Wells, Septic Systems & Sump Pumps

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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.

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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.

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How to Clean a Submersible Well Pump

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

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Successful Septic System Maintenance

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

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Sump Pump Replacement: 5 Tips

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

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3 Reasons to Replace a Septic Distribution Box

Keep your waste flowing with a functional distribution box.

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5 Sewer Line Repair Tips

When dealing with sewer line repair, troubleshoot first.

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4 Tips for Removing Septic Tank Enzymes

There are a few things to keep in mind.

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Selecting and Using a Septic Tank Cleaner

A good septic tank cleaner lower maintenance and repairs

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How to Use a Septic Tank Treatment

Help your septic tank do the dirty work.

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Budgeting for a Septic Tank Drain Field

Replacing your septic tank drain field can be pricy.

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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.

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Septic, Well, and Pump Q and A

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

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How to Install a Sump Pump Check Valve

It's important to have a pump check valve.

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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.

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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.

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Pros and Cons of Concrete Septic Tanks

Concrete septic tanks have their advantages and disadvantages.

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Do Septic Tank Treatment Products Really Work?

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

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Aerobic Septic System Maintenance

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

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How to Replace a Sump Pump Check Valve

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

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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.

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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.

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How to Clean a Sump Pump

Avoid the flood with proper sump pump maintenance.

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Troubleshooting Septic System Problems

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

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How Does a Water Powered Sump Pump Work?

A backup option to your primary electric sump pump is a water powered sump pump.

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Troubleshooting a Septic Aerator

Septic tanks consist of a series of components among which the septic aerator is the most critical.

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How Sump Pumps Work

This hidden appliance may be the most important one you own.

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Troubleshooting a Submersible Well Pump

When a submersible well pump goes bad it is hard to find the problem if you don't know what to do.

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Sand Filter Septic System Maintenance

With a sand septic system there's no need for a drain field.

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Mound Septic System Maintenance

Sand makes a natural filter.

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3 Necessary Septic Tank Chemicals

There are many septic tank chemicals on the market.

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How to Clean Out a Basement Sump Pump

Give it a good rinse to release gunk and grime.

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How to Replace a Septic Distribution Box

The distribution box of the septic tank system is used to evenly distribute wastewater.

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How to Clean and Maintain a Well Pressure Tank

With the hose on the drain and the other end leading into a bucket or out a door, open the valve.

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How to Thaw a Frozen Septic Pipe

Learn what you can do if your septic system freezes in the winter months.

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How to Kill Roots in a Sewer Line

Get rid of roots encroaching on your sewer lines before they can clog or do damage.

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How to Remove a Septic Tank Lid

It's important to check your septic every few years and to do that, you must find and locate the lid.

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Drip Septic System: Pros and Cons

Drip septic systems release small amounts at a time.