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05.15.18 •  5 Products to Never Flush Into Your Septic System

We've all heard about the endless list of things that should never be flushed down a toilet. Why? Because they take a toll on your septic system, especially if your septic tank is full; leading to premature and costly repairs. Take a look at 5 of the most volatile products for your septic system. While it's obvious to most people that flushing large, physical objects is bad for your septic system, there are quite a few items that people may think to be safe but are actually not. Texas Johns is proud to bring you this list in the hopes…

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04.27.18 •  5 Septic Tank Problems You Can Find on Your Own

Having your septic tank function properly is essential to your home running smoothly. However, when septic tank problems start to occur within a septic tank, things can get messy, fast. It is important to know what some possible problems are with a septic tank when it begins to malfunction. Although the septic tank has a name that screams strength and durability, the average homeowner would be surprised at how many problems can occur with this unit. Here are our top five reasons that a tank may fail. 1. Fractures and Cracks? Look Underground! If you notice excess water around your…

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04.09.18 •  Why You Should Avoid Septic Tank Additives

Keeping your home clear of any sewage backup is extremely important. Backup that reaches the drains of your home can create a major health hazard for those that are living in your home. This is the main reason that a homeowner would want to keep their septic tank and system clean and clear throughout its lifespan. One of the ways that some homeowners try to keep a septic system clean is through septic tank additives. While this can be seen by a homeowner as a practical solution, in reality, industry professionals say that like other pipe clearing “insta-products,” there are…

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03.23.18 •  5 Septic Tank Maintenance Tips

Your septic tank and your septic system are household units that help to separate solids from wastewater and prevents waste from being stored near your home’s drains. Regular septic tank pumping and maintenance is key to your systems success. Here are our top five septic tank maintenance tips for making sure that the septic system keeping your home flowing runs smoothly. 5. Know What Not to Flush We have all been told at some point in time that there are certain items that should never be flushed down the toilet. Things like Kleenex and paper towels seem to be a given.…

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03.19.18 •  6 Signs Your Septic Tank is Full

Your home’s septic tank serves two purposes: It holds wastewater for bacterial break down It stores undigested solids for future removal Removing this undigested waste is done through the method of pumping the septic tank. Every septic tank has waste in it that is either very slow to break down or just doesn’t break down at all. A gradual build-up of undigested waste can lead to problems that make pumping your tank a necessary task. At Texas Johns, we specialize in renting portable restroom trailers, porta potties, and emptying  tanks for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. We think it is important…

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