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Septic and Sewer Systems: What’s the Difference?

Often, the words septic and sewer are thrown around in topics regarding wastewater treatment. These words may seem like they’re the same thing, but they’re not. Sewer and septic actually refer to two different types of systems. Although both types of systems serve the same purpose, wastewater, and drainage treatment, their scales and operations are entirely different. To put it simply, the type of wastewater treatment system you have depends on your property’s location and municipality. Let’s take a moment to go over the differences between septic and sewer and each types pros and cons. [...]

By |2019-03-08T18:16:50+00:00March 8th, 2019|Septic Systems|

Common Drain Field Questions

Drain fields. We talk about them a lot in terms of maintenance, but how much do you think about yours on a daily basis? Chances are minimal. Florida has many rules and regulations for your septic system, including the drain field. But, this doesn’t mean you don’t have a stack of drain field questions built up. Let’s take a moment to read through some of our drain field FAQs. You may have some of the same questions. Common Drain Field Questions What is a Drain Field? A drainfield is a major part of your [...]

By |2019-02-28T21:06:14+00:00February 28th, 2019|Septic Systems|

Are Residential and Commercial Septic Systems Different?

Throughout history, civilizations have evolved septic system technologies into what they are today. Nowadays, septic systems come in all shapes and sizes. Their differences depend on the property – its size, it’s wastewater output, and the type - if they are residential or commercial septic systems. A lot of the articles that we offer our clients have to do with residential septic systems. But, we also provide services for commercial septic systems. If you own both residential and commercial properties, you’ve probably noticed a lot of similarities between their septic systems. But also some significant differences. So, let’s take [...]

By |2019-02-22T20:41:35+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Septic Systems|

Selling a House with a Septic System

We’ve written several articles on what to look at when buying a home with a septic system. But, what if you’re selling a house with a septic system? Chances are that you already know your houses quirks. You know what needs to be repaired and what has just been fixed. But, do you know this about your septic system? Many people don’t, because the majority of septic systems are underground, meaning that it isn’t seen very often. But, it’s an essential part of the property you’re selling and should be in good condition when the buyers move in. Selling [...]

By |2019-01-30T18:33:56+00:00January 30th, 2019|Septic Systems|

5 Signs of Drain Field Problems

Drain fields are essential to the health of your septic system. As the household waste travels through your septic system, it ends up in the drain field. Once waste in the septic tank is broken down and digested by affluent bacteria, it is expelled into the drain field. With such an important role its essential to know more about this part of your system and to know the signs of drain field problems. Why are Drain Fields So Important? In the drain field, waste from the septic tank will be processed again and eventually [...]

By |2019-01-17T21:15:42+00:00January 17th, 2019|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

6 Septic New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! As 2019 starts off, you are making your New Year’s Resolutions. Whether you’re changing a personal habit or creating a new one, all of us at Advanced Septic Services wishes you luck! This time of the year is a great time to start thinking about the rest of 2019. And, we encourage you to think about your septic maintenance and scheduling too. To help you with that we made a list of 6 Septic New Year’s Resolutions that you should prepare for the upcoming year. Take a look below to check our suggestions for your resolution [...]

By |2019-01-03T21:17:25+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

Common Questions About Grease Traps

If you own a commercial kitchen, you know how essential grease traps are to your business. They are vital to the health and safety of your kitchen. But, there may be some things that you don’t know about these necessary appliances. That’s why we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about grease traps. Frequently Asked Questions about Grease Traps 1. Why do you need a grease trap? Grease, fats, and oils are food residues that come from cooking. These substances can’t be processed like the rest of the waste that goes [...]

By |2018-12-05T20:31:22+00:00December 5th, 2018|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

Septic Tank Emergencies and Their Consequences

Here at Advanced Septic Services, we often write about preventing septic system mishaps. A lot of the time our blogs look at warning signs for significant septic problems. These could include bad odors, flooding, and gurgling noises. But, what are some of the more significant causes for these septic tank emergencies? For this article, we’ve gathered a general list of septic system emergencies for you. We go over their causes and their consequences. 3 Common Causes for Septic Tank Emergencies 1. Neglecting Routine Maintenance This is possibly the biggest issue. If you’re having problems [...]

By |2018-11-22T17:02:04+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

5 Grease Trap Maintenance Tips

Grease traps are valuable appliances in any commercial kitchens. Notably, they are essential to the health of the kitchen and the environment. They keep oils, fats, and grease out of the sewer system, which can wreak havoc on your septic system. Luckily, grease trap maintenance doesn't have to be hard. The state of Florida has several codes and regulations that grease traps must comply with. Part of that includes proper installation and regular maintenance. Grease traps can be dangerous if not properly maintained, so knowing how to take care of these appliances are essential. If you own a commercial [...]

By |2018-11-09T16:33:10+00:00November 9th, 2018|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

Common Problems with Floor Drains & Who To Call

More often than not, we don’t notice floor drains. That is until they become a problem. We’ve given you tips on how to avoid clogged drains, but what do you do if they act up? Floor drains can be found in areas that experience excess water. These include the laundry room, the bathroom, or the garage. Depending on the size of your household, you could have several inside your home as well as a few outside. Like any drain, floor drains become clogged for any number of reasons. But, what may look like a job for your septic [...]

By |2018-10-30T16:02:47+00:00October 30th, 2018|Septic Systems|