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What Septic Tank Size Do You Need?

You are planning your dream home. The numbers of bedrooms are set. The floor plan is set. The decision to use an on-site septic system is set. Now the final question remains: What septic tank size do I need? Septic Tank Size Matters We have all heard the saying, but it is especially true when choosing a septic tank size for your home, business or property. Too small of tank means there is not enough time for waste retention in the tank leading to less than ideal settlements of waste material. What does this mean? The bacteria that are working [...]

By | 2017-07-29T00:52:10+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Septic Installation|

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|

National Estuary Program – Protecting Florida’s Coastline

The National Estuary Program (NEP) is a “collaborative, effective, efficient and adaptable coastal ecosystem based network” established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). That is a lot of words. The basic description: the NEP is dedicated to keeping coastal estuaries healthy and beautiful, both nationally and here in Florida. What is an Estuary? The first thing you should know is what an estuary is. An estuary is a partially enclosed, coastal body of water where fresh water from creeks, rivers, and streams empties into the ocean’s salt water. They are found off of most coasts that have some sort of land [...]

By | 2017-06-29T20:48:14+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Septic Tank Care|

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|

10 Tips For Septic Tank Inspections When Buying a House

One of the most costly mistakes that our Clermont FL septic company sees with home sales is not taking time for septic tank inspections when buying a house. When it comes to out of sight and out of mind, your septic system should not fall into that category. Failing to inspect and discuss the septic tank system with the owner could cost you thousands of dollars after you own the property. When you hire a home inspector and they tell you they have concerns about the septic system, don't feel like you could lose the house if you stir up [...]

By | 2017-06-29T20:59:03+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Septic Tank Care|

Discover 12 Fun Things To Do In Clermont FL

Located just outside of the booming metropolis of Orlando, FL, the town and community of Clermont, FL is a change from their fast-tracked neighbor. With hills, groves and a quaint atmosphere, Clermont has a lot to offer its residents and visitors. Here is a list of our favorite things to do in Clermont FL. Discover 12 Fun Things To Do In Clermont FL #1 Experience Old Florida In Historic Downtown Clermont Founded in 1884 and incorporated in 1916, Clermont is one of Florida’s fastest growing cities. But, Historic Downtown Clermont keeps to its quaint roots with a scenic downtown center boasting [...]

By | 2017-05-18T17:52:21+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Lake County|

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|

Choosing Septic Safe Laundry Soap and Dishwashing Detergent

Does using septic safe laundry soap really matter? Yes it does and here's why. The tank in your home septic system works with the ground soil and organic bacteria to filter the waste water leaving your home before it returns to the ecosystem. The soil is in a sense the final filtering system that removes bacteria and pathogens from getting into groundwater, and you might be disrupting that delicate process by using harsh dishwashing detergents or laundry soaps. Not only could you be polluting the ground water, but those harsh cleaning agents in those products could also clog the septic [...]

By | 2017-05-04T18:00:00+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Septic Tank Care|

5 Appliances That Could Be Hurting Your Septic System

With the increase of high capacity appliances in the home these days, you could be hurting your septic system without even knowing. By the time that you realize the combined impact of all these appliances, you may be knee-deep in waste calling a septic professional for an emergency repair. In our local area of Clermont FL we see two primary factors impacting the health septic systems, increase in unwanted solids and excessive water flow. While these can hurt the function and flow of the septic system, it can also affect the way the septic tank treats household waste. Rather than [...]

By | 2017-04-28T20:14:06+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Septic Tank Care|