3 Ways To Prevent Water Damage


It seems like water finds its way into your home when you least expect it. Unfortunately, water doesn't care if you are on vacation or stretching your dollar as far as you possibly can. Whether you have fallen victim to invasive water before or not, knowing how to waterproof your home is imperative. Below are 5 easy ways you can prevent water damage from becoming a problem in your life.

17 June 2015

A New Homeowner's Introduction To A Septic System


If you are buying or are thinking about buying a home with a septic system, it's important to have some knowledge of the way your septic system works and how you can prevent clogs, backups and septic damage. This FAQ is designed to answer some of your basic questions and give you an idea of what you can expect from your new septic system. Q: What is a septic tank?

16 June 2015

3 Items You Shouldn't Throw In The Trash


As the summer months approach many people are looking forward to some cleaning and organizing of the house. You might decide that you are going to go through your house and throw away many items that you no longer need. Although this is a great way to organize your house, it is important that if you choose to do this that you make sure that you are doing it in a safe way to protect the environment.

12 June 2015

Why You Need To Maintain a Balance of Good Bacteria in Your Septic Tank


In every septic tank there's a buildup of scum. That scum represents the top layer of your septic tank (not counting air). Below it is wastewater, and below that is the solid waste known as sludge. In a well-balanced septic tank, naturally growing bacteria will break down the scum layer. When there's an imbalance, the scum layer grows faster than the bacteria can break it down. There are a few reasons why this can occur.

11 June 2015

Focus On Safety As You Gather Your Yard Waste For Removal


Rolling up your sleeves to tackle your yard and remove excess waste can often transform the look of your property in less than a day. It's satisfying to know that a little hard work can turn your yard into the prime attraction on the block. Before you lift your first shovel or rake, it's important to take a few minutes to think about doing the job safely. Each year, countless Americans visit hospital emergency rooms because of accidents in the yard; with the proper precautions, you can ensure your yard waste is gathered and ready to be removed, rather than you being removed in an ambulance.

10 June 2015

What Do I Need To Clear A Drain Clog If I'm On Septic?


If you use a septic tank in your home instead of a sewer, you'll need to handle clogs and other plumbing problems a little differently than you would if you were connected to sewer. You can get rid of clogs without using chemicals that would harm your septic system if you know what to use and where to look. Clearing most clogs can be done by taking a few troubleshooting steps and using the right tool for the job.

7 June 2015

Tips For Preparing For Your Home Remodeling Adventure


When you are getting ready to start a home remodeling project, you are going to want to make sure that you are as prepared as possible. This is especially important if you have never tackled a large remodeling project before. To help you with this, you can simply review the following tips. Call Ahead Of Time For A Dumpster Whether you are ripping out walls, changing carpets, or adding an addition to the home, you are going to want to rent a dumpster from a company like Road Runner Waste Service Inc.

4 June 2015