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Preparing Your Property for Septic Tank Installation

Preparing Your Property for Septic Tank Installation

A septic tank installation is a big move and a very necessary one for many households in the United States. At Septic Connection, we have installed a solid share of septic tanks ourselves. One question that many of our clients ask is how to prepare the property for the septic tank installation. As you will see, taking some of the following steps can help avoid delays and inconveniences. If you have not already selected your septic company for the installation, consider the professionals at Septic Connection. We are a premier company with years of experience, quality workmanship, and affordable rates.

Remove the Old Septic System

Chances are that you already have a septic system and it is time for a replacement. Needless to say, the first step is the removal of the old system including the septic tank, pipes, and others. This is a process that we strictly suggest be left to the experts.

Get Necessary Permits

Regulation of septic systems vary from state to state and even city to city. Consult with your city, county, or state government to learn about the restrictions and requirements. Luckily, your trusted professionals at Septic Connection are helpful on this matter.

Get A Soil Test

Soil plays a large role in every septic system. Drain fields use surrounding soil to filter and purify the wastewater. As such, testing for soil quality is a standard part of the installation process. Understanding the condition of the soil beforehand allows ample time to make necessary adjustments.

Clear the Area

Clear out the general location where your future septic system will be installed and the path leading to that location. Remove debris, furniture, and other objects to make the region easily accessible for the technicians.

Let Your Neighbors Know

A septic system installation involves large equipment and vehicles that will occupy a significant part of the road depending on the layout of the property. Also, the machinery involved will be loud. Your neighbors will appreciate your gesture of informing them about the planned project.

Stock Up on Drinking Water

Your property’s water will be turned off during the installation process and possibly until shortly after the work is complete. Stock up on drinking water to use for drinking, cleaning, and cooking. Set aside more than you think you need.

Arrange Toilet and Shower Plans

With the water turned off, the toilet and shower will be unavailable. Consider renting a portable toilet to place on the property. Coordinate with friends, family, or neighbors for a place to shower and perhaps even stay some nights.

Learn About Septic System Maintenance

It’s never too early to start learning about what you need to do to keep your septic system in proper working condition. Read up on how to care for your septic system and how to avoid costly damage. Understand what septic pumping is and when you should schedule yours. 

Consult with The Professionals

If you have any other questions or concerns, call Septic Connection to consult with a professional. We are happy to help.