Old Septic Tank Deteriorates, Poses Danger

A homeowner walked out one morning to find this hole in their yard. This is an old metal septic tank whose lid rotted and collapsed overnight. This could have been a tragedy had it happened during the day while the children were playing in the yard, or while the homeowner was out mowing the lawn. A child, adult or even a pet could have drowned had they fallen thru this hole into the septic tank. Yet another reminder that “Out of Sight, Out of Mind.” is NOT a good idea when it comes to keeping tabs on your septic system. This family was lucky. DON’T COUNT ON LUCK! If you haven’t done so recently, PLEASE have your septic system checked BEFORE anything happens. This is especially important if you have an older home whose septic system has not been inspected in quite some time.

Rotted Tank Lid Collapsed and Created this Hole in the Yard

About an 18 inch hole was created when the lid of this old septic tank rotted away and collapsed in this yard. A pet, child or adult could have fallen into this hole and drowned in the septic tank.

Popular Bathroom Wipes Blamed for Sewer Clogs

A recent article appeared on the MSN News website. It discusses how bathroom, baby wipes,
moist towelettes and the like are wreaking havoc for cities and towns across the nation. Keep
in mind, that if municipalities are having these kinds of problems with these materials, what
kind of issues would they pose in your septic system? Our advice is to keep these materials
out of your septic tank. Take a look at our Septic Do’s and Dont’s page. By following these
simple guidelines, you can keep your septic system running efficiently and avoid problems.

To read the article, click here.

Recent Times Herald Record Article Features American Septic

Did you catch the recent article in the Times Herald Record that featured a Q&A with us?
If you missed it, here it is.  And remember, if you have any questions about your septic
system, please give us a call at (845) 895-2501.  Click on the image below to enlarge the
article for reading.

Click Here to Read the Article

“Keep It Local”

We have started a new program to network with other businesses in the Hudson Valley.
Primarily, but not limited to, Orange County, NY.  Our goal is to promote local businesses
and give our customers the best deals and service in our area.  When you “Keep it Local”,
you’re helping boost the economy in your own community.  Thank you for your support.

Green Septic Seminar on April 16 was a great success!

We had a great turn out for our spring septic seminar. All who attended learned valuable
information that will help protect the environment and their septic systems. Thank you to
all who participated. We will keep you posted for the next class. Hope to see you there!

Consult Services

Find out how you can get a complete analysis of how your system is working right now.
Our complete inspection could help you avoid a major system failure and back up.  Early
detection can save your septic system’s life, save you money and help the environment.
Call American Septic Service at (845) 674-3022.  We are a local licensed distributor of
Truly Green Septic Services.  You’ll be glad you did.

Laundry Detergent Specially Formulated for Septic Tanks

There is a new on-line store where you can now purchase the best laundry
detergent for your septic system.  You won’t introduce harmful chemicals into
the ground water with the continued use of these environmentally safe soaps.

Click here to visit their store.

The following article appeared in The Times Herald Record in June.  It reinforces the need for us to be aware of potential hazards. 

cesspool article 

These boys removed the concrete cover of a backyard cesspool which eventually led
to this tragedy.  This illustrates the need to educate your children so that they can recognize what a cesspool lid is, and the dangers of removing them, or any other unknown protective coverings.