Things You Must Consider as You Install Your New Septic Tank

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Residential and commercial properties that aren't connected to the public sewer treatment system must have septic tanks. These tanks are designed to collect and treat wastewater, hence keeping the entire property clean for years. However, septic tank installations aren't always easy. You have to make decisions regarding the septic system design and tank size and determine the right drain field size. These aren't tasks you can handle on your own unless you are a pro in the industry. Fortunately, many contractors specialise in septic tank installations, and you can hire one to handle the job on your behalf.

Below are factors you should consider even after you hire a professional to install your new septic system.

Size

Before installing a septic tank, it's crucial to determine its size. You want to make sure that the sewage system you install can meet your requirements and serve its purpose for many years to come. Size usually covers the dimensions of the septic tank as well as the drain field. Generally, the system needs to be large enough to handle your daily wastewater production even if your needs increase slightly over the years. Be sure to work with your contractor to determine your needs and then follow their recommendations. After all, they have installed many tanks and will guide you accordingly.

Access

From time to time, your septic tank will need to be inspected or maintained by a professional to ensure it functions optimally. For this reason, it crucial to ensure the sewer lines, drain field and septic tank can be accessed easily. This way, the inspectors and repair experts will have an easier time whenever they need to examine or repair the drain system and septic tank.

Location

Another essential factor that must be considered is the area where the septic tank will be installed. This area should be free of bushes and trees — if you don't have such a space, you may need to clear or remove the trees on your compound. This is because their roots can cause damages to the pipe system and leach field over time, leading to costly repairs.

As you pick the location, it's crucial to consider the terrain, too, as it determines how issues like runoff water and flooding will be handled once it rains heavily. An ideal terrain needs to be flat, and a bit raised instead of being sloppy. Flat surfaces also promote the effectiveness of the drain field since it will be easier to dispose of the treated water.

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