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What Is Percolation Testing, and Why Is It Important?

June 2, 2020

If you have (or are about to have) a septic system, you’re probably familiar with the terms “perc test” or “percolation testing” in Hudson, CO. Getting a perc test is an important part of working with or installing a septic system, as it indicates how likely the tank is to function properly. What is percolation testing? Percolation testing is when engineers test how fast water can flow through the soil, which is called the percolation rate. Because septic systems rely on dispersing the treated water through the drain field, it’s important that the soil has an appropriate percolation rate. Otherwise,... View Article

How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

May 8, 2020

Millions of people worldwide have been affected by COVID-19. From school closures to hospitalizations, and mass unemployment to stay-at-home orders, everything feels topsy-turvy right now. This is especially true when you go to a local grocery store only to find that hand sanitizer in Hudson, CO is unavailable. DIY hand sanitizer Currently, big box stores and online retailers are barely able to keep a sufficient stock of necessary items such as toilet paper, thermometers, garbage bags and hand sanitizer. Fortunately, experts have provided instructions to make your own hand sanitizer in Hudson, CO. With materials you probably already have in... View Article

How to Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19

April 24, 2020

At the moment, the United States is in the middle of an unprecedented set of circumstances. Thanks to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, millions of United States citizens are facing hazards never before experienced. As of late April, more than 50,000 United States residents have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. As scary as those numbers are, in many ways, life marches on. We still need to get groceries. We still need to earn a living. We still need to interact with our communities. Fortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed several strategies... View Article

Soil Acidity and How It Can Affect Your Home

April 16, 2020

Not sure why grass—or anything else—seems impossible to grow on your property? It might have to do with the acidity of the soil. If you don’t know the pH of the soil on your land, you might be using the wrong fertilizer or lawn care products, making it impossible for grass and other plants to thrive. Consider testing your soil acidity in Hudson, CO—it’s the only way to know for sure what’s causing problems for your lawn. Why test your soil? Testing your soil allows you to find out its exact makeup. Soil testing can determine the appropriate fertilizer for... View Article

Planning for and Maintaining a Septic Tank

April 2, 2020

If you’re building or moving into a home that doesn’t have access to municipal sewer lines, you’ll need a septic tank to handle your home’s wastewater. Septic systems are an environmentally-friendly way to handle waste, but they require a certain amount of planning and maintenance. Here’s an overview of what to consider when you’re engaged in septic planning in Hudson, CO. Planning for a septic tank Before you install your septic tank, you’ll need to test the soil with a percolation test (also known as a perc test) to see whether the ground is suitable for installing a septic tank... View Article

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