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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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Dos And Don'Ts Of Adding Wainscoting To A Room In Your Home

by Jacob Reed

One of the many ways that you can transform the look of a room in your home during a renovation project is to add wainscoting to one or more of the walls. The vertical slats of wood placed on the lower parts of the walls can add a visual quality that immediately sets the room apart. Wainscoting can be an effective look in a living room, dining room, or even a bedroom, and your local remodeling contractor can typically complete the job in a short amount of time. Your contractor will consult you about the look that you want to achieve, and you should heed these dos and don'ts.

Do: Think About Painting It

While some homeowners favor wainscoting that simply has a light coat of varnish over it, you'll generally find that painting the wood provides a better look. When stained, the wood itself is a lot more visible, and if there are already a number of wooden elements in your home, the wood in the wainscoting can compete with them. Painting the wood allows you to match it to the existing look of the room, or go for a suitable contrasting look — either of which can work well.

Don't: Install It In A Room With Hardwood Flooring

Many people have hardwood flooring in different rooms of their homes. If you're thinking about adding wainscoting to one of these rooms, you may want to reconsider this idea. In many cases, wainscoting on the walls of a room with hardwood flooring can result in a less-than-desirable visual effect. You may feel that there's simply too much wood in this room. You'll usually have better results from putting wainscoting in a room with a different type of floor, such as carpet or tile.

Do: Consider Different Looks

Beyond painting the wood, there are many looks that you can achieve with wainscoting during your renovation project. One choice is to use narrow planks of wood, but an alternative option is to choose wider planks. The trim that you put at the top and the bottom of the wainscoting can also play a major role in how the room looks, so don't be afraid to ask your remodeling contractor for some different options in this regard.

Don't Overdo It

There are some people who favor wainscoting on each of the walls of a room, and this look can sometimes work. You generally want to err on the side of being sparse with the wainscoting, however. Consider putting it on just one wall to serve as an accent, for example. You also don't want the wainscoting to extend too high up the walls, and this can give the room a wood-heavy look that you might not favor.

If you're planning a home renovation project and want to know if you may be overextended, contact a contractor for help.