Things You Need To Know Before Installing a Septic System

December 15, 2022

How much maintenance is a septic system? You should know several things before installing a septic system in your home. Not everyone uses them anymore for many reasons, one being because of the maintenance they require. But for those still interested in using them, there are many benefits to having one.

Things To Know Prior to Installing a Septic System

Here’s what to know before installing a septic system.


When it comes to maintaining your septic system, you must consider cleaning it. Cleaning your septic tank may sound scary, but it is not as scary as having it repaired if something goes wrong. Cleaning a septic tank is not a messy job. You will only need to clean your septic tank every three to five years.

Many homeowners neglect cleaning their septic tanks in an attempt to save more money. But, you will be spending more money if you need to have your septic tank serviced and repaired. Erosion can damage your septic system and cause many other issues, such as backups and even leaks. Failing to clean your septic tanks every few years could result in your paying a fortune for repairs.

Inspections Are a Must

Septic tank inspections are just as important as septic tank cleanings. Inspections are a normal part of maintenance and are designed to help prevent future repairs. Many homeowners fail to realize that they actually need to have their septic tanks inspected every three to five years. In addition, your septic tank may also need to be pumped during this time.

How often you have your septic tank pumped will depend on varying factors, such as your household size, the size of your septic tank, and how much wastewater your household is generating. This means you should never assume that your septic tank will always need to be pumped as much as one associated with a smaller or larger household.

Reduce the Amount of Water Being Used

Using your water efficiently is the best way to reduce damage to your septic tank. Using your water efficiently will also impact the frequency at which it needs to be pumped. If you are building a new home, this is something you should remember in addition to the amount of water you will be using. This can impact the type of appliances you install.

For example, you may want to consider using a different type of toilet that is more water efficient, or a highly efficient showerhead. You can also do things on your own to reduce the amount of water you use, such as not washing large loads of laundry at once.

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