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Septic Problems? 2 Tips To Help You Avoid Septic Overload

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Septic Problems? 2 Tips To Help You Avoid Septic Overload

If your septic tank is acting sluggish, it might be inundated with water. Your septic system is designed to filter sewage through slowly, a little at a time. Once waste leaves your home, it flows through to the first tank. This is the containment unit for the solids. The solid waste will drop to the bottom of the tank and the liquids will filter through to the secondary tank. The purpose of the secondary tank is to filter out particles of debris that shouldn’t pass through to the seepage pit. Excess liquid will then pass through to the...

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Water Damage Cleanup Tips: What To Do When Mold Shows Up In Your Air Vents After A Flood

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Water Damage Cleanup Tips: What To Do When Mold Shows Up In Your Air Vents After A Flood

If rainwater floods into your home and damages many of your personal items, you may focus on cleaning up your things to save them from mold. But one of the areas in your home mold may affect is your HVAC system, including the air vents that supply the home’s air. Although air vents generally sit inside your ceiling, the vents can build up with moisture from the flooding water and grow mold. Once you turn on the cooling or heating system, the spores leave the air vents and spread throughout the house. The spores can also travel to the...

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Options For Home Water Purification

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Options For Home Water Purification

When you’re looking for a reasonable home water filtration system, how do you go about weeding through the options and choosing the right filter? It can help to know your top concerns and go from there, whether you’re most interested in startup costs, ease of use, or thoroughness. Here are some top picks based on these criteria. For Low Startup Costs: Standalone Water Pitchers Water pitchers are a good introductory option if you’re not sure how much you want to invest in your water filtration system. There’s nothing to...

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Spring Cleaning? Make Sure You Include These 3 Things On Your List

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Spring Cleaning? Make Sure You Include These 3 Things On Your List

If you are planning to do some spring cleaning inside your home, there are other things you need to include on your to do list that you may not think about. Doing these things will ensure everything works properly for you.  Below is some more information about this maintenance. Clean Your Rain Gutters Rain gutters can become clogged with things like leaves, sticks, and other debris. When this happens, the water clogs up behind this debris. The water then spills out of the gutters and pools down beside the foundation of your home, which...

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Ask Yourself These Placement-Related Questions When You Rent A Dumpster

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Ask Yourself These Placement-Related Questions When You Rent A Dumpster

Renting a dumpster is the ultimate way to get rid of waste in your home or yard quickly and easily. Instead of loading your personal vehicle with messy waste and carting it off to your local dump, you can simply load up the dumpster and have it removed by a waste management expert when the right time comes. Roll off dumpster rental is available for short- and long-term, and while the location of the bin is always important, it’s especially crucial if it’s going to be sitting on your property for weeks or even multiple months. Here...

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Prepare Walls For Stamped Concrete Finishes

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Prepare Walls For Stamped Concrete Finishes

Having your walls finished with stamped concrete can make a remarkable difference in the way that they look. If you want to have this done and have a tight budget, you can do the preparation work on your own and save on the cost of the project. Here, you will learn how to do the preparation work yourself so that things are ready to go when the contractor arrives. Discuss Materials with the Contractor You will need to know the exact concrete mixture that the contractor will be using to complete the project. Since different mixtures require...

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Septic System Understanding And Damage Prevention Tips

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Septic System Understanding And Damage Prevention Tips

Septic systems are simple and work based upon their use of gravity, absorption, and biology. By understanding and controlling how these three aspects of your septic system work in tandem with each other, you can proactively prevent damage to your home’s septic system. System damage is both expensive for you to have repaired and could require that you are unable to use the septic system for an extended period of time while you wait for repairs to be completed. To keep your home’s septic system flowing well, take the time to...

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5 Ways To Keep Your Septic Tank In Good Shape Through The Winter

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Ways To Keep Your Septic Tank In Good Shape Through The Winter

If your home has an older septic tank, it is extremely important that you treat your septic tank right if you want to avoid costly repairs. Here are a few things you can do this winter to keep your old septic tank working like new. #1 Schedule An Inspection The first thing you need to do is schedule an inspection for your septic tank. It is a good idea to have your septic tank inspected at least once a year. This is an easy way to make sure that you stay on top of necessary maintenance and to avoid costly repairs.  #2 Insulate Your...

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Do’s And Don’ts For The Best Utilization Of A Rented Roll-Off Dumpster

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Do’s And Don’ts For The Best Utilization Of A Rented Roll-Off Dumpster

If you are planning to clean out your home’s detached garage or shed this spring season, then following these do’s and don’ts will allow you to save both money and valuable space in your rented roll-off dumpster: Do plan to have the rented dumpster delivered during a period of dry weather. Excess water sitting in the trash container will make it heavier and may cost you additional Western disposal fees.  Don’t place any items in the upper portion of the dumpster that stick up above the top rim area....

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3 Things You Can Do To Keep Your Septic System In Good Shape

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Things You Can Do To Keep Your Septic System In Good Shape

If your home has its own septic system, you need to be careful about what you put down your drains. Here are a few simple changes that you can make around your home that will lessen the burden on your septic system and help keep it in good shape. #1 Avoid The Garbage Disposal It can be tempting to take all of your scraps after every meal, wash them down the sink, and let your garbage disposal break them up. However, it is important to keep in mind that your garbage disposal only breaks your scraps into smaller pieces; it does not eliminate...

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