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Earth Day is approaching and there are so many ways that you can improve how you take care of the planet by taking care of your septic system at the same time! This month, try taking the time to understand how you are currently maintaining your septic system and how you can develop new ways…

Are you pouring a lot of coffee grounds or soda down the drain at your restaurant or commercial property? A recent study by the Onsite Sewage Treatment Program at the University of Minnesota Water Resources Center wanted to find out if dumping a largequantity of soda and coffee into a septic system could have a…

Happy New Year! After the memories and merrymaking, it’s time for resolutions! When you think about making New Year’s resolutions related to health, think about your septic system. A healthy septic system can save you money in the long run by avoiding costly emergency repairs and keep your household running smoothly. In the new year,…

Christmas likely means more cooking, cleaning, and potentially even overnight guests. Before you deck the halls, think ahead about a holiday plan for your septic system and limiting water usage. If you overload your septic system, it won’t be able to properly treat wastewater. To avoid slow drains, foul smells, and backups at the worst…

Septic system tips for thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving comes a long list of last-minute “to do” items: shopping, decorating, and preparing food. Before you get festive, give thanks, and play turkey trivia, don’t forget to take a moment and consider your septic system maintenance. If you are having a gathering, whether it’s inside or outside, this is something you will be…

Do noises from the tank go “bump in the night” a bit too much? It might be time to give it some TLC. To keep your tank in tip-top condition as Halloween nears, here are 5 ways to be a good septic system owner: Call Crews Environmental to pump out the tank when needed (especially…

Be Septic Smart in September!

As a smart septic owner, you want to keep your septic system healthy and maintained. Proper use and maintenance of your septic system starts with a little knowledge.  Understanding your septic system and how to take care of it is the first step to better health. It also saves money and helps the environment. SepticSmart…

Keep your drain field from spreading viruses and germs

If you have too much water in your drain field, it could lead to a health hazard.  A good drain field for your septic system is always important, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more critical. Any septic system has a tank and a drain field, or soil that surrounds it. A septic…

More guests during the holidays usually mean more water usage — and that means more water that needs to be treated as wastewater. If you have a septic system, water usage is important to monitor. Not to worry, there are ways to conserve water while also prepping for some of the merriest celebrations of the…

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…

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