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Signs Of Septic System Failure

Be Aware of Symptoms of Septic System Failure Are you noticing some strange smells coming from your yard? Do you hear strange gurgling noises coming from your drains? These could be signs that your septic system is in trouble and needs service or repair. At Red Dirt Septic, we want to make sure you know…

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Common Septic System Myths

Septic systems are a common wastewater treatment option for properties not connected to a municipal sewer system. Despite their widespread use, there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding septic systems. In this article, we will debunk 10 common myths about septic systems and provide factual information to help property owners better understand and care for…

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Five Signs You Need Drain Field Replacement

As a homeowner, it is important to pay attention to the health and functionality of your septic system, including the drain field. The drain field plays a crucial role in filtering and dispersing wastewater from your home into the surrounding soil. Over time, drain fields can become compromised due to various factors such as age,…

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Why Is The Alarm Sounding On My Aerobic Septic System

There could be several reasons why the alarm is sounding on your aerobic septic system. It is important to address this issue promptly to prevent any potential damage or failure of the system. Here are some possible reasons for the aerobic septic alarm sounding: High Water Level The alarm may be indicating that the water…

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Why You Need A Storm Shelter In Oklahoma

Living in Oklahoma, it is crucial to prioritize the safety and well-being of ourselves and our loved ones. With the unpredictable and severe weather conditions that this region often experiences, installing a storm shelter is not only advisable but necessary. Oklahoma is located in the heart of “Tornado Alley,” a region prone to frequent tornadoes…

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Septic System Tree Roots

Tree Roots are a Familiar Problem Septic system tree roots can be a common issue that homeowners face. Tree roots naturally seek out water sources, and unfortunately, your septic system can provide just that. If left unchecked, these roots can invade and damage your septic system, leading to costly repairs. However, there are steps you can…

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What is a Conventional Gravity Septic System

A conventional gravity septic system, also known as a gravity-powered septic system, is a traditional on-site wastewater treatment system used in residential and commercial buildings that are not connected to a municipal sewer line. It relies on the natural force of gravity to transport and treat sewage. Conventional Gravity Septic System Components The system typically…

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What is a Septic System Lift Station?

Purpose of a Septic System Lift Station A septic system lift station, also known as a pump station, is an integral part of a septic system that helps to move wastewater from lower to higher elevations. It is designed to pump effluent from a septic tank or collection basin to a higher elevation, such as…

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10 Maintenance Recommendations for Your Septic System

To keep a septic system in optimal shape in Oklahoma, regular maintenance and service are necessary. Here are 10 key recommendations for maintaining your septic system: 1. Regular Pumping is Priority for Maintaining Your Septic System Septic tanks should be pumped every 3-5 years, depending on the size of the tank and the number of…

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Septic Tank Clean Out Frequency & Expectations

Septic tank maintenance is an essential part of homeownership, especially for those living in Oklahoma. Regular cleanouts are crucial for the proper functioning of septic systems, preventing costly repairs and environmental hazards. But how often should you clean your septic tank? And what can you expect during the process?  Read on as we answer those…

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