Best Techniques For Winterizing Your Water Pipes
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Imagine my surprise when I came home from work one freezing cold evening and found water flooding my basement. I ran to turn off the water and then I called the plumber. Even though it was late in the evening, the plumber immediately came to my house and fixed the busted water line. The plumber told me that I could have prevented my water line from freezing and busting if I had winterized the pipes. After researching various methods, I insulated the pipes so they won't freeze again. My name is Joel Hampton and this blog is about the different ways to winterize your plumbing pipes to keep them from freezing. Coming home to a basement filled with water is a nightmare and I hope that after reading the information in my blog, it won't happen to you.

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Have Slow Flushing Toilets? Call The Plumbing Experts And Check Your Septic System

Carla Taylor

When toilets are backed up instead of flowing smoothly it can cause a lot of problems in the home, and the issue may be your septic system.  If you have never had your sewer lines or septic tank inspected since you've lived at the house, it may be time.

There are a lot of different things that deteriorate and can be problematic with a septic system over time. This is especially true if the system hasn't been maintained properly. Here are things to go over with the plumbing experts.

Sewer Line Backups

Right away a camera can be pushed through the pipes leaving the house to see if there are blockages to the septic tank. This would prevent water from flowing as needed when toilets flush. The plumbers will have these supplies.

There could be crumbling pipes that are caved in, tree roots pushing through the pipes, or even trapped rodents. First, check to see if there are backups causing the problems, and then you can determine what the best repair option is.

Trenchless Repair

If the pipe needs replaced, you want to ask if the repair qualifies for trenchless repair options. This is a process that allows the sewer professionals to replace the pipe without having to dig a trench line.

Instead, a vinyl pip lining is pushed from the house to the new septic tank, or far enough that the damages are no longer affecting the pipe and damages. This a fast and economical option compared to digging up and replacing the pipe.

Septic Cleaning

A camera can also view the interior of the septic tank. Cleaning to remove all the waste and sanitize the septic system may be necessary. The cleaning can help create room in the tank if there was a lot of buildup and debris causing problems as well.

Tank Replacement

While the camera is in the tank the experts can evaluate if you need a new septic tank. If it's time to remove the tank this will require some construction in your yard, but you want to get a high-quality tank installed. Invest the money in a product you won't have to worry about for decades.

If your water backups and toilet problems are caused because your septic tank has a clog or it needs to be replaced, it's time to call the plumbing companies in your area to get a few different quotes. Do this before you end up with sewage in your home.

For more information, reach out to a plumbing service in your area.


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