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The Advantages of Hydro Excavation

July 12, 2021

If you need to undertake a major construction or plumbing project, you’re going to have to figure out how to move a considerable amount of soil. You could go the traditional route and use manual laborers with shovels and heavy construction machinery like a backhoe, but there’s a better way. If you’re performing a sewer excavation job, you need to consider the benefits presented by hydro excavation. This is the process of moving soil by using pressurized water. The displaced soil is then vacuumed up and sent to a tank in a truck. There are many advantages to using hydro... View Article

Benefits of Drain Cleaning That You’ll Notice All Year Long

June 28, 2021

There’s a chance that you don’t even think about the drains in your home unless one of them has a clog. But what if, instead of being reactive when there’s a problem, you were proactive and could prevent drainage issues from arising in the first place? This is the idea behind preventative drain maintenance. Because of how important your plumbing system is, taking care of it should be high on your priority list. Keeping your drains and pipes clear and having them cleaned from time to time can prolong the life of your fixtures as well as make it easier... View Article

The Top Signs of Septic System Failure

June 24, 2021

With proper maintenance, septic tanks in 48706 can last for decades before they need to be completely replaced. But that doesn’t mean your septic system won’t run into some issues now and then. Total septic system failure is a major headache, and the repair bills can be quite expensive. The good news is that systems don’t completely fail without presenting a few warning signs. Continue reading to learn a few of the symptoms and what you can do to prevent or resolve them. Horrible odors The first thing you may notice if your septic system is on its way out... View Article

Summer Care Tips for Your Septic System

June 10, 2021

Maintaining your septic system throughout the year is the only way to keep the system working properly, but due to increased activity at the house and having friends and family visit, summer is the most important season to keep an eye on your septic system. Keep reading to learn a bit more about maintaining septic tank systems in 48706 this summer. Pump regularly The biggest component of septic maintenance is hiring a professional to pump and clean the tank. The good news is that this service doesn’t need to be performed each year—every three to five years should generally suffice.... View Article

Six Signs You Need to Replace Your Septic Tank

May 12, 2021

With proper installation and septic tank maintenance in Bay City, MI, a septic system can last for decades without needing to be replaced. But if replacement is necessary, you’ll want to act fast—or you’ll be left without indoor plumbing for a while. Continue reading to learn a few common signs that it’s time for replacement. Sewage backups Sewage backing up in your toilets, sinks and tubs is never a pleasant sight or smell. While there are some minor plumbing problems that can lead to a backup, we can’t ignore the possibility of a malfunctioning septic tank. We recommend calling a... View Article


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