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Rain and Drain Fields – What You Should Know

We may not be in the middle of Central Florida’s rainy season now, but it’s going to be here sooner than you think. Typically, for Clermont and surrounding cities, the wet season begins in the middle of May through October. If you have a septic system, you probably already know that large amounts of rain can affect how it operates. But, what about rain and drain fields specifically? One of your septic system’s most substantial parts is the drain field (or leach field), and it can take a significant impact from the rainy season. A drain field is the [...]

By |2019-03-22T18:01:23+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Septic Tank Care|

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 [...]

By |2018-12-05T20:31:22+00:00December 5th, 2018|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

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|

5 Grease Trap Maintenance Tips

Grease traps are valuable appliances in any commercial kitchens. Notably, they are essential to the health of the kitchen and the environment. They keep oils, fats, and grease out of the sewer system, which can wreak havoc on your septic system. Luckily, grease trap maintenance doesn't have to be hard. The state of Florida has several codes and regulations that grease traps must comply with. Part of that includes proper installation and regular maintenance. Grease traps can be dangerous if not properly maintained, so knowing how to take care of these appliances are essential. If you own a commercial [...]

By |2018-11-09T16:33:10+00:00November 9th, 2018|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

Graywater, Blackwater and Your Septic System

Complications with septic systems can mean leaks and contaminated water. There’s a chance that this wastewater carries biohazardous materials. To avoid threats to your health and the environment around you, you should have septic professionals work on your septic system. But, did you know that not all water in your septic system is dangerous? There are two terms you should know. Graywater and Blackwater. In this article, we will discuss these two terms and what you should know about both. What is Blackwater? Blackwater is about as ominous as it sounds. Blackwater contains high [...]

By |2018-10-11T15:10:50+00:00October 11th, 2018|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

Plungers 101 & How to Use a Plunger

A clogged drain can be a sure sign that you’re having septic issues. However, it could also mean that you need to take matters into your own hands. You may need to learn how to use a plunger at one point or another. A plunger isn’t just meant to collect dust in the corner of your bathroom. Plungers are one of the easiest ways to solve a clogged toilet. And, they’re inexpensive. Chances are you’ve used one before. But, there may be plunger information you didn’t know about. Take a look at the basic information about these simple and [...]

By |2018-09-28T18:29:37+00:00September 28th, 2018|Septic Tank Care|

Effluent Filter Maintenance & Signs of a Failing Filter

Your septic system is made of several important components, including your systems effluent filter. Unseen and often forgotten, the effluent filter (or output filter) is an integral part in the health and longevity of your entire septic system. Like maintaining the rest of your septic system, effluent filter maintenance keeps your system healthy and doing its job. Luckily, effluent filter care is relatively inexpensive and can extend the life of your septic tank and drainfield. What is an Effluent Filter? Simply put, effluent filters are devices that filter your septic system’s wastewater (aka: effluent). [...]

By |2018-09-21T17:32:47+00:00September 21st, 2018|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

Pets and Septic Systems – What You Need to Know

Once installed, you hope never to meet your septic system again except for scheduled maintenance routines. But, remember that bone your dog lost last year. Well, he found it — and the septic system. And that cat litter you flushed is now becoming an issue in the septic tank. Pets and septic systems bring their own sets of rules and potential problems. But, you can quickly get a handle on them ahead of time, stopping issues down the road. Pets and Septic Systems What do pet hair, cat litter, dog shampoo and digging [...]

By |2018-08-31T19:48:26+00:00August 31st, 2018|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|