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FAQs

Q: I am interested in working with your company. Who do I contact?
A: Job opportunities will be posted in our employment area. For further information contact us at:  info@honc.com



Q: How can I tell if my septic system is failing?

A: Drainfield failure is usually indicated by either the backing up of sewage into the home, by surfacing effluent in the drainfield area, or by slow draining household fixtures.  When this occurs, the septic tank may need pumping or the drain field’s ability to handle the inflow may be decreasing.



Q: How can I prevent or delay drain field failures?

A: Sooner or later all drain field systems will fail. Because a drain field is basically an underground filter, eventually the filter will clog. The homeowner needs to be careful about the materials flushed into the septic tank. Some of the things to keep in mind are:

  • Reduce the amount of wastewater discharged into the system by changing use habits or utilizing water conservation devices.
  • Be careful of the types and amounts of harmful materials flushed into the tank. Materials such as oil, grease, fat, matches, cigarette butts, paper products, disposable diapers and sanitary napkins, should not be flushed into the septic tank.
  • Pump the septic tank regularly every 2 to 3 years.


Q: Will bleaches, drain cleaners and detergents harm the bacteria in the tank?

A: When used in normal quantities, household cleaning products should not have harmful effects. Pesticides, herbicides, paint, solvents or oils should not be disposed of in the septic system. Remember that bacteria is necessary for the proper function of the system. The less bacteria killing cleaners and chemicals going down you sink, the better for your septic.



Q: Do septic tank additives help?

A: Chemicals, yeasts, bacteria enzymes or other substances cannot eliminate or reduce the solids or scum in a septic tank so that periodic cleaning becomes unnecessary. Addition of chemicals is not recommended under normal circumstances. However, certain additives can be beneficial to the health of your system. Talk to us to find out more.



Q: I have an old house in Cape Coral that I am thinking about having torn down; but, I have no idea what it will cost. Can you tell me what to expect.

A: We really need to look at the building to give you a hard price for the job.  However, a standard Cape Coral house of concrete block construction, double garage with no pool should range between $6,000 and $8,000.  We take care of everything for you, from permitting to final inspection.  When your job is complete, you will have a graded and seeded lot remaining.



Q: I live in Cape Coral and the city is telling me I have to get rid of my septic and well, and hook up to city sewer and water. What do I need to do?

A: You have an impact fee to pay, and a short application to fill out.  The city office is located in NE Cape Coral.

  • Directions: Del Prado Blvd North to Pine Island Rd, West on Pine Island Rd to the first left (NE 15th Ave), Take a quick left into the office complex, and the City Utility office is in the rear of the complex.
  • The total fee is $7,235.  $6,700 is impact fee and the remaining is for the meter fees and septic abandonment permit.  You can pay it outright, or the city will let you finance the balance.
  • Let the representative know which Plumber will be doing the work for you (HONC).  Once you file for the permit, the city will install your meter.  This usually takes about a week.  Once the meter is in, Honc will do your abandonment and hookups.
  • We do the installation in one day; the inspector from the city approves the work the next day; and we cover the tranch and re-sod the following day.

Give us a call at 772-HONC if you have any questions, and thank you for your interest.



Q: How much to pump out my septic tank?

A: There are several sizes and types of septic systems.  You can generally expect to pay somewhere between $250 and $300.