What Might Be Causing a Property's Septic System to Fail

A high-quality septic system that is well-maintained by a homeowner should last for many years, if not even decades, before it needs major repair work or outright replacement. However, once you notice leaks from the septic tank or odours inside the home that are coming from the septic system, it's time to call a repairperson. Note a few issues that often cause a septic system to fail, so you can avoid these as much as possible, and also know what types of repairs might be needed to your septic system and even to the lawn around the tank and pipes. [Read More]

Why That Small Plumbing Job May Not Be Small After All

To avoid the repair bill from a professional plumber or to get the work done quickly, often some homeowners prefer handling plumbing jobs by themselves, especially the "small" problems. However, it's also not unusual for them to call a plumber after they've supposedly handled that plumbing job. They could have either made the problem worse or overlooked some areas that needed repair. Check out these times when a so-called small plumbing job may not be small, and why you might want to call an emergency plumber to handle it instead. [Read More]

How to Keep Your Plumbing System in Good Condition

As you're probably aware, the inside of your walls and floors are filled with a network of interconnected pipes. These pipes provide you with hot and cold water on demand while carrying away your waste materials. Most of us don't give our plumbing systems much thought until they break down and cause inconvenience. When a plumbing leak develops, it can cost you time and money to repair it. Homeowners should learn how to keep an eye on their plumbing systems in order to spot small issues before they become major problems. [Read More]

Blocked Drains: Why It Is Important to Check the Entire System

Many DIY attempts to clear a blocked drain often produce temporary results because the homeowner only pays attention to the immediate cause of the blockage. However, the clog may be drawing your attention to other serious issues. This article discusses some of the bigger issues that can be unearthed when the entire drainage system is checked prior to clearing a blockage. Tree Root Intrusion The plumber who helps to clear your blocked drains can discover the points at which tree roots have penetrated the drainage system. [Read More]