• 3 Essentials for Any Basement Bathroom


    If you are thinking about turning your basement into a game room, an extra bedroom, or another room that you and your family can use, you might be thinking about adding a bathroom as well. However, you should know that there are a few additional considerations you should think about when installing a bathroom in this area of the home. These are a few "extras" that you might want to install when adding a bathroom to your basement.
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  • The 4 Steps To Take To Ensure An Effective Septic Inspection As A Homebuyer


    When you purchase a home with a septic tank, it is essential that you have the septic tank inspected. This will let you know the time and money that you are going to have to invest in the septic tank in the long and short term. Here is what you need to do to ensure that you get the most accurate information about the home's septic system: #1 Hire A Licensed Septic Inspection Company
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  • When Your Water Is Rusty


    When you turn on your tap and your water comes out brown and rusty, you may find it hard to drink. It can smell and even taste unpleasant. You do have several choices: you can work to correct this problem or learn to live with it. If you have rusty water, you need to know how to deal with it. Iron Since rust is simply oxidized iron, your water is chock full of the stuff.
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  • Heavy Rains In The Forecast? 3 Steps To Protect Your Septic Tank


    If you live in an area that's been plagued by droughts, and you have a septic system in your yard, sudden rain storms can spell disaster. If you're not sure how your septic system relates to the drought, here's how. First, the drought dries out the soil around your septic tank. Once it dries out too much, it becomes difficult for your soil to absorb a sudden onslaught of water.
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  • What You Can Do About A Septic System's Sewer Line Freezing


    It's very rare that a septic system's sewer line will freeze, since it's usually active enough that waste is flowing through it during the winter which keeps the pipe warm. Unfortunately, a sewer line for a septic tank could still freeze in extreme weather conditions or when the pipe is not insulated properly. When this happens, the waste has nowhere to go and will flow back towards your home and come out of the toilets and sinks.
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  • When Not To Pump Your Septic Tank


    You need to pump your septic tank regularly to prevent clogging, boost its efficiency, and prolong its life. However, there are specific times you shouldn't pump your septic system. Here are three examples of those times: The Area around the Field Is Flooded Many things can flood the ground around your septic tank. For example, a nearby river can overflow its banks after a serious storm; even too much rain can cause flooding.
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  • The 3 Most Important Things For New Septic Tank Owners To Know


    If you just purchased your first house with a septic tank, you need to learn how to take care of your septic tank. Here are three things that you need to know as a new septic tank owner.  Test & Inspect Your Tank On A Yearly Basis You need to have your tank tested on a yearly basis by a licensed professional. When they test your tank, they can let you know how full your tank is and if all the waste is breaking up properly.
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  • When To Have Portable Toilets On Hand And Where To Get Them


    Portable toilets can be very useful in several situations. Some of those situations are more serious than others. Here are just three examples of situations where it is a very good idea to have a portable toilet on hand. 1. Your Septic System Needs to Be Completely Redone When you call for septic services and find that your septic system needs a complete overhaul, you have a three-fold problem. Your entire yard and septic system has to be dug up, removed and replaced, which is very costly and time-consuming.
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  • How To Install A Replacement Baffle In Your Septic Tank


    A baffle is used to keep solids from flowing into your outlet pipe in your septic tank and clogging up the pipe and leach field. Baffles are typically made out of concrete. They are placed in front of the outlet pipe in the tank so solids can't directly flow into it. As the tank fills with water, the solids sink and the water spills over the baffle and into the outlet pipe.
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  • Things To Keep In Mind When Renting Portable Toilets


    Portable toilets can be incredibly useful if you are planning a large event or an event that is not near any facilities. However, there are quite a few things that you should know before you go out and rent portables. Estimate How Many Toilets You Will Need When renting toilets, there are quite a few factors that you will need to keep in mind when estimating how many you need. The size of the crowd is a valuable metric, but it is certainly not the only number that you need to look at.
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