Getting a New Septic Tank? 4 Things You Need to Add to the Installation


If you need to have new septic tanks installed, you might think that's all you need. But, that's not necessarily the case. If you're going to have new septic tanks installed, you owe it to yourself to complete the package. That includes everything you need to create an efficient and effective septic system. Here are four add-ons you need to include when you have your septic tanks installed. 

Larger Tanks

If you're going to the expense of having new septic tanks installed in your yard, make sure you have the capacity you need. You might think small capacity tanks will work for your family. But, there may be times when you need more holding space. This is especially true during the summer, or during the holidays. Those are times when you may typically have more people in your home. Installing large capacity septic tanks in your yard will ensure you have the space you need when the household numbers increase. The larger tanks will also extend the time between routine service calls. 

Riser Caps

If you're investing in new septic tanks, think about future service needs. You've disturbed the landscaping to have the septic tanks installed. But, that doesn't mean you want to do that every time the tanks need to be pumped. You also don't want to go through the back-breaking effort to dig down to the covers each time you need to have your tanks pumped. Luckily, you can avoid the mess and the labor. When your tanks are installed, have riser caps installed at the same time. Riser caps extend above the ground, giving you easier access to the tank lids. 

Seepage Field

If you're going to connect your new septic tanks to the original seepage field, you might end up with unexpected problems. This is especially true if your seepage field has outlived its usefulness. Once your seepage field becomes saturated with water and coated with silt, it can't absorb water properly. Unfortunately, that can lead to soil saturation and sinkholes. It can also increase your risk of sewage backups. That's because your seepage field can't process the water properly. To avoid those problems, go beyond new septic tanks. Have a whole new septic system installed instead. 

Gray Water Lines

Finally, if you do a lot of laundry, have the septic company run grey water lines from your house. Greywater lines divert laundry water away from your septic tanks. The lines can be connected to your gardens, which allows you to use greywater for irrigation. Greywater lines help you to use less drinking water for your lawns, while also reducing the amount of water that flows through to your septic tanks.

Learn more about these additions by contacting septic system installation contractors. 

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I have never been one of those people who is overly worried about making every last thing in my home perfect, but after struggling for a long time with my plumbing system, I knew that I had to do something to make things right. I started thinking carefully about what I needed to do in order to protect my plumbing, and a family friend who did work as a plumber helped to give me a few tips. She started by explaining how to avoid clogs, and then worked towards making things right by repairing one system at a time. This blog is all about protecting your plumbing and avoiding unplanned expenses.

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