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Pumps, Septic Tanks, Wells

How Regularly Should My Septic Tank Be Cleaned or Inspected?

If you have a septic tank, you will want to make sure that you have it checked or inspected regularly to ensure that it stays in proper working order. The septic tank should be cleaned between every one to three years. The size of your septic tank will determine how often it should be cleaned. Many people are concerned about the amount of bacteria in the septic tank. However it should be realized that septic tanks would always breed bacteria. Therefore, you should never substitute cleaning the tank for a product that you can add to the tank to try …

Protect Your Septic System: Grey Water Can Do It!

Are you tired of costly septic system maintenance? Are you looking for ways to economize your household budget, better protect the environment and reduce septic system load? A greywater system is your answer. This is cutting-edge technology designed to safely recycle water from inside the home for reuse outside the home, taking pressure off septic systems. Read on to learn how greywater saves you money and water. No more worrying about the need to increase or replace stressed septic systems. No more burnt landscaping because of drought-inspired water restrictions. Greywater is simple-to-use and provides ample water to keep the garden …

Circulator Pumps

Most homes do not have circulator pumps as part of their standard plumbing system. Without a circulator pump, there is a wait for hot water because takes a few seconds for water from the water heater to reach the faucet. A circulator pump provides hot water as soon as you turn on a water faucet, because the pump keeps some amount of water always circulating through the pipes. A circulator pump in your home will reduce your water bill. The cost of the pump circulating the water is far less than the cost of wasted water. If you decide that …

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Well Pumps

Replacing and repairing well pumps are two completely different projects. If you have a problem with a well pump, you need to tell the plumber if the pump is three-phase or single-phase and the voltage of the well. This information beforehand will save both time and money. There are varying types of well pump problems: not running properly: not enough water pressure, a pump that runs too much, a pump that runs but does not supply any water, a bad pressure switch or pulsating water on delivery. An experienced plumber will be able to check the problem and determine if …

Sump Pumps

Sump pumps are used in basements to remove water and moisture which could cause damage to the basement. Sump pumps are connected to an outside hose which drains the water out to the yard. The pumps should never connect into the sewer systems, this is actually illegal. If you have a leaky basement or a damp musty smell in the basement, and there is no sump pump, you might consider having one installed to clear up the problem. This is not a job you would typically want to do yourself. Installation of a sump pump requires time and experience to …

Pumps

The most common pumps around a home are the sump pump and a well pump. If you have a sump pump for your home, either you will have a gas powered, electric, or a water main controlled sump pump. Some of the common problems of a sump pump might include bad smells, loss of power, overflowing of water, or water not discharging. In any of these instances, a plumber will be required to repair the problem. Sump pumps are tricky to work on and a professional plumber will have the necessary equipment to find the cause of the problem. If …

Regular Septic Tank Inspections

A septic tank should be cleaned every one to three years to be sure it stays in proper working order. The size of your septic tank will determine how often it should be cleaned. Septic tanks always breed bacteria. You should never substitute cleaning the tank for a product that you add to the tank to reduce bacteria. In the long run, these products are not effective. Prevention is the best method when it comes to taking care of your septic tank. Never put grease into your septic tank. Not only will grease mess up the septic tank, but it …

Septic Tanks

If you are a homeowner or plan to buy a home with a septic tank, there are a few important things that you need to know. You have to continue maintenance on the septic tanks to insure that they continue to operate correctly. If you have a problem with the tank, call a plumber immediately. There could be slow drainage or no drainage at all. You might hear strange noises coming from your septic tank which could mean a clog or, in some cases, defective plumbing. Septic systems are not do-it-yourself jobs. Whether a small or large problem, any problem …