• 3 Things That Can Be Prevented With Regular Drain Cleaning

    If you're like a lot of people, you might think that simply running clean water through your drains is a good thing for cleaning them out. Of course, this can help to keep your drain clear. However, it's not the same as a professional drain cleaning. Having your drains cleaned by a professional is something to consider since it can cause a lot of problems. These are three of the main problems that can be prevented if you opt for this service.
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  • 3 Important Things To Know About Septic Tank Systems

    Have you recently moved to a home with a septic tank? Are you unused to how such a system works? Using a septic tank system isn't all that different than being hooked up to a city sewer system. However, there are still a few differences that you should know about before you start to use the system. Some things that you should keep in mind include: Be careful what you flush: Everything that is bad to flush into a city sewer system is also going to be bad to flush into your septic system.
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  • Three Scenarios Where It Is Important To Remove An Oil Tank When You Have A Septic System

    Having an oil tank for heating oil and a septic tank for human waste is quite common in rural America. There is limited access to electricity for heat and no access to city plumbing. However, there are certain situations where you may need to remove the oil tank as it relates to your septic system. The Two System Tanks Are Too Close Together Imagine that you have heating oil sitting within feet of a septic tank that is loaded with methane and ammonia.
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  • Renting Portable Toilets For An Outdoor Wedding: Five Tips To Avoid Embarrassing Mishaps

    If you are having an outdoor wedding, it will be important to make sure there are enough bathroom facilities for your guests to use. Generally, renting a few portable bathrooms is the way to go. However, this process is not always as simple as it may seem when you're planning such a classy affair! Here are five tips to avoid embarrassing mishaps (and annoyed guests) when renting bathrooms for an outdoor wedding.
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  • 3 Reasons Why Your Home Needs A Drain Cleaning

    When is the last time that you had your drains cleaned out by a professional? Have you ever even had them inspected to find out if a cleaning is necessary? Most people give little thought to their drains. As long as the drains aren't completely clogged, it's assumed that everything is fine with them. Unfortunately, there are several things that can cause a drain to clog without it being immediately obvious.
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  • Why Growing A Ornamental Plants Over Your Septic Field Makes It Harder To Spot Problems

    While you definitely don't want vegetables and fruits growing over your septic system because of the potential for pathogen transfer, it is relatively safe for the field and tank to have some ornamental plants with shallow roots growing over it. If you're limited in your sunny spots for growing, it can seem like a match made in heaven to use an empty drain field. Yet planting an ornamental garden in your septic zone can actually interfere with your ability to tell if your septic system is functioning correctly or not.
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  • Having A Large Gathering At Your Home? 4 Things To Consider When Renting Portable Toilets

    If your home is attached to a septic system, large family gatherings can be stressful. The additional use can make your septic system work overtime, which can lead to problems that you don't want to deal with during a family gathering, such as sewage backups and foul odors. You can avoid those problems by having portable toilets delivered to your property prior to the festivities. Portable toilets will provide your guests with the facilities they'll need, without overtaxing your septic system.
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  • Plumbing Rules To Follow When You Have A Septic Tank

    A home's plumbing system should always be maintained and cared for properly, but you need to pay extra attention to your plumbing when your home has a septic system. If you have problems with the pipes in your home, you could end up with major problems with your septic tank which can lead to a disgusting sewage backup. When your home has a septic system, follow these plumbing tips: Take Care When Flushing
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  • Grease Trap Maintenance: DIY Grease Trap Cleaning

    Grease traps are specifically designed to trap FOG, also known as fats, oils, and grease, before they enter the drain and public sewer. In order to continue working properly, your grease trap will need to undergo routine cleaning. You can do it yourself or you can hire a professional to do it for you. If you choose to go the route of doing it yourself, here is how to go about it:
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  • Tips For Finding Your New Home's Septic System

    It might sound like a pretty simple thing to locate your new home's septic tankā€”that is until you realize that you really don't have any way to know where it was installed by previous owners. Once you run the water in your sinks or flush the toile,t you will not be able to hear the water leave your home because the plumbing pipes are buried below the frost level. That is, they are located a few feet below the surface of the ground, well out of the range of your hearing.
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