As a homeowner, one of the most important things you should have in your home is a properly functioning plumbing system. For residents in rural areas, this means having a septic system installed to ensure a working wastewater system in your home. Septic systems are often installed in the front lawn of your property, and though a necessary task, seeing this process unfold can be overwhelming, but also exciting!
In order to make sure your septic system has the smoothest installation, there are a few things that you, as the homeowner, should do to prepare to guarantee your septic system is running as efficiently as possible. Plus, taking the extra steps to prepare your installation will make sure there are no delays or problems along the way! Here are some of the best homeowner tips to prepare for a septic tank install:
Do Your Research. Before you even schedule your septic system installation, do your research so that you know exactly what to expect. This includes learning the different parts of the system, the cost of each part and of installation, and how to properly maintain the system. Depending on how your current system is doing, you may only need to update different parts of the system, and knowing how much each part costs will serve you well throughout the process. The cost of parts depends on how big of a tank you need, and what else you will need to be done, but the cost of an entire septic system installation can run anywhere from $6,750 to $23,470. That’s definitely something you’ll want to know!
Remove Your Old Septic System. Of course, before you install a new septic system, remove your old one! You should absolutely leave this to a professional company, but scheduling a removal ahead of time of your installation will make sure there is room for troubleshooting.
Easy Access. Site preparation is essential to making sure your installation goes as smoothly as possible. Leaving easy access to wherever your septic system will go is one of the best things you can do to prepare. Make sure the path is clear of any objects and debris, while you’re at it, you may want to find the plans for your old system for your technicians to look at.
Soil Test. Making sure the soil on your land is healthy enough to support a septic system is absolutely vital. Get a soil test before you schedule your installation to make sure everything is okay, and far enough in advance to make any changes necessary without causing a delay to your installation time. Most septic tank providers will be able to help you coordinate the soil test with you, but it is up to you to make sure it is scheduled with enough time in mind!
Water Use. While your septic system is being installed, your water will be turned off. This means you will not be able to shower, bathe, use the toilet, or access drinking water. Coordinate with your friends and family to have a bathing schedule that works for you, and stock up on a large supply of clean drinking water. In general, we recommend having another place to stay while your septic tank is being installed.
Let Neighbors Know. Septic tank installation can be noisy, long, and may take up road space. Informing your neighbors of your septic tank installation out of courtesy is the polite thing to do, and something they will surely appreciate!
BEMK, Inc. is your full-service site prep company located in Haywood County. Whether your needs are residential or commercial, the team at BEMK, Inc. has the skills and services you need. We can complete all of your site prep needs from start to finish. With one team at the helm, you save both money and time. If you have questions or are ready to get started, contact us today at 828-456-4500 or visit our website for more information.