30 August 2015
Tree roots can silently begin to creep in and damage your septic system, and you might not even realize it until they have done extensive damage. Understanding how your septic system works and checking it for signs of tree roots can save you from thousands of dollars in repairs. Your home septic system will have the tank, leach field, and waste pipes that all work together underground to rid your home of waste products properly.
30 July 2015
Energy efficient air conditioning units are the best way to save money on your cooling costs. But, don't just stop there. When it comes to lowering your cooling bill during the summer, a multi-step approach is the best way to go. Now that you have your new air conditioner installed in your home, here are a few other steps you can take that will make your home more energy efficient during those hot summer days.
29 July 2015
If you need to have a septic system installed for your home, there are many different choices available. You may be able to have a conventional septic system installed, or you may need to have an alternative solution. No matter what type of system you need, there are things that can be done to reduce maintenance and repairs. Here are some of the choices you have for a modern septic system that gives you less trouble:
28 July 2015
If your home has a septic system, maintenance is important. Lack of maintenance can lead to problems with the septic lines and plumbing in your home. The tank needs to be pumped regular, but you can also avoid problems by watching water usage, not using chemicals or even using greywater for irrigation. If you want to avoid those costly septic system repairs, here are some tips that can help: 1. Regular Pumping Of Your Septic System
27 July 2015
Your garbage disposer has become noisy and it may take two or three tries to get food to go down it. It's time to replace that unit and, if you buy the same model, you can do the replacement yourself. If you buy a different brand or model, or you're uncomfortable working with plumbing and electricity, have a plumbing service come out and do the work. If you're a DIY kind of homeowner, here are the steps to replace that old disposal unit.
23 July 2015
If you've been finding water accumulating around the base of the toilet, there's a good chance that the wax ring beneath the toilet base is leaking. Since leaks like this are both wasteful and potentially damaging to the floors, it's important to address the issue as soon as possible. You can call a local plumber to make the change for you, or you can replace it on your own. Here's a look at what you should know to tackle the job yourself.
22 July 2015
A clogged drain in your shower or sink is a common household issue that you'll likely encounter sometime in the future if you haven't already. Although it's often ideal to handle such a problem by calling a licensed plumber and arranging a visit, you can also roll up your sleeves and tackle the issue yourself. If you're on a budget, there are a number of ways you can address a clogged drain without spending much money.