Follow these simple Septic Tank Care Tips to prolong the life of your septic system and care for your drainage too. Follow the link below to make sure you avoid a catastrophe in your home. Keep your family happy by maintaining your septic system
If you are in Long island, New York and need to have your septic tank/cesspool cleaned or pumped. Don't hesitate to contact Island Cesspool! We are highly experienced in commercial and residential wastewater systems, Island Cesspool can solve even the most complex problems. Visit our site for more info.
Just because our septic systems are underground, doesn't mean their aren't visible signs of it malfunctioning. If you detect any of the 5 warning signs found in this infographic. Chances are you need your cesspool cleaned and pumped.
When that happens, do not hesitate to contact Island Cesspool. We are experts in commercial and residential wastewater systems. We are located in Medford New York. Our services include cesspool/septic tank pumping, installation, aeration, chemical treatment. As well as sewer and drain cleaning, installation and repair. Visit our site for more info.
When your home has a working sewer line, you probably don't think too much about how it works or the problems that may develop. If your sewer line gets clogged, you will soon notice serious problems within your plumbing and attached fixtures. A toilet that does not flush properly is probably the first indication you will have that something is not working the way it should. A clogged toilet is a major inconvenience, but soon the kitchen and bathroom sinks will also have standing water that does not drain. You could call a plumber to identify and fix the problem, but you may end up owing a considerable amount. If you have the average amount of knowledge and ability, you may be able to take care of the problem yourself. Your first action needed to solve your drainage problem is to identify where the problem is. Obviously, you will need to check the drains and traps closest to the fixtures to rule out the possibility there is some obstruction that could be easily removed is the problem. You can be fairly certain the sewer line is clogged if water comes up through the shower or tub drain when the toilet is flushed. The problem may be caused by trapped air in the sewer line, and the way to check this is by running water in the bathroom sink. If this causes bubbles or rising water in the toilet, you can be fairly certain the toilet is not clogged and the problem is likely in the sewer line. Once you have verified the problem is not located within the interior plumbing, you should locate the sewer clean-out. Remove the cap and check to make sure no water is backing up there. No water should standing in the pipe or flowing out of it. If this is the case, you can be sure you have a sewer line clog. Sewer line clogs should be removed as soon as possible, so you should decide whether you want to call a plumber or attempt to fix the problem yourself. It is possible to rent a machine that will use a sewer line snake to break up and remove the clog. When you make the decision to rent a sewer drain snake, make sure to get a full set of instructions from the rental location. A salesperson should demonstrate the safe way to use the machine and any precautions you should take. Do not forget to ask for a pair of leather gloves that will not be grabbed by the snake while you are using it. The head of the cable should be inserted into the clean-out drain and and a few feet fed out before the machine is turned on. Hold the cable with both hands a couple feet apart and turn the machine on once you have checked that it is in the forward position. Advance the snake gradually, and back off a little if you feel sudden resistance. Continue moving the cable forward and back until the line is completely unclogged. Once you are certain the line is completely unclogged, remove the cable and check all the toilets and drains in the house. Flush the toilet a few times to make sure the problem has been resolved and. everything is working properly again. While you could possibly avoid the expense of calling in a professional to fix your clogged sewer line, you may choose to let a plumber handle the job. Whatever your decision, you and your family will be greatly relieved that your toilets flush and your sinks drain again.
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