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How to Handle Water Backup In Your Home

A backed-up sewer is never easy to deal with, especially with the stench and matter that can be hazardous to your health. Sewage is made up of both organic and inorganic matter, a mixture of water, human waste, mineral salts along with garbage that leaks into the home when a problem arises with the underground plumbing designed to carry that wastewater away. There are a variety of reasons why backups occur like pipe blockages, damaged sewer lines, and tree roots breaking into pipes to name a few. Let’s look at some of the things that need to be done...

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Top Reasons Your Home May Smell Like Sewage

There are a couple of reasons why you may smell sewage in your home. Causes of the smell usually involve a disruption in your home’s barriers against city sewer gases, allowing these gases to infiltrate your home. These disruptions include improperly fitting sewer trap plugs, a house trap that has dried out, and a blocked or frozen sewer vent (often due to snow buildup – this situation is potentially dangerous). A backup in the city sewer system can also cause sewage smells to permeate your home. City sewer backups can be caused by a buildup of excess grease and...

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Six Warning Signs You May Have a Sewer Leak

Sewer leaks can become devastating, causing floods, mold, and requiring expensive repairs, and even sometimes renovation within your home to fix the damaged areas. In light of that, you would naturally want to engage in preventative maintenance to stop sewer leaks from occurring, but even with vigilant maintenance, unanticipated damage can sometimes happen to your sewer pipes. That’s why it’s important to know the signs of a sewer leak before the small leak becomes a huge disaster. Read on to learn about several warning signs that you may have a sewer leak. Not Enough Water Pressure If you suddenly...

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When Should You Pump Your Septic Tank

Since one in five homeowners have a septic system, whether that’s a septic tank or a cesspool, it is helpful to know the basics of how a septic system works and how to maintain one.  Homeowners and business owners with a septic system should know how to identify when a septic system needs to be pumped in order to avoid public health issues.  Although pumping a septic tank is an easy task to overlook, hiring a qualified septic contractor is part of responsible home ownership.  The contractors at A & L Cesspool are available for you when the time...

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Grease in Your Sewer System: Why It’s a Problem and What You Can Do About It

If you run a restaurant or other commercial kitchen, you know the amount of grease generated in just one day of cooking can be enormous. Even a small amount of grease can be harmful to your sewer system, let alone commercial kitchen levels of grease. Luckily, there are alternative ways of getting rid of grease other than pouring it down the drain and forgetting about it. What’s the Problem with Grease in your Sewer System? When you pour leftover grease from cooking down your sink drain, you are introducing a damaging substance to your sewer system. Grease leaves residue...

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