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|

Lawn Treatments and Septic Systems

You may think that having a septic system means no more lawn treatments, weed killers, fertilizers, or chemicals. And would that mean the end of a green, healthy yard? The answer is, lawn treatments and septic systems can get along, as long as you do it right! While lawn treatments don't necessarily damage septic systems, it takes sticking to proper remedies and correct use frequency. Today we will focus on finding the safest treatments for your yard and how to integrate those treatments into your routine in a way that keeps your septic healthy. [...]

By |2021-11-03T21:19:30+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Lake County, Septic Tank Care|

7 Tips for Saving Money on Septic Services

A high-quality and well-maintained septic system has many benefits to you as a homeowner, even though there are costs that go into caring for it. However, your septic system cost does not have to empty your wallet. Instead of being in the dark about your septic system needs, follow a few simple tips that can lead you to saving money on septic needs down the road. Tips for Saving Money on Septic Systems Video Tips for Saving Money on Septic Services 1. Get On a Schedule Don't wait for a [...]

By |2021-11-03T21:23:42+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Septic Tank Care|
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