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August 2019

A Septic System Inspection Should Be Done How Often?! Costs, Precautions, and More

A Septic System Inspection Should Be Done How Often?! Costs, Precautions, and MoreBy Margaret Heidenryracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post/Getty ImagesA septic system inspection is one of those home maintenance tasks that you might put off, and then put off some more. Because septics exist underground in the backyard, they are often out of sight, thus out of mind. But letting it go too many flushes...

Telltale Signs Your Septic System Is in Trouble (and You Need to Call in the Pros)

Telltale Signs Your Septic System Is in Trouble (and You Need to Call in the Pros)By Stephanie Booth Aunt_Spray/iStockAs long as you use and maintain it properly, a well-designed septic system shouldn't give you any trouble. With proper upkeep, yours can last as many as 30 years. But considering that it's underground and all, you might be wondering: How do you tell if there's a problem?Here are the signs...

How Much Do Septic Tanks Cost? The Stomach-Churning Price Revealed

How Much Do Septic Tanks Cost? The Stomach-Churning Price RevealedBy Gordon K. Hur brittak/iStockHow much do septic tanks cost? Septic tank installation costs can head up into the tens of thousands of dollars, but if you're thinking of buying or building a home in a rural area or some other place that's not connected to a public sewer system, you may just have to spend the cash. Installing your own...

Should You Prepay Your Mortgage? The Pros and Cons

Should You Prepay Your Mortgage? The Pros and ConsBy Daniel Bortz | Aug 13, 2019 aydinmutlu/iStockShould you prepay your mortgage? For some homeowners it’s a financially savvy move—but for others, beefing up their loan payments just doesn’t make sense. To help you figure out whether prepayment is right for you, here are the pros and cons cited by financial experts.Pro: You'll cut down on the...

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