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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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Why Preventative Maintenance Is Good For A Main Sewer Line

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Do you ever consider investing in preventative maintenance for your plumbing system? You might want to start paying a professional to clean the main sewer line out sometimes so you can avoid having to deal with numerous plumbing problems. Take a look at the information in this article to discover why preventative maintenance is ideal for the main sewer line to your house. 1. An Invasion of Tree Roots Being that the main sewer line is buried deep within the ground, you can never tell if tree roots are growing inside of it until plumbing problems occur.…

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Three Things You Need To Know When Using A Septic System For The First Time

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If you’ve just moved into a house that is on a septic system and you’ve never used a septic system before, you will find lots of advice about how to find the tank and what to do in terms of maintenance. Using a septic system really isn’t that difficult, but the sheer amount of information that you need to take in at first can be overwhelming, and some of it can get lost in the shuffle.…

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Use A Septic Tank? How To Stop Inappropriate Items From Going In It

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When a septic tank is working perfectly, it’s a part of your home that you do not even think about. Unfortunately, all it takes is some people in your household being irresponsible to cause a problem that requires professional help. There are things that should never go down your drains and reach the septic tank. Here are some ways that you can stop that from happening. Put Child Proof Locks On Your Toilet Seats…

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