5 Substances To Avoid Dumping Down Your Drain If You Have A Septic System


There are many items that homeowners should not pour down their drains or flush down their toilets simply because they can clog the pipes in a home. However, if you utilize a septic system as opposed to a public sewage system, you need to be especially diligent about what items you flush down your toilet or send down your drain. This is because septic systems operate on a smaller scale than sewage lines and can easily become clogged or full before your scheduled pumping.

7 October 2016

Sump Pump 101: Installing Your Pump In Your Basement Or Crawl Space


If you don't have a sump pump in your home, you may be wondering two things. Do you need a sump pump and how do you install it? Here are some signs that you might need a sump pump and some tips for your install if you do. Who Needs a Sump Pump? There are two places that people put sump pumps: the basement and the crawl space. If you have a basement or a crawl space that has never flooded, you're probably okay.

23 March 2016

Buying A Home In Massachusetts? Avoid Losing Big On Resale Value By Checking Your Title 5 Inspection For This


Do you have your eye on a house in Massachusetts? If that house has a private septic system, the buyer is required by law to have a title 5 septic tank inspection done before they can sell you their home. You're required to receive a copy of this report upon completion, and when you do, pay close attention to the line on the form that explains how many bedrooms the septic tank is rated for.

10 November 2015

3 Mistakes Septic Tank Users Should Never Make After A Flood


If you have a septic tank, mistakes you make in the aftermath of a flood can cause serious problems for both you and your septic system. Here are three things that you should never do following a flood. Continuing to flush the toilets When your septic tank is working properly, the wastewater from your home drains into the septic tank in your backyard. Solid waste settles to the bottom of the tank, and liquid waste flows out into your drain field for further processing.

3 November 2015