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Septic Lift Stations – What Are They There For?

Generally, homeowners don't have much reason to be concerned with the inner workings of their septic lift stations until something has gone awry. These stations are an integral part of the sewage system. They can quickly become an emergency should something fail due to a lack of preventative service. Lift stations are responsible for moving wastewater from a lower elevation to a higher one. The nature of gravity forces the necessity of such a system to be in place for the waste to reach its next destination, usually a water treatment plant or drain field. The complex system of [...]

By |2022-08-03T20:33:22+00:00August 3rd, 2022|Septic Systems|

Should You Put a Deck Over Your Septic Tank?

With summer right around the corner, you may be considering putting up that deck you've been talking about for the past few years. After all, a beautifully finished deck makes a great home improvement project and a relaxing space for entertaining guests. When drawing up the plans for your new deck or patio, don't make the mistake of forgetting about your septic tank! Many people don't consider their tank as it's often buried underground and not immediately visible. Take the time to locate your tank before you begin any construction projects. Should You Put [...]

By |2022-05-13T17:40:01+00:00May 13th, 2022|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

Common Septic Questions from Home Buyers

Home buying is a big process (especially in this market when home buyers have to move quickly when an opportunity arises). Buyers want to make sure they have found out everything about their potential home during the inspection process — including if it utilizes a septic system. And for those that have never had a septic system, that leads to some common septic questions from home buyers. So, let's break them down. Common Septic Questions from Home Buyers 1) How Do Septic Systems Work? Septic systems use naturally occurring processes and gravity to treat [...]

By |2022-04-15T17:36:54+00:00April 15th, 2022|Septic Systems|

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|

Signs and Causes of Septic Leaks

We've heard clients repeatedly say, "But, I didn't know" and "How are you suppose to know?" when we are over for a septic repair. And those are fair responses! After all, you can't see your septic system. So, it can feel like you need to be an expert to discern an issue. But that's not true. You can tell when something is wrong with your septic system with a bit of attentiveness. This leads us to septic leaks. Not all of the causes of leaks in your septic system are underground. Your septic habits may be the issue — [...]

By |2022-01-26T17:56:08+00:00January 26th, 2022|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

Premature Septic Failure

If you install a septic system or purchase a house with an existing system, you hope you have a good long time before needing repairs or replacement. And with septic tanks typically lasting 15 to 20 years, there is a good chance you'll have some time. But if you purchase an older home or aren't following the golden "Do Not Flush" rules, you may find yourself playing with a ticking time bomb. Luckily, there are a few ways to avoid premature septic failure (and the cost that goes with it). Reasons for Premature Septic [...]

By |2021-11-23T17:36:59+00:00November 23rd, 2021|Septic Systems|

Remodeling with a Septic System

If you've lived in your home for some time, you may find yourself looking around wishing for a facelift. Or if you just bought a fixer-upper, you may not even have had time to sit down yet. But if you have a septic, before you start your home improvement projects, you need to think about what remodeling with a septic system means. What special considerations can you anticipate? How will home improvements affect your septic system? Can projects operate like normal? Remodeling With A Septic System When it comes to remodeling [...]

By |2022-06-23T17:27:34+00:00October 21st, 2021|Septic Systems|

Pools and Septic Systems – What You Need to Know

Pools in Florida are a dime a dozen; it feels like many homes on the market come with in-ground pools. So, you may find yourself (or rather your kids) wanting to add a pool to your home. Before you break ground, you need to consider the logistics. When it comes to pools and septic systems, there are few extra things that are added to the list of considerations. While the pool water system and the septic system are separate, they do share the same yard. And that's where pools and septic systems may run into some issues. [...]

By |2021-10-11T17:48:42+00:00October 11th, 2021|Lake County, Septic Systems|

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|
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