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New Homeowners

As I’m venturing into the landscape of home ownership, I’ve realized there is more than meets the eye in terms of buying & maintaining a home.  Being my second home, the learning curve is less of a burden- but for all you FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS, think before you act!   The maintenance tasks that new home owners face are…read more →

How to: Fixing a Toilet

The truth is that a toilet is a simple thing.  There are two moving parts: the float and valve assembly, and the stopper that controls the release of water.  When pressed, a Venturi effect sucks down (hopefully) the waste, & your back to the “game.” But…parts come loose, break, ect & then your toilet isn’t working.  Follow these steps to…read more →

Pumper Magazine

“Adapt & Win” A Reflection Ever since I was a freshman at University of Idaho, I have enjoyed writing classes and feature stories-whether it be for newspapers or a research paper.  I wasn’t particularly a good writer, however I liked learning about new stories, ideas and people.  Its been quite some time since I’ve written a story, but utilizing this…read more →

G&C Septic Utilizing Sacramento Grease Trap Facility

By Cory Steele March 14, 2012 G&C Septic Tank Service Utilizing Sacramento Grease Trap Disposal Facility Energy and sanitation partnership increases energy production while reducing waste. Sacramento, CA – Carson Energy and Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (SRCSD) have developed a partnership in Elk Grove, CA to construct and maintain the co-generation plant that is partly fueled by bio-gas. The Sacramento fats,…read more →

Throwing Money Down the Drain?

The use of a chemical in septic tanks is not needed & can/will disrupt your current system. Chemicals or additives are products advertised as a way of keeping your septic system “healthy.” Septic systems are made to work without assistance. The process involves bacteria which break up the sludge, but with the addition of chemicals, can upset this cycle. Be…read more →

4 Easy Steps to Proper Septic System Maintenance

Proper septic system maintenance will avoid messy problems and save you money in the long run.  Here are 4 easy steps to follow. Install a septic tank effluent filter (more information at the bottom of this page.) Install a riser and locking lid to bring all septic tank access lid(s) to the surface (grade) for ease of regular servicing. Enroll…read more →

How Often Should I Clean My Septic Tank?

That depends in large part by how much you use your septic system which is determined in large part by how many people you have in your household. This table give a good guide: Number of People in Household 2 3 4 5 6 Number of Years Between Pumpings 9 6 4 3 2

Is It Ever Too Late To Pump A Septic Tank?

Yes, once the soil absorption field is clogged, cleaning the tank will do little good – you will need a new leach field, and you will have a smelly mess to deal with. Septic maintenance is like making sure your car does not run out of oil and destroy your engine. Regular maintenance prevents costly problems down the road.

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