How Often Should you Pump Your Septic Tank?

How Often Should you Pump Your Septic Tank?

When the Time for Septic Cleaning and Hiring a Plumbing Contractor Comes.

Regular maintenance is the single, most important consideration in making sure your septic tank works well over time. Many homeowners believe that if they didn’t have any problems with their septic tank so far, they don’t need to pump them out. Unfortunately, this is a serious misconception. Whether it’s a cesspool, innovative/alternative (I/A) septic system or a conventional septic tank, they all need to be pumped out on a regular basis. Read on and find out whether it’s time to hire a plumbing contractor for a septic cleaning service. Continue reading

How to Clear a Clogged Drain.

How to Clear a Clogged Drain.

Hire a Plumber or Do it Yourself.

Many of us have been fooled into thinking that the best way to clean a drain is to use commercial products. Most of these commercial products are so powerful that sometimes they do more harm than good. Here’s an example. If your bathroom sink drain is clogged and you pour lye or acid (commercial drain cleaners) down the drain, the solution burns through the clog but also damages the pipes. This leads to major problems which require a professional plumbing contractor to be fixed. Continue reading

How to Avoid Common Plumbing Issues.

How to Avoid Common Plumbing Issues.

Plumbing systems have mostly been developed in order to provide comfort and utility in one’s home. However, they can also, very easily, take you out of that comfort zone when they develop problems. When this happens, homeowners have no option but to hire a good plumber and have him do the necessary repairs. But these repairs cost money, especially if the problem hasn’t been spotted in a timely manner. So, in order to avoid huge expenses on plumbing repair services, learn about the most common issues with plumbing systems, and ways to avoid them. Continue reading