Septic tanks are not as common as they used to be. But they still remain a good choice for many homeowners, especially those in rural areas. Since they are not as commonly used, you may not be as familiar with these systems. If you are looking to have a septic tank installed, you may have many questions. Here are four things you should know about septic tank installation.
- How to Prepare. The soil around the septic system needs to be permeable in order to treat and absorb liquid residue. It is required to have a test of the percolation of the soil before obtaining permits to install your septic system. When installing your septic tank, heavy equipment will be used to excavate the large space needed. This is important to keep in mind when scheduling and planning septic tank installation.
- Caring for Your System. It is important to regularly inspect your tank and the area around it. Maintaining your yard above your septic system is also vital. Doing these things will help you be aware of any problems that may occur and will help keep your system running smoothly. You will want to keep heavy objects off of the area around your system to prevent damage. We also suggest using water efficiently, as this will prevent your tank from filling up too quickly.
- Schedule Regular Inspections. During an inspection, we will check each part and ensure that your system is working correctly. Scheduling inspections is important to identify potential problems and repair them before they become more serious. We recommend inspections every three to five years.
If you are interested in a septic tank installation, give us a call at Tampa Bay Septic. We have the experience necessary to install your septic system and increase its lifespan with proper maintenance.