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Never Introduce These Items Into Your Rural Home's Septic Tank

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As the new owner of a rural home with a septic system, it is important that you keep certain items out of your septic tank. If you take extra care with what items you introduce into the septic tank, then the septic system will stay healthy and last for many years to come. On the other hand, if you introduce harmful substances into the septic tank, then your tank will need to be pumped out more often and your system could fail from clogging in the leach lines and/or the leach field.

7 September 2016

Three Options For Construction Waste

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While there are many parts to planning a good construction project, figuring out what to do with construction waste is key because it helps keep the site clean and safe for workers. Here are three common options for managing construction waste.  Roll-Off Containers Your construction supervisor may recommend that you rent construction roll-off containers to help your site manage the construction waste efficiently. You essentially rent the container or dumpster from a specialized company, and then you set up a regular schedule for having the waste emptied.

9 July 2016

Drain Clogged? Try These Tips 'Til The Plumber Arrives

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If you have ever experienced a serious drain clog, then you know the inconvenience it can cause. These occurrences always seem to happen at the worst time, either in the middle of cooking dinner or when you are expecting guests. If you have a stubborn clog on your hands, it is probably time to call a plumber for a thorough drain-cleaning to prevent future issues. Some tips to try before the plumber shows-up include:

6 July 2016

Tips For Maintaining Your Septic Drain Field

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Septic tank maintenance is a big job, and one of the most critical areas to monitor is your drain field. Here are some tips on how to keep your drain field happy.  Keep the Area Clear Keeping your drain field clear of obstructions is key to maintaining the flow of waste water. Never allow anyone to drive through the drain field, and keep the area clear of debris.  Avoid Going Over Capacity

5 July 2016

3 Tips For Helping Your Septic Tank This Summer

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This summer, it is important that you take care of your septic tank. Here are a few things you can do this summer to ensure that your septic tank continues to work effectively. Be Careful With Your Landscaping The first thing you need to do is be careful with your landscape. The area around your septic tank is referred to as the drainage field. Your septic tank uses this area to filter the material that is inside of it.

27 June 2016

3 Ways to Save on a Septic Tank's Installation and Maintenance

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For homeowners who live in rural areas without city sewers, septic tanks are necessary but not cheap. According to Zillow, a septic tank system can cost anywhere from $1,500 to upwards of $4,000. There are ways, however, to keep your septic-tank installation and maintenance costs down. If you own a home in a rural area, here are three ways to save money on your septic tank's installation and maintenance. Install a Large Septic Tank

27 June 2016

2 Ways To Create A New Patio

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If you are getting ready to landscape your backyard, there are probably things that you want to have so that you can enjoy yourself when you are out there. That can include things like a patio and a sidewalk or walkway. If you want to have those things, there are all kinds of options open to you.  Pavers Pavers are stones or concrete blocks that can be fitted together to create a patio or walkway.

26 June 2016

How To Deal With One Day A Week Trash Collection

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Many cities are cutting back on how regularly they pick up trash for residents. It is a big difference from the garbage man coming two days a week to one day a week. One day a week becomes an even bigger problem on holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Families tend to have more garbage during these holidays. One problem homeowners tend to have is that more trash accumulates around their home.

24 June 2016

3 Tips To Prevent Dumpster Diving Outside Of Your Restaurant

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As a restaurant owner, you might find yourself throwing away a lot of food. Unfortunately, this can lead to "dumpster diving" behind your establishment. Even though it's certainly understandable that someone who is hungry (or simply against waste) might look for food behind a restaurant, allowing dumpster diving can be an issue. It can make your business look bad, and you also have to worry about someone being hurt while crawling in, around in and out of your dumpster.

21 June 2016

It's Not Dirty! 3 Tips To Get Your Teen To Clean Their Room

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If the mess in your teenager's room is causing you stress, it might be time to take things into your own hands. This is particularly true if the standard requests for cleanliness have gone unheeded. Sadly, many teens view a messy room as a badge of honor, a way to prove their independence. If they can find their favorite shirt or their game system, the room isn't dirty. However, they're not the ones paying the bills.

20 June 2016