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Selling Your Home? Don’t Forget to Pump the Septic Tank!

Are you gearing up to put your home on the market? From staging to curb appeal, there are numerous factors to consider when preparing to sell. However, one often overlooked aspect is the maintenance of your septic system. While it might not be the most glamorous part of home ownership, ensuring your septic tank is in top condition can make a significant difference when selling your property.

Here’s why pumping your septic tank should be on your to-do list before listing your home:

  1. Boost Your Property’s Value: A well-maintained septic system is a sign of a well-cared-for home. Potential buyers are more likely to be interested in a property with a properly functioning septic system, as it indicates that the home has been taken care of. Regular pumping and maintenance show that you’ve invested in the longevity and functionality of your property.
  2. Prevent Last-Minute Surprises: Imagine having a potential buyer ready to make an offer on your home, only to have the deal fall through because of a septic system issue discovered during the inspection. Regularly pumping your septic tank reduces the risk of unexpected problems arising during the selling process. It’s better to address any issues proactively rather than dealing with them when time is of the essence.
  3. Ensure Smooth Inspections: Home inspections are a standard part of the home buying process. A failing septic system can be a red flag for buyers and might lead to negotiations or even scare them away entirely. By pumping your septic tank before listing your home, you can provide potential buyers with peace of mind knowing that this critical aspect of the property has been taken care of.
  4. Compliance with Regulations: Depending on where you live, there may be regulations or requirements regarding septic system maintenance and inspection before selling a property. Failing to comply with these regulations could delay the selling process or even result in legal issues. Pumping your septic tank ensures that you’re meeting any local requirements and can proceed with the sale smoothly.
  5. Demonstrate Responsibility: Taking care of your septic system isn’t just about selling your home—it’s about being a responsible homeowner. Regular maintenance not only extends the lifespan of your septic system but also helps protect the environment by preventing leaks and contamination. By showing potential buyers that you’ve prioritized septic system maintenance, you’re demonstrating your commitment to responsible home ownership.

Its smart to not overlook the importance of pumping your septic tank before selling your home. It’s a simple yet crucial step that can make a significant difference in the selling process. By ensuring your septic system is in top condition, you’re not only enhancing the value of your property but also providing peace of mind to potential buyers. So, before you put that “For Sale” sign in the yard, be sure to schedule a septic tank pumping—it’s an investment that pays off in more ways than one.

Give us a call today to book your septic pump – we not only pump we do visual inspections as well for all kinds of home and property sales! Call 519-323-2000

5 Common Plumbing Emergencies and How to Handle Them

  1. Burst Pipes:
    • Shut off the main water supply immediately to prevent further flooding.
    • Open faucets to relieve pressure in the pipes.
    • Thaw frozen pipes slowly with a hairdryer or warm towels – or reach out for professional help.
    • Contact a plumber to repair or replace the burst pipe.
  2. Clogged Drains:
    • Try using a plunger or plumbing snake to clear the blockage.
    • Avoid using chemical drain cleaners as they can damage pipes. If you use a chemical cleaner be sure to
    • If the clog persists, contact a plumber to professionally clear the drain.
  3. Leaking Fixtures:
    • Turn off the water supply to the affected fixture or shut off the main water supply if needed.
    • Examine the fixture for any visible damage or loose connections.
    • Tighten any loose fittings or replace damaged parts like washers or seals.
    • If the leak persists, contact a plumber for repair or replacement.
  4. Water Heater Failure:
    • Turn off the power or gas supply to the water heater.
    • Check for any visible signs of leakage or damage.
    • Relight the pilot light if it has gone out (for gas water heaters) IF you feel comfortable.
    • If you can’t resolve the issue, contact a plumber HVAC tech to inspect and repair the water heater.
  5. Sewer Line Backup:
    • Stop using water fixtures immediately to prevent further backups.
    • Avoid flushing toilets or using sinks, showers, or dishwashers.
    • Contact a plumber to inspect the sewer line and clear the blockage professionally.
    • Consider preventative measures such as regular sewer line maintenance to prevent future backups.

Remember, in any plumbing emergency, safety should be the top priority. If you’re unsure how to handle the situation, or if the problem seems beyond your capabilities, don’t hesitate to call a licensed plumber for assistance. Acting quickly can help minimize damage and prevent costly repairs.

We Are The Home Comfort People We Service What We Sell As Well As All Other Makes & Models!

Areas We Service for Plumbing and Heating: 
Wellington County including Wellington North, Mapleton and Minto.
Grey County including Southgate and West Grey.
Mount Forest, Clifford, Harriston, Palmerston, Arthur, Drayton,
Moorefield, Durham, Ayton, Holstein, Neustadt and all areas in between!

Give us a call for your retrofit project, renovation or new home build for a FREE quote!

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Spring Septic Pumping

Our spring septic pumping is well under way – did you know we actually pump all year round!

It helps having a knowledgeable operator who has worked along side our plumbers and heating tech’s for years – he knows the in’s and out’s of your homes in’s and out’s!

Call today to get on our septic pumping list to ensure you are flowing freely all year 😉

Welcome Spring – With Snow & Showers

Its been an interesting start to 2023 Spring, however Im sure all would agree this is a “normal” Ontario Spring where we are teased with some gorgeous summer like weather and then are hit with the snow again 😉

As we are eagerly awaiting the return of our spring weather here are some tips and hints to make the most of your own property!

  • Pump your septic – the spring is a great time to get your septic cleaned out so that you are confident you will be flushing great all year long! We pump out BOTH sides of the septic tank – the liquid and solid. Our driver is extremely knowledgeable and can also pick up on any potential issues for you! A royal flush is better than a full house!
  • Clean and Service HVAC System – this is for your Furnace/Boiler, Air Conditioner, Water Heater, HRV etc. They work hard for us and are able to last even longer when cared for with maintenance! Preventative maintenance can also pick up on issues before they get bad – like the furnace quitting in the middle of the winter!
  • Turn on your outside taps – we highly recommend turning the water supply off to your outside taps during the winter to prevent any freezing or possible water damage. The frost free faucets are much better, however its still good to turn off. Also if you possibly forgot this fall, its a good thing to remove your hose before the winter also, they can hold water and potentially cause issues!
  • Keeping in mind, being friendly to nature, “they” say its not good to do yard or garden clean up too soon, the bee’s also appreciate the dandelions as their first feed so if you can stand a bit of yellow, let it mellow for a bit 😉
  • Clean up around outside vents – ensure they are clear from any debris (especially plastic) and any plant material.

The spring is a great time to begin any projects you were thinking of over the winter

Give us a call today at 519-323-2000 or Email us to book your appointment today!