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Understanding Septic System Issues

When it comes to necessary home appliances and fixtures, there aren't many things that match the importance of an indoor sewer or septic system. Without a working city sewer system or septic tank, you and your family will have problems living in a clean, sanitary environment. Fortunately, by investing in a good septic system and knowing what to look for, you can take issues in stride and address them proactively. Check out this blog for more information on understanding septic tank issues. This information might make troubleshooting much easier for you and your family. I know that they have helped mine!

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3 Ways To Prevent A Clogged Drain

Plumbing problems are often the most frustrating and expensive issues that a homeowner has to face. Sometimes these problems require the services of a professional plumber, while others can be solved yourself with a bit of time and elbow grease. Those in the latter category are more often than not drains that have been clogged over time by one thing or another, and while removing a clog is easy enough, preventing a clog in the first place is the ideal solution. Read More 

4 Signs Of Septic System Problems

Septic systems are very efficient waste management systems, but, if you want to avoid having to arrange for clean up of raw sewage in your home and yard, it is important to know the common signs that your septic system needs service. Some things that indicate a problems with your septic system include: Pools of Water on Your Property A septic system has both a tank and a leach field to maintain waste. Read More 

Buying A New Home? Make Sure You Check Out The Septic Tank First

If you are buying a new home, you have likely checked out everything inside to ensure things are in good condition. You should also check the septic tank outside. The septic tank on the property may have either a single or a double compartment tank that is generally made of plastic, metal, or concrete. There is a lid for each compartment that allows access for the pump out. Each lid is covered by a few inches of soil. Read More 

Four Clues That May Point To The Location Of A Septic Tank

A septic system's efficiency drops when its sludge becomes too thick. Therefore, you need to measure this thickness regularly to know whether it is ripe for pumping. However, this can be tricky if you don't even know where the tank is located. Fortunately, there are telltale clues that can point you in the right direction. Here are a few of these clues: Pipes Sticking Out Of the Ground Pipes sticking out of the ground may help you locate the septic tank if there isn't any other explanation for them being there. Read More 

It Starts in the Bathroom: 3 Tips for Maintaining Your Septic System

Septic systems don't last forever, but with proper maintenance, you can help to prolong the life of your home's water-treatment system. In each room of your home, simple habits can help you to maintain your system. Here are three things you can do in your bathroom to maintain your septic system. Take shorter showers When your home is connected to a municipal sewer system, you can use as much water as you want to, but when you have a septic system, using too much water can lead to damage. Read More