How To Clean and Maintain Your Septic Tank

Living in a rural area can be amazing, but there is a very high chance that with that rural area comes a septic tank. These tanks can be great for disposing of wastewater for a property that is not connected to a municipal sewer line, but with this tank also comes the routine preparation and maintenance needed as well. This …

Septic Tanks Vs The Environment

Indoor Plumbing Isn’t Something We Have Always Had. Yet, most people these days take it for granted. Not that long ago, one of the most dominant public health hazards was waste disposal. Since then, there has been a drastic change in the way we dispose of toxic waste and it has had an extreme effect positively on our quality of …

IS YOUR SEPTIC TANK STRUGGLING THIS WINTER? HERE IS WHY

Winter takes quite a toll on septic tanks. This is mostly because the germs and bacteria that live in our tanks are very sensitive to the outside temperature. Yes, there are actually millions of good bacteria that live and thrive in our septic tanks, and we need them.  Most may not know, but they are extremely necessary and work to …

Miller’s Service Featured in Onsite Installer Magazine

To Jamie Miller, the inconvenience of responding to an after-hours call is an opportunity for growth. Delivering whatever service is needed every hour of every day makes Miller’s Septic Service different from every other onsite business in its service territory. Matching the level of response to the level of need, Miller deploys his company’s resources until a solution is found. …

Alternative Onsite Sewage Systems (AOSS)

Alternative septic systems share similar components to conventional systems, but differ in that they have some type of secondary method of treatment that further purifies the effluent before discharging to the soil. Alternative systems also differ in that they often have more mechanical and technical components that do require regular maintenance and monitoring to be sure the system is functioning …

Components of a Basic Septic System

House Sewer line – Line connecting plumbing from house to septic tank. Septic tank – Household waste receives primary treatment in the septic tank, an anaerobic environment, and separates into 3 layers; a sludge layer, a clear zone, and a scum layer. Solids heavier than water settle on the bottom to form the sludge later. The clear zone contains mostly …

Septic Do’s and Don’ts

DO have your septic tank pumped at a regular frequency of once every 3 to 5 years. DO have filters cleaned regularly, if applicable. DO NOT overload your system. Use water sparingly and ensure no additional sources of water are discharging to the system such as water softeners, filtrations systems, or irrigation. DO NOT ignore leaking plumbing fixtures as they …

When Does Your Septic Tank Need to Be Pumped

When you live out in the country or in rural areas, city sewer systems are usually not available.  Individual septic systems are used instead.  These systems can provide reliable service if properly maintained and will provide reliable service for years, however with these systems they do need to be pumped out.  How can you tell when the tank needs to …