March 29, 2017

With all the extreme wet weather and flooding I have seen on the news lately I thought it would be a good idea to pass along the following information taken directly from the government's EPA web site.

Do I pump my tank during flooded or saturated drainfield conditions?
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February 7, 2017

...well now we know America was discovered long before Columbus sailed the ocean blue. And I guess Native Americans may have a better idea of who discovered what when it comes to this beautiful land.

Way back then, you had to poop in a hole in the ground, very unsophist...

January 19, 2017

West Wind Marketing has been in the business of rejuvenating failing septic drain fields since 1999.  We have seen products come and go, some good, some not so much. 

Buyer Beware are words to live by, especially when buying items on the internet that you have not...

December 21, 2016

In 1999 I went to school in Silicon Valley to learn web design. I became proficient enough to have a few clients and also to design my own web sites. Over the years technology changed faster than my skills have kept up with.

Over the past two weeks I have redesigned bot...

December 3, 2016

So, your toilet is leaking. When you happen to catch it you jiggle the handle and it stops but what happens when you don't catch it. It may seem like a small thing but a leaking toilet can waste about 200 gallons of water a day. That's over 6,000 gallons a month and wh...

May 16, 2016

Now that summer approaches many homeowners will start tending their gardens.

 

Planting certain types of vegetation on or near a septic system drain field is not recommended because of the threat that root intrusion poses to the drain field.

A layer of vegetation over t...

December 14, 2015

If you've read through some of my earlier posts, you understand the problem caused by sodium in wastewater when there is clay in local soil. Over time, a nonabsorbent hardpan condition forms in the septic system drain field. So, if sodium is so bad, why is it in most o...

September 14, 2015

It’s hard to believe but summer is over in a few more days. Now our attention turns to back to school activities and soon to the coming holidays.
 

The Holidays are a time for family and for family visits. Extra people staying in your home can put a strain on your septi...

May 5, 2015

There are simple rules to follow that will insure a long life for your septic system. Here are a few of them:

1. Do not put cooking grease or oil down the drain.

2. Limit what is put in the garbage disposal to plate residue after solids have been scraped into the garba...

March 17, 2015

There are a number of products on the market that are designed to restore absorption ability to septic system drainage soils especially in soils containing clay. These products are made from various formulas containing lime-sulfur as an ingredient. However, all lime-su...

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