Do’s and Don’ts of Septic System Care

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I recently wrote about Understanding Title V in my blog.  Today, let’s talk about caring for septic systemyour septic system.  Septic systems must be maintained regularly to stay working.  Any type of neglect or abuse can cause harm to you and others as well as to the environment.  Here are some simple maintenance guidelines to follow.

DO have your tank pumped out and system inspected every 3 to 5 years by a licensed septic contractor. If the tank fills up with an excess of solids, the wastewater will not have enough time to settle in the tank.  The excess solids can then pass into the leach field and clog you drain.  You can find one listed in the yellow pages under Septic Tanks & Systems-cleaning.

DO keep a record of pumping, inspections, and other maintenance. Use a file folder to hold all records and receipts of maintenance.

DO know the location…

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6 Mistakes Sellers Should Avoid

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house for saleSpring is here!!  It’s a perfect time to make your move to downsize or upgrade.  If you’re considering selling your home, now is a great time to get your home on the market.  And with so many homes on the market for sale, the seller needs to make their home stand out above the rest.   Here are a few suggestions to get buyers interested in your home.

Turnoff mistake #1 – No listing photos

Many buyers browse listings online before deciding to view a home in person.  Great photos showing your home will draw more showings to your home.  Hire a professional photographer if possible.

Turnoff mistake #2 – Unrealistic Pricing

It’s very tempting to list your property at the highest price possible with the intention of lowering it if there’s no buyer interest in the home.  By pricing your home competitively from the start, you will get the…

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Septic Systems: Understanding Title V

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outhouseIf you are not from New England, where it all began…you may not be familiar with Title V Regulation, Septic Tanks, Tight Tanks, Leaching Fields and so on.  ‘Homes that are not connected to a sewer system use septic systems or cesspools, both of which are regulated by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and local boards of health.’¹

Originating back to France this technology developed by John Mouras was brought to the new country as early as 1883 and used in many towns and cities. ² Most homes in New England that were built in the 1600 and 1700’s were farms, cabins, single family homes in the middle of nowhere and most people would have an outhouse of some form.  In Cities, homes were able to hook up to public sewer systems.  In the late 1800’s rural communities did not have the luxury of hooking up to public water and…

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The Do’s: Home Buying Process Made Easier

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Last month I talked about The Don’ts: Home buying deal killers, the things that can negatively affect your mortgage approval process.  There was a very extensive list of don’ts but as you can see from a quick glance below….The Do’s list is quite a bit smaller.  Although this list is smaller, the following are essential in having a smooth mortgage process.

THE DO’s:

Do Stay Current on your Existing Accounts:  Late payments on your existing mortgage, car payments, or anything else that can be reported to a Credit Reporting Agency can cost you.

Do Continue To Use Your Credit As You Normally Would:  Red flags are easily raised within the scoring system.  If it appears you are diverting from your normal spending patterns, it could cause your score to go down.  For example, if you’ve had a monthly service for internet access billed to the same credit card…

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