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Septic & Sewer

Where can I find more information on septic systems?

      

  • Inspect your tank for signs of sludge buildup and make sure the baffles and tees are in working order
  • Pump your tank as needed (every 2-3) years for year-round residents, and every 4-5 years for seasonal residences), and keep a written record for yourself or the future owner
  • Compost food garbage or put it in the trash
  • Keep grease can handy
  • Mark your septic system so you can protect it from vehicles and encroaching trees and shrubs
  • Conserve water; install water-saving devices, such as low flow faucet and showerheads
  • Use non-toxic cleaning products such as baking soda to clean toilets, or boiling water to help clear clogged drains.
  • Plant shrubs, trees, and grasses downhill from your system to act as a sponge.  It will tie up excess nutrients and water as well as prevent soil erosion.

do's and don'ts


Thanks very much to the Powers for their amazing service and advice.  I had a ton of questions about my entire septic system and they patiently and thoroughly answered them all.


If you have a septic system, you need to talk to Powers.

- Gavin L. Rulon, IN



Project:  Pump Out a Septic Tank


This gentlemen was very nice and offered some friendly advice and charged exactly what he had quoted over the phone.  He was fast and efficient.  Thank you.

- Stephanie D, Zionsville, IN




Thank you so much for being so pleasant, punctual, and efficient.  I appreciate someone I can trust to do a good job for a fair price.



- Mr. Howell



Where can I find more information on septic systems?

         Purdue's Home and Environment Site has some good information.


What are some things I can do to prevent septic problems?

  • Don't use a garbage disposal, it adds 50% more solids to your system
  • Don't pour automotive oil, cooking oil or grease down the drain
  • Don't drive vehicles over the septic system or leach field
  • Don't plant bushes or trees over the leach field
  • Don't use phosphorous detergents
  • Don't use too much water, especially during rainy, wet seasons when the ground is saturated
  • Don't pour paint or paint thinner into your sink (let it air dry then throw it out in the trash)
  • Don't use chemical or biological septic systems cleaners which can plug up leach fields and ruin your system
  • Don't wait, if your septic system shows signs of problems, act immediately!

Powers Septic & Sewer Testimonials

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Project:  Clean or Pump Out a Septic Tank


I would have him back again.  He showed me everything he had done, it was spotless.  He is very professional, dead on with the quoted price.

- A neighbor, IN