Professional Plumbing Tips

Bacteria Is Normal for Your Septic System

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Unbeknownst to many homeowners, all septic systems contain bacteria. It's not all bad, though. Bacteria is necessary in the decomposition process. Septic systems have both anaerobic and aerobic bacteria at all times. This balance is important and necessary to maintain a healthy septic system. So what is the difference between the two and what's so special about them?

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Biodegradable Soaps: Beneficial for Your Pipes and Budget

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It is critical to consider everything that goes through your water pipes, as they impact plumbing maintenance and your water bill. One of the key things traveling through pipes that can cause decay is soap. If you are using average soap from the store, you may consider using biodegradable soaps instead.

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Pros and Cons of Plastic Piping

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If you're building a new house or looking to overhaul your home's plumbing system, you might use plastic piping. Plastic pipes have been a household fixture for decades and can be made of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC), Cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX), Polybutylene (PB), or High-Density Polybutylene (HDBP). How do you know if plastic piping is the right choice for your next home improvement project? Here are a few things to consider.

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Basics of Water Pressure

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People talk about water pressure but may only need to recognize it as, "this shower head is blasting me in the face, and that is good." It's more important than initially thought, though. Read on for the rundown on water pressure to get you well on your way to taking care of your own issues as pressure may diminish over time.

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Common Questions People Have About Septic Tanks

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Septic systems do not require much in the way of maintenance. In fact, your system may operate just fine for so long that you stop thinking about it. This is a mistake, however. Preventing septic problems is relatively easy, but fixing them can be complicated and expensive. Consider these common questions when it comes to septic maintenance.

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