septic system installation

How to Prepare Your Property and Home for a Septic System Installation

With a septic installation on the horizon, you’re likely ready to sit back and enjoy all the benefits a septic system has to offer. We don’t blame you, either — it’s an exciting time for any homeowner!

However, in order to make the most out of a septic system installation, it’s best to prepare your home and property. This way, you can make sure everything pans out with any problems or delays.

As a homeowner, here’s how you can help the installation go off without a hitch:


1. Remove the Old Septic System


If your installation is a septic system replacement, you’ll need to remove the existing system first. This usually includes the old tank, pipes, and everything in between.

Of course, the best move is to leave the actual procedure to the experts. But it’s up to you to schedule it in a way that leaves enough room for possible troubleshooting. By strategically planning removal and installation with your provider, you can keep delays at bay.


2. Get a Soil Test


A standard part of the process is testing for soil quality. This will verify that your land can efficiently support a tank and drain field.

Every septic system, after all, uses the surrounding soil to filter and purify wastewater. Getting a soil test in advance allows ample time to make changes as necessary.

Again, a professional septic provider can help coordinate this step. On your end, make sure the test is scheduled in a timely manner.


3. Stock Up on Drinking Water


During a septic system installation, your property’s water will be turned off. This might continue sometime after it’s finished.

Therefore, it’s important to stock up on drinking water. If it’s particularly hot — or if your household includes people who are young, old, or sick — set aside more than you think you need.


4. Plan Toilet and Shower Use


While the water is turned off, you’ll also need a place to use the bathroom. Plan to rent a portable toilet on site for your family and septic workers.

Similarly, preparation also involves finding a place to shower. Coordinate with family and friends to ensure your overall schedule is minimally disrupted. Consider making plans to stay elsewhere at night, too.


5. Inform Your Neighbors


Installing a septic system isn’t a quiet task. It can also take up some space in the road, depending on the layout of your property and neighborhood. Prepare your neighbors by informing them of the upcoming installation and game plan. It’s a simple, kind gesture that they will surely appreciate.


6. Clear the Area


As the installation day gets closer, clear out the location of your future septic system. Remove debris and objects in the surrounding areas, including the general path leading to the site. This ensures the region is easily accessible for all technicians involved.


7. Learn How to Care for Your Septic System


The final step is to learn about septic system maintenance. This includes understanding the following:

  • What can (and can’t) go down the drain
  • How to conserve water and why it’s important
  • Your recommended pumping schedule

By being aware of this information, you can get your family ready for a new septic system.

Work with the Expert Technicians at Paradise Valley Septic 


To prepare your home and property for a septic system installation, work with a professional provider like Paradise Valley Septic. Our team of experts will guide you through the process, from beginning to end.

Even after the installation is complete, we’ll help you keep tabs on your routine pumping schedule.

As a family-owned and operated business, Paradise Valley Septic is proud to accommodate your residential and commercial septic needs. Contact us at (480) 351-1725 or send us an online message.


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