Deciding between septic and sewer for your new home? Our Oviedo septic installation company offers advice on which is the better choice.
When building a new home, many decisions need to be made. Wood floors or tile? Two bathrooms or three? Septic system or sewer? We can help with that last one because we have decades of experience installing and maintaining septic systems. Acme is the Oviedo septic installation company you need when you are building, and it’s time for your septic system to be put into place.
Some areas may not let you choose what type of waste management system you have. If you build in an area that is already tied into the city’s sewer system, you likely have to go with a sewer system. But if you have a choice, here are a few reasons we believe septic is best.
Septic Is Environmentally Friendly
Much less infrastructure is required for a septic system because it is self-contained on your property. They also use less energy than city treatment plants and do not require chemicals to treat the wastewater. Septic systems use less water too, because they return the treated water to your property as groundwater that nourishes trees and plants.
Septic Is Cost-Effective
The only significant expense you have when an Oviedo septic installation company puts in your system is the upfront cost. Maintenance costs are minimal (more on that later). With a sewer system, you have to pay every month to use it, and your costs go up if you use more water.
Septic Gives You Personal Freedom
If you want to build your dream home on acreage, you likely won’t have access to a sewer system. Having a septic system gives you the freedom to live where you want, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Septic Is Relatively Maintenance-Free
Once you understand how a septic system works, you can see why it doesn’t require very much attention. Wastewater from your home’s sinks, tubs, and toilets flows into your septic tank. Inside the tank, solid waste sinks to the bottom, where naturally-occurring bacteria break it down, separating it into sludge (heavier waste) and scum (lighter waste). Next, your water goes to the drainfield, which is an extensive system of buried pipes, where it percolates up through the soil as groundwater.
The only maintenance you should need is septic tank cleaning every few years. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that your septic tank be pumped out every three to five years. This schedule can vary depending on the size of your septic tank and how much water your household uses.
What Are Best Practices For Septic Tank Care?
If you follow a few simple septic rules, you shouldn’t need to call our team to visit you between regularly scheduled cleanings. If you don’t follow these rules, however, your system could get clogged, and you could have a smelly, soggy mess in your backyard.
- Only human waste and water should go down the drain or toilet.
- Dispose of food in the trash.
- Don’t flush wipes or feminine hygiene products.
- Don’t plant or build over your drain field.
- Don’t use chemical additives in your septic tank.
- Don’t ignore warning signs that something is wrong.
Let Acme Be Your Oviedo Septic Installation Company
When you’re ready to have your septic system installed, contact us. Our team of trained professionals can assess your septic system needs and install a system that will work best for your property. We can then set you up on a regular cleaning schedule, so you don’t forget when it’s time to have your septic tank pumped out. Contact us today to get started.