Blog features information on emergency pumpouts, septic tank installation, drain field repair, grease trap cleaning and other septic issues. Crews services in Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda and Naples.

septic tank additive

Avoid claims that are too good to be true Companies are offering all kinds of additives for an additional cost. At Crews Environmental, we believe no septic tank additive will work better than a septic tank’s natural function and use of healthy bacteria. Some thoughts on septic tank additives: Nothing beats maintenance. There is no…

Smart landscaping and routine maintenance can help the longevity of your septic system! Many people with septic systems know that routine maintenance combined with watching water usage and using safe chemicals help the overall health of the system. Sometimes it’s also a good reminder to check and make sure the landscaping around the drain field…

septic-safe cleaners

If you have a septic system, it’s important to know what cleaning products are safe to use. Is Borax safe to use in a home with a septic system? What about bleach? Using too many chemicals will affect the bacterial balance needed for a healthy septic tank. When the balance is off, problems arise. Systems…

In the nearly 40 years that we have been pumping, repairing, installing and inspecting septic systems, we have gained a lot of experience on the complex water quality issues in Southwest Florida. So often, poorly maintained septic systems are scapegoated as the core issue when in reality the situation is much more complex. From illegal…

Rainwater runoff from your home also goes through wastewater facilities. How can you help control the water quality in Southwest Florida so that you don’t impact wildlife? Here are just a few tips:

For many, many years I have been discussing municipal wastewater facilities, with a focus around water quality issues and how they discharge the wastewater once it is treated. The irony facing those that are complaining about the Lake Okeechobee discharges is that the DEP themselves allow the more than 2,000 permitted wastewater facilities in the state of Florida to dump partially treated wastewater (known as effluent) into our waterways and into the ground via deep well injection. More than 960 million gallons per day goes into our rivers, springs and into deep well injection that claim to be more environmentally friendly.

Crews Environmental has been doing septic system work in this area for more than 30 years. In that time we’ve learned a lot about what to do and what not to do. It’s important to us that our customers be educated on the process that we use to troubleshoot, diagnose, survey and plan new septic system installations or drainfield repairs. The process has been refined over the years and while it might be surprising to some, we do not give written septic system installation estimates without a permit from the Department of Health. This is for good reason and we’ll go into that reason in more detail in this blog.

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