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Serving Santa Cruz, Watsonville
Soquel and Surrounding Areas
831-475-0959
Serving Santa Cruz, Watsonville
Soquel and Surrounding Areas
831-475-0959

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Anatomy of a Septic Tank Cleaning

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Day after day, all of the wastewater that exits your home through your toilet, sinks, and various drains eventually ends up in your septic tank. Some of the waste is separated and eventually filtered back into the nearby environment, but most of it sticks around in the septic tank. And sooner or later, all the waste has to come out.

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Buying a Home With a Septic Tank? 4 Things You Need to Know

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Many first time home buyers have little or no experience with septic tanks. Learning to maintain a septic tank can be intimidating for some. The more you know about the functionality, care, and maintenance of your septic tank, the better you'll be able to care for your new property.

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Five Signs You Have a Septic Tank Problem

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A healthy septic system is designed to provide reliable service for many years. There are several common warning signs that indicate an underlying problem with your sewage system. Prompt service or pumping by Pete's Outflow Technicians is imperative in any of the following five situations. Here are some causes of odors as well as some possible fixes that might help eliminate these smells.

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Types of Alternative Septic Systems

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Is your soil too dense or permeable for conventional septic tanks in the Santa Cruz area? If so, you need to learn about the alternative septic systems you can choose from for your wastewater. Remember, a flush is better than a full house!

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Four Important Reasons to Get a Real Estate Septic Inspection

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Buyers of new homes should always have a thorough real estate septic inspection before purchasing a home to ensure the health and longevity of the wastewater system. Just like a tight roof and a working furnace, the septic system is an essential component of any home’s value. Consider these four important reasons to invest in a professional examination. Here are some causes of odors as well as some possible fixes that might help eliminate these smells.

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Simple Tips for Grease Trap Maintenance

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Grease traps are a necessary component in a healthy waste water system and a hygienic food establishment. With proper maintenance and servicing, they can offer years of convenient operation. Make regular checks, proper waste disposal and scheduled service part of your upkeep plan for the best results. Here are some causes of odors as well as some possible fixes that might help eliminate these smells.

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Blackwater and Graywater: Safe Disposal Options for Septic System Owners

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Graywater is also wastewater, but it doesn't contain a substantial amount of human waste; instead, graywater consists of mostly water with a variety of household waste in lesser concentrations. These waste products include soaps, detergents, oils and fats, food, cleaning chemicals, and hair. While graywater is not safe for human consumption, it is not considered to be a biological vector for disease.

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What Is Likely Causing Your Septic System to Produce Unpleasant Odors

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A well-functioning septic system seldom produces odors, but there are instances when smells can become problematic for homeowners. Much of the time, these smells are not due to problems with the underground components of the system. Instead, they are caused by other problems that lie outside of the tank and drain field. Here are some causes of odors as well as some possible fixes that might help eliminate these smells.

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Septic-Tank Drain Fields: What You Should Know About Protecting Them from Harm

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While a septic system may seem bulletproof, the reality is that neglect can do significant damage up to and including causing a permanent shutdown. Your home's septic system can provide many years of faithful service if treated well, but it can also be quickly destroyed by careless acts. One particularly vulnerable part of your septic system is the drain field. Below is more information about this critical component as well as several important practices that will keep your drain field intact.

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