Finding Great Plumbing Supplies
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Finding Great Plumbing Supplies

After struggling for months to make my plumbing system work properly, I started realizing that part of the problem might be the supplies I was using. I began working hard to make sure that things were right, and it became clear to me that I needed to invest in different equipment. It was really incredible to see how much of a difference a few of the right plumbing supplies made, and I was able to get things fixed up. This blog is all about finding great plumbing supplies to make your home better than ever. After all, you never know what you will need to fix.


Finding Great Plumbing Supplies

Maintaining A Septic System

Shannon Obrien

A septic system is truly an amazing system when you stop and think about how it operates. The ability to take waste and then have it decompose and drain is an amazing thing. They are very reliable for the most part. However, it is important that you have a solid understanding on how to maintain a septic system. For the most part you will not need to change a lot from what you are currently doing, but a few changes will significantly help you maintain your septic system and help reduce any of the problems that you have. Here are a few simple ways to maintain your septic system.

Chemical Cleaners

A major problem with a lot of the septic systems that have problems is that the bacteria that break down the sewage are dead. If the bacteria are killed then the sewage will not break down quickly enough, and you could end up with a sewage system that is completely backed up. To ensure that the septic system bacteria are not killed, it is a good practice not to use  harmful chemical cleaners. Often these cleaners come in the form of a drain cleaner. Instead of cleaning with a liquid drain cleaner reach for a pipe snake, and save the bacteria in your system.


Garbage may just be one of the biggest problems in a septic system. You do not want to put garbage down a sink. When a septic system is pumped it is not uncommon to find a lot of garbage like cigars, condoms, plastics wrappers, and a lot of other garbage. However, a garbage disposal is also an enemy to a healthy septic system. Those noodles that you ate for dinner should not be put down the sink because the can clog things up and once again make it hard for the bacteria to break things down.


No matter how good your maintenance plan is, you may have some problems with your septic system. A good way to keep things clean in your septic system is to have it completely pumped and cleaned out. Having your septic system pumped will get rid of all the natural mineral buildup, but also get rid of any of the other trash that has been put down the drains. You may want to have a plumber come to your home and find the tank for you so you know exactly where it is at so you can ensure that it is save, and that nobody is parking on top of the tank.