Installing a septic system is a great way for homeowners to manage domestic waste while avoiding some ofSeptic_Trucks_for_Sale the fees related to the sewer sanitation needs. Remotely located households may not even be connected to major sewer lines and must have a septic system to handle household waste. While the installation is conceptually basic, it is not enough to simply pick up septic trucks for sale and start pumping; there are several actions to be taken before the tank can be put in place.

  • License – The first step is to sure from the appropriate local governmental body any licenses or permits needed for the installation. Some localities require on-site surveying and percolation testing to ensure that the area and soil are suitable for the purpose before granting a license or permit.

  • Design – Careful planning and designing of the intended system is important. A septic tank should be placed at some distance from the house, neighboring property lines, and any source of water. The exact distance requirements vary with each community. In addition, a field or other large natural area is required for the septic lines where the water from the tank will be disposed, eventually being absorbed and purified naturally by the soil.
  • Site Excavation – For the excavation, professional assistance is recommended. Most sites will need heavy machinery to carry out the work; other potential hazards such as overhead electrical wires, need to be avoided while digging. Any work involving digging carries the risks associated with treacherous soil such as cave-ins and dislodging of heavy objects. This task is best left to professionals.
  • Tank – Depending on the construction of the tank, professional assistance may be needed to place it in the excavated trench. Plastic models are generally light enough to be moved by several people; however, concrete models will probably require a mechanical lifting device. When the tank is in place, it should be leveled and stabilized using a base of rock or gravel.
  • Connections – To connect the septic system to the house, plastic PVC pipe is recommended. After connection, the tank needs to be filled with water. The amount of water necessary varies depending on the dimensions of the tank. There should be enough water to keep solids firmly at the bottom, where bacteria continue to break material down before it is released into the drain field.
  • Hatch – When finally burying the system, it is important to leave the hatch at the top of the septic tank visible. This hatch grants access to the inside of the tank and is needed for cleaning and other maintenance.

Once installed, a septic tank should be pumped every 3 to 5 years. For those looking to empty it themselves, finding septic trucks for sale could prove useful over time, as it would eliminate the long wait for hired vehicles. Regular checks for leakage and the avoidance of driving heavy vehicles over the field lines will ensure that the system stays safe and functional for a long period of time, saving money for the owner!

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