Protecting Your Pipes

It's All So Confusing: 3 Things You Might Not Know About Septic Care

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When it comes to maintaining the systems in your home, there’s one system that can be the most confusing: your septic system. Just about everyone knows that septic tanks need to be emptied, but not everyone knows that they need to be emptied every three to five years. Just about everyone knows that they hold the waste water that flows from your home, but not everyone knows that too much water at one time can lead to a serious sewage backup. Read More»

3 Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Using A Plumber's Snake

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When you realize you have a clogged drainage line at home, your first inclination is probably going to be to tackle the thing on your own. After all, liquid drain-cleaning products are easy enough to get your hands on, and you may be able to work wonders with a basic plumber’s snake you can get at any hardware store. While it is true these methods work pretty well in some minor clog situations, there is still room for error, especially when using a plumber’s snake to try and push a clog out of the way. Read More»

Why Your Location May Be Unsuitable For Septic System Installation

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Septic systems have their advantages, but there are areas where they cannot be constructed. If you are planning to install a septic waste system, a septic company has to evaluate your home and confirm that the conditions are right for the construction. Here are some of the factors that may make your home unsuitable for a septic system: Bad Soil Conditions Not every type of soil can handle a septic system and its associated wastes. Read More»

What To Do If Your Water Line Breaks

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If you have a broken water line in your home, you are going to want to make sure that you are acting quickly. This is not something that you can wait to take action on, as that would cause many more problems than you want to deal with. To help make sure that you are ready to take all of the right steps, you are going to want to review the following tips: Read More»

4 Common Signs Of A Residential Slab Leak

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Some leaks, such as those in a pipe under a sink, are easy to spot. But, most of the plumbing in a home is hidden behind walls or underground, meaning that identifying a leak can be difficult. A slab leak occurs when a pipe under the foundation of a home begins leaking. It is important to detect and repair a slab leak promptly, since a major leak can cause a lot of damage to a home’s foundation. Read More»