2015

  • How to Air Out Furniture after a Flood

    One of the most frustrating possessions to be damaged during a flood is your furniture, especially your upholstered furniture. If you do not take proper precautions to get rid of all of the water inside of the upholstery immediately, then mold will form and your furniture will not be usable. Here are the steps that you need to take in order to make sure that your furniture is not permanently damaged.
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  • Troubleshooting Frequent Sewage Pump Noises With Simple Solutions

    The sewage pump that you have in your septic system may be tucked out of sight, but when it starts to have issues, there is no way it will be out of mind. A failing sewage pump almost always starts making noises before it completely fails and as a homeowner, learning to recognize these noises and what they could mean could save you a lot of time and money down the road.
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  • Four Choices You Have For An Alternative Septic System For Your Home

    If you need a septic system for your home, a conventional system may not always be the best choice. Once you have a soil test done, you may find out that you cannot have a conventional system installed due to things like high water tables and poor soil quality. In these circumstances, there are alternative septic systems, which can be aerobatic systems, self-contained systems and mound systems. If you need a different type of septic system for your home, here are some of the choices you may want to consider:
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  • 2 Ways To Ensure That Your Septic Tank Lasts For A Long Time

    A septic tank system is a great thing to have, especially if you live in a rural area that does not have access to a municipal sewer system. However, a septic tank can be damaged quite easily if it is not properly taken care of. Two ways to ensure that your septic tank lasts for a long time are to have it pumped regularly and to only flush septic-safe items.
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  • Four Things To Consider When Your Need A Septic Tank And Water Well For Your Home

    Many homes that do not have water or sewer services need to have septic tanks and water wells. If you have a home that needs these things, there are some things that you may want to consider, such as location, water tables and use of water. There are many different options for you to have the water you need for your home and septic system. This can include grey water irrigation, mound septic systems for high water tables and water filtration system for your home.
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  • Doing A Home Renovation? Ways To Repurpose The Leftovers

    While some leftovers from your home renovation can simply be thrown away, others you can repurpose, such as concrete blocks and ceramic tiles. To make things easier for you, rent a dumpster for the things you need to throw away, and keep the things you plan to repurpose in a separate pile.  Renting a Dumpster Tips A dumpster is very useful to have on your property during your renovation. When renting one, first think about how large you will need it to be.
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  • How To Make Your Office Recycling More Efficient

    When you are busy meeting project deadlines, it can be difficult to also find time to reduce company waste. As a manager, you will need to set a good example and you will also need to find ways that your employees can recycle efficiently. Begin by helping your employees understand the benefits of recycling and how to recycle more efficiently. Begin Recycling Yourself Begin by implementing your own recycling practices. Your employees may feel less motivated to recycle unless they feel that you are also pulling your own weight when going green.
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  • Why You Should Convert Your Old Septic Tank To A Cistern

    Whether you're a homeowner that's connected to a municipal waste system or one that's recently bought a house with an unused septic tank on the property, you may want to consider putting your old tank to good use. Septic tanks are an ideal reservoir for storm water, acting like a cistern to give you a source of non-potable water ideal for plants and outdoor use. So instead of simply decommissioning your old septic tank, removing it, or having it filled in, you should know why you should convert your old system.
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  • Three Natural Alternatives To Commercial Carpet Shampoo

    Many carpet shampooer instructions will tell you that you must use their brand of carpet shampoo, or else your results will be disappointing. Though this is probably partially a marketing effort, it's also because each carpet shampooer combines the shampoo and water in different volumes. A different brand of carpet shampoo might be the wrong strength; your shampooer might use too much or too little of it to clean effectively.
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  • Keep Your Septic System Running Smoothly With These Simple Tips

    The septic system is a vital part of many homes, especially in rural areas away from sewer systems, but very few people know how to properly take care of it. Since the septic system is what's responsible for taking waste that's poured or flushed down the drain and diverting it for treatment, it's important that you get a good grasp on how to take care of your septic tank. By understanding proper maintenance, you can avoid expensive and messy repairs in the future.
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