If you live or plan to build a home in a suburban or rural area, you may require a septic system. You will need to hire a septic company to install and service your septic tank. However, before you search for “septic tank services Lindenhurst,” consider learning about your septic system.
Prior to septic installation, your soil must be tested to determine whether it will properly treat and absorb the liquid residue from your tank. Because the local health department has gravel and sand requirements for leach fields, this test is necessary before any septic installation permits are granted.
Installation also requires heavy machinery, which can damage your landscaping, driveways and sidewalks if the house is already built.
Your system will depend on your land characteristics. For example, if your septic tank and leach field are downhill from your home, a conventional system may work just fine. However, if your home is downhill from your tank, you may have to have an engineered system that pumps your wastewater uphill and into the tank. Other systems that use oxygen rather than bacteria to break down waste are also available.
Your septic tank may also be concrete, fiberglass or plastic. For example, concrete tanks are durable and long-lasting, but they are difficult to repair if they are damaged. Fiberglass and plastic tanks are less durable and prone to damage, and they can shift if the water table is high.
Every septic tank needs regular maintenance, including regular pumping. During your yearly inspection, your septic company will determine whether your tank should be pumped. They will also test your leach field. Your water and soil may also be tested.
Do not use a garbage disposal with a septic system because this can cause clogs. In addition, avoid pouring grease or oil down your drains, and do not flush anything that is not biodegradable and septic safe.
To choose the best septic system for your needs, seek advice from a reputable, licensed septic company.