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Got a Residential Septic Tank System? 5 Ways to Help Keep it in Top Shape

Septic tanks allow you to live in out of the way areas and still enjoy indoor plumbing. Once the unit is installed it's easy to forget that you have that large tank buried somewhere on your property. This is one case where you don't want to heed the statement "out of sight, out of mind." Below is a brief description of a septic system and five ways to help keep that system in great shape.

Ready To Build A Home In The Country? Start Thinking Of Utilities

If you want to build a home on a large country lot and you aren't sure how much it's going to cost, one of the first things that you have to look into are utilities. The utilities that you're going to use aren't going to come from the city and from local companies, and instead you'll have to manage them on your own. Here are a few of the different systems and items you have to get cost estimates for, so you can add it this to the basic cost to build the home that you want to live in.

Kicked to the Curb: 5 Tips for Trash Removal to Prevent Garbage Issues

When you set your garbage on the curb, you expect to see it disappear soon afterward. Unfortunately, there may be a time or two where this is not the case. The company could opt not to pick up your trash—but why? If you aren't sure why your garbage service has been fulfilled, or if you have another issue with trash, consider these tips as your guide to proper waste disposal.

What To Expect When You Have A Clogged Sewer Drain Serviced

If you notice dark sludge backing into your bathtub when taking a shower or after a bath, then your drain problems go far beyond a drain clogged with hair. When contents from the sewer drain seep into your tub, it's a sign of a major clog that needs to be dealt with right away for health reasons. Here's what you can expect when you call in a plumber to repair your drain.

Is It A Clogged Drain Or A Septic Failure?

Diagnosing plumbing issues becomes even trickier when you have a septic tank rather than a municipal sewage system. Here are some steps to take when your drain isn't working right but you're not sure of the cause yet. Indoor Sewage Odors or Wet Spots The first clue you have is whether you smell any sewage odors indoors. Or, if you see some wet spots on the carpet that smell like sewage.

Sanitizing Your Dumpsters For "Clean Catch" Refuse: How To Do It

If you are in the business of renting out dumpsters, you know how important it is to keep your dumpsters clean. You will frequently have people jumping into or walking into dumpsters in order to retrieve something that should not have been tossed or placing items carefully inside the dumpsters. Some customers will even want to rent dumpsters for "clean catch" refuse, which is often the siding or other materials that can be recycled and put to good use.

Two Reasons Why A Portable Toilet Is An Absolute Must For Your Next Party

When you're throwing a party, you have a lot of details to pay attention to.  You need great food, excellent music, and the perfect mix of guests to set the right atmosphere.  However, in all of your planning, you may be missing one very important factor:  your attendees will need to use the restroom.  If the event is occurring at your home, this means that your bathroom will likely be used very heavily.

Sanitation Tips For Commercial Kitchens

If you own a restaurant or manage the kitchen staff at an office building or school, then there is a good chance that sanitation is high on your list of priorities. Here are some tips for making sure that you get it right, that your customers stay healthy and satisfied, and that your food is perfect. 1. Use Two-Compartment Buckets When you are mopping your floor, be sure that you are using a bucket that has two compartments.

3 Keys To Renting A Bathroom For Your Event

When you are planning an outdoor event of any kind, you need to stay on top of all logistical issues. Access to bathrooms is a very real logistical matter that must be accounted for. In this regard, one of the best steps you can take is to reach out to a company that offers restroom rentals. To get the most out of this sort of rental, read below and apply these principles.

Dangers Of Not Having Your Septic Tank Pumped This Winter

One of the biggest concerns of having a full septic tank is raw sewage spilling into your home or on your property. Just because there may be ice and snow outside doesn't mean that you should neglect your home's sanitation system. If you live in the country and don't have city sewer access, you're responsible for having your septic tank pumped frequently to prevent an overflow. Here are some concerns and dangers that could occur if you let your septic tank flow freely during the winter months.