What Happens During a Septic Tank Installation

If you have a septic tank installation coming up, it’s natural to wonder what the process will look like. You might also be anxious if you’re a new homeowner or unsure how septic systems work. Besides, a septic tank is quite the beast, and installing one is a pretty big deal.

Have no fear; Paradise Valley Septic system is here. We’ve explained the process, below, to help you understand what happens during a septic tank installation.

 

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A SEPTIC INSTALLATION

First and foremost, you’ll need to prepare for a septic installation. This includes the following steps:

  • Obtain permits. Depending on your city and county, certain permits will be required for an installation. In the Phoenix area, Paradise Valley Septic can help you acquire the correct permits.
  • Complete a soil test. Also known as a percolation test, this test determines the liquid absorption of your soil. This is essential for confirming the proposed site is ideal for a tank. Again, Paradise Valley Septic can assist with this step.
  • Plan ahead. In addition to stocking up on drinking water, you’ll have to plan toilet and shower use. It may be more comfortable to stay at a relative’s house at night. Additionally, the process can be quite loud, so consider giving your neighbors a heads up.

 

WHAT HAPPENS DURING A SEPTIC TANK INSTALLATION

In general, here’s what a septic tank installation involves:

  1. REMOVAL OF OLD SEPTIC TANK

    If your service is a septic tank replacement, we will remove the old one first. Our team will dig up the soil around the tank, then lift it out with heavy machinery.

  2. SOIL EXCAVATION

    If you are installing a new system, our technicians will excavate a hole that’s wide enough for the tank. We also determine the appropriate sloping during this step.

  3. SEPTIC TANK INSTALLATION

    Our team transfers your tank into the hole using construction equipment.

  4. SEPTIC TANK INSPECTION

    Once the tank is in the ground, we examine the structure for damages or cracks. Any necessary repairs are performed promptly.

  5. PIPE INSTALLATION

    Next, our team installs pipes connecting the tank to your house. We also install the pipes in the leach field.

  6. SEPTIC TANK TEST

    Once the tank and pipes are in place, we run several tests to ensure the tank is watertight. This involves measuring water loss over a certain period of time.

  7. BACKFILLING

    Finally, we bury the tank. The system will be inspected before your family can use it.

 

CONTACT US FOR SEPTIC TANK INSTALLATION IN PHOENIX

As you can see, a lot happens during a septic tank installation. In turn, you can expect the process to take several days to three weeks.

Paradise Valley Septic offers professional septic tank installation in the Phoenix and the surrounding areas. We also provide regular septic pumpings, so you can be sure that your new tank stays in top shape.

Want to learn more? Call us at (480) 351-1725 or complete our online form.

 

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