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Septic Odors and Septic-Safe Solutions

Let's be honest—your septic system is a smelly business. It's also a fragile system. Imbalances in your septic system are the root of foul smells and septic odors. Fixing the problem before the scent should always be the guiding principle. But sometimes, bad smells persist. Here are a few septic-safe odor solutions when you need the smells gone fast. Septic Odors and Smells Inside Your Home When you are relaxing in your home, we often light candles with soothing scents like Lavender and Vanilla. Sewer and septic scented candles are not top sellers (and for a good reason). Septic odors [...]

By | 2017-12-13T20:36:47+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

Top 7 Qualities of a Good Septic Contractor

Good contractors can be hard to find. And good septic contractors can be even harder to find. What makes them great? How do you know they will do a good job? Here is a list of seven qualities every good septic contractor has. 1. Knowledge They need to know what they are doing. And they need to do it well. While it may not be the most glamorous job, it is an important one. You do not want just anyone working on your septic system. You want someone that knows exactly what they are doing and how to do it. [...]

By | 2017-11-10T16:55:32+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Septic Systems|

Septic Safe Plants & Lanscaping

Your guide to septic safe plants... You've just installed your new septic system and you're left with a dirt patch. Or you are tired of the boring green landscape. You want to enhance your curb appeal and keep your yard septic friendly. Here are some tips for septic safe plants and landscaping. Why Plant On Your Septic System You may have been scared away from planting on your septic system. And for good reason. Invasive tree roots can wreak havoc on drainfields. But, certain plants and landscaping can help the efficiency of your system. Grasses and flowers reduce erosion of [...]

By | 2017-10-17T13:02:59+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Septic Systems|

Effluent Filters and Your Septic System

Required by the Sate of Florida, effluent filters can extend the life of your septic system and increase the efficiency of the drain field. But, what exactly do effluent filters do for your septic system? How Effluent Filters Work Effluent filters are placed in the outlet end of the septic tank and assist in catching the non-degradable materials before they go into your drainfield. Septic systems are designed to degrade solid waste materials into sludge material that can later be pumped out of the system or broken down by bacteria. However, some materials (like human hair) cannot be processed and degraded. [...]

By | 2017-09-27T21:36:56+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Septic Systems|

10 Tips For Living With A Florida Home Septic Tank

Living with a Florida home septic tank can be a breeze if you just pay attention to what goes in the system and what is happening around it. The following tips will keep everything functioning normal and avoid costly repairs. Tips For Living With A Florida Home Septic Tank 1. Doing the Laundry If you notice bubbles coming from under the septic cover, it might have to do with the products that you are using to clean your clothes. Fillers in powdered laundry soap can even clog the system and result in the septic backing up into the house. Use [...]

By | 2017-10-17T12:57:47+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

What Are The FHA Septic System Loan Rules?

If you plan to buy a home with a septic tank, it is important to know the FHA septic system loan rules that need met before this type of home mortgage will be approved. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) folks are just as concerned about the home's value as they are the safety of the residence. They are able to delay the sale of the house if they deem that any part, septic system included, could result in problems. Your responsibility early in the buying process is making sure the home's septic system and well have a clean bill of [...]

By | 2017-08-13T22:23:33+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Septic Systems|

Biosolids Program — Where Does Sewage and Septic Waste Go?

Quickly after the development of sewage and septic tank systems, the next problem arose: what to do with all that waste? After years of dumping their waste and sewage into watersheds and city streets, we needed a better, cleaner and safer answer. The answer became the Biosolids Program. What Are Biosolids? All waste, from sewage or septic, is left with what is referred to as sewage sludge which are the solid materials found in sewage. When properly treated and processed this sewage sludge becomes known as biosolids. Biosolids are a nutrient-rich, organic material that has effective environmental practices as a [...]

By | 2017-07-18T20:41:00+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Septic Systems|

A Guide To Florida Septic Tank Regulations and Rules

Florida Septic Tank Regulations play an important part in protecting our drinking water. With 90% of Florida's potable water supplied through ground water, it is imperative septic systems be properly designed, installed, and maintained to protect this natural resource. Septic tank systems in Florida, otherwise known as onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems (OSTDS), are an effective and safe means of disposing wastewater for about 30% of Florida's population. There are estimated to be around 2.6 million septic tank systems in operation through this state alone, with Florida accounting for 12 percent of all the systems currently in use throughout [...]

By | 2017-07-14T21:50:31+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Septic Installation, Septic Systems|

Nitrogen in Septic Systems – Is It As Scary As It Sounds?

By design, Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS), or septic systems, use biological processes to reduce the amount of waste and sewage coming for your household or business. These biological processes include using bacteria to consume ammonium and converting it into nitrate. But, what does Nitrogen in septic systems mean for the environment? Nitrogen In The Environment Nitrate and Nitrogen aren’t necessarily bad for the environment; in fact, they can help the surrounding areas around your septic system flourish. Plants consume nitrogen to grow, and Nitrogen is a naturally occurring element in the atmosphere—making up 78% of the air in [...]

By | 2017-06-06T11:46:01+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Septic Systems|

History of Septic Tanks and Sewage Treatment

For as long as humans have been around, so has human waste. The history of septic tanks and sewage treatment methods have changed from their humble beginnings of dumping into rivers to modern systems. The Indus Valley Rivers The Indus Valley civilizations and the surrounding Mesopotamian cities were dependent on the region’s rivers and fertile lands to survive. They would pull and divert water from the rivers for farming, drinking and other daily uses. However, the rivers were also their disposal grounds for human waste. For this reason, their disposal plan was one of the first in recorded history and [...]

By | 2017-05-12T17:07:48+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Septic Systems|