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New To Septic Ownership? 4 Ways Your Septic Tank Will Communicate With You

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If you’ve never dealt with a septic tank before, you might not have known that it would need to be emptied periodically. Luckily, septic tanks have a way of communicating with you. If you pay close attention, this communication process will let you know when it needs to be emptied. Here are four ways that your septic tank will communicate with you. Foul Odors From the Drains When your septic system is working properly, everything you flush through the drains in your home will flow directly to the tank.…

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Pedestal Sump Pump Buyer's Guide

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With a pedestal sump pump, you are looking at a motor mounted on the shaft outside of the basin. This works best for a smaller sump pit. The repairs on a pedestal sump pump are easier because the motor is exposed, making it less difficult to get to. It is also going to be less costly than a submersible sump pump will be. The point of the pedestal is to keep the pump out of the water.…

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How Is A Septic Tank Different From A Sewer?

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Living with a septic tank is not quite like living with a sewer. For homeowners who have always had a sewer and now live on a property with a septic tank, there may be an adjustment period. Knowing the differences between your septic tank and a sewer and what must be done to maintain the septic tank can help you take care of your property. How is a septic tank different from a sewer?…

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Signs That Your Septic Tank Is Leaking

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If your home has its own septic system to treat household water waste, you need to maintain it properly so as to prolong its life. Regular septic pumping and cleaning can go a long way in making the system work properly. Unfortunately, there are times when your septic tank can start leaking or showing other signs of damage. Knowing when something is wrong with the tank can allow you to call in a septic tank service for repairs before it completely falls apart and becomes an environmental hazard.…

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