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Septic Repair Services: What You Need to Know About Lawn Treatments and Septic Systems

Your septic tank works by separating liquid and solid waste for proper disposal. Solid wastes sink to the bottom of the tank, while the liquid is pumped out through pipes leading from your home and out into a leech field. If the balance isn’t correct, then clogs can form in these pipes outside of your home leading the way from your house to where it exits into a leach field, leading to septic repair services.

One of the most common problems with a septic tank is when the field lines are damaged. These field lines can be broken by lawn treatments or roots. If you notice any leaks, it may be time for an immediate fix to this system before it becomes more serious and expensive to repair.

For those with septic systems who use weed killers, fertilizers, or other chemicals in their yard maintenance routine on a regular basis should take caution when using such products which could cause harm to your septic system if not used correctly.  In order to ensure your safety while maintaining healthy grass, you must always read directions carefully because the best way for you to make sure you’re not harming your septic system.

You may think that having a septic system means no more yard treatments, weed killers, fertilizers, or chemicals. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have any options, It just takes a bit more care and finesse.

In order to have the healthiest lawn possible, you should avoid using any of the following:

– Weed killers

– Fertilizers and other fertilizing products (unless specifically labeled for septic systems)

– Chemicals including pesticides or herbicides. If you need weed control, use a natural way such as corn gluten meal which is an organic fertilizer that kills weeds without harming your septic system. You can also try vinegar if all else fails! But be careful because it will kill grass too.  It’s best to call professional help with this one.


If you are unsure about whether or not something could harm your septic tank, always contact one of your local septic repair services first who might be able to give some insight. If you are in Chattanooga then call on the Poop Dudes. We are available 24/7 for emergency services.

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