Winterizing Your Home “Prep your Plumbing” and Avoid the Freeze

January 22, 2015

The cold winter months can bring a lot of headaches for homeowners. The low temperatures can cause pipes to freeze if specific precautions are not taken. Unlike other liquids, water expands when it is frozen. If water fills a pipe and it freezes, the frozen water often causes the pipe to literally burst. Broken pipes can result in extensive water damage that can ruin flooring, walls, and ceilings. The damage can be incredibly expensive to repair and worse yet can leave homeowners without access to water for days in the dead of winter. Even though you can never anticipate how...

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How often are septic tanks emptied, and where do the contents go?

October 15, 2014

The most common cause of septic tank failure is neglecting to have your tank pumped on a regular basis. Fortunately, a little maintenance can go a long way in avoiding problems. Regular inspections and pumping can help ensure the proper maintenance and long-term functioning of your system. On average, your septic tank should be pumped every three to five years. The actual frequency of septic tank emptying depends on a number of factors including: Type, size, and volume of tank Age of level of use and/or abuse of the system Volume of wastewater produced Condition of the septic tank drainfield...

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What you should not put into your Septic System

May 31, 2012

As home owners we put lots of stuff down our sinks, toilets and drains that we should think differently about. What things should not go into a septic? Fats, oils & greases (FOG). After cooking most people wash dishes and washout milk containers and all other food scraps into the sink. A lot of this adds FOG to our septic. Coffee grounds, egg shells, nut shells. All these kind of things cause your septic to fill up with solids faster and can be pushed through out to drain fields and plug up drain holes & soils. Sanitary napkins, tampons, condoms,...

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The Need For Cleaning Your Catch Basins At Your Home Or Business

March 2, 2012

If you have any catch basins on your property, you as the business or homeowner are responsible to keep the basins free from debris, both inside and outside of the drain system. Keeping the grate clean is the easy part, but removing the grate and cleaning inside the basin might require a Vactor truck to suck up the debris inside the basin. The storage area of the drain system will accumulate debris that settles on the bottom of the drain requiring you to clean it out to prevent the flooding of streets and properties. A professional Vactor truck company will...

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