How to Choose Between Plastic and Concrete Septic Tanks

March 17, 2022

When you are shopping for a septic tank, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is the type of tank you’ll purchase. Most modern septic tanks are made of either concrete or plastic. Both of these materials have their own unique advantages, so the right style will really just depend on your home and your preferences. Here are some things you need to think about while looking for a septic tank. Budget A large concern for many homeowners is the cost of a septic tank. If you want something affordable, plastic is often a good choice. Plastic...

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High-Pressure Drain Cleaning and Its Benefits

March 7, 2022

Dealing with stinky drains, clogged drains, and sinks that seem to take an eternity for the water to drain can be irritating and stressful. The smell emanating from your drains might make you reluctant to have friends or family over. If you have a blockage, foul-smelling drain, or seem to deal with drainage issues on a regular basis, then you should schedule high-pressure drain cleaning. Keep reading to learn more about what high-pressure drain cleaning is and its benefits. What Is High Pressure Drain Cleaning High-pressure draining cleaning, also commonly referred to as hydro-jetting, is precisely as it sounds. A...

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Tips on Caring for Your Septic Tank During Cold Weather

February 16, 2022

Cold winter weather can bring with it all sorts of challenges and potential issues. If your home has a septic system, one such potential problem could be it freezing due to the cold. For this reason, it is essential that you take a few precautions to protect your septic tank from the cold. Make Sure Your Septic Tank Is Well Insulated If your septic tank was designed correctly, is working right and gets used at least occasionally, it really shouldn’t ever freeze. However, it is vital that your septic tank is covered with a good layer of dirt as this...

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Planning for Winter Plumbing Emergencies

February 4, 2022

Dealing with a lack of hot water or frozen pipes can be stressful in the winter. You don’t want to risk causing serious damage to your plumbing when the temperature dips below freezing. Keep these helpful tips in mind to protect your home and family from plumbing emergencies. Monitor Potential Problems Take simple precautions to keep your pipes unclogged and clean. Regularly remove hair and debris from the shower drain. Use hot water or a mixture of vinegar and baking soda to routinely clean your drains and prevent big clogs. Prevent Frozen Pipes Protecting your pipes from freezing is essential...

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How to Keep Your Septic System From Freezing in the Winter

January 18, 2022

Many homeowners take precautions to protect their pipes in the winter so that they don’t freeze. What they don’t realize is that their septic system may be susceptible to freezing as well. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to keep this from happening. Take a Hot Shower Every Day One of the easiest things you can do to keep your septic system from freezing is to take a hot shower every day. The hot water will be able to melt any ice that has built up inside of the system. Leave Snow on Top of It You...

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How to Prepare for a Plumbing Emergency During the Winter

January 11, 2022

Chilly winter weather has arrived in Gig Harbor, WA. While you may have prepared your home’s heating system, sealed gaps around the door and windows, and taken other winterizing measures, you may have forgotten about your plumbing system. Winter is the most common time of the year for plumbing emergencies due to the frigid temperatures. Use these tips to prepare for emergency plumbing for the winter season. Clear Belongings Out of the Way If you have a frozen pipe or a pipe that burst, try to clear your belongings out of the way. The plumber will need space to access...

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Should You Insulate Your Water Pipes?

December 17, 2021

Should You Insulate Your Hot and Cold Water Pipes?   The plumbing system in your home has two subsystems of pipes, which bring water into your home and sends water out. These pipes are important for the health of your home as they move hundreds of gallons of water through your home daily. A burst pipe can cause massive damage. Insulating your water pipes protect your pipes and lower the cost of running your water into your home as well.   Why You Should Insulate Your Water Pipes   Insulation sleeves for water pipes are only about a dollar per...

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Common Sewer Backup Causes & Quick Fixes

December 3, 2021

Quick Fixes for Common Sewer Backup Issues   There are several things that can cause your sewer lines to back up. If your sewer backs up severely, it can cause wastewater to get into your home. This can be very expensive to clean up and can lead to health risks. It is important that you keep an eye out for these issues and repair them as soon as possible.   Clogs   The most common sewer backup cause is a clog. A clog happens when material blocks the flow of wastewater within your drain pipes. They can happen for a...

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Hot Water Not Coming out of the Shower

November 19, 2021

Reasons Why You’re Not Getting Hot Water From Your Shower   One of the most common plumbing problems that plague homeowners is a lack of hot water in the shower. Often, the problem is due to an issue related to your shower head. Here are some shower head issues and other causes to consider.   1. Your Water May Be Dirty   Before you begin working on your shower head, don’t forget to check the condition of the water. If your shower head appears to be clogged with sediment and debris, the chances are that this is the culprit. In...

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How Often Should a Septic Tank Be Pumped Out?

November 5, 2021

When to Clear Your Residential Septic Tank   If you live in a rural area without a municipal sewer line, you need to have a septic tank to store wastewater and sewage from your home. Since a septic tank is not connected to any outflow, it needs to be emptied every few years. This post will help clarify how often you need to have your septic tank emptied for the health of your household and property.   Timeline for Septic Tank Emptying   Though each home has a different amount of sewage output, a standard rule of thumb is to...

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