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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|

Warm Weather and Septic Systems

Many folks are still surprised to hear that when it comes to wastewater treatment and septic systems, the process relies heavily on natural processes and bacteria. And temperature can affect how well those bacteria can break down waste in your system. So, some weather and septic systems work better. But, is it better to be warm or cold? Bacteria in Your Septic Tank & How They Operate Inside your septic tank are anaerobic bacteria, and they are thriving in a healthy septic tank.  Why? Because they have a seemingly unlimited food source — your waste. [...]

By |2020-08-10T17:50:59+00:00August 10th, 2020|Lake County, Septic Systems|

Why is My Septic Tank Gurgling?

Glug-glug-glug. Wondering what that noise is? And where is it coming from? Is that your septic tank gurgling? With your septic system living underground and out of sight, it's important to clue in other senses to help discern when your system is in trouble. This includes your hearing. When it comes to noises and a gurgling septic tank, it's time to take notice. It could mean that your septic is having issues. Why is My Septic Tank Gurgling? With any new sounds, including gurgles, it could point to trouble. When it comes to your [...]

By |2020-07-21T15:42:35+00:00July 21st, 2020|Septic Tank Care|

Selling a Home with a Septic System

Were you thinking about selling your home? What does that mean for your septic system? If your house has one, it's essential to make sure the system is working properly before selling your home. Sellers who don't do this may open themselves up to costly lawsuits from buyers. Below, you'll find everything you need to know about selling a home with a septic system. Selling a Home with a Septic System: the Inspection One of the first things a buyer may ask for is a complete septic system inspection. This is a reasonable request [...]

By |2020-06-23T17:49:59+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Septic Systems|

What Happens When You Stop Pumping Your Septic Tank

We've said it once, and we will say it again: pumping your septic tank is an essential part of septic system maintenance. Not only will it prolong your system, but it may also help your wallet down the road, saving you money from avoided septic repairs. However, some still are not convinced. So, we thought we would try a different tactic. Here is a look at how your systems feel when you don't pump your septic tank. Your Septic Tank is a Waste Holding Tank While some waste and wastewater treatment happens in your septic [...]

By |2020-06-03T18:27:10+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

The Best Toilet Paper for Septic Systems

It’s easy to underestimate septic problems if you’ve never experienced one. And truth be told, what gets flushed down your toilet plays a huge role in how well your septic will perform for years to come. Make no mistake… your septic is not a mystical portal, where all of the waste just magically disappears. In order for a septic system to function properly, waste needs to be allowed to break-down and biodegrade. If you consistently use toilet paper that doesn’t break down properly, it can accumulate, lead to the creation of ‘septic sludge,’ and can eventually back up your [...]

By |2020-05-12T19:57:25+00:00May 12th, 2020|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

Finding a Good Septic Company

Hiring a septic company is an important decision.  As a delicate and vital system in your household, your septic tank needs to be installed and serviced correctly to remain functional.  Whether you are purchasing a new system, or replacing an older one… you want to make sure that your money is well-spent, and that you’re not wasting it on a contractor who isn’t going to put your best interests first.  In other words, you need to make sure that your septic contractor is the best in the business.  Asking as many questions as possible before you start the job [...]

By |2020-04-28T16:13:31+00:00April 28th, 2020|Lake County, Septic Systems|

Toilet Paper Alternatives & Septic Systems

I think we can all agree on one thing: these are some crazy times we are living in.  With everyone adapting to living in a time of COVID-19, Stay-at-Home Orders, and empty toilet paper shelves, we can all say that we are testing our ability to go with the flow. But, let's get back to the toilet paper. With shortages all over Florida and the country, you may soon find yourself pondering while on the porcelain throne — what do I use?!? And as a septic system owner, using the wrong replacement could mean bad news for both your behind [...]

By |2020-04-17T16:26:57+00:00April 17th, 2020|Septic Humor|

Septic Systems vs. Cesspools

The disposal of waste plays a significant role in our communities, both in the past and the present. Where people live, waste also lives. For thousands of years, communities have put systems into place to rid areas of waste, always finding the next best solution. For some in the past, that solution was cesspools. Cesspools are one of the oldest wastewater removal systems. Dating back to Ancient Rome, cesspools were widely used. With many of the populations using community bathhouses and interconnecting systems, it worked for the Romans. Some 100s of years later, septic tanks and early septic systems [...]

By |2020-01-28T20:37:56+00:00January 28th, 2020|Septic Systems|

Water Softeners and Septic Systems: Do They Get Along?

For those that live in areas with high mineral content in their water, water softeners are key. But, for the population that also has septic systems, can you have both? Do water softeners and septic systems get along? Let's take a look at what a water softener is and how it works. While we are at, we will debunk a few myths and answer the question of if water softeners and septic tanks work together or against one another. What is a Water Softener? A water softener is a device used to "soften" or [...]

By |2019-11-12T20:11:15+00:00November 12th, 2019|Septic Systems|

Septic Systems and Laundry – Preserving Your Septic System

While the topic of septic systems typically comes up in association with your restroom, your septic treats ALL of the water from your home. Including the laundry room. Septic systems and laundry can have a complicated relationship, depending on your habits. Everyone has their own laundry techniques. However, practicing preventative, septic-safe habits preserves your septic tank and system. If you are looking for ways to keep your septic system working better and longer, look to your laundry room and habits. Septic Systems and Laundry — What You Need to Know to Preserve Your System [...]

By |2019-10-25T18:11:40+00:00October 25th, 2019|Septic Systems|
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