Tri-County Pump Service is your water specialist, specializing in well pumps, water treatment, & septic system plumbing. Servicing Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Loudoun, Jefferson, and Berkeley Counties.

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Find Out How Your Sump Pump Works

A sump pump is designed to manage flooding and exterior runoff in a residential home. While not all houses are equipped with sump pumps, any home with a basement should be equipped with one of these devices. When a sump pump is installed in a home, it will be placed so that it can collect any water that is running towards the foundation. Once the water reaches a certain level, the sump pump will begin pumping water out of the home. To take a look at how sump pumps work, be sure to watch this video from U.S Inspect.

When you are in need of a sump pump or water treatment service, be sure to get in touch with Tri-County Pumps. We are pleased to provide our customers with sump pump installation and septic cleaning near Montgomery County. Call us at (301) 432-0330 to set up an appointment today.

Spotting the Telltale Signs of Hard Water

Hard water is a serious nuisance for any homeowner. When your water supply is abundant with mineral deposits, you may find that your plumbing fixtures become dirty, dingy, and tainted with buildup. To solve a hard water problem, you can install a water softener. By installing a water softener , you can solve your hard water problems for good. To help you determine whether the water quality in your home is below your standards, here is a look at some of the telltale signs of hard water.

Hard Water

Signs on Your Clothing
Your clothing may be able to tell you whether your plumbing system has hard water . When you do your laundry, minerals in your water can cause discoloration on your clothing. For example, you may notice that your whites take on a dingy grey color. Your colors may also begin to fade significantly when they are laundered in hard water.

Signs on Your Skin
When your home plumbing system has hard water, you may also notice the signs of this problem on your skin. After you take a shower, you may find that your skin is feeling drier than usual. This dry sensation is caused by mineral deposits that pull moisture from your skin.

Signs on Your Fixtures
To determine whether your plumbing has a hard water problem, you can also investigate your fixtures. Hard water can cause serious damage and discoloration on your plumbing fixtures. Also, hard water can affect elements in your hot water heater and dishwasher. For example, your shower, bathtub, or sinks may contain a brown or white film. If you are having trouble keeping your fixtures clean, this could indicate a hard water issue.

At Tri-County Pumps, we can help you solve your hard water problem for good. Our company offers a great selection of water softeners that will remove minerals and other contaminants from your water supply. To learn more about the terrific services that we provide to Montgomery County and surrounding areas, give us a call at (301) 432-0330.

Benefits of Constant Water Pressure Well Pumps

If you rely on well water in your home, you may want to consider installing a constant pressure well pump system. Standard well pumps often offer inadequate water pressure, especially when your water use increases. For example, you may have trouble running your dishwasher and washing machine at the same time. A constant water pressure well pump will eliminate your water pressure issues. This innovative pumping system will ensure that your home is supplied with a steady supply of water pressure that is available on demand. By installing a constant pressure well pump system, you can rest assured that your water needs will always be met.

Low Water Pressure

To learn more about the well pump systems that are available to you, contact Tri-County Pumps by calling (877) 849-8455. We provide services to the Frederick, Montgomery, and Washington County areas, and we will help you choose the perfect well pump or water filtration system for your home.

Understanding Septic Systems

If your home relies on a septic system for wastewater disposal, it is important to understand how your system works. With proper maintenance and pumping, you can aid your septic system in functioning properly for many years. By setting up regular services and septic pumping’s you are engaging in preventative maintenance. It is important to keep waste water flowing in easily and draining easily.  Here is a quick overview of some of the main components of a septic system. 

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Septic Tank
One of the primary parts of the septic system is the septic tank. Each time you flush the toilet or run water down the drain your wastewater flows through the septic pipe dumping into your septic tank. Your septic tank holds waste both solid and liquid. There are many microorganisms living and thriving in your septic tank who are doing big favors for your septic system. They are decomposing the waste solids. An abundance of solids can inhibit the in/out flow from your septic tank, solids can get into drainfield blocking it, or displace liquids too quickly into your drainfield and all of which can cause big problems. 

Your drainfield is another crucial component of your septic system. The drainfield is designed to distribute liquid under the ground into the soil, which is overflowing from your septic tank. It is designed to do so without over saturating the ground causing a wet or flooded ground surface. As the wastewater seeps into the ground the soil acts like a filter.

Septic Pumping
It is important to have your septic pumped every 3-5 years. Although the microbes living in your tank do an amazing job they will need help keeping the level of solids down in the tank about every 3-5 years, so we help them out by pumping the tank. When you pump the tank inevitably you are also pumping out large colonies of the needed microbes. By pouring slightly spoiled milk down the drain you can help quickly restore the needed levels of microbes in your septic tank post pumping. 

When your septic tank is in need of service, do not hesitate to contact Tri-County Pumps. Our company provides Montgomery, Frederick, and Washington County with the best available water treatment and septic system services. In addition, we can also install water softeners and filtration systems in your home. To schedule service today, give us a call at (877) 849-8455. 

How to Locate Your Septic Tank

In order to care for your septic system, it is important to know where your septic tank is. There are several tools that you can use to locate your septic tank. For example, you can use a metal detector or tile probe to locate your septic tank. To learn more about these two methods watch this video from Stewart Meade Photography. Tri-County Pumps has a third method using a flushable transmitting locator, if you want to learn more about this great technique contact Tri-County Pumps.

When your septic tank needs to be pumped, be sure to call Tri-County Pumps. Our company offers top quality septic maintenance and water treatment services throughout Frederick, Montgomery, and Washington County. Call us at (877) 849-8455 to set up an appointment for your septic system today. 

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