We Are the Septic Tank Service Experts In Jacksonville, FL
Darrell Crews Septic Tanks is a family owned and operated local septic tank and pumping company that has been in business since 2003.We believe in treating people fairly and honestly. Our goal is to pump your tank and gain a customer for life. No other company in Jacksonville, FL has the expertise for septic tank service like Darrell Crews! Whether you need septic tank pump out or a sump pump replacement, we have to covered!
Serving Duval County, Clay County, Baker County, Nassau County, St Johns, Mandarin and Julington Creek, Yulee, FL; Hilliard, FL; Callahan, FL and Fernandina Beach, FL areas.
Septic Tank Pump Out FAQs
The purpose of pumping out a septic tank is not to remove the water, but to remove the sludge, or solid waste, that builds up on the bottom of the tank over time. If not pumped out at regular intervals (the health department recommends every 3-5years,) the sludge could start seeping into the drain field causing thousands of dollars to repair or replace.
A septic tank is a water tight box made of concrete, fiberglass or plastic. The primary purpose of the septic tank is to separate solids from liquids and promote the breakdown of the solids by microorganisms naturally present in the waste water. Waste water from the home enters the tank. The tank should be designed to hold the waste water for a 3 day retention time for the bacteria to digest the waste water before it enters the absorption field. In the tank, solids settle to the bottom forming a layer of sludge that should be pumped out every 3-5 years.
The absorption field, or drain field, is the next treatment step in an onsite system. It is designed to receive clarified sewage from the septic tank and discharge it underground into the soil. The absorption field may be constructed of gravel, rock or other approved aggregate, chamber systems, gravel-less pipe, drip irrigation or other approved alternative products.