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1. A-1 Septic Tank Service

Jacksonville, FL 32257

(800) 397-6226
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A1 Septic Service

2. A1 Septic Service

7300 Imeson RdJacksonville, FL 32219

(904) 764-6600

From Business: With nearly a century of collective experience behind us we are striving to provide the best, fastest and most affordable Septic pumping, Septic System Constructi…

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3. A-1 Waste Management

7300 Imeson RdJacksonville, FL 32219

(904) 786-6700
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4. A A Septic Tank Service

BBB Rating: A+

8300 W Beaver StJacksonville, FL 32220

(904) 732-1843
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5. Huff Septic Tank Service

11749 New Kings RdJacksonville, FL 32219

(904) 765-0888
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6. Tom Hunter Septic Tank Service

13033 Lanier RdJacksonville, FL 32226

(904) 757-7319

From Business: Tom Hunter's septic tank company is one of the most trusted names in and around Jacksonville FL when it comes to septic service. Established a long time ago with …

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8. Superior Septic Tank Service

696 Old Folkston RdKingsland, GA 31548

(912) 729-1719
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9. Farmer Septic Tank ServiceMOVED

613259 River RdCallahan, FL 32011

(904) 879-4701
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10. Williams Septic Tank

109 S College StMacclenny, FL 32063

(904) 259-4580
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11. Anderson Backhoe Service Inc

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BBB Rating: A+

5715 Cisco Dr WJacksonville, FL 32219

(904) 759-9084

They came out and figured out that I had holes in my septic tank . Instead of putting in a new system they worked to repair the holes with a type of…

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12. Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Water Cleanup

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2028 W 21st StJacksonville, FL 32209

(904) 396-4679

They showed up when scheduled and worked hard to get my problem solved. I've had no issues since. A job well done.

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Darley's Plumbing

13. Darley's Plumbing

(3)

4472 Phillips HwyJacksonville, FL 32207

(904) 727-1484

Owning an older house I've had three occassions to use Darley's Plumbing in the past year.Each time the service technician, Tim not only did an exce…

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Partridge Well Drilling Company, Inc.

15. Partridge Well Drilling Company, Inc.

BBB Rating: A+

4744 Collins RdJacksonville, FL 32244

(904) 269-1333

From Business: Partridge Well Drilling (PWD) was established in 1892. At that time drilling rigs had masts that were made of wood. They were assembled and dissembled for each jo…

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16. David Gray Plumbing Inc.

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BBB Rating: A+

6491 Powers AveJacksonville, FL 32217

(904) 724-7211

After having a number of people trying to discover where my continual leak outside was , Kevin with David Gray not only found the leak,determined th…

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17. Affordable Plumbing Co

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BBB Rating: A+

4565 Saint Augustine RdJacksonville, FL 32207

(904) 288-9003

Have used Affordable Pluming since they started the business in 1999, They do an excellence job . Ronald Hersey Southside

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18. Touchton Plumbing Contractors Inc

BBB Rating: A+

416 Ryan AveJacksonville, FL 32254

(904) 389-9299
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19. United Site Services of Jacksonville FL

11574 Philips HwyJacksonville, FL 32256

(800) 864-5387

From Business: United Site Services is the trusted local source for portable restrooms, restroom trailers, temporary fences and other site services. Make your project more produ…

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20. Lake Forest Service Center

802 Parker StJacksonville, FL 32206

(904) 765-3913
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21. ASAP Septic Svc

5508 Wilmin WayJacksonville, FL 32207

(904) 264-6444
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22. Darley's Plumbing, Inc.

