What’s Up With Your Septic Pump?

We have said it once, and we will say it again: your septic system has a dirty job. A dirty job that requires all the different components to work together – efficiently — for your septic to properly treat the waste and waster water from your home or business.  If one of those parts isn't functioning well, it could spell trouble for your system.  While many of us think of the two significant septic components, the septic tank, and drain field, we don't often think about the septic pump that connects them.  What Does Your Septic [...]

By |2021-09-15T17:30:49+00:00September 15th, 2021|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|

Surprising Septic System Facts

The more you know about your septic system, the better prepared you are to maintain and manage your septic. That includes knowing some surprising septic system facts. With your septic doing the hard work underground, it leaves an air of mystery surrounding it. After all, if you can't see something work, it's hard to know what's going on down there. Enter the experts! We are here to take the mystery out of your septic system and maybe surprise you with a few things you didn't know about your system. Surprising Septic System Facts Ready [...]

By |2021-07-27T14:52:10+00:00July 27th, 2021|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

Updating Plumbing Fixtures & Septic Systems

Updating plumbing fixtures can be a fun way of restyling your home. Bonus points because these updates can have the added benefit of making your septic system last longer. It may sound crazy, but plumbing fixtures and appliances play a significant role in the health of your septic system. Anytime you turn on the faucet or flush the toilet, that water flows through your plumbing pipes and out to your septic tank. From there, a natural separation occurs with help from healthy bacteria, sinking the solid wastes and expelling the liquids to the leach field. Now let's say your [...]

By |2021-06-28T17:12:24+00:00June 28th, 2021|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

What is a Septic Distribution Box?

If you have a septic system, you most likely know about the system's basics and how to maintain your system. Most septic owners know to get the septic tank pumped every two to five years that it's essential to keep a functional, efficient system. However, there are more aspects to the septic system, and one necessary part is the distribution box, sometimes referred to as the d-box. Parts of the Septic System Photo Source: epa.gov A septic system is more than just a septic tank. The septic system works by sending wastewater out of [...]

By |2020-12-29T17:04:01+00:00December 29th, 2020|Septic Systems|

Why You Need a Septic System Inspection Before Buying a Home

If you are thinking about buying a home, you know that there is a lot to consider. Though the septic system may not be at the top of your list, it’s worth it to get a careful inspection before buying. Not every homeowner knows how to properly maintain their septic system, and their lack of care could lead to stinky, expensive problems in your future. There’s a common misconception that nobody uses septic systems anymore. In reality, approximately 21% of American households, many in rural or suburban areas, still use septic systems and are happy with them. If you [...]

By |2021-04-14T17:37:58+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Septic Systems|

Warm Weather and Septic Systems

Many folks are still surprised to hear that when it comes to wastewater treatment and septic systems, the process relies heavily on natural processes and bacteria. And temperature can affect how well those bacteria can break down waste in your system. So, some weather and septic systems work better. But, is it better to be warm or cold? Bacteria in Your Septic Tank & How They Operate Inside your septic tank are anaerobic bacteria, and they are thriving in a healthy septic tank.  Why? Because they have a seemingly unlimited food source — your waste. [...]

By |2020-08-10T17:50:59+00:00August 10th, 2020|Lake County, Septic Systems|

Selling a Home with a Septic System

Were you thinking about selling your home? What does that mean for your septic system? If your house has one, it's essential to make sure the system is working properly before selling your home. Sellers who don't do this may open themselves up to costly lawsuits from buyers. Below, you'll find everything you need to know about selling a home with a septic system. Selling a Home with a Septic System: the Inspection One of the first things a buyer may ask for is a complete septic system inspection. This is a reasonable request [...]

By |2020-06-23T17:49:59+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Septic Systems|

What Happens When You Stop Pumping Your Septic Tank

We've said it once, and we will say it again: pumping your septic tank is an essential part of septic system maintenance. Not only will it prolong your system, but it may also help your wallet down the road, saving you money from avoided septic repairs. However, some still are not convinced. So, we thought we would try a different tactic. Here is a look at how your systems feel when you don't pump your septic tank. Your Septic Tank is a Waste Holding Tank While some waste and wastewater treatment happens in your septic [...]

By |2020-06-03T18:27:10+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

The Best Toilet Paper for Septic Systems

It’s easy to underestimate septic problems if you’ve never experienced one. And truth be told, what gets flushed down your toilet plays a huge role in how well your septic will perform for years to come. Make no mistake… your septic is not a mystical portal, where all of the waste just magically disappears. In order for a septic system to function properly, waste needs to be allowed to break-down and biodegrade. If you consistently use toilet paper that doesn’t break down properly, it can accumulate, lead to the creation of ‘septic sludge,’ and can eventually back up your [...]

By |2020-05-12T19:57:25+00:00May 12th, 2020|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|
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