Don't Wait Too Long: Signs You Need To Install A New Septic System


If you have a septic system, it might be time for a replacement. Septic systems aren't designed to last forever. When they age out, you need to get a new system installed. There are other times when installing a new septic system becomes beneficial. Read the list below. Here are four reasons to install a new septic system. 

Increase Capacity

If you're making changes to your home, it's time to look at your septic system. Septic systems are designed for the size of your home, and the number of people who live there. If the septic system you have is too small, you'll run into problems. Filling up too fast could be one of those problems. If that happens, you need to empty your septic tanks more often. If you're adding onto your home, or your family is expanding, it's time to get a new septic system installed. 

Improve Material 

If you have a steel septic tank, it's time to get a new one installed. Steel septic tanks are prone to rust and corrosion. Once they corrode, your septic tank can rupture or leak. Unfortunately, a ruptured septic tank can contaminate your yard. It can also contaminate groundwater. That's where a new septic system comes into the picture.

Modern septic tanks are made from new materials. Those include precast concrete, polyethylene/polypropylene resin, or fiberglass-reinforced plastic. Septic tanks made from these materials are long-lasting and durable. They're also resistant to rust and corrosion. 

Save Time and Money

If you've decided to keep your existing septic system, think about your time and money. If you have an outdated septic system, you could spend more time and money on the upkeep. Outdated septic systems need to get pumped more often. They're also prone to backups and clogs. That means you'll need to schedule service calls more often. Or, you could have a new septic system installed. When you install a new septic system, you can avoid the repairs. Plus, you won't need to get your septic tank pumped as often. 

Pass Inspection

If you're going to sell your home this year, you need to think about the inspection process. In most cases, you'll need to get a home inspection before escrow closes. The home inspection will include your septic system. If it's broken or outdated, your home won't pass inspection. Unfortunately, that means you'll have a last-minute expense to deal with. Make sure your home passes inspection. Get a new septic system installed before you put your home on the market.

To get started on your new septic tank installation, contact a septic service in your area.


4 May 2023

Learning About Septic System Care and Usage

Hi there, I am Wes Nelson. When I lived in my first home, I discovered the plumbing connected directly to a septic system on the land. The septic system consisted of a tank, lines and leach field that processed the waste. I had to quickly learn how the septic system worked to keep it in good shape. I had to pay close attention to the substances I sent down the drains or flushed down the toilet. I did not want to disrupt the colonies of bacteria hard at work processing the waste products. On this site, I would like to help others keep their septic system in good working order by sharing the information I discovered. Please visit again soon.