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Septic Tank Maintenance 101

Treating Your Septic Tank In Kansas City HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR SEPTIC TANK Do you know how to maintain your septic system? With septic tank replacement running between $3,000 and $7,000, it’s important to keep your system in the best possible condition. Fortunately, it’s not hard to take care of it, if you follow a few simple tips. First, though, let’s quickly review the basics of a septic system. Two parts comprise a septic system: the tank and the drain field. The septic tank is an underground container responsible for holding solids and scum that comes from your household wastewater. With the proper maintenance, it should last thirty years or so. Once in the septic tank, heavy solids sink to the bottom, and bacteria reduces them to sludge and gasses. Grease and other lighter solids rise to the top to form a scum layer; solids that don’t decompose must be

How the Weather Affects Your Septic Tank

Learn How The Kansas City Weather Affects Septic Tanks If you’re like many of us, you may find the septic system a bit of a mystery. You probably have a vague understanding of how it works, know that it involves a drain field and a tank, and understand that it should be cleaned out every few years. Other than that, you probably don’t think about the septic system very much- until there’s a problem. You can prevent many mishaps through regular maintenance, but what about when your problems are caused by the weather? Winter weather can be hard on your septic tank. Here’s why: the low temperatures make it difficult for your septic tank’s bacteria to survive. The septic tank doesn’t just fill up with waste and wait for someone to pump it out; it uses microscopic bacteria to physically digest the waste so that only water and carbon dioxide

Three Reasons Why Your Home Needs a Sump Pump

Even the best-built basements in Kansas City can have moisture issues. Properly installed sump pumps are a must for many basement owners, as they can protect basements and crawlspaces from water damage associated with flooding or moisture accumulation. Sump pumps pump water out of basements or crawlspaces and into storm drains or dry wells. If you’re on the fence about buying a sump pump, consider these three reasons for buying one: The first and most obvious reason you should have a sump pump is to keep your basement or crawlspace dry. If your crawlspace or basement floods, it can cause structural damage to your home or create an environment where mold can flourish. Mold is expensive and difficult to clean up and can pose serious health hazards. Today’s modern sump pumps can alert homeowners when water levels are rising in their homes. Some of the newest models can even make

Is Your Plumbing Ready for the Holidays?

Now that the air has gotten cooler and the leaves have turned brilliant shades of yellow, orange and red, it means that the holidays have officially arrived. What does the holiday season mean to you? Does it mean having a huge Thanksgiving dinner with a dozen or more guests enjoying the celebrations? Does it mean that your school-aged children are home for winter break, or that you’re having family from out of town visit? If you’re like a lot of homeowners, your plumbing fixtures are going to take a beating this holiday season, especially if you’re the type that loves to entertain for the holidays. How will your plumbing hold up? Plumbing-wise, here’s what you want to think about before the festivities begin: Is my garbage disposal in good shape, or is it working at all? Do I have a toilet that’s clogging too often? Are my shower, tub, and

Signs of a Slab Leak

Are you concerned that you may have a leaking pipe under your foundation? If there is a leak, it’s either coming from a water or sewer line. While repairing the damaged line isn’t too difficult, locating the leak and gaining access to it is another story. Once the leak is located, an experienced plumber will have to cut and chisel their way through the concrete to repair the broken pipes. What are the signs of a slab leak? Sometimes, simply walking around your home barefoot will give you clues as to where the water lines are leaking. There are several signs that indicate a possible slab leak, including: Water spots on the floor Damp spots on the floor A significantly higher water bill The sound of rushing water underneath the floor A leaking sewer line is a whole other problem. Usually, sewer line leaks go undetected for some time until

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