If you’re purchasing a home with a septic system for the first time, or are a homeowner who needs a septic system installed, many questions can come up in the process. Acme has been serving the Central Florida area for over 25 years and we are here to respond to any concerns you may have about your septic installation in DeLand.
How Does A Septic System Work?
The primary parts of a septic system are the tank and drain field. This is how liquid and solid waste will move through your system:
- If you have a standard septic system, the waste that comes from your home will flow into the first chamber of the tank.
- Here, the waste is treated by anaerobic bacteria that breaks down most of the solids.
- The next step takes place in the second chamber, which further breaks down the contents of the tank. The liquid waste then flows into the septic drain field.
- Once the wastewater reaches the drain field, it is dispersed below the surface of the ground, where the final removal of nitrogen and any other harmful bacteria takes place.
Even though this is just a basic explanation of how each part of your septic system functions, it can help to understand the components of your septic system so that you understand how to care for it and what to expect from your septic installation in DeLand.
What Type Of Septic System Do I Need?
There are several points to consider when you are deciding what septic system will work best for you. The size of your septic system is determined by the size of the household or business where it is located. There are several different types of septic systems available, all of which Acme can install for you. We can help you determine whether a standard septic system will work best for your project, or if you would benefit more from an alternative system, such as an aerobic treatment unit, or ATU.
What Is Involved In A Septic Tank Installation?
An installation includes the placement of the tank itself, plus the installation of the drain field. On the day of your appointment, an Acme team member will meet you at the location where your septic system will be installed. They will conduct an initial inspection of the area to determine where the septic tank should be buried and ensure all of the permits for installation are up to date. After this, the rest of the job is up to our team at Acme!
Will The Location Of My Septic System Matter?
The location of your septic system will matter if there are trees or other shrubbery on your property. The presence of trees and roots can change the skill level required for the installation, thus impacting the price as well.
What Is The Cost Of A Septic System Installation?
The cost of a septic tank installation depends on the size of your tank, the location of your septic system, and the type of septic system you have installed. Areas that are heavily wooded can increase the cost of installation because they require more time and equipment to prepare for the installation. When it comes to the type of system you have installed, standard systems generally cost less than alternative septic systems, but they may not offer the qualities that you prefer. We have a price estimator on our website that will help you determine the cost of your DeLand septic installation.
How Should I Care For My New Septic System?
It is recommended that septic tanks are pumped at least once every 3-5 years. You should always contact a professional, like Acme, to provide these routine cleanings. A well-maintained septic system can last for up to 30 years or more, and we want you to take advantage of the full lifespan of your septic system. It is important to remember not to flush or pour anything down the drains in your home or business that the system is not designed to handle. These items include:
- Paper towels
- Toxic chemicals
- Feminine hygiene products
- Baby wipes or diapers
Even though common sense may tell us that these items do not belong in the pipes of our toilets, showers, or sinks, even the most knowledgeable homeowner may need a refresher on how to properly care for their septic system.
Contact Us Today!
Septic installation does not have to be a confusing or stressful experience. Our trained team members at Acme will make sure to find you the best price and provide the highest quality service. Contact Acme Environmental Services today for your septic tank installation in DeLand.