Lessons from Florida’s Failed Lift Stations

Florida’s diverse landscape and unique environmental conditions pose significant challenges to its wastewater management systems. Recent incidents of lift station failures across the state offer valuable lessons in understanding, preventing, and addressing these critical issues. By analyzing these failures, we can learn how to maintain efficient and safe sewage systems. The Underlying Causes of Lift […]

How Often Should a Florida Lift Station Get Inspected?

All lift stations and their components require regular maintenance and inspections. Florida does not have a uniform state-wide code for lift station inspections. Instead, each region enacts its own set of rules around lift station management. Generally, most Florida areas mandate a semi-annual inspection. However, ACE Septic & Waste recommends quarterly inspections as a proactive […]

Four Common Lift Station Issues and Solutions

Lift station maintenance is complex, but at ACE Septic & Waste, we love teaching our customers about these vital systems. Lift stations are commonly used for efficient wastewater management across Florida but, like all machinery, require regular maintenance. Recognizing and addressing issues quickly is essential for uninterrupted service. This article covers several common lift station […]

What to Look for in a Lift Station Vendor

When managing a lift station, whether you’re a property manager, business owner, or responsible for municipal wastewater management, selecting the right vendor is invaluable. A reliable lift station not only ensures uninterrupted operations but also prevents costly repairs, fines, and loss of revenue. From Tampa Bay to Central Florida, ACE Septic & Waste stands out […]

What Not to Flush in a Septic Tank

Your septic system plays an important role in managing wastewater from your home. Understanding what not to flush into your septic tank is essential for smooth operation. While it might seem convenient to treat your toilet like a garbage bin, doing so can lead to costly repairs and harmful environmental consequences. In this article, we’ll […]

How Long Does a Septic System Last?

For homes not connected to a municipal sewer system, a septic tank is a vital element that efficiently manages all the wastewater from your drains and toilets. Given the substantial initial investment required for a septic system, it’s essential to maximize its lifespan. In this blog, we will consider the factors that influence the longevity […]

Baffled vs. Non-Baffled Septic Tanks

If you’re a septic system owner, you may have heard about baffles and their significance in your tank. Septic tank baffles play an important role in the functionality and longevity of your system. In this blog post, we’ll explore baffled vs. non-baffled septic tanks, understanding the purpose of baffles and why they matter in your […]

How High Should the Water Be in My Septic Tank?

When it comes to maintaining your home’s septic system, understanding the water level in your septic tank is essential. Suppose you ask yourself how much water should be in your septic tank. In that case, this guide will explore the factors affecting septic tank water levels, including how much water a septic tank can handle […]

Understanding Your Septic System Type for Proper Maintenance

Types of Septic Systems Determining the specific type of septic tank and system you have is essential for proper maintenance and troubleshooting. By understanding the type of septic system you have, you can ensure that you take the necessary steps to a functional system. Various types of septic systems are available, each with unique features […]

The Importance of Sand in Septic Systems

An exposed drain field on top of septic sand used for filtering wastewater.

When it comes to septic system repair and maintenance, one of the most critical elements is septic-approved sand. Septic-approved sand plays a pivotal role in ensuring the stability and functionality of septic systems, especially in a region like Florida, where high groundwater levels and fluctuating water tables present unique challenges. In this article, we’ll discuss […]