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Operation and Maintenance Contracts

We’ve already answered the question to why Rid-x and other additives do not replace other, more important, aspects of septic system maintenance… but did you know the Virginia Department of Health outlines specific AOSS (Alternative Onsite Septic System) owner responsibilities regarding the operation and maintenance of your septic system?  Failure to adhere to these regulations

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Real Estate Inspections in 2021

In March of last year, the Global Pandemic shook the US economy putting the housing market on hold for several months.  It was predicted that the market was heading towards a significant decline, however; residential real estate has been resilient, according to lawyers of https://www.marcbrownpa.com/real-estate-litigation/.  Millennials have entered the market with a vengeance and are

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Safe, Adequate, and Proper Inspections

What is a Safe, Adequate, and Proper Inspection? Safe, Adequate, and Proper (SAP) inspections are mandated by the Commonwealth of Virginia specifically for property owners who intend to build an improvement that involves human occupancy. These types of improvements can include replacing a mobile home, constructing an addition to an existing dwelling, or replacing a

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Stormwater Maintenance Requirements

Know your code: Richmond property owners must adhere to stormwater maintain requirements for privately-owned stormwater facilities. Here are the details… Sec. 14-331. – Long-term maintenance of permanent stormwater facilities. A. All stormwater management facilities, including BMPs and other techniques specified to manage the quality and quantity of runoff, shall be maintained for their full lifespan.

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Is Rid-X Safe for your Septic System?

We’ve heard it multiple times: “Is Rid-X Safe for your Septic System?” We’re going to answer a question with a question: Do you need to use Rid-X or any other additive? If the reason is to avoid regular pumping, the answer is no. Not because Rid-X is necessarily harmful, but that it has created an

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Preparing your Septic System for a Hurricane

The Virginia Health Department has a great article on preventative action. The key points are outlined below. For a complete read, visit their article. The 2020 Hurricane Season is in full swing. Communities up and down the Atlantic Coast are bracing for what experts are calling “another record-breaking” storm season. We’ve put together this article

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Pump Station Inspection and Maintenance: Our 30-Point Report

Our maintenance inspections normally cover a 30-point inspection, ensuring that no small issue becomes a large one. The following represent the major components we look at during each inspection: Our 30-point Pump Station Inspection Report is Standard for all Commercial Pump Stations Wet Well Grease Build-Up: Check all surfaces for grease build-up. Any surface which

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Commercial Pump Station Maintenance 101

Your commercial property probably has a pump station if it was developed in the absence of a viable gravity sewer. This has been the case for many years (at least the 73-year history of our firm)… and so we find pump stations in many different properties in many different states of use with different configurations

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Can a rainstorm or hurricane damage a septic system?

Hurricane season is back! High winds, inches of rain, downed trees… Did you know all of these can adversely impact your septic system? It is common to have a septic back up after or even during a heavy rain. Significant rainfall can quickly flood the ground around the soil absorption area (drainfield) leaving it saturated,

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