Septic Systems 101 For Home Buyers

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If you’re a city dweller who is looking for a home in the suburbs, it’s likely that you’re looking at homes with septic for the first time. This situation tends to make buyers nervous. It needn’t. Let’s take an overview of what a simple septic system is, how it’s maintained, and what you can do […]


Blocked Drains Kill Information On Hydrogen Sulfide

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If you are moving into a new home, particularly a rural property there are a few simple precautions you should take in relation to sewage problems. Sewage blockages happen everywhere, and septic tanks need emptying regularly. When people are selling their homes they often skimp on the maintenance side of things and problems mount up. […]


How Exactly Do Septic Tanks Work

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A sewerage drain field and a septic tank make up a small scale sewage treatment system. A septic tank is basically a rectangular shaped underground receptacle for wastewater. It is watertight, made of concrete, and consists of tanks that are divided into chambers. The first chamber has twice the volume as the second and the […]


Building Your Dream Home Part 1

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For most of my adult life I had thought about someday building my Dream Home. Several years ago I finally got the chance. I had purchased a lake front lot with a small cottage on it. My initial intention was to use the property “as is”, and someday raze the old cottage and build a […]


Septic System Design Secrets

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First and foremost, hire a good septic designer to do the necessary tests and drainfield design , BEFORE you design the house!!! Go out with them and tell them where you would like to situate the house, but let them give their input. Sometimes just moving the house a few feet in one direction will […]


Septic Tanks Danger Signs In A Rural Home

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Most rural homes are not connected to a mains sewage system. These homes rely on a self-contained sewage treatment plant called a septic tank. If you have a septic tank, or are considering the purchase of a home with one, there are life-saving facts you need to know about septic tanks. A septic tank takes […]