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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!

3 Simple Things That You Can Do To Keep Heat In Your Home As Temperatures Drop

Soon, the temperatures will be dropping and you will be heating your home to stay warm and comfortable. It is important to keep as much of the heat in your home as possible; not only to save energy, but also to prevent problems like ice dams on the roof. Simple things like replacing weather stripping around windows and adjusting dampers in exhaust chimneys can greatly reduce heat loss. Here are a few of the simple things that you will want to do to keep the heat in your home this winter:

1. Sealing Air Leaks Around Your Home That Cause Heat To Escape

Sealing air leaks around your home is important if you want to keep the heat in this winter. There are many places where air can get in your home. You want to look in places like holes for mechanical systems, such as a hole cut in a wall for a drier vent or other exhaust system. To seal these holes, you can use a can of spray from to seal around the pipe or other object in the well.

2. Insulating And Repairing Weather Stripping Around Doors And Windows

Insulating and repairing windows and doors is something else you can do to ensure heat stays in your home. Over the years' things like weather stripping can caulking can become worn out around windows. Check these materials and ensure that windows are well sealed and that they are not the cause of drafts in your home.  If you want to have more insulation and less draft around windows, remove the interior trim and stuff batten insulation in the voids to stop the drafts.

3. Checking Vents And Exhausts With Dampers To Reduce Heat Loss

There are also many vents in your home that can contribute to heat loss. If you have a fireplace or wood burning stove, check the draft stops on these features to ensure they are keeping the heat in your home and not allowing it to escape. In addition, some mechanical systems may have dampers on them that also need to be adjusted, which an HVAC technician can check for you to ensure they are in the correct position.

Doing some of these simple improvements to your home can be a great way to keep the heat in your home this winter. If you need help with improvements and repairs, contact an HVAC contractor to ensure your system is working correctly.