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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|

Keeping Your Septic Tank Clean

Clean and well-functioning septic tanks are an essential component for many households. Staying up to date on necessary maintenance is fundamental to septic system upkeep, which means scheduling inspections every few years and ensuring your tank is pumped every 3-5 years. If you've noticed any odors, gurgling, clogging, or another issue with your septic tank, it's time to call in the professionals. Homeowners need to account for keeping their septic tank clean when creating their budget for the year. If an inspection or a pump is missed, this can lead to more costly problems down the road. Nobody wants [...]

By |2023-01-24T16:01:56+00:00January 24th, 2023|Septic Tank Care|

Abandoned Septic Systems – What You Need to Know

Many years ago, it was common for people to simply abandon their septic systems and tanks. This can be linked to the spread of municipal sewer systems as they became more widely available. There was inadequate information available on the dangers of this practice, especially if the abandoned septic system was near livestock, children, and frequent human activity. Nowadays, there are safety regulations in place by counties and governing bodies that help to prevent unsafe abandoned septic systems. These older tanks that have been left unattended for years can pose many hazards, including instabilities in the ground and [...]

By |2023-01-17T16:42:56+00:00January 17th, 2023|Lake County, Septic Systems|

Tips to Avoid Septic Issues

If you're a homeowner with a septic tank on your property, the key to ensuring the longevity of your septic system and to avoid septic issues is preventative maintenance. To keep your system healthy and running efficiently, there are a few things you should (and shouldn't!) do. Ideally, septic systems should last between 20-30 years. There are a wide variety of factors that can alter this lifespan and if you're looking to keep your septic system in optimal shape, you should be practicing yearly maintenance and pumping the tank every few years. Frequently Cited [...]

By |2022-12-23T16:55:15+00:00December 23rd, 2022|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

How to Dispose of Kitchen Grease Safely

Any avid home cook knows that pouring kitchen grease down the drain is a bad idea. Disposing of grease by dumping it down that drain can lead to clogged pipes and an emergency call to your local septic service. There are several ways to safely dispose of kitchen grease that protect your drains, pipes, and septic tank. Even a tiny amount of oil poured down the drain can build up and become a much larger problem, eventually wreaking havoc on your septic system. Grease comes in many forms, from cooking with butter, margarine, shortening, vegetable oil, meat fat, and [...]

By |2022-12-13T15:50:23+00:00December 13th, 2022|Septic Tank Care|

Replace or Repair Your Septic System?

If you are a homeowner and are responsible for a septic system, this is a conundrum you'll likely face at some point. Should you replace or repair your septic system? One may be significantly more expensive than the other, which makes the decision stressful. Calling in a trusted local professional can help guide you toward the direction you should take. If repair bills have been building up, it may be time to replace the system before disaster strikes and it breaks down altogether. How to Decide Whether to Replace or Repair Your Septic When [...]

By |2022-11-22T16:52:10+00:00November 22nd, 2022|Septic Installation, Septic Tank Care|

Fall Septic Maintenance

Once fall rolls around, homeowners should prepare their homes for the ensuing winter months, even in Florida! As you're completing your fall septic maintenance schedule, there are several items you should add to your to-do list to adequately prepare your septic system. Your septic system should be maintained according to schedule throughout the year. When homeowners neglect to care for their system, it has a propensity for becoming clogged, cracked, and liable to give you more trouble than you bargained for. Our Recommended Fall Septic Maintenance Florida has one of the mildest winters in [...]

By |2022-11-16T19:49:37+00:00November 16th, 2022|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

Tips for New Septic Tank Owners

If you've recently moved into a home with a septic system, you may be uncertain as to what that entails. Homeowners may find that they are used to homes built on a sewer system. New septic tank owners should familiarize themselves with some basic guidelines to ensure they understand their new system. Septic tank systems fall under the responsibility of the homeowner, so there are a few things to bear in mind. Inspections should be done yearly and pumping every 3-5 years. Spending the time and money to maintain the system properly will ensure that it continues to work [...]

By |2022-10-21T17:05:34+00:00October 21st, 2022|Septic Tank Care|

Hurricanes and Septic Systems

Hurricane season inevitably brings the possibility of severe and damaging weather. As always, it's best to be prepared before disaster strikes and there are steps every homeowner should take to protect their septic system this year. And to have a plan in place for after the storm passes to get your system back up and running. Nobody wants to return home after a hurricane only to find thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to their septic system. This can spiral an already stressful situation into an even more expensive one. When hurricane-force winds and storm surges are headed to [...]

By |2022-10-13T18:00:14+00:00October 13th, 2022|Lake County, Septic Systems, Uncategorized|

Why is My Toilet Bubbling?

No homeowner wants to hear the unsettling sound of a bubbling toilet. This is something that should be looked at right away, as it's never a good sign. Often, a toilet bubbling requires the help of a professional plumber who can diagnose and resolve the issue. A toilet bubbling is often a clear alert that something worse is to come unless immediate action is taken. Ignoring the bubbling sound can result in a much larger (and more expensive) problem within your toilets and septic systems. What Are the Causes of a Toilet Bubbling? If [...]

By |2022-09-20T16:26:30+00:00September 20th, 2022|Septic Systems|

Septic Lift Stations – What Are They There For?

Generally, homeowners don't have much reason to be concerned with the inner workings of their septic lift stations until something has gone awry. These stations are an integral part of the sewage system. They can quickly become an emergency should something fail due to a lack of preventative service. Lift stations are responsible for moving wastewater from a lower elevation to a higher one. The nature of gravity forces the necessity of such a system to be in place for the waste to reach its next destination, usually a water treatment plant or drain field. The complex system of [...]

By |2022-08-03T20:33:22+00:00August 3rd, 2022|Septic Systems|
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