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08.30.18 •  Different Ways That Epsom Salt Affects Septic Tanks

Many homeowners dread having to make an appointment to have a septic tank repair done on their property. Usually, septic system and tank damage is the result of not having the tank pumped on a regular schedule. One of the mistakes that many Dallas homeowners make is to try to clean out and improve the bacterias in septic tanks themselves. One popular method for preventing and breaking up clogs is pouring epsom salt down the home toilet. Knowing how this practice impacts septic tanks is important before scheduling your next septic tank pumping. What is Epsom Salt? Epsom salt is the… >>READ MORE

08.15.18 •  The History of Septic Systems

So many Dallas homeowners rely on their modern septic systems on a daily basis. This reliance leads to systems being taken for granted and we sometimes forget that having a septic system wasn't always a way of life. At Texas Johns, we like to take time and reflect on where our success has come from. Here are some interesting facts about sewage treatments and how simple methods of the past have evolved into the present that we know today. Sewage Treatments Throughout Time Even though septic systems are fairly new in the long-term timeline, people have been having to get rid…

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07.31.18 •  Tips for Naturally Keeping Your Septic System Clean

Most septic systems get pumped every four years. In between septic tank pumpings or other maintenance requirements, it is important for homeowners to consider natural and safe ways to take care of their septic system. System repairs can be costly, so taking some of these professional tips to heart can be a great way to save money and ensure that your next system pump goes smoothly. Avoid Bleach When Cleaning Your Toilet When toilet cleaning needs arise, bleach is usually the first chemical to come to mind. Most bathroom cleaners use this ingredient, however, it is not a good choice…

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07.14.18 •  5 Tips for Septic System Safety

Your septic system is one of the most useful aspects of your home. When it decides to go on the fritz due to poor maintenance or improper items being sent through the system, this is a huge problem. Some homeowners may think that they can simply solve the issue on their own and get down and dirty with their septic tank. As septic experts, we are here to tell you that this is a horrible idea. Outside of septic repairs, here are five septic system tips that every homeowner should keep in mind. 1. Do Not Enter Your Septic Tank!…

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06.28.18 •  Different Types of Septic Systems

Your home's septic system is important for keeping your home free of toxins that stem from the waste that goes into it. Sometimes a septic system may become damaged or ultimately fail. Other times, the system simply needs to be pumped as standard maintenance. Whether you need a repair or a septic system flush, it is important that you have some knowledge about the system that keeps your waste away from your home. When you contact a professional to work on your septic tank, they may ask you about the type of system you have; unfortunately, "A regular one," isn't…

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06.15.18 •  Top Reasons For Septic Drainfield Problems

Your septic tank is an important element of your overall septic system, but the most important part of your system is the septic drainfield itself. The drainfield is the underground waste facility that disposes of the waste that is sent through your septic system's pipes. Once the water hits the drainfield, it is held there until it is naturally treated within the soil. Sometimes septic system failure can stem from the drainfield. While this can be difficult for the average person to pin down as a septic problem, a local septic professional can help you figure out where your issue lies.…

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