1. Trust the Process, The Septic Process

    Last time we talked about some cool things happening with aerobic treatment systems. These systems are able to treat water, and that water can be reused to irrigate your lawn. Not sure that you would want to stick a straw in there and take a gulp, but it is acceptable as gray water. No matter how you are treating your sewage, unless you have a municipal sewer hook up, you will eventually need to p…Read More

  2. At B&B Pumping, We Have Come A Long Way

    The septic system as waste treatment is a fairly old concept. B&B Pumping has been servicing the septic systems of Fort Worth, Azle, Decatur and Haslet for half a century and, while we may feel like the old dog on the block, there is much more to the story. Back in ancient times, rivers provided a means to remove sewage from a settlement, but we all know now that dumping raw sewage into the wa…Read More

  3. Is Your Septic System Safe in this Cold?

    Winter in the Fort Worth area this year has been a roller coaster. We have had to endure some extremely cold temperatures and have many of us looking forward to an early spring. Not that the days are that bad but many of us would rather not have to put on a winter coat to take the dog for a walk. Winter is generally miserable if you have to be outside and most of us tend to spend the cold winter n…Read More

  4. Trees Can Ruin Your Drainfield

    If you have a septic system you have probably had an issue and that issue could have been the result of a well intentioned tree in your leach field. These trees can be disruptive in many ways, but the most damage they can do is though their roots. If a tree is allowed to grow unhindered in a leach field, the results can be catastrophic. Broken drain pipes, leaking tanks and many other issues can o…Read More

  5. Holiday Septic Preparations

    How many times have you thought about your septic system in the last three months? Probably very little to not at all, right? As long as the little alarm is not going off everything is probably OK, right? Not necessarily. The hidden demons that lurk just below the surface are always ready to spring into action when the most inopportune time arises. The bubbling sludge in your septic tank is just w…Read More

  6. The Great Septic Debate

    In the US, there are an estimated 25 percent of households that are dependent upon a septic system. While the prevalence of septic systems is slowly becoming less and less popular due to increased sewer infrastructure, the septic system is still a great option for many. When B&B Pumping was established in 2005, we already had 47 years of experience under our belts. In 1958, when the first tank…Read More

  7. The Texas Floods

    As we all know our friends down on the Gulf Coast have suffered a great loss when Hurricane Harvey came roaring ashore and displaced thousands and dumped unprecedented amounts of rain. This storm essentially crippled an area that is one of the busiest ports in the country and a major hub for energy production. There are thousands of offshore oil rigs in the gulf and an additional thousands of work…Read More

  8. The Leach Field (Part 2)

    Last time we talked about what an amazingly intuitive system a septic leach field is for the environment. Utilizing bacteria that occurs naturally to treat water on your own property is the ultimate in self sufficiency. At B&B Pumping we strive to keep your septic system running as efficient as possible. Without regular maintenance, your septic system will become clogged and not disperse waste…Read More

  9. The Leach Field

    Most people think that when you flush the toilet, wash the dishes, or take a shower that the water is gone. If you live where the city sewer lines carry your water to a local treatment facility, you do not need to worry about your water and where it goes. Okay, so maybe that is not true, you never want to dump grease down the drain and if you have the time, lists can be found all over the internet…Read More

  10. The Biological Septic Process

    One of the biggest misconceptions about maintaining a septic system is that adding a variety of chemicals will increase its performance. The reality being, your septic system is actually a complex community of bacteria that breaks down waste. As much as any ecosystem, the septic tank community is dependent upon one another for proper operation. When everything is running smoothly and the bacteria …Read More