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Septic Tank Faux Pas For Proper Maintenance

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Knowing what not to do when you have a septic tank can be as important as knowing what to do. Here are some septic tank faux pas to keep in mind for your home.  Adding Chemicals to the Tank Flushing chemicals into your tank, such as household cleaners or paints and polishes, can be hazardous for several reasons. First of all, it may interfere with the natural bacteria in the tank, killing off some bacteria that are important for the breakdown of waste.…

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3 Reasons A Dumpster Is A Must-Have After Evicting A Tenant

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The business of renting apartments or homes to individuals and families is rarely so ideal, and eventually, you could end up having to evict a tenant due to non-payment or otherwise. While you may be a little frazzled by the whole ordeal of going through the legal legwork to get a bad tenant out of a unit, make sure when they are finally gone, you get your thinking cap on. Cleanup is bound to be part of the equation after an eviction, so go ahead and rent a dumpster.…

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Tips For First-Time Dumpster Rental Clients

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Disposing of the trash that is generated by your renovation project can be a difficult part of a remodeling project. These projects can produce vast amounts of garbage, and while dumpster rentals can be an excellent way of handling this aspect of these projects, it is important to note that there are some common oversights people may make when renting these items. To avoid some of the more routine problems, you should make sure to utilize the following couple of dumpster tips.…

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Expecting Torrential Rains: 2 Tips To Keep You Safe After A Flood

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When your home gets flooded, you’re going to have to act fast to get the mess cleaned up. It doesn’t matter how well-prepared you are, flood water can seriously damage your home. When torrential rains come through your area, they can drop several inches of water in no time at all. Unfortunately, all that water can leave your home in danger of flooding. Here are two easy-to-follow safety tips that will help you avoid problems while you’re cleaning up after a flood.…

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Treat Your Septic System Well And It Will Perform For Decades

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Many homeowners believe that once a septic tank was installed, nothing needs to be done to maintain it. However, nothing is further from the truth! By maintaining your home’s septic system properly, you can ensure that it will function well for decades to come without needing any expensive repairs. Below is some information about your home’s septic system and how it should be properly maintained: Your Home’s Septic System and Its Parts…

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Disguising Your Septic Tank

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If you are one of the over 26 million people in the U.S. who are served by a septic tank system, you know their many benefits. Septic systems are a lifesaver for those people in rural areas without access to a public sewage system. However, no matter how well they work, they are not a visual asset to your lawn. If you have a septic tank, consider some of the following ideas for disguising it.…

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How To Do A Soil Percolation Test

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An integral part of a septic system is the leach field. The leach field is used to collect the effluent water coming from a septic tank and disperse it into the soil throughout the field. As the effluence passes through the soil, it is naturally treated by organisms in the ground until it is no longer a biological hazard in a healthy field. However, over time the bottom of the leach field can become compacted and cause back-ups into the tank and house.…

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How To Save Your Home's Carpeting Instead Of Replacing It

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When there are rooms in your house where your carpeting looks unsightly and terribly stained, many homeowners decide that replacing the carpeting is their only option. There actually are a couple things you are able to try before you decide to completely replace your carpeting. While many consumer products are great at spot treating stains and odors, you may need professional help when those don’t do the trick. Consider these three alternatives to carpet replacement as a way to save it.…

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How To Prevent Common Septic Tank System Problems

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Homeowners with a septic tank system have different ways in which they should be caring for their plumbing. This is because a septic tank works much differently than a sewage system that is connected to a main plumbing line. There are a few common problems that homeowners must be aware of when it comes to their septic tank system, which includes excess water being backed up and more. Here are some ways to prevent these common problems from happening:…

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How To Handle Waste Management In Your Tiny House

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Are you getting ready to join the tiny house movement? It’s a wonderful way to live more simply, reduce waste, be kinder to the environment, and save money. That’s why it’s so appealing to so many people. After the layout of your house, one of the first things that you’ll probably think about when building your house is how to handle waste management. It’s a particular concern when your tiny house is a mobile one, but it’s something you need to pay special attention to even in a tiny house in a fixed location.…

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