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Common Considerations with Septic Systems

Even in an area which provides public sewer service, a septic system is a viable alternative as it provides benefits which may best suit your needs. A properly installed septic system designed for the property and used as intended rarely has problems which cause an utter failure, but they require inspection and maintenance and sometimes need a repair. Take care of your septic system, and it will take care of you.

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4 Signs That Your Sewer Repair Shouldn't Be DIY

Even though the do-it-yourself model is something that America was built on, there are some instances when calling a professional makes more sense. Not only will doing so lead to less frustration on your part, it could reduce the amount of time that you have to suffer from your sewer issues. The following are signs that you should call a professional instead of trying to repair it yourself:

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Your Day-to-Day Sewer Care Guide

Your home’s plumbing is important. Not only does it secure your home’s facilities, it prevents devastating damages. A home without protected pipes is a home in danger. To protect your household’s sewage system, pipes and septic system, do the following:

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Five Drain Clog Hacks You Should Know

So, you’re facing a clogged drain but don’t worry, you don’t need to call a plumbing team right away, there are a few tricks available to you, and none are terribly expensive. Professional help is always advised, but it doesn’t always have to be your first resort. If you think the clog is minimal, try out these five clogged drain hacks.

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Do You Need a Septic System?

Because modern lifestyle expectations don't allow for the use of an outhouse, everybody knows their house needs a septic system or access to public sewage treatment, but not everybody understands at what point they need a system put in place. The first consideration if you've bought land to develop is that the perc test which authorizes the installation of a septic system is only good for a few years, so the rule of thumb is to immediately install a septic system or a least hove it put in as soon as you've determined your plans for what is to be built. Beyond that, there are other considerations as to why you may want to use a septic system instead of public sewage services.

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Are Different Septic Designs Inherently Better or Worse?

Septic systems can be confusing to the layman. Most people understand the basic design and what it is meant to accomplish, but haven't actually seen a full system in all its glory before it's covered up. If you've ever had a septic system failure you certainly understand the need for an experienced contractor who understands how the system works and what causes problems to occur. You may also realize that not all septic systems are equal. The system you have installed on your property has to be designed for the soil type where you live, allow for the amount of use it is going to receive, and fit your lot according to any structures you have built or plan to build.

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Why and How Septic Systems Work

Since the beginning of time, humans have understood a need to bury their waste. Until fairly recently, a simple hole in the ground and the privacy of an outhouse was sufficient to dispose of such things. Modern technology has provided a much better solution with cleaner, more sanitary, ways of filtering waste material as it returns to soil and water table as intended. Septic systems provide for waste disposal in a way which is far more ecologically sound and sanitary than more primitive systems have been.

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When Do You Need a Septic System Inspection?

Homeowners and building owners don't always understand exactly when they need a septic system inspection or why they need routine inspections when there doesn't seem to be a problem. The short answer is that inspections identify potential problem before it occurs, and maintenance is always going to be less expensive than repairs. Ideally, your septic system should undergo an annual inspection and doing that will save you money in the long run. More often than not, you'll decide to skip a year once in awhile. When you decide to skip inspections, you should be aware of common themes which demand an immediate inspection.

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Keeping Your Septic System in Tip-Top Shape

Whether you've had problems with your septic system or had a close friend who always seems to be calling a repair service, you may have wondered why some systems seem to work better than others. In rare instances it may be because of the ground or because a system wasn't installed properly, but those situations are not common. More likely the cause is because of the way the system is treated by it's current and previous owners.

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Backflow in a Drain

If you've ever experienced a clogged plumbing pipe, you understand it isn't a pleasant experience. There are ways you can unclog a drain if you're handy around the house, or you might hire a plumber if it isn't something you're comfortable doing. What's worse is when the septic system is full and backflowing into your plumbing pipes. This is not a do it yourself project but always requires the services of a professional to assure the problem is resolved whether the septic tank is pumped and cleaned or whether you need the system to be replaced.

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