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Category Archives: Backed Up Sewer Line

Plumbing Snakes vs Hydro-Jetting for a Clogged Drain

A clogged drain eventually becomes an issue for most every homeowner. Food particles, hair, dirt, soap scum, wipes (yes, even flushable wipes can get stuck in the drain pipes), beauty products, feminine hygiene pads and tampons, condoms, cotton swabs, small objects and more can inevitably get trapped in your toilet, sink, and shower drain. A partial blockage […]

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How to Clear a Clogged Toilet

It is every renter’s nightmare – a clogged toilet. Ugh, you panic. You are too embarrassed to ask anyone for help and aren’t sure what to do. You think to yourself, “I’ll just try to flush one more time”.  And then, oh no!  The toilet bowl starts to fill up and won’t stop. Panic sets […]

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Plumbing Problems and When to Call a Professional

Common plumbing problems can be avoided with preventative measures. A clogged toilet or a slow drain will sometimes require only a plunger to do the job. Nevertheless, bigger plumbing jobs often require professional attention. Sometimes, attempting to repair common problems like these could actually lead to larger problems later on down the road.  It’s good […]

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Grease Trap Maintenance: What Business Owners Should Know

An overflowing grease trap is a serious maintenance concern for food service business owners. If your restaurant has one on the premises, taking good care of it is crucial for the comfort of your workers and your customers. In order to meet local codes and regulations, Connecticut business owners are obligated to service any grease traps within […]

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Tree Roots and Your Septic System

Covering your septic system with trees, shrubs, and a dazzling landscape may be pretty, but it could be a disaster. We suggest that the best ground cover for your septic system is only dirt and grass. Any kind of plantings with widespread root systems, particularly trees and shrubs, can pose enormous problems on the endurance […]

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Do You Need an Effluent Filter for Your Septic System?

What is an effluent filter? An effluent filter is something that is installed inside of your septic tank. It is intended to replace or improve exit baffles. Wastewater leaves your septic tank and runs through the effluent filter, which then stops any solids from getting dumped into your drainfield. However, you should have a consultation to […]

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Ejector Pump Burnout

Ejector pump burnout can happen when baby wipes, makeup wipes, and similar materials are tossed into the toilet bowl. This is most risky if you have a basement level bathroom and there is an ejector pump in use. Those wipes do not break down sufficiently to make it through the propellers inside the pump machine. […]

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What is the Best Toilet Paper to Use for Your Septic Tank?

To have a longer lasting and maintained septic tank system, know that it really does not need any specific kind of toilet paper.  In fact, almost all national or store brands of toilet paper should actually be safe for your septic tank. Many manufacturers have their product tested in order to be assured that is […]

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Emergency Service on Commercial Sewer Pump System

A Norwich, Connecticut factory is shut down with a serious mechanical problem on their commercial sewer pump system. Mark Kudlach from Saviour Septic responded with his team to work overnight and immediately remedy the issues. With an intricate sewer system in place, the bearings went on the internal shaft. There is a 6-inch ductal iron […]

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Flushable Wipes Clog a Duplex System

Here we are to show you what can happen when you flush baby wipes, birth control like condoms, “flushable wipes” (those are not truly “flushable” or septic-safe!) down into a pump system at an elevation where you can not move by gravity, so it has to feed into a holding tank. Then, from there, it […]

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