BBB Rating: A+

4472 Phillips PlJacksonville, FL 32207

(904) 727-1484
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23. JAKE THE SNAKE PLUMBING SERVICES

1379 Griflet Rdjacksonville, FL 32211

(904) 723-4375
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24. Budget Rooter Sewer & Drain Stoppage Service

BBB Rating: A+

7052 103rd StJacksonville, FL 32210

(904) 423-1268
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25. Metro Rooter

BBB Rating: A+

8892 Normandy BlvdJacksonville, FL 32221

(904) 695-1911

From Business: plumbing, drain cleaning, re-pips, slab leaks, water heaters, showerpans, fixture upgrades, back flow testing,vac-con work, water testing, lift stations, pumps & …

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26. A To Z Plumbing

3924 Beach BlvdJacksonville, FL 32207

(904) 390-0907
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27. AA Septic Services Inc

7033 Commonwealth AveJacksonville, FL 32220

(904) 527-3732
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Accurate Utility Services Inc

28. Accurate Utility Services Inc

3060 Leon Rd Ste 105Jacksonville, FL 32246

(904) 564-5088
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29. Master Plumbing

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5514 Burdette RdJacksonville, FL 32211

(904) 744-9138

Fantastic! Had 3 other plumbing companies out to my home, and all were OK but didn't really address the bigger issue and figure everything out. Thi…

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30. Triple S Plumbing Co - CLOSED

4533 Sunbeam RdJacksonville, FL 32257

(904) 731-2478
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Helpful Reviews 
BVD Septic, LLC
John C. rated

These guys just replaced my neighbors drain field. In the process the dumped dirt in my front yard without permission. I asked them to remove it and was assured they would leave it like they found it. Later that day they had removed most of it. When they returned a few days later they actually had a dump truck, dump a full load back into my front yard in the exact same spot. When asked why they dumped it there I was told they had no other place to dump it which isn't true considering next to my house is an empty lot and an vacant home on the other side of me. I explained to them that where they are putting this dirt is going to cause drainage issues and They told me they will move it. When they left that day they had removed about 85%, the problem is what they left behind in my yard and on the street now blocks my yard and the street from draining properly and causes water to stand in my yard. I contacted the company and the lady that answered apologized and said they would fix it immediately, she told me to text her the address and a few pictures. After a few days of nothing I called again and got no answer, but the owner called me back and told me what he seen in the pictures didn't look that bad but he would send something out to fix it. That was 3 weeks ago and nothing has been done. After looking into this company they have multiple complaints against them with the BBB and the fact that the owner gave me his word he would fix my yard and hasn't should give you enough reason to not hire them

O E Smith's Sons
David B. rated

Wonderful company to work with, I got an inspection and pumpout. The crew was knowledgeable and friendly and the office staff answered all my questions before and after the service. Would highly recommend them.

Tillman Septic Pumping
Thomas D. rated

Tillman employees seemed to know what they were doing, that is not the issue. The problem is timeliness, I had an appointment scheduled from 1 - 5 today. They finally called about 730 saying they were on the way. Once they got here they took care of business, but while they were covering the tank one said that they do accept TIPS! This turned me off completely. Because of that I would never recommend them.

Gable & Mackey
karey.anderson.9 rated
Never Again

Service Men were very rude and disrespectful dug up my yard and left it like that. Don't waste your money

Jax Plumbing & Septic Tank Inc
Robin S. rated

The owner was the NICEST guy I could've met!!! He was very knowledgeable about septic systems. After calling around they were the fastest AND the cheapest price. Honestly even if they weren't, I would still use them every time now bc of how friendly everyone I dealt with was.

O E Smith's Sons
Jeff E. rated

The rate was lower than most and the inspection seemed to be okay. However, I had to call the office 5+ times to receive the report. Each time I called I was told they would call back with info ASAP...this never happened. If I had not repeatedly asked for my paid for information I'm not sure it would have made it. Would not recommend this company based on how they communicate with their customers.

O E Smith's Sons
Brandy C. rated

OE Smith's Sons is such a wonderful company! They were polite, efficient and handled my job with professionalism. I would highly recommend OE Smith's Sons for your well or septic tank work. This is a 5 star company all the way!

A A Septic Tank Pumping
Sandra P. rated

I really don't know what to say, The first time they were here they cracked the lid to my septic. Now 3 years later I have had to call them to pump my tank. Had an appointment for Saturday after 12 they never showed or called . We called them several time on Sunday and no call back. We will not ever use them again or recommend them ever.

Did You Know?

If you're like most people, you don't give another thought to the water that goes down the drain after washing dishes, taking a shower, or flushing the toilet. But, if you are one of the many homeowners who rely on a septic tank to dispose of your wastewater, it would be smart to give your septic system some attention every so often.

