Keeping Our Plumbing On Point

Keeping Our Plumbing On Point

  • Septic Tank Upgrade: How Big Should Your New Tank Be?

    If you're replacing an old septic system with a new one, you should take the time to carefully consider what size tank you really need. Several factors determine what size you need. There really isn't a simple, clear-cut answer that works for everyone, so it takes a bit of research and planning to make the right decision. If you make the wrong decision, you could end up needing maintenance more often and there will be an increased likelihood that your system will fail.

  • Have A Clogged Drain? 3 Items That Could Be Stopping Up Your Plumbing

    If you are trying to locate a clog in your home and you aren't sure of the cause, there may be some things you have not thought to check. There are a variety of items in your drains causing them to become clogged that are not so obvious culprits. The following are some things that could be causing your drains to be backed up: Tile Adhesive or Cement If you are doing a renovation job in your home that includes the use of tile adhesive or any type of cement-like substance, take care to never place any amount of it into your sink drains.

  • Three Tips For Caring For Your New Home's Septic System

    A septic system can be vital to properly disposing of your home's waste water. While these systems can be fairly common, you may not have much experience with them. As a result, if you have recently purchased a home with a septic system, you might benefit from following these tips for maintaining your new home's septic tank. Have The System Pumped Every Few Years Your septic system can be extremely effective at breaking down the majority of the solid organic matter that enters it.

  • How To Hide Your Septic Tank

    26 million homeowners in the United States use a septic tank to handle their sewage. They are ideal for rural parts of the country that do not have access to public sewers, since there would otherwise be no place for their water waste to go. Unfortunately, a septic tank can be quite the eyesore if you care about the look of your lawn. Here are some ways that you can hide the septic tank access port.

  • Take Steps to Prevent Sewer Issues This Spring

    Keep your sewer lines flowing freely and your septic tank working optimally this spring by learning how to treat your drainage lines correctly.  #1 Clean Your Drain Lines Over time, debris can build up in your sewer lines. You don't have to put harsh chemicals down your drains to clean them out, though. About once a week, put the drain stopper down in your sinks, shower, and tub. Fill these all the way full with steaming hot water.

  • About Me

    Keeping Our Plumbing On Point

    After dealing with a debilitating sewage flood a few years back, I decided to turn my attention to the proper care and maintenance of our septic tank. We had never spent much time trying to keep things in good shape, but we didn't want to deal with another sewage problem. To make things right, we met with the septic tank professionals and talked about how to keep our system in good shape. We worked hard to check for problems, and we called in the professionals at the first sign of trouble. Ever since then, we haven't had any issues. This blog is all about keeping your plumbing on point.