Get Your Water From A Well? Protect Your Pump For Winter To Keep It Flowing
9 December 2016
If you're buying a home that uses well water and you've never owned or used a well before, you need to take precautions to protect your water source before freezing weather arrives in your area. Unprotected well pumps, like the water pipes in your home, will freeze and be damaged when the temperature drops into frigid territory.
The best way to protect your water pump depends on which type of pump you own.
Sewer Backup Affecting Your Home—Could Tree Roots Be the Culprit?
8 December 2016
If your toilet or sinks are continually backing up, you may have a serious blockage problem in your sewer. Tree roots are a common cause of sewer backup, but they can be removed from your pipes to allow your plumber to clean up any damage. Here is how.
Understand How Trees Cause Sewer Backups
Blockages in sewer tanks are often caused by roots growing into your sewer pipes and even causing severe damage to the pipes.
Why Buy A Porta Potty When You Can Build An Outhouse?
8 December 2016
If you have the permanent need for an outdoor toilet, you have the options of buying a porta potty or building an outhouse. However, before you start digging a hole and hauling in lumber, consider the advantages of a porta potty.
Sanitation and Odor
While you can keep putting lime or other chemicals and minerals into the hole in an outhouse, the odor will eventually catch up with you. A porta potty keeps all the waste products contained in a tank.
Is Your Sewer Line About to Fail You? Here's How You Can Tell
6 December 2016
It's easy to take your sewer line for granted. Many people can go for years without ever really giving a thought to their sewer lines until there's an obvious, and expensive, problem. If you pay attention, you can certainly see the signs that indicate your sewer line is close to failure. Here's what you should look for.
Leaks and Puddles
If you see even one leak, there's a chance your sewer line, or one of its adjuncts, has an issue.