Shopping For a Septic Tank

A septic tank is an essential part of building a house, building or any infrastructure. Most of the time, we leave the responsibility of picking the septic tank to homebuilders, but as homeowners it is wise to be involved in the building process and picking a septic tank isn’t an exception.

Here are some things to remember when shopping for your septic tank:

1. Size. Size always matters, especially when picking your septic tank. Don’t choose a big septic tank if you live in a small house and have a small household. It can be costly to buy a big septic tank. The size of your tank should depend on the average water usage.

2. Design. The design of a septic tank does not mean the outer design of the tank. Septic tanks are designed two ways: the pressure type septic tank and the gravity septic tank. If the tank will sit on course soil or gravel, the pressure type septic tank is best to be used. For loose soil, better get the gravity septic tank.

3. Pumps. A septic tank is never complete without an efficient pump to go with it. There are two types of pumps available in the market: the centrifugal pump and the turbine pump. The only difference is that the turbine pumps is the more expensive pump, and is also more efficient since it can pump much faster than the centrifugal pump. It also has better longevity.

4. Seek the help of your septic tank provider. 90% of the time, homeowners don’t install their own septic tanks; they will seek the help of local septic tank companies. As a homeowner, it is also best to consult with them when picking your septic tank.

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