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|

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|

Common Septic Questions from Home Buyers

Home buying is a big process (especially in this market when home buyers have to move quickly when an opportunity arises). Buyers want to make sure they have found out everything about their potential home during the inspection process — including if it utilizes a septic system. And for those that have never had a septic system, that leads to some common septic questions from home buyers. So, let's break them down. Common Septic Questions from Home Buyers 1) How Do Septic Systems Work? Septic systems use naturally occurring processes and gravity to treat [...]

By |2022-04-15T17:36:54+00:00April 15th, 2022|Septic Systems|

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|

Sand Mounds and Septic Systems

Owning a Florida home with a septic system comes with its own set of rules. The same goes for installing them. With part of the filtration relying on natural processes, septic systems require help from their surrounding environment to thrive and efficiently treat wastewater. Once pushed through your tank, wastewater enters the drain field (or leach field) for its final treatment. This process happens when the wastewater is pushed out of the perforated tubes into the surrounding soil. As it runs down into the water table, the soil filters out any untreated particulates, making the treated water safe to [...]

By |2022-02-22T17:43:57+00:00February 22nd, 2022|Septic Installation, Septic Systems|

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|

2021 Clermont Holiday Events

After a wild year or two, we are excited to join our community out and about for the Holiday Season. Looking to get into the Christmas Spirit? Check out these Clermont Holiday Events. Plenty is going on, from tree-lighting ceremonies to wreath decoration, live music, and more. So grab your partner, your friends, and your kids, and we will see you out there! 2021 Clermont Holiday Events Light Up Clermont Where: Historic Downtown Clermont When: December 3rd and 4th Cost: Free to Attend It's a Tradition and one of our favorite Clermont Holiday Events! Join the community [...]

By |2021-12-02T18:34:51+00:00December 2nd, 2021|Lake County|

Premature Septic Failure

If you install a septic system or purchase a house with an existing system, you hope you have a good long time before needing repairs or replacement. And with septic tanks typically lasting 15 to 20 years, there is a good chance you'll have some time. But if you purchase an older home or aren't following the golden "Do Not Flush" rules, you may find yourself playing with a ticking time bomb. Luckily, there are a few ways to avoid premature septic failure (and the cost that goes with it). Reasons for Premature Septic [...]

By |2021-11-23T17:36:59+00:00November 23rd, 2021|Septic Systems|

Remodeling with a Septic System

If you've lived in your home for some time, you may find yourself looking around wishing for a facelift. Or if you just bought a fixer-upper, you may not even have had time to sit down yet. But if you have a septic, before you start your home improvement projects, you need to think about what remodeling with a septic system means. What special considerations can you anticipate? How will home improvements affect your septic system? Can projects operate like normal? Remodeling With A Septic System When it comes to remodeling [...]

By |2022-06-23T17:27:34+00:00October 21st, 2021|Septic Systems|

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|
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