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.

When it comes to septic system installation in Southwest Florida, it’s important to get soil testing completed to ensure that your soil can properly filter the effluent that will be filtered through it via your drainfield. Soil testing in Florida is done prior to permitting to ensure that your soil is properly suited for optimal drainage. The soil that surrounds your drainfield supplies the final purification and disposal of the septic tank effluent.

When tree roots start going into your drainfield it can cause serious issues with backups, poor drainage and even require repairs. While there are a number of things you can do to prevent tree and plant roots from infiltrating your drainfield – you also need to know what signs to look for. Here are a few symptoms that are indicators that tree roots have grown into your drainfield:

Your septic system installation was a costly investment. With most new systems costing between $5,000 and $10,000, protecting that investment is crucial. Poor septic system maintenance, overloading your system, and parking cars on your drainfield are just a few things that can cause drainfield failure. But an issue that you may not consider frequently is tree roots. As the trees on your property age and grow, their root systems become extremely complex and can even interfere with your drainfield if the tree is planted to close to your drainfield.

When it comes your septic system, you may not know much beyond how often it needs to be pumped out and inspected. However, understanding the components of a septic system and how that system functions will allow you to better troubleshoot your system. It will also help you understand why issues are occurring (or recurring) and how you can adjust your lifestyle to ensure that you don’t overload or break your septic system. Here is a basic rundown of the components of a septic system and how it all works together to process your wastewater.

Your septic system is a large investment. Proper septic system installation costs several thousand dollars. For this reason, it’s important not only to pumpout your system regularly, but also to make sure that your drainfield can function optimally. When your drainfield is failing, your tank will need to be pumped more often. If you’re experiencing issues with your drainfield, here are the most common causes for the drainfield failure:

In honor of the EPA’s SepticSmart week, and in everything we do, we make homeowner education a priority. We want you to understand the facts about your septic system, smart water use, and what can cause issues with your tank and drainfield. While you can find a wealth of articles and resources on our website and the Crews Environmental blog, we wanted to make sure that you knew some of the less popular septic system facts.

When too much wastewater has been flushed into your drainfield, this can stress your system and cause backups. If you’re worried about stress on your septic system, here are a few tips to help you be proactive about making sure you’re not overloading your system.

When you’re purchasing a new home, the last thing on your mind is how your waste will be processed. A septic system is a very natural way to process waste and when combined with a functional well is much more cost effective than city water and sewer. Here are a few tips for homebuyers considering homes with septic systems.

Make sure that reputable and licensed contractors are doing the job. While we’ve already done a run through of tips for getting septic installation proposals, these concepts can be applied to any aspect of the proposal process for any number of contractors.

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