Septic system are commonly used in rural areas, as they are an important necessity to drain out all the household wastewater in an efficient way while allowing waste to collect and compost. More areas are beginning to understand this necessity and work to have septic system throughout all areas. These system help to maintain a clean and well-working water system in your home, as well as preventing waste buildup. In order to maintain a smooth draining process, a septic system needs regular maintenance at least once a year.
If you are looking to investing in a septic system for your home, here are the top factors to consider that will affect the cost:
1. Installation Location
The location is very important when considering a septic system and its cost. If you need to install a small system, an above ground tank would be much cheaper. The drawback to this comes from the system needing more regular cleaning, which can, in turn, lead to higher costs. Installing a septic tank below ground, often necessary when there isn’t enough land available above ground, can also lead to higher costs as well. This is because the installation process is much greater and the tanks have to be placed into man-made holes and be properly fitted.
2. Cost of Labor
The cost of labor in the installation process of a septic tank can of course up the cost for you a great deal as well. For example, if you want to fit a new tank for your home, the average cost is between $1,500 to $2,300. The cost of installing larger tanks as well can lead to even higher costs, and if a replacement tank is being installed, don’t forget to consider the cost of removing your older one. On average, the septic tank installation can cost over $2,000, but it is important to buy the best quality tank for your home so you won’t face expensive issues in the future.
3. Septic Tank Size
Clearly, you would expect a septic tank to cost more depending on how large it is and the bigger the tank, the higher the cost. It is extremely important to have your septic system fitted properly, as in most cases, it not only takes waste from bathroom water but all household water appliances that are connected. The more water that you are using in your septic tank, the larger it should be, and the average costs of a medium to a large tank can range anywhere from $800 to $1500.
When deciding what tank would work best for you, you need to understand that the proper draining system is necessary for underground septic tanks. The benefit with underground tanks is that there is a specific drain system that is installed to allow the collected and filter water to be released back into the ground. This, in turn, causes your tank to require less cleaning which will save money. Before you can consider this option, though, you must make sure that your ground is suitable for the drain. This drain referred to as a ‘soakaway’ need to have the proper soil and land to be placed into in order to accept the water draining out, and this can all be checked by a professional.
5. Septic Tank Material
The material of your septic system will also affect the cost of the septic tank. Better quality materials are more expensive as they should hold up and perform better. For example, a good material to use, a high-density polyethylene model, would cost much more than a model made from concrete, as cheap versions often are. Though it initially is more expensive up front to purchase a better quality tank, it will inevitably save you money in the long run as it will last much longer and work better.
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