Mathis & Sons Septic Blog, Orlando, FL

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Grease Traps Help to Clear the FOG

Grease Traps Help to Clear the FOG

Do you know what a grease trap is? It’s not your local fast food chain, though the restaurant may actually have one. A grease trap is a plumbing device that helps to block the fats, oils, and greases (FOG) from entering into your sewage system. All waste water contains some amount of grease in it.(…)

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Who Ya Gonna Call? Plumber vs. Septic Contractor

Who Ya Gonna Call? Plumber vs. Septic Contractor

With some problems, it’s obvious who to call for help. With a broken car, you call a mechanic. Broken tooth, you call a dentist. Broken heart, you call Ben and Jerry’s. Sometimes though, it’s not that obvious. When you have a problem with something with your septic tank or pipes, who ya gonna call? A(…)

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“Green” Septic Cleaning

“Green” Septic Cleaning

Septic cleaning is necessary and important to keep your septic system flowing nicely. Drain field rejuvenation and mainline replacement can be very costly fixes to a septic system failure. Septic cleaning should be something you consider doing frequently, and it’s possible to do it “green.” Doing so is not only good for the environment, but(…)

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Be Nice to Your Septic Tank, and Your Septic Tank Will Be Nice to You

Be Nice to Your Septic Tank, and Your Septic Tank Will Be Nice to You

Septic tanks are relatively low-maintenance. There is not the constant worry of changing or updating the system or the need for continual cleaning, though a yearly inspection is a good idea. However low-maintenance septic systems may be, it is a good idea to monitor what goes into your system, and to be aware how your(…)

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Getting Rid of the Septage, Sludge & Scum from Your Septic Tank

Getting Rid of the Septage, Sludge & Scum from Your Septic Tank

Septic systems are usually pretty reliable. When something does go wrong, often there is just a blockage that is causing the problem. When water enters your septic tank, it is mixed with everything else icky that goes with it. All of this waste water mixed together is called septage. Once inside the tank, the more(…)

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Up Close and Personal with Your Septic Tank

Up Close and Personal with Your Septic Tank

About 1/3 of Americans use a septic system to treat the waste leaving their homes. This is the system of choice in rural areas where a sewer system would be too expensive to install, as the homes are spread too far apart. If your home has one, do you know where it is located? And(…)

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Septic Pumping: Get it Done Before it “Hits the Fan”

Septic Pumping: Get it Done Before it “Hits the Fan”

There’s nothing worse than having your toilet overflow and not being able to shut off the water and find a plunger fast enough… Except maybe having your septic tank overflow and having to pay thousands for the damage it caused. As with most things, a little extra attention to detail and regular and consistent maintenance(…)

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Our New Website is Live!

Our New Website is Live!

We’ve been working on a new site for the last month, and we’re pleased to say it’s finally live! What do you think of it?

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