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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|

5 Questions to Ask Your Septic System Contractor

When you think of your septic system, the first word that pops into your head probably isn't delicate. But, your septic system is just that — delicate and vital. So when it comes to working with a septic system contractor on repairs and maintenance, finding the right company for the job is essential. So, we have taken our decades of knowledge working on septic systems in Florida to create a list of questions you should be asking your septic system contractor. 5 Questions to Ask Your Septic System Contractor You wouldn't scoop anyone off [...]

By |2020-03-20T15:59:39+00:00March 20th, 2020|Septic Systems|

Septic Safe Dishwashing — Preserving Your Septic System

Even though it has a big (and gross) job, your septic system is actually quite delicate. It is why we always talk about maintenance, "Do Not Flush" rules, and treating your system kindly. So it shouldn't come as any surprise we have a few septic safe dishwashing tips up our sleeves. Septic safe dishwashing comes down to water conservation, using your trash over your garbage disposal and using the best soaps for your system. It doesn't need to be difficult, just septic safe! Septic Safe Dishwashing Rules When washing your dishes (both by hand [...]

By |2020-02-26T20:39:59+00:00February 26th, 2020|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

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|

5 Common Septic System Misconceptions

It's no secret that your septic system is a vital component of your home's plumbing system. In fact, we have hundreds of articles about just that! To keep your septic happy and healthy, you want to follow the right tips, while ignoring septic system misconceptions. That's right. It's not just bigfoot that's a myth (although we know at least one person will want to debate that statement). Some septic myths are floating around, as well. Do you want to avoid spending thousands of dollars on a septic system repair? If so, keep reading to learn about five common septic [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:54:28+00:00October 21st, 2019|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

3 Signs of Commercial Septic Problems

Commercial septic systems work similarly to their residential counterparts, quietly processing the waste from your establishment. Although both systems are designed using the same methods and principles, commercial septic systems break down far more waste than the septic system in your home. As a result, these systems are prone to wear and tear (and failure) if it isn't properly maintained. It's essential to know the signs of commercial septic problems before they become failures and repairs. Not only will this knowledge save your wallet, it potentially saves your business from having to close down while repairs are made. [...]

By |2019-10-08T17:53:29+00:00October 8th, 2019|Septic Systems|

Maintaining Your Restaurant’s Septic System

Your restaurant's septic system is a vital component of keeping your guests healthy and happy. While not at the forefront of your mind as a restaurant owner, your commercial septic system has the responsibility of processing all waste from your diners. A failing septic system can jeopardize your entire business. Here are just a few consequences of having a septic system malfunction. The backup of wastewater from your septic tank into your restaurant's drains and toilets. Adverse health effects from exposure to untreated wastewater. Hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars in septic system repairs. If you want to avoid these consequences, [...]

By |2019-09-30T16:12:10+00:00September 30th, 2019|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

What to Expect During a Septic Pump-Out

If your septic tank is full and needs a septic pump-out, it's time to call your trusted septic professional.  However, if this is your first septic tank pumping experience, you may be a little confused about what to expect during the service. Knowing what to expect during a septic pump-out can save you time and give you some insight into how your system works. This guide will explain what you should expect when your septic tank needs to be pumped. What to Expect Before, During and After a Septic Pump-Out Expect the Service Provider to Ask [...]

By |2019-09-09T17:13:31+00:00September 9th, 2019|Septic Tank Care|

5 Signs of a Healthy Drain Field

Your home's septic system serves an essential function of processing all the waste and water that comes from your home or business. The drainfield, or leach field, arguably has one of the most critical jobs in the process as it performs the final cleanse and disperses the treated wastewater. And a healthy drain field does that flawlessly. The drainfield is a subsurface wastewater disposal system used by septic systems that removes impurities and contaminants from the liquids that emerge in a septic tank. If the drain field becomes damaged, it can severely reduce the efficiency and performance of your [...]

By |2019-08-23T16:14:23+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Septic Systems|