septicIf you are reading this newsletter, the chances of you having a septic system are high.  It is just part of who we are, living in the country as we do.  We don’t have the luxury of paying for a municipality to dispose of our waste.  Nope, we get to do it in our backyards.  As crude as it seems, over the years residential sewer systems have, actually, come a long way.  No longer do we just have a brick and mortar cisterns with lateral lines stretching yards long. Nor do we have the inherent problems of bygone years as those cisterns would collapse or the lateral lines clog up with roots and rodents.  Fortunately for families in the country things are better.

septic maintenanceToday’s septic systems are a mini-sewer treatment plants in our own backyards.  However, for all the good they do in helping us keep the toilets flushing, they do not exist without some maintenance and care on our part.  In fact for those of us who have aerobic systems, did you know one has to have a maintenance contract with a licensed servicing agent on file with the county?  To not do so subjects you to a fine.  Today’s aerobic systems require septic tablets that are placed in the tanks to help odor, have air pumps that pump air into the tanks, pumps to pump the treated water out, and even sprinklers in the yards to dispense the water.  As good as they are, they can have issues and having the right person to call is essential.  For those who choose to do their own maintenance and repairs, know that Eagle Hardware Farm and Ranch is well aware of the specific needs and carries all the replacement parts and pumps needed to make your repairs.

So should you take care of your own or contract it out, a flushing toilet and a backyard free of the pungent odor of sewer is the key to septic success.  Eagle Hardware is here to help.  If it’s to help you replace the sprinkler head that jumped in front of you as you mowed or the number to a “potty professional”, call us and we can help.  Until then, happy flushing and see you soon.