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Should I Buy a Home with a Septic System?

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandMay 10th, 2019

find out it has a septic system

It can make you feel a bit anxious to locate the home of your dreams and then find out it has a septic system instead of municipal sewer service, especially if you are not familiar with how they work. It is true that there are both advantages and challenges involved, but the majority of homeowners who have a septic system find the transition to be relatively easy. Here are some tips to help you make the decision about buying a home with a septic system and what changes you can expect if you do proceed.

  • Inspection- A standard home inspection does not do a thorough job of inspecting the septic system, so you should call an experienced septic professional during your due diligence period to be certain the system is in good working order before any headaches become your responsibility.
  • Cost Savings- Most homeowners appreciate not having to pay a monthly municipal sewer fee. This savings can add up over the years. It is also nice to have full control, so you do not experience backups due to mistakes and problems with a sewer system that hasn’t been properly maintained.
  • Long Lasting- You can expect to get several decades of service from a properly installed and maintained septic system, but if you plan to live on the property for a lifetime, it behooves you to start a saving plan to cover a replacement system down the road and learn all you can about extending its life as long as possible.
  • Water Conservation- Too much water passing through the system can put a burden on the septic system, so it is wise to conserve water as much as possible. A few minor changes are all it takes to handle this, such as spreading laundry out through the week instead of doing it all in one day.
  • Educate Yourself- You will need to learn what you can and cannot flush or put down the drains to avoid problems and maintain a healthy septic system. Only biodegradable items should be introduced to the septic system.

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Why You Should Consider Water Conservation with a Septic System

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandMay 10th, 2019

water conservation is important for a septic system

Water conservation is something that everyone should be concerned about. Our planet has a limited amount of fresh water that is necessary not just for human life, but everything around us. If your home is not on the municipal water and sewer system, you may not have the water bill to remind you that conserving water affects you, but the reality is that water conservation is important for a septic system, as well.

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Bet You Didn’t Think of This Reason for Regular Septic Tank Pumping!

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandMay 10th, 2019

regular septic tank pumping is the best way to avoid a messy backup
It goes without saying that regular septic tank pumping is the best way to avoid a messy backup into your home, costly repairs, or premature replacement of one or more of the components of your septic system. There is one more reason why this is such an important part of your home maintenance regime that we bet you haven’t thought of. If you get your water from a well on your property, neglecting septic tank pumping could result in contaminating your vital water source – perhaps even permanently!

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What You Should Know About Household Cleaners and Your Septic System

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandMay 10th, 2019

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As someone living in the age of media, you are inundated with advertisements about commercial household cleaners and why you need to keep a sanitary home. Each one purports to be more effective than everything else on the market and will make light work of keeping your toilet bowl clean, shower walls sparkling and fresh, countertops free of germs and bacteria, and dishes sparkling. The problem is what they don’t tell you – most of them are not as safe for your home’s septic system as they would have you believe.

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5 Insider Tips for an Excellent Experience with Your Septic Tank Installation

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandDecember 14th, 2018

get the best possible results from a septic tank installation
Whether you need a septic tank installation on a new property or whether you need to have your old septic system replaced, we’ve got some pointers for you. As professionals that have worked in this industry for years, we have done many septic tank installations and can provide you with a clear understanding of how to make it a good experience.
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A Brief Guide for Handling Residential Septic Services

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandDecember 14th, 2018

schedule residential septic services
Like any homeowner with a septic system, you should have a clear understanding of what kind of maintenance is recommended to keep everything working correctly. We’ve provided a brief guide for how to handle residential septic services so that you can feel confident about how to proceed while involving a professional.
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What You Can Expect from Real Estate Inspections of Your Septic System

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandDecember 14th, 2018

What You Can Expect from Real Estate Inspections of Your Septic System
It can be easy to put off having your septic tank inspected. If everything is working fine and you haven’t had major issues with slow drains, backups, foul smells, or other problems, you may not have had an inspection in years. That is not ideal and can lead to complications if you’re not getting your septic system checked regularly. One of the biggest problems could be negative results from a real estate inspection when it comes time for you to sell your home. Continue reading “What You Can Expect from Real Estate Inspections of Your Septic System” »

10 Steps to Improving Your Drainage

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandDecember 14th, 2018

adequate drainage system
You might be surprised by how much water you use in your home every day. The reason it is difficult to quantify is because it is all carefully contained and drained from your home. Without an adequate drainage system, you would have a lot of flooding and standing water. You’ve likely experienced slow drains before, and this can certainly be frustrating.

Here are 10 steps to help improve your drainage:

1.    Use less water. Being conservative allows your system to properly filter water better.
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3 Situations When You Should Consider Septic Tank Pumping

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandDecember 14th, 2018

septic tank pumping is a great way to clear out your system
Managing a septic system does require some work and attention. Since the waste for your facility or home is all being contained and filtered by an onsite system, you don’t have the benefits of having the local government manage everything for you. Routine maintenance is highly recommended, and septic tank pumping is a great way to clear out your system and get everything running smoothly and efficiently again.
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How to Tell if You Need Drain Field Repair

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandDecember 13th, 2018

Drain Field Repair

The drain field is the part of your septic system that releases water back into the soil and ultimately into your local water system. Problems with the drain field affect the workings of your whole system and can become costly in addition to being extremely unpleasant. We at Southeastern Septic LLC want to help you keep your septic system in good working order, including your drain field. Here are some indicators that will help you tell if you need drain field repair:
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