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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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What You Need To Know Before Building Your Septic System

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You’re building your dream home, and it’s time to talk about your septic system. But do you really understand what installing a septic system entails? Unless your house is connected to your municipal sewage plant, it is your responsibility as a homeowner to install and maintain your septic system. The first part of your septic system are the pipes. Choose sturdy pipes that are unlikely to break under pressure. It’s a good idea to add a plumbing vent at the top of your septic system to allow for the proper air pressure that keeps wastewater moving through your system.…

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7 Tips To Prepare Your Septic System For The Holidays

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Septic tank emergencies can happen at any time, but holidays can place an extra strain on your system. With guests in and out of your home, your septic may be called on to perform more than usual. Here are some tips for helping your septic survive the holiday season. Schedule a pre-holiday inspection. The best way to ensure that your septic system is ready for the holidays is to have it inspected prior to the start of the holiday system.…

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Taking A Closer Look At Commom Questions About Roll Off Dumpster Services

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When you are in the process of a construction project or even just a cleanup task, a roll-off dumpster is a valuable piece of equipment to have on site. These large trash and waste receptacles are large enough to cater to just about any job and are sturdy enough that even the toughest materials can be safely placed inside. If you find that you need a roll-off dumpster service, there is no doubt that you will have a few questions about how it all works.…

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