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.

Septic Systems and Garbage Disposals

For the sake of your septic system (AND your wallet) we recommend you take extra precaution if your home has a garbage disposal. There are steps you can take every day to help maintain your septic system and increase its longevity. One of them is knowing exactly what you can and cannot put down your drains.

For the sake of your septic system (AND your wallet) we recommend you take extra precaution if your home has a garbage disposal. There are steps you can take every day to help maintain your septic system and increase its longevity. One of them is knowing exactly what you can and cannot put down your drains.

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If you have a septic system, you can have a garbage disposal, but you'll need to use it sparingly. Most people who live in town on public sewer don't give their garbage disposal a second thought, because the city pays for all maintenance. With a septic tank, however, any problems that arise are your responsibility. So for the sake of your septic system (AND your wallet) we recommend you take extra precaution if your home has a garbage disposal. There are steps you can take every day to help maintain your septic system and increase its longevity. One of them is knowing exactly what you can and cannot put down your drains. And since all drains lead to your septic system, this is especially important when it comes to your kitchen sink and your garbage disposal. Keep reading to learn more, or contact us today to schedule your next septic service.  


First things first, lets talk about food waste.  Food breaks down a lot slower than septic safe toilet paper waste. Grab a square of toilet paper and make it wet. It instantly gets soggy, smaller and begins to fall apart. Now, run some water over a handful of lemon peels. There’s zero breakdown. Instead of relying on a garbage disposal, we recommend starting a compost bin or simply throwing your food waste in the trash - not the garbage disposal. 


Not sure you're ready to ditch the garbage disposal? We get it. It might require more frequent pumping depending on how much you use your garbage disposal, but that's up to you. The primary thing to remember is that garbage disposals are not garbage cans. Just because you can put something down the garbage disposal does not mean that you should. With proper use, your septic tank and garbage disposal can coexist, so here are some simple "dos" and "don'ts" to keep in mind. Questions? We're always happy to help. We provide septic tank service in the Twin Tiers region and beyond.


Do:

- Use cold water when you grind food. Cold water will cause any grease or oils to solidify so that they can be chopped.

- Pour a little dish soap inside the disposal after washing dishes, run for about a minute with some cold water.

- Run your disposal regularly. Frequent use helps prevent rust and corrosion.

- Grind hard materials such as small chicken or fish bones. These create a scouring action inside the grind chamber that will help clean the garbage disposal’s walls.

 

Don’t:

- Do not put anything in the garbage disposal that is not a biodegradable food. When in doubt, throw it out!

- Don’t use hot water when grinding food waste. It will cause oils to liquefy and accumulate somewhere in your disposal or down your drain, causing clogs.

- Don’t turn off the motor or water until grinding is complete. Let the water run at least 15 seconds after the grinding is completed.

- Don’t grind fibrous materials like corn husks, celery stalks, onion skins or artichokes. The fibers from these can get tangled and jam your disposal's motor.

- Do not pour oil, fat or grease into the disposal (or your drain!). Even though cold water will help it to solidify, it will slowly accumulate, clog drains and even hinder your disposal’s grinding ability.

- Don’t put large amounts of food down the disposal. Throw them in the trash!

- Don’t put expandable foods like rice or pasta into your disposal. They might seem small, but when added to the water of your drains, they will expand and can cause jams or clogs.

- Don’t use coffee grounds. Grounds will accumulate, and what starts small will build up and cause clogs.

- Don’t grind glass, plastic, metal, paper, anything combustible or even cigarette butts. If we just mentioned it, it's because someone’s been dumb enough to do it!

 

There are obviously a lot more "don'ts" than there are "dos" when it comes to a garbage disposal. Backups and clogs can be costly, so if you want to use the disposal, take caution. To help your septic tank break down solids and food waste, invest in an affordable monthly product like Waste & Grease Eco-Friendly Digestant . Ask us to bring you a sample at your next septic service. We sell Waste & Grease Eco-Friendly Digestant because it's a product we trust and we've seen how much it can help. To learn more about it, click here. Need to schedule service? Contact us today. We provide reliable septic and grease trap maintenance in Elmira, Corning, Big Flats, Hector, Watkins, Ithaca, Waverly, and Owego NY areas.


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