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Improving Wastewater Management Through Residential Septic Systems

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Installing a residential septic tank system is a cost-efficient investment that will save you money and increase the value of your property. While residential septic tanks can go for months without maintenance, it is important to do regular checks. Unmaintained septic tank systems are prone to clogs, as the volume of wastewater it processes increases. In most homes, residential septic tanks complement the sewer system, providing a reliable alternative. Thus, homeowners should invest in residential septic tank installations for their homes.

Choosing the Right Design

The installed septic system should match a home's requirements to meet the occupants' needs. Additionally, the number of building occupants influences the preferred septic system designs and utilized construction materials. A septic system has two major components: the tank and the discharge area. You may be legally required to have a discharge area in your home based on the installed septic tank's size. A residential septic tank comprising a discharge area can make the system efficient and effective. Moreover, a suitable design allows the treated septic tank effluent to be released to a percolation area after treatment. 

Assessing the Size of the Discharge Area

The size and type of the discharge area is a crucial variable that should match the size of the septic tank and the residents of the building. The treated effluent from the septic tank is dispersed to the discharge area and soaked into the soil. There are many considerations to make when deciding on the size of the discharge area of a residential septic tank. Different soils have varied permeability, influencing the discharge area's dimensions during installation. Septic service providers should conduct soil tests within your home to determine the appropriate size and design of your residential septic tank installation. 

In some places, especially those with shallow groundwater, installing a water treatment system instead of a discharge area is a legal requirement. Your contracted septic service provider should inform you about all such considerations when planning the installation schedule. 

Ensuring Easy Accessibility for Maintenance

Future maintenance efficiency should be considered during residential septic tank installation. It would be necessary to have access to the septic tank to inspect and maintain the system in the future. Since servicing companies use standard hose pipes, the septic tank should be located within a suitable distance to ensure easy access. A suitable location also ensures that the system can be maintained without disrupting other activities around your home.