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"They called when they were on their way ( as they said they would do )they pumped out the tank replaced the dirt and left things in order My plumber said it was" a good price Normal price was $225 weekend was only $25 additional

-Jean N.

"I bought a house that was built in 1955. Within two weeks the toilets weren't flushing and I looked on Angie's List for a septic company to have the tank" pumped.
Champion came out within 12 hours of initial contact. He informed me that my tank was full, the tank wasn't big enough, and the drain field was shot. I asked him for an estimate to do all the work. He then offered that this was a huge investment and that I should contact some of his competitors for opinions and estimates. He gave me the names of the "three best"! The three gave me the same opinions however, the estimates were many thousands of dollars higher. While waiting for the permit to come through, my tank had to be pumped 4 times.
came on a regular basis and offered to charge me at a discount because we were waiting.
did a wonderful job! He was courteous, fair, and a gentleman. His equipment (trucks) are always clean, he works hard to maintain the property during the process. He never left a mess! I recommend this company to anyone! He is so honest, fair, and accomodating.

-Katherine M.

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How to maintain a septic system

A highly rated Angie's List service provider describes how to properly maintain your septic system and drain field. Here are five tips to help.

Septic systems

Septic systems are commonly used in rural areas and sometimes in areas not served by a municipal sewage system. Septic systems absorb household sewage and distribute the liquid waste into a designated leach field where natural processes can reclaim it. However, solid wastes and grease must be pumped out of the septic system periodically.

For top performance, you want the landscaping over your septic system to promote drainage and prevent erosion. Grass is ideal for this purpose. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Tracy F. of Dayton, Ohio)
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Living a little more lightly is not only good for our planet … it can help your septic tank to function better

Just as your car requires regular maintenance, your septic system needs maintenance on a regular schedule as well, says Mills. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Diana N. of Chicago)
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Not thinking about your septic tank could lead to a breakdown at the worst possible time. Learn some basic septic system maintenance tips to avoid problems.

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Knox Septic Sewer Service employee Chad Pitcock mixes  quickcrete to stabilize the connection from the septic tank and the outlet line, which leads to the distribution box. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)
Septic Tank, Wells & Pumps

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In almost all areas, you have to get a permit from the county or city to rebuild a septic tank or leach field - permit cost typically $150-600, though can reach $2000 in some areas for a new installation. The reason is they will then come out and inspect the installation and review the test results from the civil engineer, from whom a design and soil percolation test and construction inspection report will be required before they issue an operating permit.

If you have a question on the process, the county or city most likely has a permit requirements info sheet on their website describing the process and requirements - googel your locale name combined with a search phrase like this - leach field test

The real reason a permit is required is to be sure an engineer designs the field, that the leach field is designed to match the existing soil conditions, and that it is built to the design so hopefully it will neither break through to the surface, contaminate the groundwater, nor contaminate nearby wells or waterways, thereby creating a public nuisance and health hazard.

The reason for the initial presale infiltration capacity test you had done is to provide some assurance to the buyer that the system is likely to work as needed, at least for the forseeable future, and is based on the number of bedrooms and sometimes number of bathrooms in the house as the basis for estimating the "load" the system is likely to see. There are different tests in different locales - some use a minimal criteria of 3 or 4 gpm flow for 20 minutes, other use the more common design guide of 150gpd (gallons per day) per bedroom in the house- some prorated for a 1 hour period, some far more strict by requiring a 24 hour test. 300 gallons in 45 minutes is an extremely stringent criteria - I would check with the buyilding department that this is right, because this adds up to a rate of 9600 gallon sper day - of about 64 bedrooms worth of capacity ! I am sure I have never ever seen that strict a criteria for a residential (as opposed to resort/ hotel/ commercial) septic system, so I would check that the tester did not somewhere add a zero to the volume to be pumped or something.

Also, returning water is not a viable basis for failing the test - the proper way to conduct a test is to pump the specified amount of water, and verify that the water level at the discharge pipe has returned to the original level by the end of the specified time - usually to the invert (bottom) of the pipe, but generally a conditional or "warning" approval will be given to one that does not raise the water table above the top of the 4" discharge pipe during the test time. You might discuss this with the civil engineer before going ahead with a new leach field construction - to me it sounds like the test may have been rigged to fail,, because in-service leach fields would not take 300 gallons of water without raising the water level to the top of the pipe for a period, even though they could take that flow for an extended period ot time.


