Septic tank installation requires some planning and assessments before such a project can take place. For your own safety and for the functionality of the system itself, we require consultations for all of our septic tank installations prior to the project itself. One of our septic tank professionals will meet with you and survey your land before determining a safe place to put a new septic tank in the ground. We usually opt for more offset areas where the septic tank itself won’t become damaged or is prone to potential damage while in use.
To install a new septic tank, we’ll have to prepare the land before implanting it into the ground. This includes digging a hole and marking the area where the septic tank will go, then measuring the space and digging a hole deep enough for the septic tank to fit into. Once completed, we’ll then fit the septic tank into the space available, and ensure that it does not interfere with any other surrounding fixtures, pipes, or electrical lines that might be buried in the same area. Preparation is key to having a long-lasting septic tank system that won’t fail over time.
Installation of the septic tank itself also requires further inspection to avoid installing a septic tank in a place where it could be hit or damaged easily, or some place that would prevent us from easily cleaning it and removing scum appropriately. There are also adjacent pipelines that need to be attached and buried next to your septic tank, as the system itself is much more than just a hollow tank. There are filters that need to be fitted, and other code building standards that need to be met as well. These are all ensured with our installation standards when taking on a new septic tank installation project.
Testing your new septic system is one of the finishing steps that we take before completing a new septic tank installation project. Testing the septic tank so that it’s connected to the rest of your home and works to remove indoor waste through an outdoor pipe and storage system is the overall goal of a new septic tank. If these factors are not met or there are code violations that aren’t aligned with local standards, then our job is not yet complete! We test the functionality and overall safety of your new system, measure water levels, and help you understand what a functioning and safe septic tank system looks like in working order.
So, once your new septic tank has been securely installed and tested for use, we’ll bury it again in the original soil that it was dug from and ensure that it works from the inside of your home too. That means that when you flush a toilet or use any sort of plumbing pipe, the waste from inside is later filtered and deposited into the septic tank. If you’re wondering how often you need to have your septic tank pumped, it really depends on how quickly you fill the tank itself with scum. Your overall usage will equate to how frequently your tank should be pumped.