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7 Signs and Symptoms of Septic Tank Problems

Notice slow drains, bad smells, funny sounds or greener grass? These can all be signs and symptoms of septic tank problems that require attention. Quick identification and treatment can save money and hopefully avoid the even bigger problem of septic system failure. About 25% of Florida homes utilize a septic tank, and on average 10% or more will suffer failure (US Census data and EPA Septic Fact Sheet PDF Download). Problems with septic tanks can be messy, expensive, and bad for nearby water sources (including well water). When signs first appear, it is vital to call in a pro like [...]

By | 2017-09-01T20:02:42+00:00 December 28th, 2016|Septic Tank Care|

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|

Spring Events in Clermont, FL

The groundhog may have said six more weeks of winter, but the warm Florida weather does not agree. The mid to upper 70-degree weather makes you dream of flowers and beach trips. Ready to celebrate the end of one of the coldest winters of Florida in style? Here are some spring events in Clermont, FL to kick-off the warmer months to come. Festivals and Spring Events in Clermont, FL Maybe it's a family-fun event. Or a scavenger hunt. Or a clean up to help the community shine. Here are some festivals and spring events in Clermont, FL. Pig on the [...]

By | 2018-02-09T16:26:30+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Lake County|

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|

10 Hikes Near Clermont FL – Hills, Lakes & Sinkholes

Located in the central part of Florida, Clermont offers a unique Florida experience full of hilly hikes, lake views, and plenty of trails to show them off. Check out these 10 Hikes Near Clermont FL to get started. 1. Green Mountain Scenic Overlook & Trailhead 20700 County Road 455, Montverde, FL Great for everyone, the Green Mountain Scenic Overlook offers expansive views of Lake Apopka's surrounding area. A short, paved walk from the parking lot, allows everyone access to the overlook tower. Next, climb down the stairs or stroll down the graded gravel path to enjoy a short walk with [...]

By | 2018-01-03T21:48:34+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Lake County|

Stop Water Contamination by Protecting Water Near Septic Systems

While an improperly working septic system wreaks havoc on your home, it is even worse for the water surrounding your property—including surface and drinking water. But, how does water contamination occur? What does this mean for surface and drinking water supplies? Most importantly, what can you do to prevent contaminating your communities' water supplies? How Does Contamination Occur? Contamination of water supply occurs when your septic system is overloaded, clogged or full of unnecessary and harmful chemicals. Your septic system is not a garbage can. It is unable to handle and treat harsh chemicals, medicines, feminine hygiene products and other [...]

By | 2017-12-26T20:25:16+00:00 December 26th, 2017|Septic Systems|

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|

Signs Your Water Heater Needs Replaced

With a lifespan of 10-15 years, it's easy to forget your water heater needs maintenance, like your septic system. Have you noticed it isn't quite as efficient lately? Or maybe it's producing rusty water. Here are some signs your water heater needs replacing, and not repairing. Water Heater Maintenance Want to keep your water heater working like new for as long as possible? Here are a few tank maintenance tips. Drain Twice a Year Completely draining the tank twice a year flushes out sediments that have accumulated from the water supply. This process prevents sediments from hardening and damaging the [...]

By | 2017-12-06T14:59:19+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Water Heater|

Top 10 Clermont Holiday Events

It's time to get into the Christmas spirit with these Clermont Holiday Events and Christmas activities. Join the community for tree lighting ceremonies, fun runs, plays, tea parties, bonfires, and more! Citrus Tower Christmas Light Shows When: Every Night in December, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Where: Citrus Tower Cost: Free The Citrus Tower does it big and bright for the holidays. Every December evening, the 226ft tall tower turns on over 100,000 Christmas lights in sync with seven-holiday tunes for a spectacular light show. Free parking with outdoor speakers is available at the base of the tower. The tower [...]

By | 2017-11-28T14:59:28+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Lake County|

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|

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|