preventing septic system failures

How to Inspect the Septic Tank Before Buying a Home

Before you buy a home, you need to do a thorough inspection of the home. If the home has a septic system, this inspection should be even more rigorous. Failure to do so may leave you with serious plumbing issues; you may even have to replace the entire septic system. This will cost you a significant amount of money. Ask Questions How long has the seller owned the property? How old is the septic tank?   Read More...

3 Ways To Keep Your Storm Drain From Clogging Up

If you have a storm drain in front of your business that helps to redirect the water away from your business, you are going to want to make sure that water is able to flow freely into the storm drain. There are steps you can take to ensure that water doesn't build-up in your storm drain. Clean Around Your Storm Drain Cleaning around your storm drain is the most powerful step you can take to prevent your storm drain from getting all clogged up with debris.   Read More...

4 Ways To Maintain A Healthy Septic System

While it's not something most people think about on a daily (or even annual) basis, septic systems are nonetheless a vital feature of life that keep people much cleaner and healthier. For this reason alone, it's important to know some ways in which you can make sure that your septic system is healthy too. So keep reading below to discover four ways that you can be proactive and avoid septic problems in the future.   Read More...

Drains That No Longer Drain Can Point To Serious Issues

Are you a long-time homeowner? Do your toilet, sinks, and other plumbing fixtures no longer drain the way that they used to? If you've lived in the house for a while, it's probably time for you to hire a professional plumber to clean out your sewer line. There are a variety of reasons why you would want to do this. A few of the most important reasons are: Line collapse: Unfortunately, no sewer or septic line material will last forever.   Read More...

Three Shower-Care and -Maintenance Mistakes That Cause More Harm Than Good

The better you care for something, the longer it tends to last. This is true for showers too. Most homeowners try to care for their showers, but they unknowingly make mistakes that do more harm than good and may either lead to premature shower replacement or a call to the plumber. Here's a look at those mistakes so you can avoid making them. Using drain cleaners when the drain is completely clogged.   Read More...