Septic Installation

Replace or Repair Your Septic System?

If you are a homeowner and are responsible for a septic system, this is a conundrum you'll likely face at some point. Should you replace or repair your septic system? One may be significantly more expensive than the other, which makes the decision stressful. Calling in a trusted local professional can help guide you toward the direction you should take. If repair bills have been building up, it may be time to replace the system before disaster strikes and it breaks down altogether. How to Decide Whether to Replace or Repair Your Septic When [...]

By |2022-11-22T16:52:10+00:00November 22nd, 2022|Septic Installation, Septic Tank Care|

Sand Mounds and Septic Systems

Owning a Florida home with a septic system comes with its own set of rules. The same goes for installing them. With part of the filtration relying on natural processes, septic systems require help from their surrounding environment to thrive and efficiently treat wastewater. Once pushed through your tank, wastewater enters the drain field (or leach field) for its final treatment. This process happens when the wastewater is pushed out of the perforated tubes into the surrounding soil. As it runs down into the water table, the soil filters out any untreated particulates, making the treated water safe to [...]

By |2022-02-22T17:43:57+00:00February 22nd, 2022|Septic Installation, Septic Systems|

Preparing for a Septic Installation

The best thing you can do to prepare for a septic installation is to find a quality septic system company. If you find someone you can trust, you won't need to worry about most things. And with a few small steps, you can feel confident that you will have a functional septic system for years to come.  7 Ways to Prepare for A Septic Installation 1. What are Your Water Needs? There are different sizes of septic tanks. For residential purposes, septic tanks usually range from 750 to 1250 gallons. The tank's size will [...]

By |2020-11-12T22:03:41+00:00November 12th, 2020|Septic Installation|

Best Soils for Septic Systems and Drain Fields

What do bacteria, soil, and gravity have in common? They are all environmental factors and natural processes that help your septic system do its job of processing waste and treating wastewater. Without them, untreated water released back into the water table contaminates your community. While we know how to keep the bacteria in our septic tanks healthy, and gravity works on its own, what about the soil? What are the best soils for septic systems and drainfields? Soil Requirements Along with other regulations like setbacks, tank capacity and lawn size, soil requirements and soil types can make or break your [...]

By |2021-11-03T21:42:57+00:00April 20th, 2018|Septic Installation, Septic Systems|

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 |2021-11-03T21:44:50+00:00July 28th, 2017|Septic Installation|

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 |2024-04-25T17:01:16+00:00July 14th, 2017|Septic Installation, Septic Systems|

How To Obtain A Septic System Permit In Lake County

Installing a new septic system?  Here’s your “How To” guide for obtaining a septic system permit in Lake County Florida. The permitting and inspection of Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS), aka septic systems, are handled through the Florida Department of Health. A properly installed and maintained septic system provides an environmentally safe way to remove wastewater and protects our water sources. With 90% of Florida’s drinking water supplied from our state’s groundwater, it’s a valuable resource to safeguard. The environmental health department in each county is responsible for maintaining local ordinances that meet or exceed the state requirements.  [...]

By |2017-01-30T22:24:16+00:00January 30th, 2017|Lake County, Septic Installation|

Protecting Florida’s Health With FOWA

As a member of FOWA, we are often asked, "Just what is FOWA?" That's a great question! For starters, FOWA is short for the Florida Onsite Wastewater Association. It is made up of professionals involved in onsite sewage treatment (like septic systems) dedicated to protecting water resources and the environment. Members include FL licensed contractors, plumbers, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, and septic installers like Advanced Septic Services of Clermont.  FOWA offers: an annual convention master courses continuing education credits (CEUs), and homeowner education resources. They have a hands-on training center and research facility located in Lake Alfred, FL. The Florida division [...]

By |2017-01-17T16:20:27+00:00January 17th, 2017|Septic Installation|
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