Holiday Blues:

Good Day everyone.

Now I am sure you are thinking, how can he title his blog title Holiday Blues? Is he having a bad holiday?

Answer to both questions are no. I had a great holiday, and I truly hope yours was just as well.

The answer to the questions is quite simply. Holiday Decorations.

Usually when I get a call about a septic alarm going off. I tell the homeowner to check circuit breakers first. And then check for tripped GFI’s. Reason. I hate charging a service call for turning a breaker back on. I feel guilty for doing so. But service calls are what they are.
But now that doesn’t enter into the holiday blues theme. But two calls this year were from homeowners unplugging their pumps to plug in their holiday lights.

It’s kinda of comedic, and pretty darn funny. But I still feel bad for having to charge homeowners for plugging their pumps back in.
Both times the owner was happy to pay and was happy that there wasn’t any real damage done.
But here is a reminder. Sand filters and Sand media components are Aerobic Treatment Units. Which means that they need oxygen to survive. They are in-fact air breathing organisms. So if someone is to unplug their pumps they risk flooding out that component. And if that component goes under water, it only has three days to live. In some cases the component dies. Or fails to recover. So please heed your septic alarms warning and call someone straight away.

I hope everyone had a great holiday. And may 2011 be great for everyone.

Thanks for reading,


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