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Recent Florida Septic Legislation to Protect Waterways

There are many reasons that maintenance on your septic system is a top priority. Routine maintenance means that your septic system will be working correctly, saving you time and money down the road. Both are great things for the homeowner. However, that's not the reason for Florida septic legislation and laws. The third reason for regular check-ups on your septic system is to prevent groundwater and environmental contamination. Malfunctioning, broken or improperly installed septic tanks can leak harmful raw sewage into our drinking water sources. If the contaminants make it into a larger body of water, it makes the [...]

By |2019-05-09T20:16:29+00:00May 9th, 2019|Lake County, Septic Systems|

6 Things to Know About Commercial Septic Systems

Infrastructure is an essential part of any commercial property. However, we often don’t think about all of the planning that goes into a new restaurant or a local park — this includes commercial septic systems. Clean water and a fully functioning septic system are highly regulated with permits and requirements by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Program, including those with commercial systems. If you already own commercial property, you are more than well aware of these requirements. However, what if this information is new for you or if you're in the process of opening [...]

By |2019-04-25T18:51:13+00:00April 25th, 2019|Septic Systems|

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 |2019-04-19T17:14:29+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Commercial Buildings, 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 [...]

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|