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09/23/2015
By: Tammi L.
Howdys Doody Service Inc
I highly recommend this company. As a single woman I went into a panic when my toilets were full of water. Having just bought the home I knew that it was time to have my septic pumped and I was in a panic because I thought my septic system had broken. I called Howdy's Doody and they sent somebody immediately you call me down and reassured me that there was no problem and we made an appointment to have my septic pumped. They did a great job they were fast they cleaned up their mess and most importantly charged me exactly what they told me they were going to charge me. Oh yeah there was also no charge to have their employee come over and reassure me that everything was going to be fine with my septic system. I would recommend this company to everyone I know as a class act!
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04/12/2013
By: robertdf
STE Septic Therapy
I was told by another company that I needed an expensive repair to the inlet & baffle of my tank. STE looked into it and did a minor repair for no charge. They also did a thorough job of pumping, rinsing & inspecting both my septic tank and pump chamber. It's great to do business with someone you can trust. Thanks Patrick.
Tips & Advices
The following tools and common household objects can be used to clean drains at home:
  • A plunger
  • A drain snake
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Grease-fighting dish soap
Homeowners can mix boiling water with any of the last three products to break up grease and grime.
The main ingredients in clog removal liquid products are sodium hydroxide and sodium hypochlorite. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, both break down into relatively harmless components when it comes into contact with water or soil. However, both substances cause mild irritation to skin and internal tissues.
Also known as a drain auger, a drain snake is a coiled device around ΒΌ-inch thick. To use a drain snake, put the end into the entrance of the drain. Turn the handle to force the snake deeper, using extra pressure to force it through the bend in the pipe. Keep turning until the snake hits the clog, then either pull the snake and remove the obstruction or force it through. Once the snake is out of the drain, run the water on full blast for a few minutes to ensure the obstruction is completely removed.
Plungers don't damage residential pipes, but the force created by the act of plunging weakens the seal between the toilet and the floor.
Many plumbers, both local businesses and nationwide chains, offer emergency or same-day services.

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