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  • Where is my septic tank?

    John Nelson|Oct 10, 2020

    If you've lived in your home for an extended period of time, you may not know where your tank is located. Even if you purchased recently and there was an inspection done you might not have been given a map or you've lost it. Many homeowners think that the county has records as to where their tank is located but this is not true. Yes, the tank location is usually noted on the building plans but many times builders will end up putting it in a different location. If you don't know where your tank i...

  • A rose by any other name is still a rose, but a garbage disposal is not for garbage

    John Nelson, John the Plumber|Sep 12, 2020

    We know, we know. We get it. It says “garbage disposal” right on the box. The manufacturer proudly proclaims that their unit has the biggest motor ever. That must mean you’re supposed to put leftovers down the sink, right? Wrong. John Nelson of John the Plumber explains why, “The blades on a garbage disposal aren’t blades in the sense that most people think. They are very thick impellers that grind the waste rather than cut it up.” So what about putting things down the garbage disposal to...