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Holiday Season Septic Repair

It’s December: we’ve made it past the day after Thanksgiving, one of the busiest days of the year for plumbers across Asheville and America. If you are like one of the two million plumbing customers in North Carolina who have a septic field outside their home, it’s possible this busy day at the bathroom has caused your system some septic damage too. It’s not only what you’re probably thinking, but also the abundance of pure animal grease dumped down the drain that adds to the tendency for the day after Turkey Day to be a nightmare for pipes across the nation. This additional ingredient can also be problematic for a city’s infrastructure, not just for a family’s home plumbing.

DRAIN FIELD ISSUES FROM GREASE BUILDUP

Overall, one of the biggest long-term factors in the health of a septic drain field is the management of grease. Usually it takes a few decades for this kind of a problem to reach critical mass, before a drain field might, in the worst case scenario, need to be shifted to a new place on a customer’s land. You can imagine how holidays like Thanksgiving could acutely add to the buildup in a septic field. For this reason, just be sure to dispose of excess cooking grease, as well as leftovers, in the trash—not the sink! Your septic field has to deal with the gradual disposal of grease that is part of the normal cooking and waste cycle, so it’s best to practice responsible disposal on this and all days of the year. Considering that it would cost several thousand dollars to replace a drain field, it is not an eventuality you should wish to bring about any sooner than necessary.

BE SAFE, BE ALERT

As always, just be an alert homeowner and know what a healthy septic system looks like. Sewage should stay in the septic system. If you have a backup in the house, or see anything rising to the surface or smelling foul above your drain field, please don’t hesitate to call us at All About Plumbing & Septic for septic service in the Asheville, NC area.

Hot Water Heaters Part 2: Tankless Water Heaters

When it is time to replace your water heater, tankless water heaters are an upgrade worth giving serious consideration. They have great benefits, and are a fast-growing favorite these days. We’ve included some pros and cons to help you make this decision, as well as tidbits about picking the right plumber.

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Do you need a hot water heater? Chances are, traditional hot water heaters with standard plumbing is right for you. Here are some tips to help you decide, as well as what to look for in plumbing services. (Tankless water heaters will be covered in another article.) Once you have decided if traditional heaters are for you, then you’ll need to enlist the aid of an affordable plumbing service, because installing water heaters is not usually something you would want to do yourself.

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DIY or Call a Plumbing Service Company?

Jumping on the DIY bandwagon for home plumbing upgrades and repairs is great, but inexperience can cause problems. When projects go awry, don’t panic. Whatever it is, it can be fixed. All About Plumbing and Septic is the go-to company in the greater Asheville and Hendersonville, NC area for 24-hour plumbing service. Call them for more information!

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All About Plumbing & Septic
PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
5521 Old Haywood Rd
Mills River, NC 28759
MAILING ADDRESS:
PO Box 1041
Hendersonville, NC 28793

Plumbing:

828-778-2425
office@allaboutplumbingnc.com

Septic:

828-778-2423
septic@allaboutplumbingnc.com

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All About Plumbing & Septic is a proud family business with a passion and commitment to providing the best and most professional plumbing and septic service repairs in the industry. Our goal is to be honest, friendly, and courteous to all of our customers with the utmost respect to their homes and property while providing the highest quality services. We are here to improve and better our community through our services and interactions.

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