How long will my new septic system last?
Septic Systems are designed for longevity to effectively treat household waste. With proper maintenance, your septic system can last up to 20 years.
What kind of maintenance does my septic system need?
One of the most important things you can do for your septic system is having the tank pumped out every 3 to 5 years. How often you have this done really depends on the size of the tank and the number of people in your household. The amount of water your household uses is also a factor as well.
What is the difference between a conventional septic system and an aerobic septic system?
These systems are very similar to one another. They both treat wastewater using natural processes. The one difference is that aerobic systems utilize oxygen to help speed the treatment process along. The aerobic system injects oxygen into the tank through the use of a pump.
What are the signs that I need to replace my septic system?
When it’s time to replace your septic system, you will start to see some tell-tale signs. Getting your septic inspected can help you determine when it’s time to replace your system but without one, look out for the following.
• Sewage back up in your home
• Flooded leech field
• Contaminated well water
About how much will it cost to replace my septic system?
The cost of replacing your septic system will vary based on many different factors such as how big of a tank you need and where your system is located. These things determine how complex the job will be. It can range between $4000 and 10,000.00 to replace an existing septic tank.
How much is a new septic system?
Septic systems are sized by soil type, house size in square feet and number of bedrooms. The more clay soil has, the larger the house and the more bedrooms the home has will all raise the price of a septic system. An average size house of less than 2500 square feet and having 3 bedrooms or less, will generally require a septic system that costs between $5500 & $7500. The cost will go up if the home is larger and if it is a replacement septic system. Replacement septic systems require the pumping and crushing of existing tanks and locating of existing lines.
Am I required to install an Aerobic septic system?
No County requires you to install an Aerobic septic system. Unfortunately, there are a few counties that do try to steer you in the direction of what type of septic system they want you to put in. As the contractor, we want to put in whatever type of septic system that will work best for you and not require you to call us for problems. We want to install maintenance free and problem free systems that help our reputation.
I am building a new house. When should I install the septic system?
We like to wait until the roof is on your new home to install the septic system. This will leave plenty of time for the contractors to finish the inside work and the system will be safe from all of the heavy machines that are used for the framing and roofing stages.
How long does it take to install a new septic system?
We will almost always have your system installed in one day. We put a lot of systems in and are very efficient. On rare occasions when we are replacing a system, we may take a couple of days as replacement systems are much more difficult than new installs.