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Replace or Repair Your Septic System?

If you are a homeowner and are responsible for a septic system, this is a conundrum you'll likely face at some point. Should you replace or repair your septic system? One may be significantly more expensive than the other, which makes the decision stressful. Calling in a trusted local professional can help guide you toward the direction you should take. If repair bills have been building up, it may be time to replace the system before disaster strikes and it breaks down altogether. How to Decide Whether to Replace or Repair Your Septic When [...]

By |2022-11-22T16:52:10+00:00November 22nd, 2022|Septic Installation, Septic Tank Care|

Fall Septic Maintenance

Once fall rolls around, homeowners should prepare their homes for the ensuing winter months, even in Florida! As you're completing your fall septic maintenance schedule, there are several items you should add to your to-do list to adequately prepare your septic system. Your septic system should be maintained according to schedule throughout the year. When homeowners neglect to care for their system, it has a propensity for becoming clogged, cracked, and liable to give you more trouble than you bargained for. Our Recommended Fall Septic Maintenance Florida has one of the mildest winters in [...]

By |2022-11-16T19:49:37+00:00November 16th, 2022|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

Tips for New Septic Tank Owners

If you've recently moved into a home with a septic system, you may be uncertain as to what that entails. Homeowners may find that they are used to homes built on a sewer system. New septic tank owners should familiarize themselves with some basic guidelines to ensure they understand their new system. Septic tank systems fall under the responsibility of the homeowner, so there are a few things to bear in mind. Inspections should be done yearly and pumping every 3-5 years. Spending the time and money to maintain the system properly will ensure that it continues to work [...]

By |2022-10-21T17:05:34+00:00October 21st, 2022|Septic Tank Care|

What to Do When You Have Drainage Problems

Experiencing drainage problems can be a frustrating experience for any homeowner. If you're indecisive about when to call in the plumber, the issue may escalate into an emergency. Depending on what type of drainage issue you're experiencing, you may be able to pinpoint and resolve the root cause yourself. Other times, the pros should be brought in to assess and repair the problem, which will likely save you money down the line. Common Household Drainage Issues Suppose you commonly experience drainage issues such as slow drains, recurring clogs, or foul odors. In that case, [...]

By |2022-07-26T19:31:37+00:00July 26th, 2022|Septic Tank Care|

Bad Liquids for Your Septic

The liquids that you allow into your septic directly impact how efficiently the tank will be able to function and the longevity of your system as a whole. Many homeowners have not been adequately educated on what should and should not go down their drain. Some everyday household products and liquids can cause a great deal of damage to your septic system and may lead to an expensive repair. Avoiding these bad liquids for your septic can help save you money and your tank for many years. Bad Liquids for Your Septic Coffee Tossing [...]

By |2022-06-07T15:52:21+00:00June 7th, 2022|Septic Tank Care|

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|

Does Florida Homeowners Insurance Cover Septic Repairs?

Great question! In the state of Florida, homeowners insurance is not a requirement. However, if you have a mortgage on your home, homeowners insurance is required to protect the asset (and the bank's security interest). For those whose home utilizes a septic system, you may wonder when does homeowners insurance cover septic systems. The answer is that it varies. As most insurance policyholders know, what's covered and what isn't covered often comes down to what caused the damages, not the damages themselves. That list coincides with some septic best practices and maintenance tips (surprise!). When Does Florida Homeowners Insurance Cover [...]

By |2022-03-22T17:41:21+00:00March 22nd, 2022|Lake County, Septic Tank Care|

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|

Surprising Septic System Facts

The more you know about your septic system, the better prepared you are to maintain and manage your septic. That includes knowing some surprising septic system facts. With your septic doing the hard work underground, it leaves an air of mystery surrounding it. After all, if you can't see something work, it's hard to know what's going on down there. Enter the experts! We are here to take the mystery out of your septic system and maybe surprise you with a few things you didn't know about your system. Surprising Septic System Facts Ready [...]

By |2021-07-27T14:52:10+00:00July 27th, 2021|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

Fabric Softeners and Septic Tanks

When most people think about septic systems, they think about their bathrooms. They may think about the signs asking folks not to flush anything but paper. But, what about fabric softeners and septic tanks? It's probably not on the forefront of septic owners' minds; after all, septic systems process waste. What does your laundry have to do with it? Quite a lot! Even though septic systems are designed to treat human waste, all of your household water goes through the system as well, including the water used for laundry. And with delicate, natural bacteria doing much of the heavy [...]

By |2021-07-14T17:05:48+00:00July 14th, 2021|Septic Tank Care|
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