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3 Common Causes of Septic Tank Repair

septic tank repairAll homes have septic tanks, but they are rarely discussed unless there is a severe problem. The tank’s purpose is to collect sewage and allow it to decompose before disposing it to a leeching field. While these tanks generally run without any problems, there are a few instances where they can malfunction and cause a huge commotion not only for you but for your neighbors as well. So to prevent the worst from happening, here are some common issues that require septic tank repair.

Too much water in the tank

A home uses a lot of water every day — a home’s water use is generally 45% toilet use, 30% bathing, 20% laundry and dishes, and 5% drinking and cooking. When too much water has been used in the home, the solid wastes don’t get a chance to break down before the water level in the tank rises. Once this happens, the waste then passes through the distribution tubes that are typically only built to hold liquids, and then you will have a leak on your hands. Simply being mindful of how much water your home uses is a great way to prevent this from happening.

Using too many chemicals

Anything from laundry detergent to dish soap can clog up the septic tank. This is because phosphates from detergents act as fertilizer, which encourages algae growth that blocks perforations in distribution pipes. And when these chemicals are in use there is no guarantee they will be completely washed away in the laundry cycle, making more problems for your pipes and sewer lines.

Extra wasteSome homeowners tend to pour different materials down the sink thinking they are harmless. However, things like gasoline, motor oil, and paint are toxic and when they enter the septic system they can infiltrate the soil surrounding it. Not only can this pollution go back into your drinking water, but it can cause the need for septic tank pumping to remove all extra bacteria from your system.

Septic service can be quite complex, but if you work with a professional septic tank repair company you will have nothing to worry about. For everything that has to deal with septic tank treatment, call our professionals today!

How Landscaping Adds to Your Home’s Value

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Landscaping and gardening not only improve the appearance of your yard, they also add to the value of the property. Two things to keep in mind when landscaping are: first, to have a master plan and keep it in mind when making any changes, plantings, etc. and second, to use the best landscaping materials available. You will be living with the landscaping supply that you use all around your house. That’s why you want the mulch to be fresh and the soil, rock and dirt to be clean.

Adding value through landscaping
Your goal in starting a new landscaping or gardening project might just be to improve the appearance of your yard, but it will also have a positive impact on your home values. As well

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Why Maintaining Wooden Floors is Essential

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Hardwood is a flooring choice that adds value and elegance to any home. Many homeowners prefer hardwood flooring because of how easy it is to maintain. However, homeowners are not always aware of how to make maintaining these floors even easier. There are two main sources of damage to hardwood flooring.

  • Moisture: Outdoor wooden surfaces like deck must be protected against the elements. However, spills can wreak the same kind of havoc on indoor hardwood floors. Wooden flooring is easier to clean up when a spill occurs. However, repeated exposure to moisture could mean that the foundation of a wooden floor starts to change.

    Warping is what occurs when wood is exposed to moisture. In turn, this moisture embeds itself into the wood which changes it shape. Having

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    Three Tips for Staging a Property for Vacation Rental

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    There was a time that when you went on vacation, you’d have to find a hotel in the area. All hotels are pretty much the same, it wasn’t special, but it got the job done. And then came VBRO and AirBandB. Suddenly, if you do a little digging, you can find a quaint, fun place to stay whenever you go on vacation, often for less than you’d spend on a hotel.

    If you have a spare guest house or a rental property, this affords you the opportunity to make a little extra cash. You can list your rental property on one of these sites for short term stays. Local visitors are able to take advantage of your otherwise empty space instead of staying in a boring hotel, while you make a little money on space you aren’t using. It’s a win-win situation.

    However, since the appeal to “for rent by owne

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    Preparing Your AC Unit for Summer Weather

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    Depending on where you live in the country, you may or may not have yet turned on your air conditioning this spring. Some states have experienced hotter than average temperatures, while others are slowly warming up after a long winter. If you have yet to turn on your air conditioning, it is the perfect time to schedule your air conditioning service. You should plan to have an air conditioning inspection minimally, once per year, in the spring months, for the following reasons.

    To ensure you are prepared for hot weather

    Have you ever been without your air conditioning during a hot summer? It can be very miserable. You attempt to open the windows, realizing that you are only letting in even hotter of air.

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