Energy
Energy
  • Place your thermostat several degrees lower in winters and a couple of levels high in summers to save heating and cooling expenses.
  • Unplug appliances when you are not using them use a Wise power Strip which sensations when appliances are cuts and off ghost or vampire energy usage.
  • Of the energy utilized to machine clean clothing goes into heating the water.
  • Utilize a drying rack or clothesline to conserve the energy used during system drying.
Non-potable water
Non-potable water
  • Take shorter showers to decrease water usage. This may cut your heating and water bills.
  • They do not cost much, and the energy and water savings can easily repay your investment.
  • Be sure to get a faucet aerator on every faucet. All these Inexpensive appliances save water and heat whilst maintaining water Pressure.
  • Many plants require minimal watering.
Gas
Gas
  • Walk or bicycle to operate.
  • Consider telecommuting in the Event That You live far out of your job or move closer. Even though this means paying additional lease, it might save your cash in The very long run.
  • Lobby your Regional authorities to With small cost, these Improvements can pay massive dividends in boosting your health and reducing traffic.
Food
Food
  • If you eat meat, then add one meatless meal per week. Meat costs a Good Deal at The shop and it is even more costly once you think about the associated.
  • Purchase locally elevated, humane, and organic eggs, meat, and dairy if it's possible.
  • No matter your daily diet plan, eat low on the food chain. This is particularly accurate for fish.
Reuse
Reuse
  • Go on the internet to locate new or gently-used secondhand goods. Whether You have only moved or are wanting to redecorate, think about a service such as craigslistor even Complimentary Sharing to monitor appliances, furniture, and other items cheaply or for free.
  • Check out garage sales, thrift shops, and consignment stores for Clothes and other everyday products. Your purchases have an actual effect, For worse.
  • Of purchasing private books and films. This saves cash, not forgetting The paper and ink which goes into printing new novels. While cutting back on the amount of items cluttering your cupboard or garage.
Buy
Buy
  • Purchase in bulk. Purchasing food from bulk bins may save yourself cash and packaging.
  • Wear clothing that don't have to be dry-cleaned.
  • Invest in high quality, durable products. You may pay more Now, but you are going to be happy once you don't need to substitute things as.
Electronics
Electronics
  • Donate or recycle them when the moment comes. E-waste problem.
  • Recycle your mobile phone.
  • Ask the regional authorities to install an electronic recyclingand hazardous waste collection event.
Do it yourself
Do it yourself
  • The big key: you can make really powerful, non-toxic cleaning Products whenever you want them. All you will need are a Couple of easy Ingredients such as baking soda, lemon, vinegar, and soap.
  • Making your home cleaning products saves time, packaging along with your indoor air quality.

7 Winter Maintenance Tips for Septic System Owners

Before the snow falls and the ground freezes over, it's important to make sure your septic system is ready for the cold months ahead. Today we're sharing a few simple ways to winterize your septic system and pipes, to protect your home's most important utility. If your home is a rental or an AirBnB that's not always occupied, these tips are especially important to prevent frozen pipes or a cracked septic tank. Keep reading to learn more, or contact us today to schedule your next septic service.

Before the snow falls and the ground freezes over, it's important to make sure your septic system is ready for the cold months ahead. Today we're sharing a few simple ways to winterize your septic system and pipes, to protect your home's most important utility. If your home is a rental or an AirBnB that's not always occupied, these tips are especially important to prevent frozen pipes or a cracked septic tank. Keep reading to learn more, or contact us today to schedule your next septic service.
Winter Septic Maintenance Tips from Clean Earth Septic Service
Before the snow falls and the ground freezes over, it's important to make sure your septic system is ready for the cold months ahead. Today we're sharing a few simple ways to winterize your septic system and pipes, to protect your home's most important utility. If your home is a rental or an AirBnB that's not always occupied, these tips are especially important to prevent frozen pipes or a cracked septic tank. Keep reading to learn more, or contact us today to schedule your next septic service.

1. Inspect Your Manhole Cover or Tank Lid and the Surrounding Area for Cracks or Damage
Inspect your tank lid for cracks or leaks. No uninvited water should be allowed into the tank. The tank’s drainage systems should also be inspected for clogs, debris and other problems that can interfere with proper drainage. While you're checking on things, make a note of where your tank lid or manhole cover is located should it become hidden by snow.

2. Check for Water Leaks Inside Your Home
Just like it's important to check the tank lid for cracks or damage, it's important to eliminate water leaks inside your home, too. Remember, you don't want any extra water in your tank. And a leaky faucet can cause interior damage if left unchecked. 

3. Winterize Your Home & Pipes 
If you don’t plan to occupy a home in the winter, winterize your home and plumbing before the cold sets in. Have the septic tank pumped, then drain and winterize your pipes. When you open the property again in the spring, have the septic system checked again for any signs of winter damage.

4. Keep the Water Flowing
Moving water doesn’t freeze, so move water through the system on a daily basis. For most active households, this isn’t a problem. Showers, laundry, dishwashing and regular plumbing use should provide enough action to prevent liquid in the tank from freezing. Having said that, don’t allow a faucet to run continuously, and don’t overload your tank. Too much water in the tank can cause its own set of problems! If you’re worried about your pipes freezing, insulate them and keep the heat in your house above 60° F at all times.

5. Have Your Septic Tank Pumped As Needed - Don't Postpone Due to the Cold 
We highly recommend having your septic tank pumped out every 2-4 years and we offer clean out services all year round. If your tank is due to be serviced contact us today to schedule your Twin Tiers septic service. The last thing you want during a snowstorm is a septic backup! We can perform a thorough inspection of your tank and septic system when we do your cleanout, to ensure your system is ready for the cold. 

6. Do NOT Park Cars or Equipment Above Your Septic System
When the ground is frozen it might not seem like an issue to park on a sand mound system or in the yard near your septic tank, but we recommend you avoid parking on or near your septic system anytime of year. The weight of a vehicle can cause damage to your tank, laterals/pipes or baffles.  

7. Do NOT Plow Snow Off the Top of Your Septic Tank
Snow above your tank acts as insulation. We've seen tanks freeze when snow has been plowed off the top because that layer of insulation was removed. When in doubt, let the snow melt naturally. We also recommend that you inspect the ground or plant cover on/above your system if it's a new system. Septic systems  installed in the fall may  not have enough vegetative  cover to properly insulate the  system to prevent winter  freezing. Placing a good layer of  mulch or dry soil over the new  system is an important  preventative measure. 

Feeling ready for winter? We hope these tips will help you be prepared as the cold weather sets in. We offer 24/7 service 12 months a year so if your tank is due to be pumped out, be sure to give us a call at 607-564-7931 . Our team is standing by! 


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