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Crystal River, FL | 352-628-0085

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Your septic system can provide you with long-term treatment of your home's water waste, if properly designed and maintained. Failing to keep up with routine maintenance of your septic system can lead to septic system failure, resulting in costly repairs or even the need for replacement. A system that is not working properly can contaminate groundwater, which can lead to contamination of your drinking water. Don't wait until your system is malfunctioning to take action!

Your septic system is your responsibility

Inspect your system every 3 years to avoid costly repairs

• Inspect your system every 3


• Pump your tank every 3-5 years

• Use water efficiently.

• Don't dispose of hazardous

  wastes in toilets or sinks.

• Care for your drain field-do not

  drive over to avoid damage.

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A typical septic system comprises four main components: a pipe from your home, a septic tank, a drain field, and the soil. Microbes in the soil remove most contaminants from wastewater before it reaches the groundwater. Wastewater exits the septic tank and is discharged into the drain field, where the wastewater is treated by the soil yet again. The soil provides microorganisms that break down and eliminating harmful bacteria and viruses.


You can avoid costly repairs by maintaining your septic system. We recommend having your septic system inspected every 3 years' by our professional team of septic system experts, as well as have your tank pumped every 2 - 3 years'  By using water efficiently and not disposing of non-biodegradable wastes in your toilets and sinks, you can extend the life and overall efficiency of your septic system. Do not flush items such as dental floss, feminine hygiene products, cat litter, paper towels, cigarette butts, cotton swabs or diapers. Also, flushing household chemicals such as gasoline, oil, antifreeze or pesticides may cause contamination of your wastewater that could possibly contaminate groundwater.


You should maintain your septic system with routine maintenance to save yourself money down the road! A failed septic system is an extremely frustrating and costly repair. A malfunctioning septic system or one that is unusable can lower your home's value. Routine septic system maintenance can also prevent the spread of infection and diseases through water resources. Nitrogen, phosphorus and bacteria are all common pollutants found in wastewater.

How does my septic system work? How do I maintain it?


Expert service and maintenance on your

septic system