Septic System Installation Considerations
All septic systems are not the same. When choosing your new septic tank, you will need to determine:
- Tank Size: The more water you use in your home, the bigger the septic tank you will need. Typically, this means larger families require bigger septic tanks. To be safe, your tank should be able to hold at least 1,000 gallons. For larger families or buildings with heavy water use, you will want a tank that can hold even more.
- Pump Type: You have two main choices when it comes to the type of pump your septic system uses. Turbine pumps cost more but are typically more reliable. Centrifugal pumps are the more economical choice.
- System Design: The type of soil you have will dictate the type of septic system you need. Coarse, gravelly soil will call for a different design than sandy soil or clay-heavy soil. Your Mr. Rooter Plumbing professional can go over the types of septic systems with you in more detail and help you determine which is best for you based on your soil composition.
Make the Most of Your New Septic System
Once we have installed your system, we recommend you schedule regular maintenance to keep it running optimally. A yearly inspection for any leaks, cracks or other damage to the system can help you ward off a major repair or a messy leakage. Depending on your usage, you may want to schedule semi-annual or seasonal septic system maintenance and inspection.
Every three years or so, you should pump your tank to get rid of any residual sludge or other waste that may be collecting at the bottom. You can minimize this buildup by taking care not to put things down the drain that do not belong in a septic system, like large food particles and grease.
Contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing for Septic Installation in Manlius, NY
For septic installation in Manlius, NY, that you can rely on, call Mr. Rooter Plumbing. We have local professionals on hand and we feature licensed plumbers who are experienced with plumbing leak detection and other plumbing issues. We will help you determine the specifics of your new septic tank system and give you a free estimate of how much you can expect the project to cost. To get started on a new septic system of your home, contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing today.