There are four main parts to your septic system:

  • A pipe from your home to the septic tank
  • The septic tank, which is where wastewater, sludge, and scum accumulate
  • The drain​ field, also known as the leech​ field, where wastewater is directed after going through the tank
  • Soil, which filters the wastewater and aids in removing bacteria and viruses from it

It's the homeowner's responsibility to make sure all four parts of your septic system are in working order. A failed septic system is costly to repair or replace, can lead to health hazards in your home and community, and may even lower property values in your neighborhood.

A Homeowner's Responsibilities

Every homeowner who uses a septic system needs to ensure it stays functional. There are three elements to maintaining the system:

  • Inspections
  • Pumping
  • Septic system failure prevention

Inspecting a Septic System

Inspections should be at least an annual task. Some systems may require more frequent inspections. A homeowner can perform these inspections on his or her own, but hiring a professional is recommended. Contractors who regularly work with these systems generally have a better idea of what to look for and can better identify problems.

To begin, locate your septic tank. If the entry point is buried and there is no map, start by looking at the direction of the outbound pipes in your basement. Follow the pipes' direction into your backyard to locate the tank. When you think you're close, insert a probe into the soil until you find the piping. Your inspector should come ready with an insulated probe to use.

You should only have to go through this process one time. Once you find the piping and the tank, sketch a map for future use. Doing so will not only benefit you and future contractors you hire, but also the next owner of the home.

When the tank is located, you or the contractor will have to dig to uncover the manhole cover to access the tank's interior. Next, test your household water systems to make sure the septic system is working properly. Flush the toilets, turn on the faucets, and run any appliances that use water, like the dishwasher or washing machine. If water drains noticeably slowly, there could be an issue in your septic system that needs immediate attention.

Once you've determined that the system is in good order, it's time to measure the sludge and scum levels. Sludge collects at the bottom of the tank and is comprised of solid wastes. Scum floats to the top of the tank and is comprised of fats and oils. Both enter the tank through the inlet tee baffle, or the pipe that directs outbound water from the home to the tank. On the opposite side of the tank is the outlet tee baffle, which directs treated water to a second compartment in the tank for further treatment, or to the drain​ field. This baffle is the marker to measure scum and sludge against.

Scum levels should be at least 3 inches above the bottom of the outlet tee baffle. Sludge levels should be no more than 1 foot below the bottom of the baffle. If either of these are closer to the bottom of the baffle than they should be, it's time to have the tank pumped.

Next, take a look at the drain​ field, tank walls, and pipes. Any cracks in the walls or pipes need to be addressed right away to prevent septic system failure. The drain​ field should not have any odd or foul smells, and the grass shouldn't be soggy or full of puddles. Uncommonly green grass is also a sign that the drain​ field isn't functioning properly.

Pumping

Pumping is usually necessary every three to five years, but it ultimately depends on the size of the tank, the number of people in the household, and the types of appliances that are used. For example, a family of six with a 1,000-gallon tank might pump every 1.5 years, but a family of three with the same size tank might pump closer to every four years. Additionally, garbage disposals fill up the septic tank more quickly and result in the need to pump more often.

A professional should always pump the tank. They will have the right equipment and expertise to know how to safely and effectively remove the sludge and scum from the tank. Additionally, the fumes that are emitted from the tank are noxious and can be dangerous if inhaled.

Always be present for the pumping process. Though the contractor will have the right education and experience to do this task properly, it's important that you oversee the project. The maintenance of your septic system is ultimately your responsibility, not the contractor's. When observing the contractor's work, make sure:

  • The contractor uses the correct point of entry - the manhole opening should be used, not the inspection ports.
  • All scum and sludge is removed - there is no reason to leave any behind.

Septic System Failure Prevention

While inspections are usually an annual task and pumping occurs two or three times per decade, prevention is something that must always be kept in mind.

Never flush or pour chemicals down the drain. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Drain openers
  • Paints
  • Household cleaning chemicals
  • Motor oils and fuels
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cooking oils and grease
  • Pesticides and herbicides

Introducing these substances to your septic system can cause damage to the tank or piping and contaminate the groundwater in your area.

