<![CDATA[C&M GRADING, Inc. &   Septic Service - Blog: What's New]]>Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:02:38 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[holiday overload!!!!!!]]>Sun, 07 Dec 2014 14:08:18 GMThttp://cmgradinginc.com/1/post/2014/12/holiday-overload.htmlPicture
Get ready for this holiday season.  With the extra guests visiting, make sure your septic system is ready for everyone.  The extra use can cause an already full system to fail and back up.  Call us today to pump out your system so that you are ready!!!!!  Make sure it is not a "Smelly" holiday this year.  Give us a call 864-640-2803!!!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at

C & M GRADING, INC.


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<![CDATA[DownSpout Problems]]>Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:32:35 GMThttp://cmgradinginc.com/1/post/2014/10/downspout-problems.htmlPicture
Downspout Problems: When downspouts are installed so that the rain water runs out right by your foundation, this can cause water to seep into the soil near your foundation and may cause moisture problems in your basement or crawl space. Fix: Piping off your downspouts further from the foundation out into your yard or driveway.

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<![CDATA[Septic Tank Pumping Recommendations from Dhec]]>Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:10:39 GMThttp://cmgradinginc.com/1/post/2014/10/septic-tank-pumping-recommendations-from-dhec.htmlPicture
Pumping (Cleaning Out a Septic Tank)Most home septic tanks require cleaning every three to five years.

Pumping is needed when solids fill from one-third to one-half of the tank. The only way to know when this occurs is to have your tank inspected by a septic contractor or pumper. The inspector will recommend pumping whenever:

  • The bottom of the scum (grease) layer is within 6 inches of the bottom of the outlet tee.
  • The top of the sludge layer is within 12 inches of the outlet tee.
After the tank is pumped, there is no need to "reseed" it. Seeding means to jumpstart good bacterial growth by adding things such as yeast, manure, or dead animals. DHEC doesn't recommend seeding the system because the simple act of using the system will provide all the bacteria necessary to make the system work well.

Yeast, manure, meat and dead animals will not help develop the colony of bacteria in the tank any faster.

General Advice on Septic Tank Pumping Frequency
  • For a 750-gallon tank (typically used for two-bedroom homes)
    • Number of residents: 2 — Pump every: 4.2 years
    • Number of residents: 4 — Pump every: 1.8 years
  • For a 1,000-gallon tank (standard for three-bedroom homes)
    • Number of residents: 2 — Pump every: 5.9 years
    • Number of residents: 4 — Pump every: 2.6 years
    • Number of residents: 6 — Pump every: 1.5 years
  • For a 1250-gallon tank (standard for four-bedroom homes)
    • Number of residents: 2 — Pump every: 7.5 years
    • Number of residents: 4 — Pump every: 3.4 years
    • Number of residents: 6 — Pump every: 2 years

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<![CDATA[How to 'Quickly' Take Down a Tree]]>Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:37:28 GMThttp://cmgradinginc.com/1/post/2014/06/how-to-quickly-take-down-a-tree.html ]]><![CDATA[DHEC Suggestions for Septic Maintenance]]>Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:32:48 GMThttp://cmgradinginc.com/1/post/2014/06/dhec-suggestions-for-septic-maintenance.htmlPicture
I found some interesting information on the DHEC website, that serves as a good overview for South Carolinians.

South Carolina households generate nearly 3 billion gallons of sewage each year. About 60 percent of homes are served by public or community sewer systems. The rest — more than 1 million households — rely on septic tanks located on their property.

Well designed, well-maintained septic tank systems use nature — bacteria and soil — to break down and filter the waste we flush and rinse away. They can be the safest, most cost-efficient way to treat wastewater.

But a leaky, clogged or damaged septic system can:

  • Contaminate your home's drinking water well and make your family and neighbors sick with diarrhea, nausea, cramps and hepatitis
  • Push untreated sewage to the surface of your yard and into ditches and creeks
  • Cause sewage backups in your sinks, tub and toilet
  • Pollute nearby ponds, lakes and rivers, exposing people and animals to viruses and eye and ear infections, and
  • Cost a small fortune to repair.
South Carolina's Challenge

 In an average year, 10 to 30 percent of septic systems fail to work properly, usually because of poor maintenance. Don't let yours be one of them — learn how your septic system works and how to care for it




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