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Flushable Wipes: When to Be Skeptic About ‘Septic Safe’

Wet wipes have become increasingly popular as a more effective and more preferred way to “clean up” in the bathroom. Since the package is typically marked with “flushable” or “septic-safe,” there is no need to worry about flushing them down the toilet, right? Wrong! Not only are most “flushable wipes” not safe for a septic system, they can also be harmful to a sewer system. The truth is, despite the manufacturers claims, wet wipes simply don’t break down like toilet paper.

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Five Warning Signs That Your Water Line Needs Repair

Of all the pipes in your home, the main water line is one to protect. It serves the critical role of supplying your home with fresh water on a daily basis. Unfortunately, just like other plumbing pipes, there are factors that can cause this central line to leak, crack or break. Whether it is tree roots or corrosion, it is important that you recognize the signs of main water line damage so that you can schedule a prompt repair.

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What Happens During Septic Tank Pumping?

If you have a septic tank, you probably know by now that it needs to be pumped on a routine basis or when the solids that accumulate in the tank begin to reach the tank’s storage capacity. This usually means every 3 to 5 years, but it depends on the size of your tank and the number of occupants in your home. This one service appointment is perhaps the most important task your septic system needs to maintain its efficiency and health.

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How to Prevent a Plumbing Emergency

Emergencies of any kind are stressful and unwelcome. However, when they involve your plumbing system, the emergency can quickly damage your home, your convenience and your wallet. While it is just not possible to prevent all plumbing emergencies, there are some things you can do to lessen your chances of experiencing such an urgent disruption.

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Septic to Sewer Conversions: Is It Right for You?

A septic to sewer conversion is exactly what it appears to be. It involves converting your plumbing system from a septic tank to the city’s main sewer line. There are many advantages of converting your home septic system to a city sewer system.

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Back-To-School Plumbing Tips

Back-to-school season is upon us. It is time to let go of that lazy summer schedule and jump into a more rigid family routine. While you may be eager to gather school supplies and get your outfits in order before school begins, don’t forget about making some necessary changes to your plumbing routine.

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