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Water Softeners and Septic Systems: Do They Get Along?

For those that live in areas with high mineral content in their water, water softeners are key. But, for the population that also has septic systems, can you have both? Do water softeners and septic systems get along? Let's take a look at what a water softener is and how it works. While we are at, we will debunk a few myths and answer the question of if water softeners and septic tanks work together or against one another. What is a Water Softener? A water softener is a device used to "soften" or [...]

By |2019-11-12T20:11:15+00:00November 12th, 2019|Septic Systems|

Septic Systems and Laundry – Preserving Your Septic System

While the topic of septic systems typically comes up in association with your restroom, your septic treats ALL of the water from your home. Including the laundry room. Septic systems and laundry can have a complicated relationship, depending on your habits. Everyone has their own laundry techniques. However, practicing preventative, septic-safe habits preserves your septic tank and system. If you are looking for ways to keep your septic system working better and longer, look to your laundry room and habits. Septic Systems and Laundry — What You Need to Know to Preserve Your System [...]

By |2019-10-25T18:11:40+00:00October 25th, 2019|Septic Systems|

5 Common Septic System Misconceptions

It's no secret that your septic system is a vital component of your home's plumbing system. In fact, we have hundreds of articles about just that! To keep your septic happy and healthy, you want to follow the right tips, while ignoring septic system misconceptions. That's right. It's not just bigfoot that's a myth (although we know at least one person will want to debate that statement). Some septic myths are floating around, as well. Do you want to avoid spending thousands of dollars on a septic system repair? If so, keep reading to learn about five common septic [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:54:28+00:00October 21st, 2019|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

3 Signs of Commercial Septic Problems

Commercial septic systems work similarly to their residential counterparts, quietly processing the waste from your establishment. Although both systems are designed using the same methods and principles, commercial septic systems break down far more waste than the septic system in your home. As a result, these systems are prone to wear and tear (and failure) if it isn't properly maintained. It's essential to know the signs of commercial septic problems before they become failures and repairs. Not only will this knowledge save your wallet, it potentially saves your business from having to close down while repairs are made. [...]

By |2019-10-08T17:53:29+00:00October 8th, 2019|Septic Systems|

Maintaining Your Restaurant’s Septic System

Your restaurant's septic system is a vital component of keeping your guests healthy and happy. While not at the forefront of your mind as a restaurant owner, your commercial septic system has the responsibility of processing all waste from your diners. A failing septic system can jeopardize your entire business. Here are just a few consequences of having a septic system malfunction. The backup of wastewater from your septic tank into your restaurant's drains and toilets. Adverse health effects from exposure to untreated wastewater. Hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars in septic system repairs. If you want to avoid these consequences, [...]

By |2019-09-30T16:12:10+00:00September 30th, 2019|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

5 Signs of a Healthy Drain Field

Your home's septic system serves an essential function of processing all the waste and water that comes from your home or business. The drainfield, or leach field, arguably has one of the most critical jobs in the process as it performs the final cleanse and disperses the treated wastewater. And a healthy drain field does that flawlessly. The drainfield is a subsurface wastewater disposal system used by septic systems that removes impurities and contaminants from the liquids that emerge in a septic tank. If the drain field becomes damaged, it can severely reduce the efficiency and performance of your [...]

By |2019-08-23T16:14:23+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Septic Systems|

RV’s and Septic Systems

It's summertime, which means vacations and family camping trips! Some of you may like camping with just a pack and tent on your bike, while others of you may enjoy the outdoors from the luxury of an RV. Yes, recreational vehicles. They're home on wheels, complete with bedrooms, a kitchen, and (that's right) a bathroom. This means that RVs come with their septic systems. You'd be surprised to learn that you can apply your knowledge of residential septic systems to your RV's system. But, there is always room for a few new tips about RV's and septic systems. Let's [...]

By |2019-07-12T18:26:00+00:00July 12th, 2019|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

8 Things to Do After Your Yard Floods

Florida’s rainy season is right now, and it’ll last until October. So let’s get ready to weather the storm for a couple of more months that way you know what to do if your home and yard floods. Florida is vulnerable to flooding with tropical storms, hurricanes, and almost nightly thunderstorms. When flooding happens the first thing you think about is your house. If you’re a homeowner with a septic system, you also need to prepare for if your yard floods. Unfortunately, there isn’t much that you can do to prevent flooding, but there are things that you can [...]

By |2019-07-02T18:25:34+00:00June 17th, 2019|Septic Systems|

Septic Systems and Drinking Water

Groundwater makes up the majority of Florida's drinking water. There are a lot of factors that can go into the quality of your drinking water – storms, runoff, seasons, sediments, and nutrients, also on that list, septic systems and drinking water. According to the Florida Department of Health, Florida is home to 2.6 million septic systems in the United States. This means that Florida makes up 12% of the United States' septic systems. Therefore septic system health and clean water quality should be a high priority for septic owners. If you're a septic system owner, you're probably asking what [...]

By |2019-06-07T18:39:03+00:00June 7th, 2019|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

Why Commercial Septic System Maintenance Matters

One of our favorite topics at Advanced Septic Services is septic system maintenance. Maybe because it's essential to the health and longevity of your septic system. Our articles often discuss residential properties, but what about commercial septic system maintenance? Commercial septic systems are a whole other ballgame, operating on a massive scale compared to their residential counterparts having larger septic systems, pipes, and drain fields. Also, different businesses, whether it's an apartment complex or an auto shop, have different system requirements, from grease traps to stormwater run-off. Because the septic equipment and the amount of wastewater, commercial septic system [...]

By |2019-05-31T18:45:01+00:00May 31st, 2019|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|