Common Questions Concerning Septic Tank Installation At Your Home

There are those working components in the home that are in plain sight that just about every homeowner can maintain. However, there are others that hide out behind closed walls and underground that make civilized living in a home possible, such as the septic tank. If your septic tank fails, there is no doubt you will be more than ready to get a contractor on site for the installation of a new system. While you may be ready, you may not be completely prepared.

Here are a few of the most common questions concerning septic tank installation at your home.

Will the existing hole be used, or will the tank have to be set in a new location?

This all depends on how long it has been since the old tank was installed. Years ago, regulations regarding the placement of a septic tank were not as strict. However, new knowledge about septic safety has changed the guidelines for placement in some parts of the country. Therefore, if an old tank is removed, and is found to be too close to the home, the contractor will have no choice but to dig a new hole for placement to stay within the framework of sanitation regulations.

Is it safe to be at home during the removal of the old tank?

When an old septic tank is pulled from the ground that is starting to deteriorate, as you can imagine the overwhelming odor can get pretty intense. You do not necessarily have to leave your home during this part of the process, but you may not want to stick around either.

The septic tank contractor will have a pumping truck on hand to remove waste in the tank, but a compromised tank can lave plenty of room for odors to seep out. The smell will be especially disturbing for small children or people who have breathing problems.

Will it be possible to use the water or toilet at all during installation?

Throughout the transition process to a new septic tank, the main water supply will have to be turned off. There is no way for the tank to be properly installed if waste water is continually pushing through the lines. Therefore, there will be no water and toilet will have to be avoided.

Obtaining a new septic tank is an all out necessity when an old tank starts to fail. Make sure you know what to expect during the process and ask the septic tank professional about what you will need to do in order to prepare. To learn more, contact a company like Rob's Septic Tanks Inc. with any questions you have.