When we moved in this house 3 years ago, we had to dig up the septic tank, empty it & replace the drain pipes from the toilet to the septic tank. Well it just started backing up quite
badly again. When we flush it, the bowl fills up but takes a few hours for the water level to go down. We dug up the septic tank today and there's hardly anything in the tank, so it's gotta be in the lines. Is there any way to fix this without digging up the lines?
Commented on Mar 19, 2013
My dad bought this house...I am just finding out all this crap to help him out. I tell him
what he needs to do, but he doesn't want to hear it. I am trying. In this area, nothing is to code, I'm finding out...just for the fact that it hasn't been updated since the 50s. It frustrates me very much that he is unwilling to do what needs done.
Although this is not our area of expertise, we thought we'd pass on this information that was tested by our employees. They are always talking about their own home repairs and we thought
this was an interesting topic and solution.
Rust in the bathroom is usually the result of two related situations. Either iron-containing metals in your bathroom fixtures have begun to rust OR your mineral-rich water supply contains iron particles and has begun to stain areas where water runs. This happens even with a porcelain tub as two of our employees found out.
Bleach and Tilex made the rust stains worse and they sparked another chemical reaction, creating more rust stains on the non-skid surface on the tub floor. Other products that either made things worse or didn't work at all: Lysol, toilet bowl cleansers, Soft Scrub, Goof Off, Awesome, Comet, Simple Green, Mean Green, Magic Eraser and CLR,
However, we found 2 things that really worked: Clorox2 and Hydrogen Peroxide. The Clorox2 worked best and required less scrubbing. Just pour either product on the stain and let it sit. Then scour gently with a damp sponge and rinse. If the stains are really bad you may have to repeat the process twice.
For those who asked what materials were trending. For 2012, designers and architects have been buzzing about these materials. Honorable mentions are also bronze and our engineered-concrete tops (Verdicrete)...Enjoy:
Commented on Mar 21, 2012
I'm a huge fan of dark woodwork...so I think I like the walnut because of the rich color.