2015

Building Projects On Rural Land? Check The Septic Tank First

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Many rural residents may not be aware of old septic tank materials left over from previous owners, or even the extent of their existing septic service. When it's time to build a swing set, garage, storage room or driveway, putting down a few boards or foundation too close to the septic tank area could end in slow, disgusting disaster. Take a look at what could go wrong with construction on septic tank area and how a team of professionals can help you make your project work better.

30 December 2015

Questions Answered For Those Considering Stamped Concrete

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Do you have a patio or driveway that needs a facelift? If so, stamped concrete could be the answer. This decorative finish adds a permanent design to the concrete. It allows you to make a plain expanse of concrete look like paving stones or brickwork, or you can opt for a custom design. The following guide can help answer some of your questions about the process. Can stamped concrete be used on existing concrete?

29 December 2015

Tips For Cleaning Out A House Full Of Hoarded Items

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Have you recently inherited a house that is full of an eclectic assortment of stuff? Are you wondering how you can ever get it cleaned out so that you can move in or sell it? If the previous occupant was a bit of a hoarder, making the house habitable again can seem difficult. Here are some tips on how to make the most of the cleanup process: Get dumpsters: Arrange for the rental of at least one or two dumpsters.

24 December 2015

Hire A Good Septic Company To Get Your New Septic System Installed Correctly

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If you are building a house that is going to be out in the country and away from a municipal sewer system, you are going to want to make sure that you have a way to get rid of any waste water. That way is typically through a septic system. You may be unfamiliar with what it takes for a septic system to be installed at your house.  Interior Plumbing

10 December 2015

5 Ways To Lengthen The Time In-Between Septic Tank Servicing

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For homes that are not hooked up to city water and waste removal, a septic tank may be the only practical option for disposing of waste safely. If you are new to using a septic system and are unsure about the maintenance involved, it is recommended that you get familiar with what you can do in between professional servicing. With the right care, you will be able to extend the lifespan of the septic system and avoid expensive repairs.

9 December 2015

Considerations To Keep In Mind When Buying A House: Tips For You

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When you are in the process of looking for your first house, you may find yourself overwhelmed with all of the different options and features that you will need to pay attention to in order to find the right home for you and your loved ones. As you look at a seemingly endless string of houses that vary in square footage, number of rooms, and the like, you may find yourself not paying attention to some of the important details that can dramatically affect your experience in your potential new home.

9 December 2015

Septic System Maintenance: Think Beyond The Tank

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There's a lot more to your septic system and its maintenance than the tank alone, even if that is where the system's primary functions take place. If you're looking at long-term maintenance of the entire system you have to look beyond the tank and consider the system's drainage field. Protecting the entire system will ensure that it lasts longer and your total maintenance cost is kept down over the course of the system's functional lifespan.

8 December 2015

Limiting The Toxins In Your Water Supply

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Water is used around the home for many purposes. While it can be great for hydrating your body and cleaning your clothes, it can also contain harmful chemicals. One of the best ways to remove these toxins is by installing a water softener. You want your water to be soft which should measure up to 1 GPG. This softener is designed to help remove some toxins located in your water so that you can fill your body with beneficial nutrients and minerals.

7 December 2015

Salvaging Items Involved In A Flood

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When a basement becomes flooded, removing the water and drying out the area will need to be done immediately to minimize structural damage and the loss of personal property. There are several steps you can take in trying to salvage items that were hit by flood water. Here are some tips to use when trying to save belongings that were submerged. Clothing And Other Material If you had clothing or linens become victim of water submersion, you will need to launder them properly to remove any mold spores that may have made their way onto the items.

7 December 2015

Examining the Beneficial Organisms Living In Your Septic System

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Homeowners that depend on a septic system should know they are also depending on several types of microbes for it to continue running smoothly. The microbes living in your septic system are always on duty, working to keep down the solid and liquid waste. From your tank to the drain field, learning more about the kinds of organisms in your septic system can help you provide better maintenance for your system.

3 December 2015