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Signs Of A Faulty Septic System

I thought I had a septic problem when my toilet and sink wasn't draining properly. This suspicion was confirmed when sewer water started backing up in my bathtub. I figured that this was a job for a professional, so I called a local sewer service company. Sure enough, my septic tank was full and this was causing the problem. After having my tank pumped out, my drains run freely and my toilet flushes better than it has in a long time. My name is Wesley Hammond and the experience that I had with my septic system is the reason that I'm writing this blog. Since sewage backup in the house is very unhealthy, everyone should be aware of the signs of a faulty septic system. As you read these articles, you'll learn about the different types of septic system problems and how you can keep them from happening.


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Signs Of A Faulty Septic System

Use Lighting To Create The Right Mood In Your Home

by Jacob Reed

Your interior lighting accomplishes much more than simply illuminating the rooms in your house. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, your home's lighting can also affect your moods and emotions. To create a desired mood for guests, utilize the following lighting tips in your home:

Dining Room

The right type of lighting in your dining room can create the perfect backdrop for intimate dinners and relaxed dinner parties. As in other rooms, the best way to achieve comfortable mood lighting in your dining room is by incorporating light fixtures that provide layers of light. Consider these tips when using light to create the right mood in your dining room:

  • Soft, warm lighting is most flattering for facial features.
  • A chandelier over the table creates an intimate mood.
  • Recessed light fixtures with dark upper walls add an air of mystery to the room.

Layers of light in your dining room can prevent too much darkness and an uncomfortable glare from the table. If you hang a chandelier over the table, don't attempt to use this as the main light source in the room by turning up the dimmer switch to achieve brighter light. Instead, allow the chandelier to provide a soft glow, while recessed ceiling lights spaced above the table can be turned up to illuminate the room, when needed.


Layers of light in the bedroom help accommodate its many uses. For example, a bedside lamp with a cool glow can be used for nighttime reading, in addition to a task light directed toward your vanity or dresser to illuminate the area where you get dressed and apply makeup in the morning. A soft accent light, like a wall sconce or recessed fixture, offers a warm, romantic setting in the evening.


Don't underestimate the importance of good lighting in your entryway because it should be welcoming to guests and set a positive tone for your entire home. Your entryway lighting serves several purposes, such as:

  • It transitions daytime guests from the bright sunlight outdoors into your home.
  • It transitions nighttime guests from darkness outside into the lighted interior of your home.
  • It accents wall art and conversation pieces in the room.

The lighting in your entryway should be bright enough to provide an easy adjustment for guests' eyes during the day, yet dim enough to prevent a startling, interrogation-like feel in the room when entering after dark. Dimmer switches can be your best friend when planning the lighting scheme for your home's entryway.

Keep in mind your entryway lighting can also be used to subtly light a path leading guests in the direction you want them to take towards the kitchen, living room or other room of your house.

Living Room

Your living room is another room that has a variety of uses with different lighting requirements. To maintain an alert, cheerful mood, choose brighter lights focused on walls and other points of interest in the room. Avoid using fixtures pointed directly at your guests to prevent them from feeling like deer caught in the headlights.

Floor and table lamps, recessed lights and wall sconces can all be used in the living room as accent lighting to create a warm glow in different parts of the room after dark. These different types of accent lights offer plenty of flexibility when entertaining, reading or just relaxing in front of a movie. Adding an orange or red bulb to one of your accent light fixtures creates a warm, friendly mood in the room, just as long as you don't go overboard with it.

By following these simple lighting tips, you will effectively create the right kind of atmosphere in each room of your house.