If the condition of the soil in your home is not the ideal one, then installing a septic system will really be challenging. This is a challenge for those who have waterfront properties. The efficiency in treating wastewater will not be good and your system can increase in harmful bacteria that are able to enter it. It is very important that you understand what you are doing when installing a septic system. You should hire the services of a licensed professional to do the installation for you.
If you are going to install a septic system, make sure that you get the necessary permits and guidelines from your municipal office. You need to have the right sized tank. You should get a tank that corresponds to the number of people in your household. You should seek the assistance of a home inspector when measuring the size of the tank for your property.
Next, you decide on what type of tank you want. The most common choice is concrete. Also increasing in its popularity are plastic tanks. Compared to concrete tanks, plastic tanks are easier to handle, lighter, and don’t break down over time as fast.
Next is to find a place where you will put your septic tank. The best person to be able to measure that distance required from your home, property lines, etc., is a home inspector. You also need to have a field bed. IN this field bed, waste water is filtered. The size of the field bad and the size of the septic has to correspond. It is important that proper soil or sand is on your field bed. If it important to get proper construction permits so that your efforts are not wasted.
It is important that professionals come to your property to dig the hole for the septic tank. You then lower the septic tank into the hole. The septic tank has to be level so bits of rock or gravel should be shoveled in to firm the base into place. The field bed has to be dug out to the specifications established by the inspector.
Then the PVC pipes are laid out that will connect your home plumbing system to the septic tank. Tight connects will prevent the pipes from leaking. When the system is connected and fully sealed, you should test your work by flushing the toilet to see if there are any signs of leaks.
Even if you will cover your septic tank and pipes with soil, there has to be an uncovered hatch so that there is access for water and maintenance. The tank should be filled with water according to the manufacturer of the septic tank. Do not fill up the septic tank so that it will not burst.
Only an experienced person can install a septic tank. Professional installation should be done for your septic tank.