A septic system is something that is easily forgotten until something goes horribly wrong. What should you avoid running down your kitchen sink? Is one type of toilet paper safer to use than another? How often does your septic tank really need to be cleaned? These were just some of the questions that I had about my septic tank after it had backed up and filled my yard with raw sewage. Since then, I have spent hours researching septic systems so that I would not have to go through that again. I have developed my website to make learning about septic systems a little easier for others like me.
26 May 2016
Using harsh chemicals and drain cleaners to clean your home and unclog your pipes can cause damage to the inside of your drain pipes and also harm the environment. Most chemical cleaners you wash down the drain become broken down into harmless substances at the water treatment facility, but the remaining harmful chemicals end up in streams and rivers, hurting wildlife and fish. Here are instructions to clean your sinks, bathtub, and drain pipes using your kitchen ingredients and avoiding chemical cleaners.
29 April 2016
If you have a business in a hot area that receives a great deal of sun all year round, then you may notice that your rubber roof absorbs a great deal of this heat. Flat rubber roofs are generally made out of EPDM materials that are created with ingredients that include ethylene, propylene, and diene monomer. The rubber roofing material is naturally black in color. This coloring is what contributes to thermal absorption. Luckily, you can reduce the amount of heat that the roof absorbs by adding a coating over the surface of it.
4 April 2016
Dealing with a slow flushing toilet is not the biggest emergency in the bathroom, but it can become a daily annoyance. Instead of going through the frustration day after day, you can make an appointment with a plumber to fix the flushing issues and help speed up the flushing process. A slow flushing toilet could be caused by a number of reasons, including clogged areas, broken components, or problems with the water inlet line.
23 March 2016
Heating your home efficiently and affordably can seem like an impossible task at times. Certain challenges may prevent you from heating your home properly. For example, if you own an older home that lacks a central heat system, you may have to rely on a more expensive method of heating, such as radiators and baseboard heaters. Fortunately, radiant heat flooring may very well be the solution you are looking for. In fact, there are a few of reasons why radiant flooring may be right for you.
24 February 2016
Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas that can cause headaches, nausea, confusion, fatigue and even death. This gas is released whenever fuel, such as oil, wood, or natural gas, is burned. Between 1999 and 2010, a total of 5,149 people in the United States died due the carbon monoxide poisoning. That's an average of 430 deaths per year. Thankfully, carbon monoxide poisoning is preventable. Protect yourself and your family by avoiding these common mistakes that increase your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.