by Robert Swedeen | Jul 8, 2022 | Plumbing & Septic Services
Many septic tank additives claim to reduce the time and money required for maintenance. But with a lack of regulation or standardized testing and an abundance of misinformation, it is easy to walk away with more questions than answers.
Septic tank additives claim to provide a variety of benefits. Some additives claim to clean pipes while others break down fats, oils, and greases. Others advertise the ability to improve the bacterial flora in septic tanks and drain fields, limit solid biomass, or even reactivate a dormant system. And others will even claim that regular use of the additive will remove the need for pumping or cleaning the septic system at all. Basically, the alleged benefits
by Dan's Plumbing & Septic | Jun 16, 2022 | Plumbing & Septic Services, Septic Pumping, Septic System Maintenance
A septic tank system is a vital component of your home. While the system often goes unnoticed, it is hard at work twenty-four hours a day treating and disposing of your household waste. As the adage “out of sight out of mind” implies, many homeowners ignore or fail to schedule regular septic system maintenance. A neglected septic system can lead to a myriad of problems such as an unpleasant sewage odor, seeping or overflowing septic tanks and leach fields in addition to backed up or overflowing toilets that could introduce toxic sewage into your home.
by Dan's Plumbing & Septic | Jun 2, 2022 | Plumbing & Septic Services, Water Heater Installation, Water Heater Replacement
Whether your current water heater is on its last leg, or you’re just looking to upgrade, choosing a new water heater is a big decision, especially with all the options on the market today! Ultimately, you’re looking for what’s best for your home and family. To help you make the right choice for your home, we’ve compared traditional, conventional storage water heaters and tankless water heater models by basing them on four important criteria: installation and maintenance, cost, efficiency, and convenience.
by Dan's Plumbing & Septic | May 26, 2022 | Plumbing & Septic Services, Septic Pumping
Generally, septic systems are not the same as the common city sewer systems familiar to people. In the city sewer system, once the unwanted waste has been flushed down a sewer drain, it is transported to a water treatment plant for treatment. Conversely, septic tanks are owned by people and are located on private land. Waste drained down a septic drain doesn’t go very far from its source. It’s being stored in an underground tank until a septic pumping firm is contacted to empty it. And so, it is the homeowners’ responsibility to schedule when to pump the tank…
by Dan's Plumbing & Septic | May 20, 2022 | Bathroom Plumbing, Plumbing & Septic Services, Residential Plumbing, Tub Installation
Installing a whirlpool tub can give you a spa-like environment in the comfort of your own home. It’s a dream renovation for many homeowners. There are things that need to be considered however, before making a bathtub upgrade work for you functionally and aesthetically. Even though installing a whirlpool tub might be the crowning glory of your renovation project, choosing the tub should be the last thing you do, not the first…
by Robert Swedeen | Feb 14, 2022 | Plumber, Plumbing & Septic Services
Plumbing services can include a wide variety of repairs. The plumbing system in your home is quite extensive and a plumbing problem can mean extensive water damage that impacts flooring, sheetrock and even your home’s foundation. You may first think about your bathrooms and kitchen, but your washing machine, garbage disposal, water heater and laundry tub also uses water and can present problems. In addition, if you have a septic system, this is another area that requires routine maintenance. Dan’s Plumbing & Septic is a trusted plumbing company serving the Twin Cities area for more than fifty years. We install and repair all types of appliances including toilets