Journey Through Septic Maintenance and Repair

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Journey Through Septic Maintenance and Repair

Hello! I'm Alfred Alena. While living on a farm, we had to get our water from the well and process waste with a septic system. In the early years, that septic system caused us a boatload of trouble. The cause was a combination of user error and undeveloped parts. As we started to learn how to treat the septic system right, it clogged less often and ran much better. We also upgraded our septic parts to bring it into the modern era. The combination gave us a septic system that worked just as good as the sewers. I feel that sharing this information with the world will help people struggling with septic systems. I hope that my readers can use the information I share to end their struggles with septic cleaning and maintenance. I will also share information about hiring professionals to get the job done. Welcome!

Protect Your Roof In Your Older Home By Preventing Attic Condensation With These Tips

If you live in an older home, you may think that your attic is doing its job if it's insulated. The truth is that condensation in an attic, caused when hot and cold air meet, is a common problem that can cause roof damage if left unchecked. The type of damage includes warped plywood on the roof and splintering rafters. The good news is that these tips can help prevent condensation and keep your older home's roof in great condition.

Tip 1: Have the Proper Insulation Installed

Call your roofing contractor to check the insulation in your home. Have them replace it if it's not up to code or at the suggested R-value for your area. This all depends on the climate and may be different in one portion of the country than in others.

The right insulation helps to keep out both cold and warm air, thus preventing rising warm air from meeting sinking cold air, and vice versa.

Tip 2: Have a Solar Attic Fan Installed

Save your attic from condensation and save money at the same time by having a solar attic fan installed. These fans obtain their energy from the sun and keep your attic cooler by drawing the hot air up and out of the attic. Without some sort of attic fan, your air conditioner and heater has to work harder to cool or warm your home.

The roofer installs the attic fan between the rafters. One portion of the fan is in the attic and the other is on the exterior portion of the roof. They operate on an as-needed basis automatically, so you don't have to worry about turning them on or off.

Tip 3: Have Attic Foam Vents Installed

Many older homes do not have vents in the attic to allow hot or cold air to escape on its own. Roofers install foam vents between the rafters, or you can slide them into place yourself and then staple them to the rafters.

Foam vents work to circulate the air nearest the underside of the roof. With the air circulating, there is less of an opportunity for cool air to mingle with warmer air, creating condensation.

Choose one or more of these tips to prevent condensation in your attic and damage to your roof. Ask your roofer for other ideas on preventing your older attic from creating structural damage to the roof, rafters and other home-stability materials due to condensation. For more information, contact Homestreet Roofing Inc. or a similar company.