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2015

Efficient And Safe Computer Removal Planning For Businesses

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Removing old computers and installing new computers is known as a “refresh” by the Information Technology (IT) industry. It’s a service offered by many third-party technology consultants, but can be planned and performed by your own technical staff if you have them. Unfortunately, recycling isn’t always a well-planned and efficient part of the plan. Most consultants will keep you legal by not throwing everything into a basic dumpster on the side of the road, but you could be throwing away a lot of money by not having specific recycling plans. Read More»

Dealing With A Flood? 2 Things You Need To Do Before Cleaning Up Standing Water

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As soon as you realize that your home has flooded, you might be ready to grab a few buckets and some loose towels to start your water removal efforts. Unfortunately, getting ahead of yourself could be counterproductive and even dangerous. Here are two things you need to do before you clean up that standing water, and why: 1: Identify Dangers Before you wade waist-deep into that flood, you should take a minute to think about what you are stepping into. Read More»

Planning Your Septic System Installation

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Setting up the septic system for a new home construction project is one of the most important steps in the process. Getting it right will ensure proper flow of wastewater and reliable drainage from your home, while getting it wrong will ensure there is no end to your headaches. Once you know what to look for from a system and what makes a favorable location for installing one, you’ll have a firm point from which to start. Read More»

Thinking Of Buying A Tiny House ? Check The Waste Disposal System First

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Are you thinking about ditching the place that you have, simplifying your life, and joining the tiny house movement? If so, make sure that you deal with a not-so-tiny problem before you buy that tiny house you love: the sewage disposal system. Find out what type of sewage system the house currently has. Since part of the tiny house movement involves getting away from the burdens of city life and reducing your financial obligations, don’t expect to the home to be linked to a city sewer line. Read More»

Septic Tank Maintenance 101 : A Simple Guide For Inexperienced Home Buyers

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If you have always had the luxury of living in a home that was connected to a public sewer system, you may be a bit apprehensive to find out that a home you are considering making your own actually has a septic tank instead. Here are a few of the biggest questions you likely have about having a septic tank on your property to clean and maintain. What is the average lifespan of a septic tank? Read More»

Two Reasons Why You Should Opt For Private Trash Collection

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When you’re starting up utilities at a new residence, it’s very common to think that you don’t have options as it pertains to which company handles your sanitation needs.  This is especially true if your water company and the public waste removal system in your area have a partnership, since the water company will usually recommend that you contact the public trash collection facility to start up your services.  However, you may have options when it comes to trash collection, and there are a number of reasons why it may be best for you to choose a private vendor. Read More»

Four Things That You Will Want To Know Before Renting A Dumpster

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There are many reasons why you may want to rent a dumpster, such as cleaning up around your home. It may be for renovations or other work that you are doing. Before you commit to a dumpster rental, there are some things that you will want to know, such as the materials you can put in it and the size of container you are going to need. Here are some things that you will want to know before you rent a container: Read More»

Throwing Computers In The Garbage Is A Waste

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Keeping up a stock of older computers may not be an option. The bulky boxes can take up a lot of room that you need for the new computer, and storing the old system may add to an already existing clutter problem. That said, you shouldn’t simply throw it to the curb! To avoid fines for adding to the electronic waste (e-waste) problem and to get a little money back from your previous computer investment, think about a few recycling and reuse purposes for computers. Read More»

Does Your Septic Tank Have An Alarm: How To Tell And What To Do If It Goes Off

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Many of today’s newer septic systems come complete with a built-in septic tank alarm. This alarm is contained inside the tank itself and is designed to alert a homeowner when the effluent (wastewater) inside the tank reaches a certain level. This could be caused by something as simple as high water usage inside the home or something as serious as a malfunctioning pump or other component. How to Tell if Your System Has an Alarm Read More»

Simple Ways Of Keeping Your Septic System Running Right

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Owning a home on a septic system is like inheriting a pet the day you move in. It requires regular professional care and proper maintenance to thrive, and without some understanding of how your actions affect it there can be some very unpleasant outcomes. To that end, educating yourself on what you can do to ensure the cost of owning a septic system stays down is often one of the most prudent things you can do as a rural homeowner. Read More»