Today, almost a third of all U.S. homes use a septic system. There are many suburban and rural areas that still don’t have access to sewer systems. In order to maintain a wastewater treatment system for your home, installing a septic system is often the more efficient option. If you’re planning to install a septic system for your new or existing home, consider the following tips. Before you choose your septic system installation experts, We’ve included the ultimate checklist that you should consider:
1. Check Septic System Permits Requirements
Go to any local agency website such as the Better Business Bureau, Angie’s List, or Yelp to access information on what permits are needed in different situations. There are also some state laws that allow certain septic systems to be exempt from needing a permit. In some cases, before you get an installation permit, a property need to be assessed to determine the most appropriate septic system for the property’s soil.
2. Make a List of Local Septic Installers from Your Local Agency
Proper research is very helpful. You should know which companies and contractors are licensed to install a septic system in your county or state. In some states, there are county-wide regulations, while other states have statewise licenses. You can check with your state and county to select the bes septic system installers for your home. You can also contact county or state agencies online for a quick list of licensed installers.t
3. Get a Soil Evaluation Checked by Your Local Agency
In order to make sure your septic system works properly, most state and counties conduct a soil evaluation to determine what type of system will fit your land. In many cases, it’s become mandatory to evaluate septic installation sites for varied soil or specific ground water conditions.
The main purpose of a soil evaluation is to determine what type of system is suitable for your land, whether you need an advanced system to treat wastewater in specific soil or a regular system for basic needs. Some local septic system installers dig to test what the soil on your property is like. In these case, it’s best to hire a septic system installation company that has significant experience with excavation and evaluation.
4. Find Out Your Septic System Options
After your local government agency or contractor performs a soil evaluation on your property, you should receive an updated list of options that’s been approved by the state or local agency. In some cases where you won’t want to perform a soil evaluation, it’s better to directly contact your local government agency to know which systems are approved for installation in your area.
5. Ask for Multiple Quotes from Septic Installers
Many times you’ll see a vast difference between competitors’ quotes because of added value, product quality, and level of experience. Considering multiple options is the best course of action. Determine what you can afford while seeking the appropriate septic system options approved for your property. After weighing your options, you should choose the most trustworthy and reliable septic system installer for your installation process. A good installer will examine your home and property to provide you an accurate quote.
If you’re installing a septic system or looking to replace an existing septic system, contact J Mahota Construction today! J Mahota Construction is your one-stop shop for all kinds of septic and excavation construction work related to your property. The highly experienced team at J Mahota believes in installing septic systems with a comprehensive eye for detail to make their products work perfectly.