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Reasons to Consider Riser Installation for Your Septic Tank

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandMay 19th, 2022

Reasons to Consider Riser Installation for Your Septic Tank
When a septic system is installed, the access point for the septic tank can be several inches below the surface. This means that every time your septic tank needs to be serviced, the septic company will need to dig up your yard to gain access. You can avoid this hassle with riser installation, which involves installing a pipe that allows access from ground level. There are several reasons to consider riser installation:

• No digging- Septic companies are pretty good at locating your septic tank without digging multiple holes to find it, but they do need to dig, nevertheless. You can avoid this with riser installation.
• Reminder of location- It is easy to forget where your septic tank is located, but with riser installation, you’ll see where it is so you can avoid planting the wrong type of landscaping over it or mistakenly driving over it with heavy equipment. It’ll also help remind you not to put a structure there, such as a patio.
• Save time and money- When you need septic services, the fee you’ll pay is based on how long the service takes, in most cases. With riser installation, pumping and other maintenance for your tank will take less time, and that could be reflected with a smaller bill.
• Make your property more appealing to home buyers- When you sell your home, you’ll find that buyers are less apprehensive about buying a home with a septic system if they know how easy it will be to have it serviced.

If you would like to know more about the benefits of investing in the one-time cost of riser installation for your home in the Lakeland, Florida area, reach out to us at Southeastern Septic LLC. We are happy to check out your system and give you a quote, as well as answer any questions you might have about any of our septic services.

The Benefits of Regular Drain Cleaning

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandMay 19th, 2022

The Benefits of Regular Drain Cleaning
If you are experiencing slow or clogged ones, you know you need to reach out for drain cleaning services. However, it might surprise you to learn that there are benefits involved with having this service done regularly as a preventative measure.

Here are some of the benefits of regular drain cleaning, which can be done on a schedule that best fits your situation:

Peace of mind- Nobody wants to deal with a clogged drain at the worst possible moment. Consider drain cleaning before having guests arrive for an extended stay or prior to the holidays, so you don’t have an issue that causes embarrassment.
Inspection- Drain cleaning isn’t just to clean the drains, but also to inspect them to be sure there aren’t any issues going on that require attention. You could have tree roots invading your drain line or a septic issue, for example, and it’s best to catch these problems early.
Prior to selling- If you’ll be putting your home on the market soon, consider having drain cleaning done before a buyer has an inspection performed. You can remedy any issues beforehand, so a buyer won’t begin to feel apprehensive about buying your home. Also, if you show maintenance records, such as regular drain cleaning, you’ll demonstrate to buyers that you’ve taken good care of the home.

If you would like to schedule drain cleaning as a proactive measure or because you suspect your drains need it, reach out to us at Southeastern Septic LLC. We offer drain cleaning services for both residential and commercial properties in the Lakeland, Florida area.

What are the Dangers of Delaying Drain Field Repair?

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandMay 19th, 2022

What are the Dangers of Delaying Drain Field Repair?
There are some repairs that you can safely delay until you have the time and money to take care of them. Unfortunately, drain field repair isn’t one of them. There are far too many risks involved with waiting, so it should be taken care of as soon as you notice a problem or at least as soon as possible. Here are some of the dangers of delaying drain field repair:

• Well water contamination- If your damaged or clogged drain field isn’t filtering the wastewater properly, it could be sending bacteria and other microbes through the soil and into your well. It could also contaminate other wells in your neighborhood. If you have bad-tasting water, you should have it tested.

• Potential for backup- If the drain field is clogged, wastewater cannot get through, and any waste would back up into the septic tank and then into your home. The cost for drain field repair is likely going to be less than the hazardous material cleanup process and replacing building materials and potentially furniture and belongings.

• Annoyance of slow drains- If all the drains are draining slowly, this is not just annoying, but also a good sign you have a problem with the septic tank or drain field. Eventually, nothing will drain, so taking care of drain field repair soon would be in your best interest.

• Contaminated yard- Wastewater could percolate up to the surface and leave you with a messy, stinky, wet, contaminated yard that is unsightly and unsafe for your family and pets.

If you want to avoid these dangers and suspect you need drain field repair at your home in the Lakeland, Florida area, reach out to us at Southeastern Septic LLC. We will evaluate the situation and let you know the best way to proceed. We always try to do repairs whenever possible, but if you do need your drain field replaced, we can handle that too. We also provide drain field repair and replacement for commercial properties in the area.

Should You Perform Septic Tank Pumping More Often?

