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Keeping Your Septic Tank Clean

Clean and well-functioning septic tanks are an essential component for many households. Staying up to date on necessary maintenance is fundamental to septic system upkeep, which means scheduling inspections every few years and ensuring your tank is pumped every 3-5 years. If you've noticed any odors, gurgling, clogging, or another issue with your septic tank, it's time to call in the professionals. Homeowners need to account for keeping their septic tank clean when creating their budget for the year. If an inspection or a pump is missed, this can lead to more costly problems down the road. Nobody wants [...]

By |2023-01-24T16:01:56+00:00January 24th, 2023|Septic Tank Care|

Tips to Avoid Septic Issues

If you're a homeowner with a septic tank on your property, the key to ensuring the longevity of your septic system and to avoid septic issues is preventative maintenance. To keep your system healthy and running efficiently, there are a few things you should (and shouldn't!) do. Ideally, septic systems should last between 20-30 years. There are a wide variety of factors that can alter this lifespan and if you're looking to keep your septic system in optimal shape, you should be practicing yearly maintenance and pumping the tank every few years. Frequently Cited [...]

By |2022-12-23T16:55:15+00:00December 23rd, 2022|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

How to Dispose of Kitchen Grease Safely

Any avid home cook knows that pouring kitchen grease down the drain is a bad idea. Disposing of grease by dumping it down that drain can lead to clogged pipes and an emergency call to your local septic service. There are several ways to safely dispose of kitchen grease that protect your drains, pipes, and septic tank. Even a tiny amount of oil poured down the drain can build up and become a much larger problem, eventually wreaking havoc on your septic system. Grease comes in many forms, from cooking with butter, margarine, shortening, vegetable oil, meat fat, and [...]

By |2022-12-13T15:50:23+00:00December 13th, 2022|Septic Tank Care|

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|
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