Being the owner of a property that relies on a septic system for waste disposal means that you are the one in charge of making sure that it is functioning properly—you cannot call on an elected official when something goes wrong. Septic tanks deal with all kinds of waste in the course of a normal day. Not only are they responsible for draining things like dishwater, washing machine refuse, and shower drainage, but they also handle anything that makes its way down the toilets in your home. While this seems like a large order to fill, as long as you’ve followed a few precautionary steps, your septic tank should be able to handle the amount of waste you produce.
The best way to ensure that septic tanks are able to manage the amount of waste produced is by taking the following factors into consideration. First of all, how large is your home? As a general rule, if your home has 1-2 bedrooms, your septic tank should be a 750-gallon tank. If you have a larger home, you will need a larger septic tank. Even if every room in your home is not currently occupied, it is a good idea to install a septic tank that is equipped to handle the volume of waste that will be produced when all bedrooms are occupied. Once you’ve determined the proper size of septic tank in relation to the size of your home, the next factor to take into consideration is how much use your septic system will have. If you expect to use it more than average, you may want to consider a larger tank. Finally, choosing to have your septic tank assessed on a regular basis will help to ensure that it is able to adequately handle your waste disposal needs for years to come.
If you have already considered the foregoing factors about septic tanks, but are still uncertain as to whether your septic system is adequate for your needs, contact us at Marion Pumper. When you call on us to come and assess your septic tank, we will check things out, looking at all components of the system and determine if there is anything that needs to be done to ensure that it will continue to work well.