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|

Pools and Septic Systems – What You Need to Know

Pools in Florida are a dime a dozen; it feels like many homes on the market come with in-ground pools. So, you may find yourself (or rather your kids) wanting to add a pool to your home. Before you break ground, you need to consider the logistics. When it comes to pools and septic systems, there are few extra things that are added to the list of considerations. While the pool water system and the septic system are separate, they do share the same yard. And that's where pools and septic systems may run into some issues. [...]

By |2021-10-11T17:48:42+00:00October 11th, 2021|Lake County, Septic Systems|

What’s Up With Your Septic Pump?

We have said it once, and we will say it again: your septic system has a dirty job. A dirty job that requires all the different components to work together – efficiently — for your septic to properly treat the waste and waster water from your home or business.  If one of those parts isn't functioning well, it could spell trouble for your system.  While many of us think of the two significant septic components, the septic tank, and drain field, we don't often think about the septic pump that connects them.  What Does Your Septic [...]

By |2021-09-15T17:30:49+00:00September 15th, 2021|Septic Systems|

Signs of Drainage Problems in Your Yard

It's the end of August in Florida. That means hot weather, afternoon storms, and hurricane season. While Florida's soil can handle the rain, once you make changes and add some landscaping, it may not be as ready to handle the downpours. For septic owners, that spells trouble. With the last treatment using the ground's natural filtration, if your yard has drainage problems, that could mean contaminated water isn't getting treated before entering the groundwater. Your Septic System Requires Good Drainage Flooding can be disastrous for your septic system and the effective treatment of wastewater. After solids [...]

By |2021-08-28T18:56:53+00:00August 26th, 2021|Lake County, Septic Systems|

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|

Central Florida Natural Attractions

Florida is home to more than beaches and coastal towns. In fact, some of the best natural attractions can be found in Central Florida. So when you need a break from Disney World and the bustling city, a relaxing float or hike is never too far away.  Central Florida Natural Attractions While Orlando and the surrounding area are known for amusement parks and city attractions, the area has a lot more to offer. The Central Florida natural attractions provide residents and visitors a ton of outdoor activities and relaxation without the two- to three-hour drive to the beach. [...]

By |2021-05-17T19:06:39+00:00May 17th, 2021|Lake County|

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 |2021-03-23T21:24:59+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Lake County, Septic Tank Care|
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