Sewers

Does Sewer Repair Mean Digging Up My Lawn?

February 7th, 2014|

When you are faced with serious sewer problems, your first step should be to contact a professional plumber. He will be able to tell you exactly what the problem is, as well as the solutions. There are many reasons why your sewer system could need repairs that go beyond plunging and snaking.

A severe build-up of […]

Toilet Paper Advice For A Healthy Plumbing System

June 14th, 2013|

When you flush your toilet, you expect it to work properly. The last thing you want to see is the water rising and overflowing.

However, clogged toilets happen all the time – and they often happen because of a clog formed by toilet paper. Using the wrong kind of toilet paper can be harmful to your […]

Sewer Inspection Before You Buy A Home

March 7th, 2013|

Buying a home is a huge endeavor. Not only must you acquire financing for your home, you must make sure the house you want passes various inspections. When it comes to inspections, you may think that having the roof, foundation and basic plumbing is enough – it is not enough. One important aspect that potential […]

Where Is Your Sewer Line Clean Out?

October 25th, 2012|

Sewer problems can quickly turn your blissful day into a nightmare. When the toilet doesn’t flush or the sink doesn’t drain, you know that there is a problem.

Knowing that there is a problem is easy enough; actually pinpointing the problem can be a challenge.

Even if you have a fairly good idea of where the issue […]

What if Your Basement Smells Like a Sewer?

August 31st, 2012|

If you have ever walked into your basement and you were confronted with the aroma of a sewer, panic probably sets in. How do you determine where the smell is coming from and what it is?

There are several common culprits to look for when this occurs.

The two most common areas of the sewer smell are […]

Maintenance Tips To Avoid Septic Tank Repairs

February 24th, 2012|

A septic tank is a sewage-treatment system that is quite common in areas not connected to the main sewer line. While urban areas have a sewage system in place, many rural communities rely on separate septic tanks for each property.

Maintaining your septic tank requires more than unclogging a drain when things back up. Because your […]

How To Clean Up After Your Sewer Backs Up

November 4th, 2011|

When your sewer backs up, it can leave a horrendous mess for you to clean up. The sewage that enters your home and/or your yard can contain harmful bacteria. It is a mess that must be dealt with and it must be dealt with in a timely manner. The longer you leave sewage to sit, […]

The Real Reason You May Be Having Sewer Problems

October 20th, 2011|

Sewer problems are a mess – literally.

Having issues with your sewer can lead to a variety of problems within your home. For instance, you could have raw sewage back up into your home, exposing you and your family to dangerous bacteria.

If you are experiencing sewer problems, you have to determine where the problems start. Only […]

Sewage or Septic Contamination What To Look For Before You Buy A House

May 26th, 2011|

Buying a house is a lengthy process. Potential buyers have a vision in their minds about the kind of house they want. They know what they are looking for and they have the upper hand because if they do not like a home, they can walk away.

It takes time and effort to find the perfect […]

Can Your Toilet Paper Clog Your Toilet?

May 19th, 2011|

There is nothing quite as distressing as flushing your toilet and watching the water start to rise. A clogged toilet can cause a lot of damage, especially if it is not fixed quickly. There are many reasons why your toilet could be clogged. Small children have a tendency to flush things. Sometimes tree roots break […]

How Dangerous Sewage Can Be

April 7th, 2011|

Do you ever stop to consider what happens when you flush a toilet, take a shower, or wash the dishes?  The wastewater flows down the drain and out of your home, but what happens to it then?

Modern plumbing consists of a complex series of pipes, lifts, and treatment plants, but what is the significance of […]

What if Every Toilet in the US Flushed at the Same Time?

March 30th, 2011|

Modern sanitation is a true marvel.  Americans enjoy a cleaner (less smelly) environment largely due to the amazing advances in plumbing.  We all know basically what happens when you flush one toilet.  But what would happen if every toilet in the US were flushed at the same time?

Since no one has ever attempted such an […]