Septic Tips Blog

Septic Tank System Do's & Don'ts

Most homeowners take an “out of sight, out of mind” approach to their septic tank systems but there is no greater household nuisance than a septic backup.  When this critical wastewater disposal system refuses to function, the resulting backups are unsightly, malodorous, unhealthy and costly to deal with. At OZ Sanitation, we have installed more […] Read More »

5 Tips For Maintaining Your Septic System

People that live in a rural area, like many of us in CT, make use of a septic system, which is like your own personal sewage treatment plant. If you take care of your septic system, the tank can last just about forever. Many people don’t realize how hard this system works for you until […] Read More »

How to Find a Septic Tank Lid

If you live on a property with a septic tank, then it is only a matter of time before it needs to be serviced. This can easily lead to a common conundrum -- finding the tank’s lid. A lot of care goes into septic tank design and installation, and one of the key features is to make the whole thing inconspicuous. If you didn’t install the system or have it marked well, then this can be a source of much frustration. Fortunately, we are here to show you the easiest and most reliable methods for finding the access point to your tank. Read More »

Is a Septic System Inspection Necessary When Buying a House?

As a home buyer, if you are looking to buy in a rural or suburban area, chances are good that one of the houses you are considering has an onsite septic system. Currently, about 20 percent of homes throughout the United States do, and that percentage is doubled in the state of Connecticut. Whether you have already found a potential new home with a septic system or you are still narrowing down your choices, the following is valuable information to bear in mind during your journey toward home ownership. Read More »

How Much Does It Cost To Clean or Pump a Septic Tank in CT?

Do you have a septic tank? If you do, you are part of a growing trend. More and more new homes are constructed with a septic tank instead of having a line installed to the city's system. The septic tank allows you to cut utility costs throughout the year as you don't pay city sewage fees. However, to maintain your septic tank and avoid potential problems such as seepage into the property or back flows into the basement, you need to have it cleaned or pumped every one to three years (depending on the number of people living in your home). We know if you have never had your septic tank pumped before you probably have a few questions. We at OZ Sanitation are here to help and want to work with you, every step of the way. Read More »