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Why Commercial Septic System Maintenance Matters

One of our favorite topics at Advanced Septic Services is septic system maintenance. Maybe because it's essential to the health and longevity of your septic system. Our articles often discuss residential properties, but what about commercial septic system maintenance? Commercial septic systems are a whole other ballgame, operating on a massive scale compared to their residential counterparts having larger septic systems, pipes, and drain fields. Also, different businesses, whether it's an apartment complex or an auto shop, have different system requirements, from grease traps to stormwater run-off. Because the septic equipment and the amount of wastewater, commercial septic system [...]

By |2019-05-31T18:45:01+00:00May 31st, 2019|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

Recent Florida Septic Legislation to Protect Waterways

There are many reasons that maintenance on your septic system is a top priority. Routine maintenance means that your septic system will be working correctly, saving you time and money down the road. Both are great things for the homeowner. However, that's not the reason for Florida septic legislation and laws. The third reason for regular check-ups on your septic system is to prevent groundwater and environmental contamination. Malfunctioning, broken or improperly installed septic tanks can leak harmful raw sewage into our drinking water sources. If the contaminants make it into a larger body of water, it makes the [...]

By |2019-05-09T20:16:29+00:00May 9th, 2019|Lake County, Septic Systems|

6 Things to Know About Commercial Septic Systems

Infrastructure is an essential part of any commercial property. However, we often don’t think about all of the planning that goes into a new restaurant or a local park — this includes commercial septic systems. Clean water and a fully functioning septic system are highly regulated with permits and requirements by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Program, including those with commercial systems. If you already own commercial property, you are more than well aware of these requirements. However, what if this information is new for you or if you're in the process of opening [...]

By |2019-04-25T18:51:13+00:00April 25th, 2019|Septic Systems|

Stormwater and Commercial Properties

As we approach Florida’s rainy season, it’s essential to consider the impact of stormwater and how to manage it. After a storm, the rainwater needs to be absorbed back into the environment. Usually, this happens through ground absorption, and in natural landscapes, this stormwater nourishes plants and animals while replenishing ground water. However, the runoff from an urban environment and commercial buildings is much different in that it picks up pollutants and debris on its way back into surrounding bodies of water. This can be an issue because untreated urban stormwater can impact the environment negatively. All of these [...]

By |2019-04-19T17:14:09+00:00April 19th, 2019|Commercial Buildings, Lake County|

9 Bathroom Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

We’re not always business here at Advanced Septic Services - we also like a good list of fun facts! So, we compiled a list of fun, exciting bathroom facts that you might not already know that will be perfect for that one random trivia question. Warning: If you’re doing our #7, you might want to skip to #8 quickly! Fun, Interesting Bathroom Facts! 1. Several cultures have toilet deities. In Japan, the toilet god Kawaya Kami protected communities in two respects – ensure overall sanitation of the sewer systems and protect people from [...]

By |2019-03-28T18:38:13+00:00March 28th, 2019|Septic Humor|

Rain and Drain Fields – What You Should Know

We may not be in the middle of Central Florida’s rainy season now, but it’s going to be here sooner than you think. Typically, for Clermont and surrounding cities, the wet season begins in the middle of May through October. If you have a septic system, you probably already know that large amounts of rain can affect how it operates. But, what about rain and drain fields specifically? One of your septic system’s most substantial parts is the drain field (or leach field), and it can take a significant impact from the rainy season. A drain field is the [...]

By |2019-03-22T18:01:23+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Septic Tank Care|

Septic and Sewer Systems: What’s the Difference?

Often, the words septic and sewer are thrown around in topics regarding wastewater treatment. These words may seem like they’re the same thing, but they’re not. Sewer and septic actually refer to two different types of systems. Although both types of systems serve the same purpose, wastewater, and drainage treatment, their scales and operations are entirely different. To put it simply, the type of wastewater treatment system you have depends on your property’s location and municipality. Let’s take a moment to go over the differences between septic and sewer and each types pros and cons. [...]

By |2019-03-08T18:16:50+00:00March 8th, 2019|Septic Systems|

Common Drain Field Questions

Drain fields. We talk about them a lot in terms of maintenance, but how much do you think about yours on a daily basis? Chances are minimal. Florida has many rules and regulations for your septic system, including the drain field. But, this doesn’t mean you don’t have a stack of drain field questions built up. Let’s take a moment to read through some of our drain field FAQs. You may have some of the same questions. Common Drain Field Questions What is a Drain Field? A drainfield is a major part of your [...]

By |2019-02-28T21:06:14+00:00February 28th, 2019|Septic Systems|

Are Residential and Commercial Septic Systems Different?

Throughout history, civilizations have evolved septic system technologies into what they are today. Nowadays, septic systems come in all shapes and sizes. Their differences depend on the property – its size, it’s wastewater output, and the type - if they are residential or commercial septic systems. A lot of the articles that we offer our clients have to do with residential septic systems. But, we also provide services for commercial septic systems. If you own both residential and commercial properties, you’ve probably noticed a lot of similarities between their septic systems. But also some significant differences. So, let’s take [...]

By |2019-04-19T17:14:29+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Commercial Buildings, Septic Systems|

Selling a House with a Septic System

We’ve written several articles on what to look at when buying a home with a septic system. But, what if you’re selling a house with a septic system? Chances are that you already know your houses quirks. You know what needs to be repaired and what has just been fixed. But, do you know this about your septic system? Many people don’t, because the majority of septic systems are underground, meaning that it isn’t seen very often. But, it’s an essential part of the property you’re selling and should be in good condition when the buyers move in. Selling [...]

By |2019-01-30T18:33:56+00:00January 30th, 2019|Septic Systems|