It will usually cost from $75 to $200 for to pump a septic tank (however in some parts of the northwest it can run up to $300+). Now lets say it costs you $150 and you are having it done every 3 years, that is $50 per year of sewage treatment. If you are having it every 2 years it is $75. On the other hand you would pay the city $300 to $800+ for that same year of treatment. Thinking about it like that, pumping the tank is pretty cheap.Read More
Friday, May 10, 2013 2:20:12 PM America/Los_Angeles
Friday, May 3, 2013 10:37:34 PM America/Los_Angeles
Live green? Me? That’s for women and for Al Gore. Hold on there, buddy—don’t think like your grandfather. In the 1950s, your granddad and American culture reached a height of mass production products, when the belt-tightening of the WWII years gave way to postwar exuberance and plenty. Food, albeit highly processed food, was cheaper and more plentiful than ever, and Americans ate it and happily tossed myriad individual cans, wrappers and bottles into the landfill. The Fifties left us with a legacy of Spam, WonderBread—and people who popped off from heart attacks at a tender age.Read More
Monday, April 29, 2013 8:10:16 PM America/Los_Angeles
Blood, Fresh & Dried
Rinse fresh blood stains in cold running water and rub with soap. Repeat. For dried stains, first scrape or rub off as much dried blood as possible. Soak in warm water using a product which contains enzymes. Wash. If this doesn't work, rewash the item using a chlorine-free bleach. In the case of stubborn stains, rust removers may be helpful.
Presoak item in liquid detergent with bleach. Wash using the hottest water temperature that is safe for the fabric.
Monday, April 29, 2013 8:07:29 PM America/Los_Angeles
It has been argued that the act of doing laundry followed the discovery of clothing by only a few weeks. While this fact has been regarded to be fantastically trivial, one can not ignore the enigmas that the act of doing laundry has created. This is especially true in the age of high speed washers and dryers. In the early days, the disappearance of articles of clothing could simply be accounted for by saying that the sock was lost in the river. Unfortunately, such excuses can no longer be used today. The availability of high speed automated washers and dryers has provided a number of fundamental questions that can not be answered using the classical laundry theory (i.e.: the river washed the sock away). Such questions include:Read More
Monday, April 29, 2013 8:02:41 PM America/Los_Angeles
Q. What are Laundry Disks?
A. According to advertising materials, laundry disks can eliminate the need for laundry detergent, offering the consumer substantial cost savings. They typically sell for $50-70, and according to advertising claims, can be used for hundreds, even thousands, of loads. These products claim to increase the cleaning power of water by changing its molecular structure. At last count, there were at least 24 variations of the laundry disc companies.Read More
Monday, April 29, 2013 8:01:44 PM America/Los_Angeles
Q. What is a home dry cleaning kit?
A. A home dry cleaning kit supposedly can offer consumers substantial cost savings and convenience by allowing them to dry clean clothes from the comfort of their homes. For example, the Custom Cleaner advertising materials claim that it allows you to "conveniently remove everyday spots, freshen and revitalize your dry clean only clothes at home for about 50 cents a garment.
Monday, April 29, 2013 8:00:46 PM America/Los_Angeles
According to State Farm Insurance Statistics, washing machine hose failures cause approximately $170 million in damages to homes in the United States & Canada. The true figure may be even higher, as this amount accounts for reported claims only. Fortunately, there are some simple, quick and inexpensive steps that homeowners can take to eliminate the problem.
Monday, April 29, 2013 7:57:28 PM America/Los_Angeles
By keeping your dryer clean, not only will you significantly reduce the fire hazard, you will also save money as your dryer will run more efficiently and last longer.Read More
Thursday, April 11, 2013 3:29:10 PM America/Los_Angeles
A septic tank price will vary around the country according to local labor and material rates. There are three kinds of costs associated with a new septic tank: the original installation costs, the maintenance and repair costs, and the replacement costs if things go wrong. Proper steps taken in the installation and maintenance will prevent many of the replacement costs.Read More
Thursday, April 11, 2013 3:25:25 PM America/Los_Angeles
Septic tank dimensions for residential septic systems can range from 500 gallons to 2000 or more. Commercial septic tanks often have a capacity of 5,000 gallons or more. Nowadays the minimum legal size for new septic systems is 1000 in most places. The size of your septic tank is generally based on the number of bedrooms in your house. For example, for every extra bedroom you have, you would require an extra 250 gallons. Here is a typical requirements chart:Read More
Thursday, April 11, 2013 3:23:12 PM America/Los_Angeles
A septic system price will vary around the country according to local labor and material rates. There are three kinds of costs associated with a new septic system: the original installation costs, the maintenance and repair costs, and the replacement costs if things go wrong. Proper steps taken in the installation and maintenance will prevent many of the replacement costs.Read More
Thursday, April 11, 2013 3:20:45 PM America/Los_Angeles
When you buy a car, you are given an owner's manual with instructions on how to care for your car. Septic tanks can cost as much or more than a car, unfortunately nobody gives you a manual when they are installed. Some people don't even know they have a septic system! As a result, many septic systems fail unnecessarily.Read More
Thursday, April 11, 2013 3:05:41 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Laundy Alternative is here to provide with some of the most innovative laundry products on the market today. Why worry about your septic tank failing when you can protect your investment with our septic tank protector. The septic protector is the only product on the market than can prevent septic systems from failing due to lint and other particles that do not settle in the septic tank. Also available is our revolutionary wonder wash! Why waste time and money going to the laundry-mat when you can do your laundry at home with ease!Read More