Maintaining a Healthy Septic System: What Not to Flush or Pour Down the Drain

Bad stuff for your septic includes oil, paints and solvents, medication and cigartte butts

Bacteria and enzymes are important to the health of your septic system.  Flushing or pouring certain things down the drain can hurt the health your septic system.  Here are some common household items you should avoid flushing or pouring down the drain: Coffee grounds and other food items  Grease and cooking oils that contribute to… Continue Reading Maintaining a Healthy Septic System: What Not to Flush or Pour Down the Drain

Custom-made Outdoor Heated, Flush Toilet Project a Success

Mike Clark standing in the doorway of a custom-made, heated, outdoor flush toilet

When heated, outdoor flush toilets recently became a requirement on construction sites in Ontario, Mike Clark and associate Paul Wilson took on the challenge of building 10 prototypes to satisfy the new regulations.  With the bugs worked out, the Ministry of Labour approved the prototypes and Mike and his team built 10 new units for… Continue Reading Custom-made Outdoor Heated, Flush Toilet Project a Success

Mike Clark Excavating and Septic Pumping Featured in Pumper Magazine

Mike Clark digs a trench for a septic installation while Billy Clark monitors the progress.

Mike was recently interviewed and featured in an article written by Scottie Dayton at Pumper magazine: A Winning Combination; For Canada’s Mike Clark, Installing and Pumping Go Hand in Hand to Better Serve a Rural Customer Base.  In the article Mike talks about some of the challenges faced while building the business that his Dad… Continue Reading Mike Clark Excavating and Septic Pumping Featured in Pumper Magazine

Choosing the Right Contractor for the Job

Shop Smart: The best contractor may not be the lowest estimate Find a contractor that is a certified installer Ask for References Evaluate all aspects of the estimates, including scope of work, warranties, references, time frames, and price. Troubleshoot, try to anticipate problems and inconveniences and come up with an agreement about how to handle… Continue Reading Choosing the Right Contractor for the Job

Exercise Caution When Using System Additives and Cleaners

Many products on the market claim to help septic systems work, but the truth is there is no magic formula.  While they claim to rejuvenate and/or eliminate pumping maintenance, it is misleading and can be very costly.  Have your septic system inspected by a professional before introducing system additives. Biological products are safe when introduced… Continue Reading Exercise Caution When Using System Additives and Cleaners