2016

  • What To Know About Cleaning The Grease Trap In Your New Restaurant

    If you're planning to open your own restaurant, you'll have to become familiar with how a grease trap works. A grease trap is a big metal box that is somewhat similar to a septic tank. The water from your kitchen drains flows into the box, where the food particles and grease accumulate while the water flows on through the drain. The box has to be serviced regularly to keep it operational, and if it gets clogged or backs up, your restaurant will be filled with foul odors.
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  • New Home Come With A Septic System? 3 Steps To Avoid Problems

    If you're in the process of buying a home with a septic system, and you've never used one before, there are some things you should know. First, literally all the solid waste that flows from your home will be stored inside your septic tanks. Second, without proper care, that solid waste can back up into your home. Finally, there are some things you should avoid when you have a septic system.
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  • Family Coming Home for the Holidays? 4 Tips to Help You Avoid Septic Problems

    The holiday season has begun. It's time to start having company over for get-togethers. If you're going to be hosting large gatherings or having extended family staying with you during the holidays, it's time to get your septic system prepared. During the holidays, your septic system will take a lot of abuse, especially if it's being overused. Unfortunately, septic problems can lead to plumbing emergencies, such as sewage backups and stubborn clogs.
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  • Performing A Video Inspection Of Your Toilet Stack: Why Your Plumber Would Do This

    Sometimes a plumber can do all he/she can and your toilet still does not seem to be flushing properly. When that's the case, your plumber may perform a video inspection of your toilet's inner workings along the trap and down through the toilet stack. If he/she has a long enough scope, then the plumber may send the scope and video camera down into the underground sewer pipe too. Here are some reasons why your plumber would opt to do this when nothing else seems to work on your toilet.
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  • Sewer Ejector Pumps: Troubleshooting The Most Common Problems

    While there are many homeowners who rely on sewer ejector pumps, most don't know a great deal about them. These pumps are a part of sewer systems that would otherwise have trouble delivering waste and wastewater to a designated sewer system or septic tank, either because of a steep incline in the drainage lines or some other obstacle. Therefore, these pumps serve a highly valuable service. If you have a sewer ejector pump in place in your septic system, it is a good idea to get to know a few of the problems that can arise so you will know when it is time to reach out to a septic service professional for help.
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  • Tips For Working With Teflon Plumber's Tape

    If you need to make a plumbing repair but do not have any experience in doing so, then it is important that you understand how to properly use Teflon plumber's tape. Teflon plumber's tape is used to seal joints where you have joined two pieces of metal or PVC pipe together, and its purpose is to keep the joined area from leaking water. While plumber's tape is simple to use, it does have a few quirks that require you use the right techniques when working with it.
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  • Understanding The Storm Season's Septic System Threat

    As a homeowner with a septic system, it is important that you understand how environmental changes can affect it. For example, heavy rain storms can be highly problematic for your home's septic system. If you've got heavy rains coming, it's in your best interest to prepare your home and your septic system for the effects of all of that excess water in the ground. Here's a look at what you need to know to do just that.
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  • Understanding Your Septic System

    If you live in an area without a municipal sewage system, your household water and wastes go through a septic system buried in your yard. The system is comprised of two parts, a tank to hold solid wastes and a drainfield to disperse the water wastes. If your septic tank is kept in good working order, and is the right size for your household, you should only need to have it drained every three to five years.
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  • Signs That Indicate Your Septic May Be Due For A Pumping

    As a new homeowner, there are several tasks you will need to undertake to ensure systems that give you modern conveniences are kept in good working order. The septic system is one of the systems you will want to maintain so you do not find yourself in a situation where you are unable to flush the toilet or use a sink without causing damage to your property. Knowing when a septic tank is in need of a pumping will reduce the chance of downtime.
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  • Why Drains Might Become Problematic in a House

    Do the toilets and sinks in your house seem to drain more slowly than they used to? There are a few things that can be causing the problem, but what is going on depends on how waste is handled in your house. If you use a septic tank for the removal of waste, several areas of the system might need some professional attention. Below, you will learn about a few of the things that can lead to a septic system not fully functioning.
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