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Septic Tank Installation

From start to finish, we're with you every step of the way for your plumbing installation and repair needs—on time, on budget, and to your satisfaction.

How to Choose a Septic System

Our plumbers will happily explain your septic system options and walk you through the process of choosing and installing one. Our expert recommendations will help you choose the best system for your household and your budget.

Here are a few factors to consider when choosing a septic system to install:

  • The type of pump: A pump prevents blockage in your septic system. Generally, you can choose between a centrifugal pump and a turbine pump. Turbine pumps are more reliable because they require less frequent maintenance, but are also more expensive. Our technicians can help you make the choice based on your needs!
  • The type of tank: The tank design that best suits your home depends on the type of soil in your yard. Knowing whether your soil is gravelly, sandy, or full of clay minerals can help determine the type of septic tank.
  • The size of the tank: The size of tank you need largely depends on your home’s daily water usage. A tank should be at least 1,000 gallons regardless of your household size. Homes with more than three bedrooms should add anywhere from 250 to 500 gallons of septic tank capacity per bedroom.

How Septic Tanks Operate

The septic gear consists of a 1000 or 2000 gallon tank connected to a murky water pipeline on one edge and a drainfield one the other edge. Waste is sent away from the home to the septic tank where it is separated into liquids and solids. Heavy solids plummet and create a foundation layer of sludge whereas weightless solids float and create a top layer of scum. The anaerobic bacterial environment the forms in the watertight tank dissolves the 2 layers to sewage that’s next emitted to a drain field, also known as a leach field or a disposal field. The drainfield refines sewage with a series of perforated pipes running through underground ditches packed with gravel. As sewage leaks out of the pipes, into the gravel and through the soil – filtration occurs by which effluent is neutralized from unsafe substances and is carried off to neighborhood water pools as potable water.

Signs of Septic Tank Failure

  • Slow draining tubs, sinks and showers, as well as inadequate flushing toilets
  • Repeated effluent backflows
  • Sewer gas odors
  • Wastewater pooling close to the septic tank

Septic Tank Maintenance

Regular septic tank pumping is necessary for sludge and scum disposal. The frequency at which a person should pump out the septic tank is contingent with the original capacity of the tank. Regular septic tank pumping precludes each and every of the above mentioned troubles and extends the life of the system. Septic tank pumping is highly recommended to entrust with practiced Plumber Chicago IL with the suitable equipment to empty tanks without damaging the device or surroundings. Septic tank examinations may go a long way at uncovering and fixing unnoticed impairments before they impede the working order of the system.

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Whether you're looking for a simple repair or a complete plumbing system upgrade, we're here to help.