Did you know that a malfunctioning septic system is one of the largest contributing factors to ground water pollution?
- I am building a new home, do I need a sewage permit prior to obtaining my building permit?
- What are the benefits of an ecoflo septic system as opposed to a traditional septic system?
- Why should I have a septic site inspection completed for a new property I wish to buy?
- I need a new septic system and I am limited for space, what are my options?
- How often do I need to have my septic tank pumped and what type of maintenance does my septic system require?
- I am a new homeowner and I have never owned a septic system, what do I need to know?
I am building a new home, do I need a sewage permit prior to obtaining my building permit?
Yes, a township requires an approved sewage system permit prior to applying for a building permit.
What are the benefits of an ecoflo septic system as opposed to a traditional septic system?
Ecoflo septic systems are environmentally friendly, they come with a comprehensive warranty package and can be installed in small or difficult areas. Research has proven that ecoflo septic systems have outlasted the traditional septic systems and also produce cleaner effluent, therefore protecting our environment far better than traditional systems.
Why should I have a septic site inspection completed for a new property I wish to buy?
It is important that everyone has a sewage system inspection completed to ensure the system is functioning properly and up to today’s code regulations. If you forget to complete a septic inspection you risk the chances of having problems with your system, these problems could eventually lead to a situation where a replacement system is required.
I need a new septic system and I am limited for space, what are my options?
Our number one choice would be an ecoflo septic system. There are numerous units available to suit different lots. Ecoflo units can be installed on smaller lots, they use a smaller footprint and are environmentally friendly compared to conventional systems. Our installations create a lower profile design and are more visually pleasing.
How often do I need to have my septic tank pumped and what type of maintenance does my septic system require?
You should pump your septic tank every two to three years depending on the usage. You should also clean your effluent filter once a year to prevent solids from entering the tank.
I am a new homeowner and I have never owned a septic system, what do I need to know?
Never dump the following products down any septic system or toilet; waxes and resins, spa or pool water (interior to exterior), oils, greases (engine, cooking, etc.), paints and solvents, pesticides (all types), all petroleum products, all toxic products, any substance which does not easily biodegrade (e.g.- coffee grains, cigarette butts, diapers, sanitary pads, tampons, condoms, cotton swabs, dental floss, bandages, kitty litter, etc.). Never discharge water treatment or backwash water into the septic system. Never connect eavestrough drainage to the septic system.
When our septic system started spitting out water near the weeping bed my first thought was to call Bruce. After his initial visit, Bruce and one of his sons returned and did some backhoe digging around the area and they found that tree roots had punctured holes in the system pipes. Bruce sat down with me and explained the available options. He suggested one system that was less costly than most that would do the trick. I was impressed with the way he handled this situation and we went ahead with the repairs. B Blackburn Ltd is a family company and they try and treat their customers as they would their own. At least that’s how they made me feel.