Septic Service

A Hint About Those Bleach Tablets

The following is an excerpt from one of those household hint articles you see in the
newspaper.  It is from a plumber who weighs in about those blue tablets some people
put in their toilet tanks.  This could save you money in unnecessary repairs.  Read on.

“I am a plumber, and I wanted to give my two cents worth on those blue bleach tablets that folks drop in the tank to keep the toilet bowl clean in between scrubbings.  I hate ’em.  A strong bleach tablet so close to the rubber flapper will degrade it, which eventually will cause water to leak from the tank.  This is wasteful.  The blue coloring masks lime and iron buildup.  And the blue material will turn to gel eventually, which can clog the jets underneath – what a mess!  My solution is one of your favorites: white vinegar.  I recommend pouring 1 cup of white vinegar into the overflow (the skinny pipe that stands up in the tank).  This will allow the vinegar to circulate inside the rim and dissolve buildup when the toilet is flushed.  Do this once a month.”

Columnists Response:
Excellent hints!  Yes, vinegar is one of my go-to household cleaners.  Cheap, safe, non-toxic and readily available, vinegar can save you hundreds of dollars a year in cleaning supplies.  Vinegar can unclog the shower head, too.  Soak it in a bowl overnight.

Where is my septic tank?

If you’re not sure where your septic tank is located, read our helpful checklist.
Click Here to view and print the PDF document.

Safety – Can a Septic Tank Spontaneously Combust?

Please read this very important article written by Jim Anderson, Ph.D., in his Septic System
Answer Man column that appeared in the December 2016 issue of Pumper magazine, an
industry publication.  It addresses some serious safety issues when it comes to working on
a septic system.   Click here to read the article.

Our Septic Services Can Help You With

  • Septic tank pumpings (routine or emergency)
  • Septic tank installations and replacements, including mechanical aerobic units
  • Repairs, installation or replacement of all septic system components: piping, junction boxes, seepage pits, etc.
  • Digless leach field repair – a Truly Green Process
  • Disconnecting old septic system to connect with town or city sewer service where permitted
  • Honest septic system inspections for the homeowner or potential home buyer
  • FREE written report of septic performance for every pumping done
  • Non-mechanical aerobic bacteria maintenance program – a Truly Green Process
  • Sewer/septic pump repairs and replacements including effluent pumps

Sloboda Bros. Inc. dba American Septic Service, a family-owned and operated business, has been serving Middletown, Newburgh, Goshen and the rest of the Hudson Valley for over 50 years.  We have developed a Truly Green Septic Service that will save you money, save the environment and save your failing leach field at the same time.  Be part of the solution and not part of the problem.  Give us a call and we’ll show you how you can make a difference in a cleaner, greener planet.  Call us at (845) 895-2501.

The Truly Green Process

Just like the water in a swimming pool, if the pH is not right, the chlorine and other chemicals will not work and it could be no fun at all to use the pool.  Your septic tank works on the same principle.  If the pH is not right, it will not ferment properly and could eventually fail.  Our Truly Green process will bring the environment in your septic tank to optimal performance, saving you money and a pretty big headache.

We’ll sit down with you to analyze the demands you’re putting on your septic system.  We’ll
show you how to avoid a system failure that could result in a costly (and stinky) mess.  When
you protect your septic system, your family and the environment, you too, are Truly Green.

If you live in Orange, Rockland, Dutchess, Westchester, Ulster, Sullivan or Putnam County,
please call Truly Green at (845) 895-2501.

Call us today for a consultation, or for Emergency Septic Tank Pumping.
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