SepticSmart Week: Why is my Septic System Backing Up?

As a septic pumping contractor in Southwest Florida, hands down the most common question we receive is – why is my septic system backing up? This is a simple, but simultaneously complicated answer: it’s usually because your septic tank is full. However, the cause behind the symptom of a full tank that is causing your […]

Can Composting Save your Septic System in Florida and the World?

Homeowners with septic systems boast much more autonomy than homeowners connected to centralized water and sewer. Septic systems are more efficient than municipal wastewater facilities, keep your water localized and recharge the underground aquifers. Septic tank ecosystems naturally break down microbes and bacteria in your waste, separating solid waste, and sending the partially treated effluent […]

Landscaping Dos and Don’ts for your Florida Septic System

When it comes to your septic system, you probably do a bit of diligence already in smart water use, avoiding putting harsh chemicals down your drain and flushing only septic-system-friendly toilet paper – but did you know that your landscaping and exterior elements can have a huge impact on your septic system as well? Everything […]

5 Proactive Steps for Septic System Maintenance in Florida

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For homeowners in Southwest Florida that are on a septic system, it’s critically important to the health of that system and the quality of your groundwater that it be properly maintained. A poorly maintained system will require costly repairs and need to be replaced more quickly than a well-maintained system. New construction septic systems in […]

What Governor Desantis Doesn’t Know Will Continue to Hurt our Waterways

If you’ve been following along the journey of our founder, Bob Himschoot, you probably know a little about our passion for water quality in Southwest Florida. His experience with wastewater management, the inner workings and legislation surrounding municipal wastewater treatment facilities and septic systems is unparalleled. His deep understanding of our water quality issues in […]

SWFL Realtors: Top Tips for Buyers When Purchasing a Septic System Listing

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Purchasing a new home can be overwhelming for a Southwest Florida home buyer, especially in today’s market. As a realtor you educate them throughout the process and make sure that they know exactly what they’re getting into. You guide them through inspections, setting realistic expectations, market conditions, and everything in between. As a realtor you […]

It’s Been Settled: Aging Public Wastewater Infrastructure Doesn’t Hold Up

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We’ve watched for years as septic systems have been publicly scapegoated for the polluting of our local waterways. Meanwhile, we’ve also witnessed the EPA permitting millions of gallons of effluent (that’s partially treated wastewater) to enter our waterways on an annual basis. We’ve explained the sustainability of septic systems for homeowners and why they’re a […]

The Story The Washington Post Won’t Tell You About Water Quality

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The Washington Post published a story about failing septic systems as a result of climate change and the impact on waterways across the nation, with a focus on Florida. While the article raises an important discussion on the maintenance of septic infrastructure to protect our waterways, it ignores a much bigger issue – who is […]

It’s Never too Late to Be Septic Smart!

Be Septic Smart in September!

When you have a septic system, it’s important to be septic smart to keep your system healthy and avoid expensive repairs. In honor of SepticSmart Week (Sept. 20-24), here are some tips from the EPA to stay septic smart.  Inspect Regularly You should have your septic system professionally inspected every 3-5 years or based on […]

Get Hooked on Composting Fish Waste

Summer is right around the corner! That means it’s finally time to go to your local lake or river or – even hop on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico – and have a relaxing fishing day. It’s always a great feeling when you catch a big fish and are able to take it […]