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Septic System Care for Florida Vacation Homes

Owning a vacation home in the sunshine state of Florida is a dream for many. Whether you have a beachside cottage, a wooded home, or a luxurious villa in a gated community, the allure of escaping to your own piece of paradise is undeniable. However, as a responsible vacation homeowner, it's vital to pay close attention to one often overlooked aspect of property maintenance: septic system care. Let's explore the essential guidelines for maintaining septic systems in your Florida vacation home, emphasizing the importance of septic care in ensuring a trouble-free retreat. Florida Vacation [...]

By |2023-10-17T15:24:35+00:00October 17th, 2023|Lake County, Septic Tank Care|

Septic Systems and High Water Tables

Septic systems are commonly used to treat and dispose of wastewater in areas where centralized sewage systems are not available. That includes many homes in the Central Florida Area. However, one of the significant challenges homeowners face when considering septic systems and high water table. Something many Florida homeowners struggle with when it comes to installing a septic. But, that doesn't mean it's impossible. Local septic companies know how to get it done! A high water table occurs when the level of groundwater is close to or above the surface of the soil. In such cases, it is [...]

By |2023-06-23T18:40:45+00:00June 23rd, 2023|Lake County, Septic Systems|

Common Problems for Central Florida Septic Systems

Septic systems are a common way to treat wastewater in rural and lakefront areas of Central Florida. They comprise a network of pipes, a septic tank, and a drain field, which work together to separate and purify wastewater. However, like any other type of system, Central Florida septic systems can develop problems that require professional attention. This article will discuss some of the most common issues for Central Florida septic systems and their solutions. Common Problems of Central Florida Septic Systems Problem: Clogged Drain Field The drain field is a vital septic system component [...]

By |2023-04-17T18:40:16+00:00April 17th, 2023|Lake County, Septic Tank Care|

Florida Lake Homes and Septic Systems

Those enjoying lakefront living in Florida are likely familiar with septic system care. Many Florida lake homes aren't on a municipal sewer plant, leaving the homeowner responsible for routine maintenance and septic tank pumps. There are a few key differences between septic tank care at lake homes versus suburban houses, especially when it comes to water contamination risk. Lakehouse owners are responsible for the body of water, as well as for their septic system. This additional level of responsibility requires homeowners to have a regular maintenance routine to ensure things are running smoothly and safely. [...]

By |2023-03-21T15:37:40+00:00March 21st, 2023|Lake County, Septic Systems|

Abandoned Septic Systems – What You Need to Know

Many years ago, it was common for people to simply abandon their septic systems and tanks. This can be linked to the spread of municipal sewer systems as they became more widely available. There was inadequate information available on the dangers of this practice, especially if the abandoned septic system was near livestock, children, and frequent human activity. Nowadays, there are safety regulations in place by counties and governing bodies that help to prevent unsafe abandoned septic systems. These older tanks that have been left unattended for years can pose many hazards, including instabilities in the ground and [...]

By |2023-01-17T16:42:56+00:00January 17th, 2023|Lake County, Septic Systems|

Hurricanes and Septic Systems

Hurricane season inevitably brings the possibility of severe and damaging weather. As always, it's best to be prepared before disaster strikes and there are steps every homeowner should take to protect their septic system this year. And to have a plan in place for after the storm passes to get your system back up and running. Nobody wants to return home after a hurricane only to find thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to their septic system. This can spiral an already stressful situation into an even more expensive one. When hurricane-force winds and storm surges are headed to [...]

By |2022-10-13T18:00:14+00:00October 13th, 2022|Lake County, Septic Systems, Uncategorized|

Does Florida Homeowners Insurance Cover Septic Repairs?

Great question! In the state of Florida, homeowners insurance is not a requirement. However, if you have a mortgage on your home, homeowners insurance is required to protect the asset (and the bank's security interest). For those whose home utilizes a septic system, you may wonder when does homeowners insurance cover septic systems. The answer is that it varies. As most insurance policyholders know, what's covered and what isn't covered often comes down to what caused the damages, not the damages themselves. That list coincides with some septic best practices and maintenance tips (surprise!). When Does Florida Homeowners Insurance Cover [...]

By |2022-03-22T17:41:21+00:00March 22nd, 2022|Lake County, Septic Tank Care|

2021 Clermont Holiday Events

After a wild year or two, we are excited to join our community out and about for the Holiday Season. Looking to get into the Christmas Spirit? Check out these Clermont Holiday Events. Plenty is going on, from tree-lighting ceremonies to wreath decoration, live music, and more. So grab your partner, your friends, and your kids, and we will see you out there! 2021 Clermont Holiday Events Light Up Clermont Where: Historic Downtown Clermont When: December 3rd and 4th Cost: Free to Attend It's a Tradition and one of our favorite Clermont Holiday Events! Join the community [...]

By |2021-12-02T18:34:51+00:00December 2nd, 2021|Lake County|

Pools and Septic Systems – What You Need to Know

Pools in Florida are a dime a dozen; it feels like many homes on the market come with in-ground pools. So, you may find yourself (or rather your kids) wanting to add a pool to your home. Before you break ground, you need to consider the logistics. When it comes to pools and septic systems, there are few extra things that are added to the list of considerations. While the pool water system and the septic system are separate, they do share the same yard. And that's where pools and septic systems may run into some issues. [...]

By |2021-10-11T17:48:42+00:00October 11th, 2021|Lake County, Septic Systems|

Signs of Drainage Problems in Your Yard

It's the end of August in Florida. That means hot weather, afternoon storms, and hurricane season. While Florida's soil can handle the rain, once you make changes and add some landscaping, it may not be as ready to handle the downpours. For septic owners, that spells trouble. With the last treatment using the ground's natural filtration, if your yard has drainage problems, that could mean contaminated water isn't getting treated before entering the groundwater. Your Septic System Requires Good Drainage Flooding can be disastrous for your septic system and the effective treatment of wastewater. After solids [...]

By |2021-08-28T18:56:53+00:00August 26th, 2021|Lake County, Septic Systems|
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