Replacing your septic tank is not the end of the world. It provides you an option to upgrade or downgrade. Perhaps your tank was fine when you first moved into your house but now that your family has expanded, you may have outgrown it. If you’ve started a business or hobby that requires a higher usage of water or produces a great deal of waste, a septic replacement may be right on time. A lot has changed in septic systems within the last 25 years. Tanks and lines are made of much more durable materials. The technology has gotten more sophisticated and the cost has remained relatively the same.
Upgrade or Downgrade
When considering a septic replacement, it’s a good idea to explore all of your options. You can upgrade or downgrade depending on your needs. Although septic technology is simple, it has improved throughout the years. All new systems are complete with an alarm to alert the user of any mishaps. Choose from concrete or plastic. Size really does matter when it comes to septic tanks. A specialist can conduct an analysis and determine the right size for your household. She will examine the number of occupants and the estimated level of usage. Each home is unique and every household operates differently.
Most of our customers want to know what is possible. Septic simples are pretty simple but there are some features that will help your system to run at its optimal capacity. An access riser is very convenient to access your system with ease. Upon installing your new system, the septic technician can add the riser. The riser is helpful when you want to do a quick check of the system without having to call in the pros. Effluent filters were not included with the older models. Today, the added security of the filter really pays off. It prevents black matter from infiltrating the leach field and keeps solid matter in the tank.
When waste management engineers were designing septic systems, they must have employed the KISS theory. KISS = keep it simple stupid. In the world of septic tanks, there is not much variety. You have 3 choices. Steel, Concrete, PVC combined with fiberglass. Each has its unique set of pros and cons. The first septic tanks were made of concrete and steel because, well, that’s all there was. Concrete is extremely economical but is known to crack. Steel is obviously very durable but are prone to corrosion. We recommend the PVC/fiberglass model for your upgrade. They are less likely to crack, have an exceedingly long lifespan and a low environmental footprint.
We always want to present a realistic picture. This is how we are able to establish and maintain long term relationships with our clients. It is not likely that you will be able to have your replacement covered by your home insurance, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try. If you have a rider endorsement that was added to your insurance, then your replacement will be covered. If the system was damaged by fire, there is a good chance that your homeowner’s insurance will cover it. In the event that you are unable to have your insurance mitigate the costs, don’t worry because Arnold Septic Service replacements are affordable and priced below market value.