The Christmas season does not just come with the dilemma of finding time to shop for everyone on your list. It is also the time when 87 percent of Americans get into the Christmas spirit by putting up lights and displays. In fact, in addition to the decorations that you already had at home, you probably added your fair share to the $6 billion that was spent in 2011 on decorations and will probably spend more this year.
17 November 2015
If you're remodeling your basement to make an extra bedroom or family living area, you may want to add an extra bathroom at the same time. Another bathroom in the house always comes in handy. However, putting a bathroom in a basement is not the same as installing one above the ground. Here are a few things you should know. Basement Bathrooms Work Against Gravity The drains and toilets in your house empty into your main sewer pipe because of gravity.
10 September 2015
If you have just bought your first home, you will soon find out the importance of doing routine maintenance on the appliances and systems within so they can do their jobs properly. The septic system is one part that needs to be regularly evaluated and cared for so you do not have downtime in your water usage within the home. Here are some steps to take in maintaining your septic system.
1 July 2015
Before you have a septic system installed for your home, a soil test needs to be done. This is to see what type of soil you have, the water table and how well affluent (liquid waste) will filter. With some soils, conventional septic systems cannot be used. This is due to poor filtration, which if this is your case, you will have to install an alternative system such as an aerobatic septic system.
25 June 2015
Most newer septic tank systems have what are called "risers"—a lidded access port to the tank at ground level that makes locating and pumping the septic tank easier. However, if you have an older tank, you may not have a riser, and it will be necessary to dig down to find the tank lid. So what can you do if you don't know where your septic tank is? Anyone you hire to pump out your septic tank will be able to locate it for you as well.
19 June 2015
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
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
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
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
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