Preventing Plumbing Problems

Preventing Plumbing Problems

  • 4 Questions About Septic Tank Pumping Answered

    A septic tank is a water-tight chamber under the ground. It is where the sewage from your home naturally decomposes and settles into a sludge. It is always a good idea to familiarize yourself with proper septic tank maintenance practices before anything goes wrong. How Often Should You Pump Your Septic Tank? This varies depending on how many people live in your household and how much you use your toilets. But more regular pumping is recommended for households of more than 4 people who use their toilets more often than average.

  • Still Working From Home? Your Septic System Needs More Frequent Maintenance

    If you were converted to a remote employee during the pandemic, you likely noticed your lower gas costs and higher utility bills. There's no doubt that moving all that work to your home changed where your money goes, but what a lot of people haven't realized yet is that all that time at home also affected the appliances and other working features of their homes. Everything got a lot more use than it usually does, and that includes your septic system if you're not on a city sewer line.

  • Primary Variables That Determine Septic Tanks Pumping Frequency

    If you're building a home on a site without a municipal wastewater treatment facility nearby, you may need to find a private solution to your wastewater disposal needs. Installing a septic tank system is the next viable option for disposing of your home's wastewater in an effective and efficient manner. Because the solid layers of your waste (scum and sludge) are not meant to flow out of the septic tank along with the effluent (liquid waste), your tank will need to be pumped out periodically to maintain its volume or capacity.

  • Signs That A Septic Tank Should Be Pumped Promptly

    Ideally, septic system maintenance should be done on a consistent schedule, such as every two years. The technicians pump the tank and then inspect the empty container and equipment connected to it. Not having this work completed on time can cause a sewer backup if the tank gets too full. Homeowners definitely should call for service when certain signs indicate that a backup could be imminent. How It Works When toilets are flushed and water goes down drains, the liquid and other materials travel to the septic tank.

  • 4 Things To Do If Your Drain Field Floods

    Your drain field is where the wastewater from your septic tank flows and goes through the final filtration process before the wastewater goes back into the groundwater. If your drain field gets flooded, it is essential to understand how to prevent your drain field from flooding and what to do if it happens. 1. Stop Using Water in Your Home If you find that your septic tank drain field is flooding, it is essential to do what you can to stop more water from flowing into your septic tank and thus into the drain field.

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    Preventing Plumbing Problems

    It isn't always easy to know where to start when it comes to household maintenance, but a few years ago I realized I needed a new septic system. We were having a problem with our drains draining properly, so we turned to some experts for some help. They walked us through every aspect of the plumbing process, and within a few days, we were having a brand new septic tank installed. It was great to see just how much better things ran when the septic was working, and this blog is evidence of how much something like that can help.