Make Sure To Get The Right Size Septic Tank


When you live someplace that doesn't have a sewer hookup, you still have to get rid of your wastewater. There are some options open to you. One is that you can see what it will take to run a sewer hookup to your new house. In order to get that sewer line out to your house, you may have to pay to have the line installed, and that would include having to pay for the line to come from the nearest mainline. That can end up being really expensive, and it may be impossible to actually happen. But, another option is to use a septic tank. The tank will gather all the water from your house and start filtering and purifying it. When you are looking at a septic tank, you need to know how big your tank should be. 

Size Matters 

When it comes to septic tanks, size does matter. A tank that is too small won't be able to handle all the water from your house. The pressure from the incoming water may push the contents of the tank out into the leach field before it's ready to go out. That can lead to contamination. An overly small tank can also leave your house smelling of waste, which isn't all that pleasant. So, how can you figure out what size tank to get?

Water Usage

The biggest thing you need to know when you are getting a septic tank is to think about how much water your house is going to use. The reason you need to know this is because septic tanks are measured by gallons, which is how many gallons of wastewater they will hold. When you figure out your water usage, you are going to look at the average usage per day. The higher your daily water usage is, the bigger a tank you need to have. Water usage can be determined using a lot of variables, including how many people are in your house, how many faucets and drains are in your house, and what you will be using the water for. 


You might not think that counting bedrooms is a way to figure out what size tank you should get. But, it is one factor that you can use to figure out what size tank you should get. Generally, that's because the more bedrooms you have, the more people are going to be using the septic system

Getting the right size septic tank is important. The wrong size, either too big or too small, can cause all kinds of problems. 


24 February 2022

Fast Facts and Deep Insights: Septic Edition

As you read the articles on this website, you will notice two things. First, they are all about septic services in some ways. Second, some go deep — and others are full of more surface-level facts. This is kind of like your septic system itself! The tank is buried deep, but the drain field is more superficial. You don't have to be an expert on septic systems, but as someone who owns one, you should at least know how to tell when something is wrong with yours so you can call for service. You'll get that level of understanding from this blog — and probably more!