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Clearing clogged drains
Clogged drains, while inconvenient and messy, are usually easy enough to correct on your own. This how-to explains a number of simple ways to unclog drains and how to avoid clogged drains in the future.
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Healthy Septic System
There are a few basic rules for keeping your septic system healthy.
Have the tank pumped and cleaned every 2 to 5 years.
Donít pour ANY solvents, chemicals or oils of ANY kind into the drain or toilet.
Only flush toilet paper down the loo, no other paper or plastic products.
Use bleach and other cleaners sparingly.
NEVER dispose of grease, coffee grounds or popcorn in the sink.
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Fixing your toilet
. Some toilet repairs may require professional help, but there are many simple repairs that even a novice do-it-yourselfer can easily handle.
Simple toilet repairs
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Check out this article how to solder copper pipe.
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The Care and Feeding of your Septic System
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