I would guess that the wrong term was used to describe your problem. What was probably meant was that the leach field was saturated. This is to say that the soil around your leach field is saturated with solids from the septic tank and you may have to have it replaced. If you do not have the tank pumped often enough this can happen as well as just aging of the system. Many people ignore the septic till there is a problem do to out of sight out of mind or the false belief they are saving money. If you have a large family you may have to have the tank pumped every 2 or three years. Some of the towns around here have passed laws to that effect to avoid such problems.



There should be no growth other than grass on your leach field - for brush, bushes or trees use the kill-all Roundup herbicide to kill off the entire plant. For roots intruding from outside the leach field, use a root killer like RootX once or twice a year - I would do two treatments a month apart initially if you have root problems. Unfortunately, just killing the roots is not going to solve the problem you currently have, because they decay extremely slowly or not at all in a leach field due to the saturated and greasy conditions - they are almost embalmed in the sludge. If you have a significant problem, you may have to kill them, then get them routed out. This can be a $500-1000 job depending on how your field is designed and how accessible the inlets of the field distribution pipes are.

Septic Tank Maintenance reviews in Jacksonville


Came out as promised, quick job, double checked the work, cleaned up the property. very friendly and helpful. recommend.
- Joachim G.

I called
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after getting a $5,000 quote from another septic tank company to replace the drain field.
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Champion went out the the property and noticed the municipal sewer line was nearby and advised the "right" thing to do was to switch from septic tank to sewer. I appreciated his honesty because he would obviously have no more septic tank business from me after he completed this job.
He pulled the necessary permits which took a few weeks and kept me informed of the progress. My house is a rental property, and during the time span of this project the tenant abandoned the property.
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closed some windows that were left open and had some trash removed from the back yard. That was appreciated as i live several hundred miles away.
The work was performed excellently and in a timely manner.
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was always available for questions and was very honest and professional. I highly recommend
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- Don T.

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has told us so many times he would take care of this. HE NEVER HAS. We have been having to get our septic pumped out ...900
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tank ...EVERY TWO WEEKS. Even though it is clear that he organized and hired the contracter to replace drain filled he continued to tell us he is taking care of it but he never did. THAT IS NOT HONESTY. We have paid to have the tank pumped out twice in four weeks and he never offered to pay for either OR HAVE
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OR HIS OWN COMPANY TRINITY SEPTIC DO THE JOB FOR US FOR FREE. In fact HE sent another company but made us pay. We have had to rent a Port-a-potty that resides in our back yard. We wash our dishes out front of the house. We only RINSE our washing so we do not use two cycles while doing laundry.
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has run from us in every possible way. He is so sweet on the phone and gives you a feeling that he will take care of it. Even SAYS HE WILL TAKE CARE OF IT. HE NEVER DOES. NOT HONEST This company is not to be trusted. WARNING
- Renee J.

I would definitely hire them again. The driver was courteous and slow when backing into my driveway (we have lots of trees). He completed the process in about 40 minutes, answered all my questions and gave me $10 off for having my husband dig up the pad opening.
- Susan L.

I had my house totally re-piped by a plumbing company (Eagerton) in August. Since I had all new pipes and it had been 3 years since I had the septic tank pumped by
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, I called them back out to pump so I would be good for awhile. They came out in September to do the pump out. Within just a couple of weeks there was a significant problem.. There was a foul-smelling puddle of water over the entrance to the septic tank and it flowed all the way back to the house. I called Crews Septic to have them re-evaluate since they were the last ones to have their hands on the septic tank. The guy poked around in the water with his bare hands (even wiping his hands on the grass and then lighting a cigar!) and said he knew he had put it back together right and that it was not sewage that I was seeing but
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runoff. Sorry to disagree but
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runoff does not smell like sewage and breed maggots. So then I thought perhaps the plumbers had not hooked something up right so called them to come re-evaluate. They said it was not a plumbing issue but definitely a septic issue. I ended up calling ANOTHER septic company to evaluate. Had to pay them for a second pump-out only to be told it was probably an air bubble and if the issue did not resolve they would have to take a look at the drain field. After the second pump-out, the issue resolved.
- Rebecca W.

