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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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Thinking About Buying A Home In Rural Territory? 3 Things To Know About Septic Systems

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After living in the city for most of your life, it is easy to think that living anywhere else is similar, if not the same. But, buying a house in rural territory naturally leads to unique characteristics. Most of these homes have septic systems because there is not city water being supplied to them. This means you will have to maintain the water system on your own if you expect to get fresh and clean water on a daily basis.…

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Benefits Of Hydro Jetting Your Plumbing Lines

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There are about 26 million homes in the US that are served by septic tanks. Many of those homeowners are going to encounter some major problems with their septic tanks, especially if they neglect regular cleanings and inspections. Experts suggest having your septic tank inspected about once a year to ensure there are no major problems looming. During the inspection, the scum levels are measured to ensure they are not too high or there is a clog in your system.…

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