Don't flush garbage down the toilet, including:

  • Diapers
  • Rags
  • Cleaning cloths
  • Dental floss
  • Sanitary napkins or tampons
  • Cat litter
  • Cigarettes

Practice water conservation to prevent flooding your system. Though your tank can handle many gallons of water, too much water at one time can overwork the system and cause solid waste to enter the drain​ field. Some tips for water conservation include:

  • Upgrade to low-flow faucets, toilets, and showerheads.
  • Use Energy​ Star appliances that are designed to use less water.
  • Don't let the water run excessively.

Preventing septic system failure also involves keeping the drain​ field clear. Never drive or park over the drain​ field, and don't allow livestock to walk over it. Heavy equipment should also be kept away from this area.

Common Septic System Problems

In general, a septic system is safe and easy to maintain, especially if you regularly inspect and pump it. However, there may come a time when you run into a problem that needs to be addressed quickly and correctly.

Clogs

Clogs or backups are usually caused by improper or too-infrequent pumping. Your tank is completely full, and solid waste is being forced through the outlet tee baffle and clogging it. Some signs that you have a clog include:

  • Wastewater backing up in your drains in your home
  • Foul odors in your home
  • Water draining slowly

To address this problem, call a professional to clean out your tank right away.

Broken Lines or Pipes

Broken elements of your septic system need to be addressed as soon as they are spotted. A number of factors can cause baffles, lines, and pipes to break or crack, including:

  • Digging in the wrong place
  • Sulfuric acid or rust deterioration
  • Tree-root infiltration

Using a special camera, a contractor should be able to locate the crack or leak and replace the part.

To prevent pipe damage, call 811 before you begin any project that would require you to dig. A professional can detect which areas you need to stay away from. Remember, there could be more than just your septic system beneath your land - wires and cables may also run through your property.

Prevent damage due to tree roots by periodically having a professional take a look at the trees nearby and assess their risk. Don't attempt to remedy the issue yourself using chemicals like copper sulfate or by cutting down the tree. A professional will know how to solve the problem for the long term and should be knowledgeable of any local environmental regulations regarding chemicals.

Health Hazards Associated with Septic Systems

When a septic system is working properly and is adequately maintained, harmful bacteria will be removed and won't affect the groundwater, people living in the home, or neighbors. However, a septic system failure comes with health risks that are best to avoid as much as possible.

Illnesses Caused by Failed Septic Systems

Nitrates normally get filtered out before wastewater reaches the drain​ field. However, if they are still mixed in with the water exiting the septic tank and make their way into drinking water, they can lead to an illness that affects infants. Methemoglobinemia, more commonly referred to as "blue baby syndrome," reduces infants' ability to move oxygen through their blood.

Other diseases that are associated with failed septic systems include:

  • Typhoid fever
  • Dysentery
  • Hepatitis

Water Pollution Caused by Failed Septic Systems

If your septic system is near a body of water, there is a chance that harmful bacteria and viruses from a failed septic system could spread farther than your property using the local waterways. Nutrients in the wastewater can cause algae to grow much faster than normal, blocking necessary sunlight from shining into the water to support other plant and animal life. Additionally, these plants will reduce oxygen levels in the water, leaving the environment less habitable for some animal life.

Too much algae and other plant life can also reduce the ability for people to use a body of water for recreational purposes. What's more, the bacteria and viruses included in the wastewater can also cause disease in the people swimming, boating, or fishing in the water. Fish and shellfish can also become contaminated, making them harmful to eat.

How to Choose a Septic Company

Your septic system is highly important to your home, and as such, it's vital to find a good company to help you with maintenance. Before hiring anyone, do some research into the company. Look online for reviews and testimonials. Also, ask your friends, family, or colleagues who have septic systems who they work with and why.

Program Benefits and Costs

Every contractor will offer different products and programs, even though they'll generally be able to accomplish the same tasks. Be sure to read the fine print and determine what services the company includes in their different programs.

These programs will also vary in cost between different contractors. In 2016, septic tank pumping and cleaning cost anywhere from $200 to $900, with most people spending about $375. Compare and contrast pricing as well as services covered by the program you choose.

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