Our 10 Most Popular Stories of 2014

Our 10 Most Popular Stories of 2014

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As the end of the year approaches, here’s a recap of some of the top stories on onsiteinstaller.com. If you missed any of these, now is your chance to catch up. Enjoy this look back at 2014.

10. Has the Ebola Scare Spread to the Septic Sector?
You might be getting calls and questions from worried homeowners about how the Ebola virus could affect wastewater or septic systems. We’ve got the answers.

9. Do You Know How To Price a Job?
Customers may cringe, but you need to make a profit! Learn how to appropriately price your services.

8. For Rent: Would You Live in a Septic Tank?
Vintage Boler septic tanks make great easy-to-tow trailers.

7. Rules and Regs: Washington Pumper Sentenced to Prison for Illegal Dumping
After indictments on multiple counts of illegal dumping and violation of the Clean Water Act, a pumper faces jail time and serious financial penalties.

6. Do Water Softeners and Septic Systems Mesh?
A new study continues the ongoing discussion among industry experts on the effects of water softeners and regeneration water on onsite systems.

5. Crack Down on Septic Tank Corrosion
Writer Jim Anderson discusses possible causes of septic tank corrosion and what to do about it.

4. How To Fix a Failing Drainfield
Drainfield, or soil treatment area, problems occur when soil is not accepting as much effluent as the house is producing. Here’s what to do if you’re up against a failing drainfield.  

3. Man Sues Mom for $4 Million Over Septic Explosion
A woman calls her neighbor instead of a septic expert, resulting in an explosion that injured her son … and a lawsuit.

2. Routine Septic Inspection Turns Deadly
Sadly, hydrogen sulfide gas exposure kills workers inside septic tanks more than it should. Failing to monitor the air and follow other safety procedures is a needless risk. 

1. Septic Tank Safety: Risers & Lids Save Lives
Another close call that could have been a deadly tragedy drives home the importance of securing septic tank covers.


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