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What Is Septic Tank Cleaning?

Septic tank systems are common in rural areas. Homes that are not attached to a municipal sewer system use these as a form of sewage treatment. A septic system carries the waste from a home into the septic tank. Regular maintenance and checks are required to keep it all working the way it should.

The tank is the accumulation point for all the liquid and solid waste from your house. Most of the waste is broken down by bacteria after which it takes a liquid form and moves out of the container. If it gets clogged, solid waste may move into the field lines. This will lead to a complete choke up of the drain.

Professional cleaning companies like have trucks that have powerful vacuums attached to them. They carry out the job in an efficient manner. The tank will have some water in it even when the sludge has been cleaned out. This is very normal and cleaning the tank regularly is very important.

Environmentally Friendly Plumbing Options

Plumbing may not be the first thing that springs to mind when one thinks of modifying a home, or business, to be environmentally friendly. However, at its core plumbing deals with water, which is a resource in very finite supply. In order to ensure a clean water supply into the future, structures designed to best utilise and treat water must be a top priority for all. Although environmentally friendly plumbing systems may not be as clearly visible as solar panels on the roof, they are just as important.

Below, the benefits of a water recycling system in your home or business are explained, in order to help you make the best possible decision.

Why Spend Extra To ‘Go Green’?

Whenever there is money being spent, there is invariably a need to justify the expenditure. The great thing about environmentally friendly plumbing solutions is not only do they help save water, they also help you save money! Even for those who put environmental considerations in second place, water saving and treatment solutions can be justified on the basis of saving money.

Grey Water Recycling

Especially for those living or conducting business in remote areas, treating waste water should be a prime consideration. The amount of water discarded as waste every day can be staggering and water sure isn’t free! Furthermore, in the central regions of Australia it is a scarce resource that needs careful management.

Once you have treated your waste water, it would be silly not to use it again and that is what grey water recycling is all about. Grey water, whilst not treated to a level where it can be used for drinking or bathing again, is still suitable for a number of uses.

Grey water is most commonly used for watering lawns and gardens. You may not realise it, but most golf courses use grey water to keep their grass lush and green year round. With grey water recycling systems that can now be scaled to suit residential properties, all the way up to large enterprises, there is sure to be something that will suit your specific needs.

The second use for grey water is actually inside homes or businesses. Every day, water is used to flush toilets, or in an industrial setting to cool machinery. It is not necessary to use water treated to drinking quality for these tasks, making grey water the perfect solution.

Grey water systems take a bit of effort to fit, as it can involve quite a bit of additional plumbing. However, the ability to reuse water will not only save you money in the long run, it will also make your home or business more environmentally friendly.

Rain Water Tanks

Rainwater tanks used to be a common fixture on building all over the country, yet were largely removed in the 80′s and 90′s due to erroneous government regulation. These government barriers to water tanks have now been removed and there is a resurgence in fitting rainwater tanks to buildings of all kinds. Rainwater tanks allow you to collect your own water, saving you money!

For more information or to see how suitable water recycling options are for your home or business, you should contact your local plumbing contractor.

How to Repair Basic Toilet Problems

Although most toilet problems require professional help, there are still some issues that can be basically done on your own. Knowing how and when to do this provides several advantages, such as being able to save time and money. Once you are fully aware of the solutions that you can do yourself, you will no longer have to worry about paying for the professional fee. In this article you will be able to learn how to repair basic toilet problems on your own. With proper care and knowledge, you will soon be applying this skill next time you encounter any of these common problems.

Clogged Bowl or Drain

If the bowl is filled or overflowing with water, you will have to remove it first using a small pail or bucket, just until it’s half full. With the use of a plunger, pump the drain several times until the clog or blockage is removed. Repeat as necessary should the first attempt is not successful.

Leaking Toilet Bowl

If you happen to see or notice a damp bathroom floor, specifically around the toilet, check your bowl and see if it has any crack or leakage. In order for you to do this, you will first have to turn off the supply of water going to your toilet. Make sure the system is fully dry, then remove the toilet bowl and replace it with a new one. This time, examine the bowl carefully to make sure that the same defect won’t happen again in the near future. Seal the base carefully to avoid it from leaking again.

Flushing Problems

One of the most common toilet problems is when it won’t flush. If this happens to your own bathroom, you need to check its parts and the connection between them so you will know if everything is functioning as expected. You may find out that the handle is too loose or too tight, so you will need to adjust it. For stuck or loose handle, remove the cover of your toilet tank then clean the mounting nut so the handle will function properly and smoothly.

Fill Valve is Not Working

In case the fill valve is not filling the tank as normally as it should, or it is not filling at all, there might be some problems with the valve. If the valve is easy to disassemble and clean, you can definitely do it on your own. You can find more information using the instructions provided in the manual, or check the company’s website for more reference. If nothing was changed and you are still having the same problem, there might be a more serious issue with your plumbing system.

As you can see, these basic toilet problems are not at all difficult to diagnose and to solve. However, if you think you are not 100% sure of how to approach a certain issue, make sure you call for professional help right away, rather than to try something that might just worsen the condition.