Talking About Septic Services

Buying a New Home? 3 Steps to Identify Potential Septic-System Problems

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If you’re in the market for a new home, and the one you’ve chosen has a septic system, be sure to ask questions before you sign a contract. Purchasing a home before finding out about the septic system could leave you with serious plumbing issues after you move in. Here are four things you should do before purchasing a home with a septic tank. Ask Questions As soon as you discover that the home you’re interested in is connected to a septic system, you need to start asking questions. Gathering information about the system will...

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When You Are Selling Your Home: Title 5 Inspections And Homeowner Resposibilities

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When you are selling a home that has a septic system, you will need to get a Title 5 inspection of the system. This inspection ensures that your septic system is working properly and that it meets all health and safety regulations. If your system fails the Title 5 inspection, you are responsible for any repairs or upgrades that are necessary. While you can still sell your home if the Title 5 inspection fails, you are still financially obligated to fix the system. Your buyer may not be able to secure a mortgage for your property if the...

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Caring For Your Septic System

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Many homes across the United States rely on septic systems to service their plumbing needs. If your home uses a septic system, it’s important that you take the time to properly care for this system on a daily basis in order to prevent serious problems that could require costly repairs. Here are three things that you can do to take care of your septic system in the future. 1. Use an enzyme treatment to avoid backups Septic systems are notorious for backing up when the tank housing waste becomes full. You can help avoid a nasty backup by...

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Four Habits To Adopt When You Move Into A Home With A Septic Tank

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Day to day, living in a home with a septic tank is not much different than living in a home with a sewer connection. But there are a few habits you’ll need to develop in order to keep your tank in good shape and prevent the need for frequent pumping. Here’s a look. Feminine hygiene products must go in the trash. Even if the package says “flushable,” these products need to go in the trash — not down the toilet — when you have a septic tank. This includes tampons, maxi pads, and all other feminine hygiene...

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Four Ways To Maintain The Efficiency Of Your Septic Tank

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The average home with three family members in the United States produces about 250 to 300 gallons of waste water a day. This means your septic tank is very busy day in and day out working to make your home cleaner by getting rid of all that waste. On average, your septic tank should last about 20 years, but that is only if you take care of it and maintain it properly. Even if you know very little about septic tanks, you can do a lot of the maintenance yourself. Here are some tips to help you increase the lifespan of your septic tank. ...

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Flushing Three Septic System Myths And Misconceptions

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Septic systems can be commonly used by homes that are located in rural settings. However, if you have only recently purchased a home that has this type of system, it can be easy to be fairly uninformed about it, which can lead you to give credit to some potentially misleading notions. After you have these three septic system myths refuted you will be in a better position to avoid issues with these systems.  Myth: You Need To Regularly Use Additives For Your Septic System In order to work, your septic tank needs to have a healthy...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Cleaning Your Sewer Lines

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It is not uncommon for the sewer line of your home to become clogged, especially as years go by without maintenance or repairs. If you find that your sewage is blocked, it is likely that you have not done something wrong. You may have a normal blockage or a tree root causing problems. Regardless, you likely have questions about the process. The answers to these common questions may ease some of your fears about hiring somebody to take care of your home’s sewer services. What Are the Signs of a Clogged Sewage Line? For most people, the...

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What’s That Smell? 4 Signs You Could Be Facing Septic Problems

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Septic tanks can take some getting used to, especially if you’ve never been responsible for their upkeep before. If given the proper care and maintenance, septic tanks will last you for many years. However, if you neglect them, they’ll fail you. When that happens, you’re going to be faced with a big mess to clean up. Luckily, your septic tank is designed to give you some warning before it fails. If this is the first time you’ve ever used a septic tank before, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with some of those...

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3 Ways To Keep Your Septic Tank Healthy

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If you have a septic tank, you want it operating at its best at all times. There are a number of things that you can do in order to keep your septic tank healthy and operable. Proper Usage In order to prolong the health of your septic tank, there are a few items that you must avoid at all cost getting to it, for example, dental floss, feminine hygiene products, condoms, diapers, cotton swabs, cigarette butts, ground coffee beans and other hygiene or kitchen related products that can potentially clog the septic system. Also, you...

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Three Things To Look For When Buying A House With A Septic System

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If you’re looking at a house for sale that has an existing septic system, you have to be sure that the septic system is in good shape. If the system is not in good shape, you could end up having to pay a lot more for the property overall because of the repair costs. You should always have a home that you’re considering for purchase inspected by a professional, and you should also have the septic system checked out. But there are also a few things that you can look for that can give you a few hints as to how the system is doing...

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