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Category: Septic Maintenance

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Time of Transfer Inspection

Info on Time of Transfer Inspections

What is a Time of Transfer Inspection? The Iowa DNR requires a Time of Transfer Inspection done before the title of a property with an onsite waster disposal system can be transferred. Iowa’s time of transfer septic system inspection law (SF261) was passed by the Iowa legislature in April of 2008 and took effect July…
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March 10, 2020 0
Four Signs to Pump Your Septic Tank Bob's Septic Tank and Portable Restroom Service Des Moines

The Need for Regular Septic Tank Pumping

To help ensure the proper maintenance and long term functioning of the entire onsite septic system, the septic tank should be pumped out every three to five years, given normal household water usage. Pumping the tank helps prevent sludge and scum from flowing out of the septic tank and into the secondary treatment system. Removing…
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February 3, 2020 0
Septic Maintenance Contract Full Septic Tank Pumping

Why You Need A Septic Maintenance Contract

Today the average septic system install can cost anywhere between $10 to $20,000 depending on site location, soil condition, type of system, cost of materials and labor. We know bigger numbers can sound scary, so to make septic work accessible for everyone, we have financing available in 12 and 24 month repayment plans. Click here…
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July 1, 2019 4
Bob's Septic Tank & Portable Restroom Service Central Iowa Septic System Install Repair Replacement

What Does a Septic System Do?

Why septic systems are important According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa has an estimated 100,000 buildings with septic systems that do not function adequately. This is important because extremely high levels of bacteria come from inadequately performing septic tanks. When discharged directly into a stream or road ditch, these high levels have the…
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October 11, 2018 0
Time of Transfer T.O.T. Septic System Installation Repair Maintenance Septic Tank Bob's Septic Tank and Portable Restroom Service

Septic Maintenance During Flooding

Septic Maintenance During Flooding and Excess Rain There are certain times of the year that can be very soggy for Iowa residents. A well maintained septic system and normal rain conditions shouldn’t give a homeowner any issues. On the other hand, a full tank and lots of external groundwater will be slow to drain and…
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October 8, 2018 2