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandMay 19th, 2022

Should You Perform Septic Tank Pumping More Often?
Plenty of septic tank pumping companies out there will give you a ballpark idea of how often you should have the septic tank at your home cleaned out, but since every situation is different, you could need to do it more often. There are several reasons why you might need or want to have it done annually, for example, instead of the typical 3-to-5-year window that most advise. Here are some examples:

•Luxury home- If you have a great deal of money invested in your home, the last thing you want is a septic backup ruining your flooring and other belongings. You can gain peace of mind with annual septic tank pumping, as you’ll greatly reduce the likelihood that the tank ever gets completely full. In addition, an inspection would also be done so you’ll find out about any other issues before they can become problematic.

•Heavy use- There are several scenarios in which your septic tank could be getting more use than is typical. For example, you could have frequent overnight guests, a large family, a home-based business, or a mother-in-law apartment with both you and your tenant using the same septic system.

•Older system- If your septic system is nearing the end of its functional life, it may not be able to handle as much waste as it used to, making more frequent septic tank pumping necessary until you can get around to having the system replaced.

If you would like assistance in determining the best frequency for septic tank pumping for your Lakeland, Florida area home, reach out to us at Southeastern Septic LLC. We are happy to schedule an inspection and get you set up on the best service schedule for your situation.

What You Need to Know About Septic Systems as a First-Time Home Buyer

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandMay 19th, 2022

What You Need to Know About Septic Systems as a First-Time Home Buyer
When you are buying your first home, there are more things you don’t know about than things you do. Your real estate agent will be a valuable resource for guiding you through the process of selecting a home, negotiating the price, and arranging for a home inspection before closing. What they might not be able to tell you is what you need to know if the home has a septic system instead of being tied to the municipal sewer system.

The first thing to know is that you should have the septic system inspected by a professional septic company before closing. The typical home inspection only alerts you if there are slow drains, but they won’t open up the septic tank or check the drain field. There can be problems that haven’t yet progressed to a point they are symptomatic. With a full septic inspection, you’ll also know how soon the tank will need to be pumped out and what overall condition the septic system is in.

The next thing to know is what you can and shouldn’t put into the septic system. The same company that performs the inspection can give you valuable information about how to care for the septic system. To give you an idea, however, you want to avoid anything that isn’t biodegradable or that would take an excessive amount of time to decompose. You also want to avoid FOGs (fats, oils, and grease). These will float on the top of the wastewater, and if the amount becomes too thick, it will travel to the drainfield and clog it.

If you would like to learn more about septic systems or schedule an inspection at the house you have under contract in the Lakeland, Florida area, reach out to us at Southeastern Septic LLC. We are your septic specialists and are here to help you move forward with confidence as a first-time home buyer.

What is a Sump Pump and Why Do You Need One?

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandDecember 29th, 2021

What is a Sump Pump and Why Do You Need One?
There are many intricate workings throughout the walls and floors of your home, such as a septic system, electrical work, and insulation. One of the hidden, but important, parts of your home is a sump pump.
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Real Estate Inspections: Time for a Septic System Checkup

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandDecember 22nd, 2021

Estate Inspections: Time for a Septic System Checkup
If you’re looking at buying a new home, you’re probably wanting to look into real estate inspections. This inspection evaluates and examines the home you’re thinking of purchasing and makes note of the conditions, problems, and safety issues of the building. An important addition to consider for real estate inspections is an examination of the property’s septic system. This service that we offer here at Southeastern Septic LLC will provide you with a peace of mind and the assurance that you aren’t walking into a purchase with potential septic issues.
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When it’s Time for Septic Tank Pumping

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandDecember 29th, 2021

When it’s Time for Septic Tank PumpingMost people flush or pour waste down the drain without a second thought. You might be like this, too. If you are, it’s important to understand what’s going on with your septic tank and when it’s time for septic tank pumping. There are several signs that indicate an issue with your septic tank, and it is essential to catch any issues before they develop into bigger problems.
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How Does Drain Cleaning Benefit Your Home?

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandDecember 29th, 2021

How Does Drain Cleaning Benefit Your Home?
If you’re a homeowner, you might be more concerned with your kitchen appliances, light fixtures, or flooring than your drains. You probably don’t often think about the series of piping and drainage systems that are hidden behind the walls of your home and underground, but we recommend checking your drains regularly, as there are many benefits that drain cleaning brings to your home.

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What Does Septic Tank Pumping Do?

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandDecember 22nd, 2021

What Does Septic Tank Pumping Do?
Has a gurgling sound around your bathroom been there so long that you’ve just gotten used to it? Does water have a hard time draining from your sinks, showers, or toilets? These are issues that shouldn’t be happening, and they could indicate a bigger problem concerning your septic system.

All the waste that’s built up in your septic tank has come from the drains in your home. Any time you flush or pour something down the sink, toilets, or showers, that waste meets together in the main pipe that connects to the septic tank. Luckily, there’s a solution if you’re having problems with your drains.

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