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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|

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|