you know very little. But, you’re here reading this, so it’s time to learn about septic systems so you’ve got more knowledge. Septic Systems With septic systems, there are septic tanks and leach fields. When water from your house leaves the house,… Read more »

Here’s What You Should Know About Buying a Home With a Septic Tank

Septic tank in the backyard of a residential property

Are you thinking of buying a North Carolina home with a septic tank? What should you know ahead of time? Septic System Process Septic systems involve a system of pipes taking wastewater from your home’s toilets, washing machine, sinks, showers, etc., and depositing that water into a giant underground tank where heavy solids settle at… Read more »

Where are the Best Places to Install a Septic Tank?

What are the best places to install a septic tank on your property? Well, keep in mind that septic tanks take wastewater from your house and help “get rid of it.” A typical tank involves bacteria digesting organic matter as well as separating solid waste from water. Then, wastewater leaves the tank, discharging into a… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Septic Tank for Colder Temperatures

Man working on septic tank on property with frosted grass

Do you have a septic tank that drains waste on your property? Winter is coming, and there are some things you can do to help prepare it for the colder temperatures associated with the chilly season. Professional Inspection First, consider having your septic tank professionally inspected by Carolina Septic Pro. This way you’ll know exactly… Read more »

How to Find Out How Much Water Your Septic Tank Can Handle

How can you best determine how much water your septic tank can handle? Well, how much water you and the other people in the house use on a daily basis can help determine the answer to that question. Wastewater When water moves into a drain in your house, then it’s considered wastewater. It has to… Read more »

The Benefits of Having a Septic System on Your Property

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Did you know that more than one in five U.S. households use septic systems to treat their wastewater? Septic systems treat wastewater from household plumbing fixtures like the shower, toilets, and laundry washing machines. They do so using both natural and technological processes beginning with solids settling in a septic tank and ending with wastewater… Read more »