The Most Common Causes of Septic System Problems and Tips to Avoid Repairs

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If your home is one of the many that rely on a septic system to treat waste, bad habits will cause problems. When your septic system is not working properly, it can eventually cause problems that are very costly to repair. It is a good idea to practice good habits to reduce stress on your septic system that causes damage. Here are some tips to help you have better habits that will ensure your septic system does not have problems:

14 March 2017

3 Signs That Your Restaurant Grease Trap Needs To Be Cleaned

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Having your restaurant's grease trap cleaned regularly is important. Right now, you might have it done on a schedule. However, there could be a chance that it needs to be done even more regularly than you think. These are a few signs that now is the time to look into having your restaurant grease trap cleaned. 1. The Water Is Flowing Slowly One of the first signs that you can look for when determining if your grease trap needs to be cleaned is to determine if the water is flowing down the drain slowly.

7 March 2017

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

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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

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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

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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

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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