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    History of Rats in Sewers

    Most of us know that the Black Plague was caused by fleas that lived on rats that then bit humans. Once humans caught the disease, they passed it from person to person through the air. It was caused by a bacterium that was so deadly that people who were healthy one day could be dead the next. So how did rats get in our sewers anyways? B & B Pumping is a septic system cleaning company based in …Read More

  2. History of Sewers

    Waste products are a part of being human. It's how our bodies function. We eat, and our bodies get rid of what is not needed through waste. However, waste products, if consumed by us such as in our water supply, can cause us illnesses and even death. Plus, waste smells, so it's imperative to ensure waste products are properly disposed of. However, this is something humans had to develop over time.…Read More

  3. Sewage Seepage Graphic

    When is it Time to Replace Your Septic Tank?

    When properly installed and treated to regular maintenance, your septic tank should serve you and your home for decades with no real issues. But eventually, your septic tank will start to show signs of its age.  If you think you’re in need of a new septic tank, here are a few signs that it’s time for a replacement. There’s a Funny Smell in Your Home Do you smell it? That smell. A kind of sm…Read More

  4. Septic Tank Being Buried

    How to Deal with An Abandoned Septic System

    Septic systems are one of two modern alternatives to disposing of human waste properly (the other being connecting to your city’s sewer system). Needless to say, this is important because human waste, when it contaminates our water system, can cause dangerous illnesses that can cause death, as frequently happened hundreds of years ago before the advent of modern sewer systems.  B&B Pumping …Read More

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    4 Easy Ways to Keep Your Septic Tank Clean

    When properly cared for, a septic tank system can offer you years of uninterrupted use. In addition to regular maintenance carried out by a professional, you can do your part to keep your septic tank clean and functional. We use the term “clean” loosely in this context, as your tank houses some truly putrid substances.  But keeping it clean is easier than it sounds. To cut back on maintenance…Read More

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    What Happens When Your Septic Aerator Alarm Goes Off?

    In rare cases, you might hear a high pitched buzz emanating from near your septic tank system. While you might be tempted to panic, it’s not necessary. The aerator alarm is just warning you that the water level in the tank is rising. Responding to the alarm is easy when you partner with the septic tank pumping experts at B&B Pumping. Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons that could tri…Read More

  7. Commercial Septic System Monitoring

    Commercial Septic System Monitoring

    When you are responsible for a commercial building, many different aspects of the job require attention. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to think about all of the little ways that different things can go wrong.  One of those oft-forgotten systems is the septic. Between fire alarms, flooring care, routine maintenance, and general security measures, how do you have the time to think about the sept…Read More

  8. Spring Rains Can Bring Septic Pains

    Another spring is upon us and the weather just does not seem to want to give us a break. We are having what is known as a “wet spring” in this part of Fort Worth and the rain does not seem to want to stop. At B&B Pumping, we are constantly asked about the ramifications that too much water falling from the sky will do to your septic system. Reduce Water Usage While your septic system is a c…Read More

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    Leach Field Flower Garden

    Last time we talked a bit about what would happen if your septic system was overtaken by a disaster like a flood or tornado. Ultimately the survival of your septic system, during a disaster or otherwise, is determined directly by how well maintained it is. Septic systems operate through a delicate bacterial process and when that balance is upset, could compromise the efficiency of your entire sewa…Read More

  10. What to Do In a Disaster Situation

    What To Do In A Disaster Situation

    If you are anywhere near the rising water that has plagued our region over the past few weeks, you know that disasters can happen at any time, anywhere. As Texans, we are a resourceful people and we like to think that we can weather the storm, regardless of the situation. But we also know being prepared does not hurt either. At B&B Pumping, we are the same type of people as our neighbors; resi…Read More