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7 Signs and Symptoms of Septic Tank Problems

Notice slow drains, bad smells, funny sounds or greener grass? These can all be signs and symptoms of septic tank problems that require attention. Quick identification and treatment can save money and hopefully avoid the even bigger problem of septic system failure. About 25% of Florida homes utilize a septic tank, and on average 10% or more will suffer failure (US Census data and EPA Septic Fact Sheet PDF Download). Problems with septic tanks can be messy, expensive, and bad for nearby water sources (including well water). When signs first appear, it is vital to call in a pro like [...]

By |2017-09-01T20:02:42+00:00December 28th, 2016|Septic Tank Care|

What to Expect During a Septic Pump-Out

If your septic tank is full and needs a septic pump-out, it's time to call your trusted septic professional.  However, if this is your first septic tank pumping experience, you may be a little confused about what to expect during the service. Knowing what to expect during a septic pump-out can save you time and give you some insight into how your system works. This guide will explain what you should expect when your septic tank needs to be pumped. What to Expect Before, During and After a Septic Pump-Out Expect the Service Provider to Ask [...]

By |2019-09-09T17:13:31+00:00September 9th, 2019|Septic Tank Care|

5 Signs of a Healthy Drain Field

Your home's septic system serves an essential function of processing all the waste and water that comes from your home or business. The drainfield, or leach field, arguably has one of the most critical jobs in the process as it performs the final cleanse and disperses the treated wastewater. And a healthy drain field does that flawlessly. The drainfield is a subsurface wastewater disposal system used by septic systems that removes impurities and contaminants from the liquids that emerge in a septic tank. If the drain field becomes damaged, it can severely reduce the efficiency and performance of your [...]

By |2019-08-23T16:14:23+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Septic Systems|

5 Signs of a Healthy Septic Tank

Your septic tank is essential for storing and breaking down the wastewater your home produces every day. Keeping your septic tank healthy not only keeps it working correctly, but it also prolongs it's life and saves you money. For this reason, knowing the signs of a healthy septic tank helps you stay on the right track. 5 Signs of a Healthy Septic Tank Your Lawn is Healthy, But Not too Healthy One visible sign of a failing septic tank is a disproportionately-green lawn. Since your septic tank and drain field exist below ground, the [...]

By |2019-08-19T19:02:02+00:00August 19th, 2019|Septic Tank Care|

3 Tips for Avoiding Septic Tank Repair

For homes with septic systems, septic tanks have the essential job of holding all waster and wastewater for treatment. And with it residing underground, the rule of thumb is consulting a professional when dealing with pump-outs, repairs, and maintenance. However, you should always be mindful of how your septic tank works. That way, you can adequately take the initiative if something is amiss. Below are three important things everyone should know about their septic system and how to avoid septic tank repair. 3 Things to Know About Your Septic System and How to Avoid [...]

By |2019-08-06T19:13:11+00:00August 6th, 2019|Septic Tank Care|

Prolonging the Life of Your Septic System & Septic Tank Care

Your septic tank serves a vital purpose in your household, and it must be cared for like any other important unit. Failing to care for your septic system properly can cause an expensive malfunction, repair, and a disgusting mess. It's one of the reasons we are always talking about proper septic tank care! In this article, you'll learn about four essential tips that help you prolong the life of your septic system. Septic Tank Care & Prolonging the Life of Your Septic System 1. Inspect Your Pump Frequently Septic systems are made up of [...]

By |2019-07-19T16:34:24+00:00July 19th, 2019|Septic Tank Care|

RV’s and Septic Systems

It's summertime, which means vacations and family camping trips! Some of you may like camping with just a pack and tent on your bike, while others of you may enjoy the outdoors from the luxury of an RV. Yes, recreational vehicles. They're home on wheels, complete with bedrooms, a kitchen, and (that's right) a bathroom. This means that RVs come with their septic systems. You'd be surprised to learn that you can apply your knowledge of residential septic systems to your RV's system. But, there is always room for a few new tips about RV's and septic systems. Let's [...]

By |2019-07-12T18:26:00+00:00July 12th, 2019|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

8 Things to Do After Your Yard Floods

Florida’s rainy season is right now, and it’ll last until October. So let’s get ready to weather the storm for a couple of more months that way you know what to do if your home and yard floods. Florida is vulnerable to flooding with tropical storms, hurricanes, and almost nightly thunderstorms. When flooding happens the first thing you think about is your house. If you’re a homeowner with a septic system, you also need to prepare for if your yard floods. Unfortunately, there isn’t much that you can do to prevent flooding, but there are things that you can [...]

By |2019-07-02T18:25:34+00:00June 17th, 2019|Septic Systems|

Septic Systems and Drinking Water

Groundwater makes up the majority of Florida's drinking water. There are a lot of factors that can go into the quality of your drinking water – storms, runoff, seasons, sediments, and nutrients, also on that list, septic systems and drinking water. According to the Florida Department of Health, Florida is home to 2.6 million septic systems in the United States. This means that Florida makes up 12% of the United States' septic systems. Therefore septic system health and clean water quality should be a high priority for septic owners. If you're a septic system owner, you're probably asking what [...]

By |2019-06-07T18:39:03+00:00June 7th, 2019|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

Why Commercial Septic System Maintenance Matters

One of our favorite topics at Advanced Septic Services is septic system maintenance. Maybe because it's essential to the health and longevity of your septic system. Our articles often discuss residential properties, but what about commercial septic system maintenance? Commercial septic systems are a whole other ballgame, operating on a massive scale compared to their residential counterparts having larger septic systems, pipes, and drain fields. Also, different businesses, whether it's an apartment complex or an auto shop, have different system requirements, from grease traps to stormwater run-off. Because the septic equipment and the amount of wastewater, commercial septic system [...]

By |2019-05-31T18:45:01+00:00May 31st, 2019|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

Recent Florida Septic Legislation to Protect Waterways

There are many reasons that maintenance on your septic system is a top priority. Routine maintenance means that your septic system will be working correctly, saving you time and money down the road. Both are great things for the homeowner. However, that's not the reason for Florida septic legislation and laws. The third reason for regular check-ups on your septic system is to prevent groundwater and environmental contamination. Malfunctioning, broken or improperly installed septic tanks can leak harmful raw sewage into our drinking water sources. If the contaminants make it into a larger body of water, it makes the [...]

By |2019-05-09T20:16:29+00:00May 9th, 2019|Lake County, Septic Systems|