Wells, Septic Systems & Sump Pumps

1-40 of 127
septic tanks in a dirt pit
Things to Know If You’ve Never Lived with a Septic Tank Before

A lush lawn means something different to septic tank owners.

A septic tank in a lawn surrounded by shrubs.
Septic Tank Maintenance: Inside and Outside Your Home

Routine septic tank maintenance is the best way to keep it functioning smoothly.

A person pumping out a septic tank.
Septic Tank Pump Out FAQs

Understanding your septic tank system is crucial to maintaining your tank.

toilet flushing
Plumbing 101: Sump Pumps vs. Septic Systems

Sump pumps and septic systems are not created equal and require different maintenance steps.

A grinder pump holding tank is an important part of your sewage system.
How to Maintain Your Sewage Ejector Pump

This is one eject button you want to work often.

A man uses a well.
How to Clean a Submersible Well Pump

A submersible well pump is an efficient and convenient device to own.

DIY Logo
Successful Septic System Maintenance

The concept of septic systems has been around for hundreds if not thousands of years.

Sump pump
Sump Pump Replacement: 5 Tips

Sump pump replacement is about as much fun as it sounds.

cleaning out a septic system
3 Reasons to Replace a Septic Distribution Box

Keep your waste flowing with a functional distribution box.

broken sewer line leaking
5 Sewer Line Repair Tips

When dealing with sewer line repair, troubleshoot first.

septic tank behind a bush in a yard
4 Tips for Removing Septic Tank Enzymes

There are a few things to keep in mind.

Septic tank lid surrounded by lawn
Selecting and Using a Septic Tank Cleaner

A good septic tank cleaner lower maintenance and repairs

DIY Logo
Sand Filter Septic System: Pros and Cons

The sand filter septic system is used for pre-treatment of effluent coming for your septic tank.

Septic tank
How to Use a Septic Tank Treatment

Help your septic tank do the dirty work.

DIY Logo
6 Acceptable Plants to Cover a Septic Tank Drain Field

A septic tank drain field can be tough to cover with any type of plants and flowers.

A septic tank.
Budgeting for a Septic Tank Drain Field

Replacing your septic tank drain field can be pricy.

a sewage drain field
How to Properly Plan and Maintain a Drain Field

If the soil is poor, it could take as much as 9,000 square feet for the absorption area.

DIY Logo
How to Replace Septic Tank Risers

installing septic tank risers is a great way to make cleaning out the tank much easier.

A person using a well pump.
Septic, Well, and Pump Q and A

Once it goes down the drain, it still may not be gone.

A sump pump.
How to Install a Sump Pump Check Valve

It's important to have a pump check valve.

DIY Logo
How to Install a Backup Sump Pump

If you're living in an area where your basement or cellar flooded, you might need a back-up sump pump.

A well pump.
How to Tell if Your Well Pump Needs a New Water Pressure Switch

The water pressure switch is one of the most hardworking parts of your well pump.

deep well pressure gauge attached to pipes
How to Tell if Your Well Pressure Tank Needs to Be Replaced

You might not notice a problem right away.

DIY Logo
Six Materials Needed to Install a New Deep Well Pump

It is always nice to enjoy cool, clear water from a new deep well pump.

A water well.
How to Remove Rust from an Old Water Well Pump

Keep your well pump in good working order.

DIY Logo
Pros and Cons of Concrete Septic Tanks

Concrete septic tanks have their advantages and disadvantages.

DIY Logo
How to Plug Sewer Lines

Plugging your sewer lines is an important task you have to do to prevent any damages in your property.

DIY Logo
How to Clear Out a Sewer Line

A sewer line can get clogged for a couple of reasons. S

DIY Logo
Do Septic Tank Treatment Products Really Work?

According to most experts, septic tank treatment is not necessary.

DIY Logo
Aerobic Septic System Maintenance

Although people do not yet make up the bulk of the septic systems in use across the country today.

DIY Logo
How to Replace a Sump Pump Check Valve

A sump pump check valve is located in your sump system's discharge line.

DIY Logo
How to Maintain a Septic Tank Drain Field

The drain field on your septic system is the part of the system most likely to fail.

septic tank in a yard
Add a Diverter Valve for a Septic Tank

Control the amount of waste that goes into different areas of your septic system with a diverter valve.

DIY Logo
How to Attach Hose to Sump Pump

A sump pump is found in many homes. It is used to collect water runoff from around the home.

DIY Logo
7 Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement Tips

One of the new ways to replace a damaged drain system is to use a trenchless sewer line.

backyard well faucet
How to Adjust Water Well Pressure

Well low water pressure. Adjustments can be made if you follow this simple step- by-step guide.

sump pump
How to Clean a Sump Pump

Avoid the flood with proper sump pump maintenance.

DIY Logo
How to Install a Septic Aerator

A septic aerator is a fairly simple and easy piece to install in your septic system.

DIY Logo
How to Detect Septic Drain Field Problems

A septic drain field is located past a septic tank and away from the property.

DIY Logo
How To Install A Septic Line

Homes built in areas without a hook-up to a municipal wastewater system need a septic system.

A septic system.
How to Construct a Small Septic System

A small septic system can back up your larger one.

DIY Logo
Troubleshooting Septic Tank Pump Problems

The size and usage of your septic tank will determine the size of the septic tank pump.

DIY Logo
How to Prevent a Septic Field from Freezing

A septic field that has become frozen can create difficulties and problems for a homeowner.

a yard dug up, exposing pipes and water underground
Troubleshooting Septic System Problems

Once you become familiar with your septic system, it will be easier to detect issues.