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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|

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 Services 1. Get On a Schedule Don't wait for a problem to get your septic system serviced. Get it serviced regularly. According [...]

By |2021-02-22T18:22:55+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Septic Tank Care|

Drano and Septic Systems

Clogs happen, and dealing with them is never fun. Most of us are likely to take the easy way out, using Drano or another type of chemical drain cleaner rather than calling a professional plumber. While this is much easier, it could cost you much more time, effort, and money in the long run. There are better (and still affordable) options that are much safer for your septic system and your household, because Drano and septic systems don't get along. How Your Septic System Works Your septic system brings waste through your home's pipes into a septic tank containing [...]

By |2021-02-16T18:03:17+00:00February 16th, 2021|Septic Tank Care|

Advanced Septic Services Gives Back – HomeTown Hero Project

Advanced Septic Services of Florida excitedly partnered with Maronda Homes on a new home installation to benefit the HomeTown Hero Project. We, and all the participating contractors, donated our time and resources in helping build and install the new home. All sale proceeds benefit the Seminole County Sheriff Foundation and HomeTown Hero Project to help support our local heroes. Learn more about the project in the video below. HomeTown Hero Project Video Script Host: Welcome Back to the Hero Home. I'm with Chris Bryan of Advanced Septic. Chris thanks [...]

By |2021-01-05T15:59:21+00:00January 5th, 2021|Community Work|

What is a Septic Distribution Box?

If you have a septic system, you most likely know about the system's basics and how to maintain your system. Most septic owners know to get the septic tank pumped every two to five years that it's essential to keep a functional, efficient system. However, there are more aspects to the septic system, and one necessary part is the distribution box, sometimes referred to as the d-box. Parts of the Septic System Photo Source: epa.gov A septic system is more than just a septic tank. The septic system works by sending wastewater out of [...]

By |2020-12-29T17:04:01+00:00December 29th, 2020|Septic Systems|

Preparing for a Septic Installation

The best thing you can do to prepare for a septic installation is to find a quality septic system company. If you find someone you can trust, you won't need to worry about most things. And with a few small steps, you can feel confident that you will have a functional septic system for years to come.  7 Ways to Prepare for A Septic Installation 1. What are Your Water Needs? There are different sizes of septic tanks. For residential purposes, septic tanks usually range from 750 to 1250 gallons. The tank's size will [...]

By |2020-11-12T22:03:41+00:00November 12th, 2020|Septic Installation|

Caring for an Older Septic System

Maybe you just bought a house with an older septic system, or maybe your system is getting older with time, and you want to do what you can to preserve it. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers septic systems to be "potentially viable, low-cost, long-term approaches to wastewater treatment if planned, designed, installed, operated, and maintained properly." Septic systems generally last 20 to 25 years, depending on the tank's construction materials. There are some cases of systems lasting much longer if cared for properly. It is easier and more efficient to maintain an older septic system than to pay [...]

By |2020-10-15T17:16:47+00:00October 15th, 2020|Septic Tank Care|

Why You Need a Septic System Inspection Before Buying a Home

If you are thinking about buying a home, you know that there is a lot to consider. Though the septic system may not be at the top of your list, it’s worth it to get a careful inspection before buying. Not every homeowner knows how to properly maintain their septic system, and their lack of care could lead to stinky, expensive problems in your future. There’s a common misconception that nobody uses septic systems anymore. In reality, approximately 21% of American households, many in rural or suburban areas, still use septic systems and are happy with them. If you [...]

By |2020-10-12T19:26:51+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Septic Systems|

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|
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