I called
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on November 11, 2014.
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came out the next day, November 12th to gave me an estimate. Then a couple of days later he began work on the septic system. He made arrangements for Crews Septic company to come out and pump out the septic tanks. Which they did an excellent job. Then the weather didn't co-operate and it rained a couple of days, but
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always kept me informed on when he would be there and what was going on. Work went on for approximately nine days. He always let me know what was taking place. I thought the backyard would never be the same. When
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was finished it look fantastic. I was really pleased with the job he had done. I would definitely use this company again for any of my plumbing needs. Excellent job,
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- Jane K.

When I contacted the provider about doing the job, as part of a pre-purchase exam of the property, he told me he could write an estimate about the condition of the septic, and how much it would cost to bring the septic up to code. He ended up charging me almost twice as much as originally agreed, for a small amount of work, and then told me that he could not tell me how much it would cost to bring the system up to code - but this was only after he charged me an additional $300. Avoid!
- Diane D.

I had just purchased a property with well and septic. I contacted another provider to pump out and inspect my septic system since I wanted to be proactive if there were any issues.
The other provider told me that the septic tank had collapsed and they were uncertain what the health department would allow in terms of replacement (if at all)....More /> I contacted
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& Sons based on recommendations from coworkers, several had used them in the past. They came out and determined that the "collapsed septic system" was actually a french drain. They located my septic tank inspected it and determined that a pump out wasn't required, thereby reducing the charge for their visit.
They were pleasant to work with and sympathetic to the issue I encountered. I've since been singing their praises to the folks I work with. I've also learned that they do well work so they are coming out next week to help me with my well issues.
Thanks so much OE
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- you were a life saver.

- Michael M.

All Septic Tank Services in Jacksonville

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911 Restoration Orange County

520 Main Street, Windermere, FL

A A Septic Pumping Inc

8300 W Beaver St


PO BOX 47181

Acme Septic Tank Co Inc

638 Carlton St

adam ant fill and clearing

7332 shindler dr #4


PO BOX 49225
Jacksonville Beach





American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd



ASAP Plumbing

PO Box 48070

B & G Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning

2232 Corporate Square Blvd

Blocker Septic

85417 Joann Rd


Saint Augustine

C.J. Bass Plumbing Inc.

68053 Corning Ct.



Champion Septic

PO Box 141


Green Cove Springs

Clay County Master Plumbing LLC

449 Arthur Moore Dr
Green Cove Springs


1478 3RD ST S
Jacksonville Beach





Englewood Well and Pump Co Inc

1303 Hickman Rd

Extreme Plumbing

8620 Blarney Stone Ct

Florida Pump Service Inc.

192 Industrial Loop S
Orange Park

Gable & Mackey LLC

PO Box 380085

Hessco Innovations

7749 Normandy Blvd

J.L. Smith Septic Tank Services LLC

1933 Witten Rd S

Jacksonville Plumbers

841 Prudential Dr

Jaxhandyman Warranty/Service & Repair Corp.

2557 Horseshoe Bend Rd

Magic Rooter Services

5924 Hwy Ave


8892 Normandy Blvd


Saint Augustine

Mr. Rooter of Jacksonville

1876 Everlee Road

O E Smith & Sons Inc

11749 New Kings Rd



Pipe Works Plumbing LLC

8340 Thornton Ct


PO BOX 1000
Glen Saint Mary

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

2028 W 21st St

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

1960 US 1 S
Saint Augustine

St. Johns Precast Inc.

2825 Industry Center Road
Saint Augustine



The Malle Company

5425 Riverwood Rd. North
Saint Augustine

Tier 1 Construction

13245 Atlantic Blvd

Tillman Building Services

108 Halsema Rd N

Tillman Septic Pumping Inc

108 Halsema Rd N

Tillman Septic Services

108 Halsema Rd
Fernandina Beach



Triple S Plumbing Inc

987 SE State Rd 100
Keystone Heights

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