Septic Systems

Septic Systems in Palm Bay and Surrounding Areas

Septic systems are reliable, as long as you follow some basic rules you can go many years without a problem. I’ve seen homes go 30+ years without a problem.

What Type system is yours: if you have a pump, a button or a light on your system it’s aerobic, see below. You can lookup your septic system here.

Traditional Septic systems: Pumping, Cleaning Filter, Repair or Rebuild. I suggest calling, Pence 321-723-6107 or Billy Curry Septic 321-725-2699.

  • Visit FL Gov to search for other contractors
    Brian Davis Septic is not recommended.

Aerobic Treatment Unit (ATU): Aerobic Systems require a county operation permit (about $150 for 2 years) and a service contract with one of the contractors below (about $200 per year). While this may sound expensive at first having city sewer cost about $18 a month base charge then you pay $5.26 per 1,000 gallons of drained water. In other words if you have city sewer you are paying for your city water use and your water drainage. There is no meter on the sewer, the city assumes the water you use is drained in the sewer. An average home uses 4,500 gallons per month so that would make just the city sewer cost about $500 per year (not counting city water consumption). A Aerobic Septic System would cost about $275 a year (that’s $200 for a service contract per year and $75 per year city permit).

Aerobic Service: You will need to know the name of your Aerobic System to find the correct service contractor. Check the paperwork or the top of your septic tank for manufacture markings.

Septic Rules:

  • Don’t use Bleach and harsh chemicals, at least not regularly. Not only is it bad for you and the environment it kills septic system  good bacteria. Instead use Hydrogen Peroxide or Vinegar to clean toilets and surfaces or get a septic safe cleaner, CLR.
  • Flush only toilet paper, not tissue or other papers or items.
  • Don’t pour grease down the drain, a little is ok.
  • obviously hard objects bones, coffee grounds, see how to care for a septic system