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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|

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|

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|

Do Septic Tank Additives Work?

You've seen the ads for Septic Tank Additives promising to save money and avoid septic company service calls, but do they really work? Millions of properties utilize a septic tank system for treating organic waste water. Since the tank is underground, it's easy to neglect or forget about the system until a problem arises. By the time that happens, things are to the point they are going to require professional help to repair. Many are wisely taking proactive measures to extend the life of their septic system. Things like monitoring the drain-field and following the Do Not Flush rules can [...]

By | 2017-08-22T17:47:08+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|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|