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Rated by
Michael M.
"I had arranged to meet with Champion at a home I had recently purchased. I wanted to make sure all major systems were in order so I could prioritize the work needed on the property." I was called by
approximately 20 minutes before our per-arranged meeting. He indicated that my well lid was cracked an it looked like the sidewall had caved in. This was devastating but since I was in a meeting I was unable to address the issue with him at that time. He indicated since they couldn't pump (for fear of the lid breaking) he would only charge me $125. I gave him my credit card information over the phone. I had 5 other providers for different services scheduled for approximately the same time. Once I had worked with them I gave
a call back. He was professional and sympathetic. He had grave concerns about my ability to get a septic system installed with the size of my property and the location of my well. After
' visit I spent some time running water and look at what he had indicated was my semi collapsed septic system... It just didn't make sense. If it was an open septic system it would seem like I should hear the water entering. I got down in the hole and looked into the open side - there was no moisture. Based on that and the fact that
had painted such a dire picture I decided I needed a second opinion. I contacted a company that was referred by a friend. They came out and initially came to the same conclusion as
. They explained that since the existing septic would need to be pumped prior to collapse that they might as well continue with the job. Upon removing a couple of inches of dirt they discovered something even more disturbing - there was no cement lid. The opening was covered by what appeared to be mostly wood and some cement. They quickly concluded that the partially collapsed structure was a french well. After some head scratching and searching they located the actual septic system on the far side of the property. After digging several feet they reached the lid which was intact, opened it up and determined that it was empty (property had been unoccupied for some time). As a result of
' diagnostic I put all work on the property on hold and incurred an additional expense to do the work I had requested of him. I contacted
and requested a refund - he did not feel it was warranted. If you know the location of your septic system and know that it is in good condition
may be the company for you for a
pump out. Otherwise I'd recommend you continue your
Rated by
Alan T.
"I made the mistake of not getting additional quotes and am now regretting it. My experience with
was sub-par. High pressure (sales) tactics to have additional" services performed. For example, I was initially told the sewer line from the house would need to be replaced within a year. That quickly changed to six months, then a month, then a possibly a week or two. Needless to say, the sewer line is fine nearly four months later. don't be tricked into anything, the plumbers work on commission. I was convinced to rebuild all three toilets, only to find out later that it would have been cheaper to simply have the toilets replaced. The stops installed in sinks have already broke. don't be tricked, the plumbers work on commission.
Rated by
Larry H.
"I purchased an older home on a lot with a large number of large trees. After a couple of years of irritation with the septic system I had
replace the septic" system.
did a complete and professional job. The price was more than I wanted, but then I didn't want to spent anything.
is on my vendor call list and I'll use
anytime that I think I have septic issues.

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Follow these five tips in order to maintain your septic system. (Image courtesy of FloHawks Plumbing)

How to maintain a septic system

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Cleaning a septic system needs to be done every couple of years.

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.

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Angie's Answers


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


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are professional and very helpful. We had major work done in April, 2013, by
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to replace dosing tank. Now, in June, 2014, the toilets made a bubbling noise and although my husband said, "Oh, it's probably nothing," I called
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. So glad I did.
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came out and switched out the bad pump. They honored the warranty and replaced the pump. Couldn't ask for better service.
Everytime I've called
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, everyone has been so nice and they have sent someone as soon as they could. The workers, like
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I will always call
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- Candace R.

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did an excellent job. He was honest about what was required and how much it would cost to get the job done. He was punctual and showed up on the promised start date. He did not start work for about 10 days after I gave him a deposit, but he explained in advance that he could not start the work until the city approved the permits. I had a very small area that was available for the drain field, but
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worked with the city to get a special exemption for the easement requirements.
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is a busy man - all the best people are. I had to wait a couple of days for an appointment when I first contacted him, but the wait was well worth it. He kept me apprised of any issues he ran into and worked to resolve the unexpected surprises beneath the soil. When the job was over, I had a slightly raised area that looks like the natural topography.
I definitely recommend him for any septic work you have.
- Laura M.

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was very thorough in explaining everything to expect, and ultimately came in on the low end of his estimate. He was extremely prompt, very professional, and attended to every detail to leave my property the way he found it. I'm very happy with the work he did, and have recommended him to several friends who are equally happy. Thank you for the excellent service!!
- Kathy D.

I contacted this company before for a similar issue. The tech called before arriving, arrived on time, and was able resolve the issue quickly. The only thing that I could see that could have been improved was a little more attention to clean-up after but given that I had been unsuccessfully trying to fix it myself first, I can't fault the tech for that. I have used this company on two previous occasions and have been very happy with the work that they do and the price is reasonable to the point where I am kicking myself for having tried to fix it myself rather then call them first and wasting the better part of a perfectly good Saturday. Highly recommended.
- sean K.

Very well. They called that they were on the way and arrived within the estimated time. Went right to work and were completely done in just over an hour. Very knowledgeable and made sure I understood the importance of having the tank pumped every 4 to 5 years to add to the life of the drain field. Will definitely use again.
- Barbara G.

We called on a weekend (Saturday) with the complete understanding that the work would not be completed until Monday. We were told by what i could only tell was an answering service that we would be in their queues for the work to be completed on the following Monday morning. I took time off from work to meet the truck for when it came. The appointment time came and went and when i called the office (2 hours after the appt time) , i was told that i was not on their list to have work done that day and that i would not be able to have the work done until the following day. i voiced my displeasure at having to take time off from work for nothing and that i would not take additional time for what i thought was their issue. i made arrangements with another vendor.
- Mike G.

Not honest in time it took to get permit, so 3 weeks later my tenants (6 people) were still w/o a septic system. later learned that the permit could have been obtained in 2 days, fired them, got a partial refund, hired another company to do the job; that company had the permit and completed the job w/in 4 days at a better price. Lesson learned.

- Lina I.

All Septic Tank Services in Jacksonville, FL

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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 Drive
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 N.
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 Road 100
Keystone Heights

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