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Septic Tank Safety, Dangers and Tips

Hidden underground, it's easy to forget septic tanks are even there. Ideally they go unnoticed except for regular pumping and maintenance. But that can also make it easy to forget septic tank safely. But, what is dangerous about septic tanks and systems? What can you do? And what septic tank safety tips should every household follow? Septic Tank Dangers While numerous dangers can deal damage to your system (like parking on a drainfield), there is one area that causes the most damage to people: your septic tank. Improper ventilation leads to explosive environments within your tank. As the bacteria in [...]

By | 2018-02-15T19:54:27+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

10 Commandments for Septic System Owners

Over the past few months, we've given plenty of advice for septic tank owners. But, all those great details can be overwhelming. So, we are going to keep it simple. Here are the 10 Commandments for Septic System Owners—all the septic rules in one place. 1. Thou Shall Pump When Needed Your septic tank never rests. It's always breaking down waste, processing wastewater before moving it to the drainfield. And it doesn't like to be forgotten. A properly working septic tank will need pumping every 3-5 years on average.  This allows for removal of waste accumulation and sludge that the [...]

By | 2018-01-10T16:55:48+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Septic Tank Care|

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|

Is Hydro Jetting Safe for Your Septic System?

Before pouring a gallon of chemical-filled Draino down the drain—remember your septic system. You may be fixing the clog, but you could be killing the bacteria needed to keep your system healthy. Luckily, modern technology has invented new and different solutions for those pesky clogged drains. But, is hydro jetting safe for your septic system? What is Hydro Jetting? No chemicals and no abrasive materials. Just pure water—with a lot of force. Hydro Jetting eliminates clogs by blasting water down a pressurized hose. The water comes out with a force of 3,000-4,500 psi, eliminating the clog apart. The Pros of [...]

By | 2017-11-21T14:39:37+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Septic Tank Care|

Sewer Gas Can Make A Septic Smell Like Rotten Eggs

Sewer gas. Every type of septic system or sanitary sewer system produces sewer gas. Properly working systems vent the sewer gas away from households and businesses. But, when things are not in pristine working conditions, the gas begins to leak into your home, causing the dreaded rotten egg smell. What is Sewer Gas? Sewer gas is a byproduct of decomposing organic material AKA, the sewage (poop) in your septic system or sanitary sewer system. Composed of mostly methane gas, an odorless gas, the rotten egg smell comes from other gases. The most common culprit? Hydrogen sulfide or H2S. Because of [...]

By | 2017-12-13T16:46:27+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Septic Tank Care|

Is Chlorine Bleach Safe For Septic Systems?

We all love a clean, sparkling house. We also love septic systems that work and work well. If you own a septic system, you know how delicate the system can be.  You might be wondering, Can I still Use Bleach If I Have A Septic System?  Chlorine does more than restoring your whites and getting out tough stains, it also acts as a sanitizer. Sanitizers are designed to eliminate bacteria and viruses — including in your septic tank. Bacteria in your septic tank need to thrive in order for the system to operate correctly. But, misuse and overuse of Bleach [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:24:06+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Septic Tank Care|

Is Using a Garbage Disposal Safe For Septic Systems?

A common question that our Clermont FL septic company hears is, "Is Using a Garbage Disposal Safe For Septic Systems?" Although there are not any codes or regulations in Florida prohibiting the use of the garbage disposal with a septic system, we advise our customers to proceed with caution when using both together. The Garbage Disposal Isn't a Trash Can One of the reasons some Florida homeowners experience trouble with their septic tank is because they treat the garbage disposal like a trash cash. When they stuff vegetables, leftovers, macaroni, rice, grease, and anything that can fit down the drain, [...]

By | 2017-09-19T20:51:23+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Septic Tank Care|

Can Heavy Rain Backup My Septic System?

Hurricane season is here and starting in a big way with Harvey and Irma. As Floridians, we seem to have hurricane preparations down to a science, but is your septic system being overlooked? What happens when heavy rain and septic systems meet? Learn more about what you can do for your septic system before, during, and after heavy rains. Can Heavy Rain Backup My Septic Tank? Yes, heavy rains, tropical storms, and hurricanes can put a lot of stress on a home septic system. As the ground surrounding your tank and drainfield absorbs the excess water, it makes it harder [...]

By | 2017-09-13T16:02:07+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Septic Tank Care|

Prepping Your Septic System During Football Season

If you like to throw game day parties, your septic system during football season goes through a lot—extra guests, extra cooking, and extra cleaning. Here are a few tips to get your septic system ready and keep it working properly during football season. Septic System During Football Season You know that feeling when your team’s Quarterback is desperately going for the game winning touchdown, no one is open and now he is running out of the pocket about to get bombarded by the opposing team’s defensive line? Yeah, that feeling. That is how your septic system is feeling when under [...]

By | 2017-09-08T17:58:25+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Septic Tank Care|

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|