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3 Things You Need To Know If You're New To Septic Tanks

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Have you just moved to a home that has a septic tank? Were you told that it’s essentially the same as having a home hooked up to a city sewer system? While partially true, there are also a number of differences between having a septic tank and having a city sewer hookup. If you ignore these differences, this can lead to issues in the long run. This may mean anything from needing to have your tank pumped out more often to needing to completely replace the tank prematurely, which is why it’s essential to know a few things about your septic system as soon as possible.…

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How A Septic Drainfield Works And How To Maintain Yours Properly

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If you have a septic system, your main concern might be to have the tank pumped on time so waste doesn’t spill into the yard. You may give little thought to the drainfield. However, the drainfield plays a vital role in the proper operation of the system and it must be maintained properly too. Here’s a look at how the drainfield works and how you can keep it in good shape for as long as possible.…

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Does Your Property Have A UST? Helpful Information For Home And Business Owners

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Underground storage tanks (USTs) can pose a problem for home and business owners. Although those that exist solely to store heating fuel that will be consumed are usually exempted from federal regulations, many areas have enacted state or local regulations that do apply to these tanks. If you own a home or business with an underground storage tank, the following information will answer many of the questions you may have. …

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Plumbing Not Moving Waste Properly? Your Septic Lift Pump Could Be Compromised

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If your home’s plumbing system isn’t moving waste out of the home properly, you could have a clog or mechanical problem in your septic system’s lift pump. Your lift pump can stop working and allow waste to back up inside your plumbing pipes or spill out of your septic tank. You can repair your septic lift pump with this information. Why Did Your Lift Pump Stop Working? Homes placed on high ground, such as a hill or raised plot of land, usually require a traditional septic system to remove waste from them.…

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Septic Tank Maintenance & Care Tips

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If you have had a septic tank before, you probably already know how to use it properly. If you’ve just moved into a home though that has a septic tank and you have no idea what to do with it, then you need to read the tips below to help you take care of and maintain your septic tank properly to prevent a disastrous septic backup that could cause a major repair bill.…

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The Cleaning Problems That Can Cause Your Septic System Overburden Problems

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Cleaning your home is something that you do on a routine basis, but you may not know that some of the products you use can be giving your septic system problems. A good example of this is bleach that can kill off bacteria, lead to septic overburden, and make you need to have your tank pumped sooner than later. In addition to bleach, there are other products that can lead to a full tank.…

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Important Safety Guidelines For Working Near An Old Septic Tank

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If you recently purchased an older home located in a rural area and there is an old septic tank on the property, then it is vital that your family members understand the safety concerns surrounding the old tank. Old septic tanks are hazardous in many different ways and in order to protect yourself, your family, and your pets, you need to be mindful of these hazards when you work around the septic tank.…

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5 Ways To Deal With Clogged Drains

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Drain cloggage happens to everybody. Hair and debris go down the drain all the time. Ultimately, you could be creating a backup of gunk in your pipes, preventing your shower or sink from draining properly. These steps will help you figure out how to fix that drain, often with items you might already have sitting around the house.  1. Use a wire hanger to grab the gunk Take a regular wire hanger and straighten it out.…

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Top Tips For Septic System Care

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Are you tired of drains that start to run sluggishly or that stop entirely? Are you trying to figure out how to avoid needing to call the plumber out yet again to fix an issue with your septic tank? Septic systems aren’t especially complex, but there are still some things to keep in mind and rules that should be followed to keep your septic tank in good working order. Some things that you should know include:…

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Two Routine Drain Cleaning Questions Addressed

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When a home’s drains start to encounter some issues, it can be common for new homeowners to be fairly unsure of the steps that they should take to address the problem. If this is a type of problem that you have little experience with addressing, you may benefit from learning the answers to a couple of common questions concerning your home’s drains and the problems that they can encounter. Why Are Bad Smells Coming From The Drains?…

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