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5 Situations That Require A Call for Emergency Septic Pumping

Imagine taking a nice, hot shower after a long day. The water feels refreshing as you wash away the stress of work. The gurgling sound from the shower drain is a little distracting, but you ignore it, as you have many times before. Then, you start to smell something foul, like rotten eggs, and suddenly, …

6 Signs You Will Soon Need Emergency Septic Service

Of all the things that can go wrong with your home or commercial building, septic system failure must be one of the worst. It starts with foul odors and slow-draining tubs, and it could eventually lead to sewage backup in your shower. It leaves you feeling frustrated at best and disgusted at worst. Luckily, Biros …

9 Plumbing Issues That Mean Your New Home Needs a Septic System Cleaning

Buying your first home can be stressful! Between financing, home inspections, closing, insurance, taxes, and a whole plethora of complicated tasks, first-time homebuyers can easily be overwhelmed. Plus, if your new home has a septic system, it can be confusing to learn about drainfields, septic tanks, septic system cleaning and maintenance, and more. We want …

Landscaping Around a Septic System: Things to Avoid

If you’ve read our previous blog post detailing 17 everyday items you should avoid flushing down your toilet, you already know what could lead to needing emergency septic service. We’ve also previously answered your most frequently asked questions about septic tanks and introduced how your residential septic systems works here on the Biros Septic & …

17 Everyday Items You Should Avoid Flushing Down Your Toilet

If you treat your home toilets like trash receptacles, you’re eventually going to require septic system repair that was entirely preventable. When dealing with waste and toilets, you should only ever flush pee, poo, and toilet paper down them! If you’re asking yourself, “But I thought flushable wipes were okay to flush down the toilet?” …

Plumbing Woes Have You in A Panic? Call Expert Septic Pros for The Best Solutions!

Do you have a slow or clogged drain and are asking yourself, “do I need to contact a 24-hour septic service near me?” Having a backed-up pipe or plumbing fixture in your home can be a real pain. And trying to figure out who to contact can be an even bigger headache. Before you hop …

Septic Tanks 101: Answers to Homeowners’ Most Frequently Asked Questions

Is your home one of the approximately 26% in Pennsylvania served by an on-site septic system to handle and treat your wastewater and so-called “heavy solids” flowing from your plumbing? Homeowners whose properties are located in rural areas—or even some small towns without a centralized municipal sewer system—have septic systems instead. Yet, septic owners don’t …

The Hidden Dangers of Restaurant Grease Traps

Commercial kitchen owners and managers understand that keeping the restaurant grease trap in their establishment’s sewage disposal system functioning correctly is critical. However, we all get overwhelmed with business matters and sometimes forget to schedule key maintenance tasks. But what can happen if your restaurant’s grease trap goes unpumped for too long? In addition to …

How to Know When It’s Time to Call the Septic Repair Professionals

Like any major system that keeps your home comfortable and livable, from your electrical to HVAC components, your residential septic tank and system need to be regularly maintained to perform properly. If you ignore regular septic system maintenance, you’ll inevitably run into problems that are, well, not so easy to ignore—it’s only a matter of …

Get to Know How Your Residential Septic System Works

According to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, which sets requirements for private septic systems, approximately 26% of PA households have an on-lot septic system for sewage disposal today. Typically, if your property is located beyond town or city limits here in the Commonwealth, you will not have municipal sewer service. However, the …