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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|

Updating Plumbing Fixtures & Septic Systems

Updating plumbing fixtures can be a fun way of restyling your home. Bonus points because these updates can have the added benefit of making your septic system last longer. It may sound crazy, but plumbing fixtures and appliances play a significant role in the health of your septic system. Anytime you turn on the faucet or flush the toilet, that water flows through your plumbing pipes and out to your septic tank. From there, a natural separation occurs with help from healthy bacteria, sinking the solid wastes and expelling the liquids to the leach field. Now let's say your [...]

By |2021-06-28T17:12:24+00:00June 28th, 2021|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

Bath Bombs and Septic Systems

It's been a long day at work, and you're ready to relax. You light a few candles, grab a glass of wine or some tea, fill up the bath, and pop in a bath bomb. Sounds great, right? While it does help you unwind, it may be causing more stress for your septic system. Depending on what type and frequency, bath bombs and septic systems don't get along. But why is that? And does that mean the end of bath bombs and bath salts for septic tank owners? How Your Septic System Works Let's [...]

By |2021-06-10T17:24:10+00:00June 10th, 2021|Septic Tank Care|

What Should You Do After a Septic Tank Pumping?

Any homeowner with a septic system should know the basics of maintaining their septic, including scheduling a septic tank pumping within your tank's schedule. It's an essential piece to the septic care puzzle. Avoiding getting your septic tank pumped could lead to some inconvenient and smelly problems. Why? Because your septic tank has an important job and needs all the help, it can get from you and your household. Any water or waste that is used in your house heads through pipes out to your septic tank. There, the waste naturally separates with the help of healthy bacteria. The [...]

By |2021-04-22T20:50:02+00:00April 22nd, 2021|Septic Tank Care|
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