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Frequently Asked Questions About Septic Tank Systems
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
A home septic system is both low-tech and high-efficiency when properly maintained. The bacteria do the work and you just have to keep them happy. Here’s a collection of answers to our most often asked questions about septic tank systems:
• What is the average life expectancy of a septic tank system?
• What are the building code requirements for gray water reuse in Florida?
• What can I add to my septic tank to help it work better?
• Why do septic tank contractors want you to get rid of your kitchen disposal?
• How can I tell if a house is connected to a septic tank system or sewer?
• How can I locate my septic tank?
• Does a septic tank have to be re-certified if a house has been vacant for a while?
• How often should I pump out the septic tank?
• Should I call a plumber or septic tank contractor when my septic tank backs up into the house?
• Do I have to get a larger septic tank when I build a home addition?
• Where is the septic tank? Are you going to inspect it?
• Can a house have more than one septic tank?
• What is the difference between gray water and black water in the plumbing code?
• Is it alright to disconnect the washing machine drain from the septic tank and divert it to the ground in the yard?
• Does a home inspector check the septic tank system?
• Why would a house have a septic mound system?
• How much does a septic tank system inspection cost in Florida?
• Is it safe to plant a vegetable garden over a septic tank drainfield?
• Who pays for a septic tank system inspection?
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