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Septic Tank Care – Jacksonville, FL

Properly maintaining your septic tank system is the safest way to stop huge cleaning expenses or repair expenses in the future. However, knowing the best septic tank care practices can be confusing. We'll help you prevent frequent septic tank replacements! Call Darrell Crews Septic Tanks today for lift station cleaning, and we can help!

  • 1 Don't plant trees near the drain field area. The root will damage it and eventually clog it up.
  • 2 Don't drive or park over system.
  • 3 Never pour grease down the sink. High strength waste water will shorten the life span of your drainfield, and grease is a plumber's best friend. It will clog your pipes.
  • 4 Don't put sidewalks, sprinkler lines, phone lines, etc. over your tank. Someone will have to get in your tank one day.
  • 5 Septic tanks are not trash cans. Keep feminine hygiene products, condoms, dental floss, diapers, cigarette butts, coffee grounds, cat litter, pharmaceuticals, paint and household chemicals out of your septic system. All of these are bad on the bacteria balance and the ground water.
  • 6 If you have a garbage disposal, use it sparingly. Your tank will fill up faster and need to be pumped more often if you have a garbage disposal.
  • 7 Washing machines: Space out your washing during the week. Don't come in on Saturday and do 6 loads of washing. This can cause a back-up, and it is bad on your system.
  • 8 Fix any leaky toilet. Leaky toilets will overload your septic system causing your system to back up and potentially fail.
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