Need A New System? How To Prepare For The Installation Of Your New Septic System

Posted on: 4 August 2019

If your old septic tank has been giving you nothing but problems, it's time to invest in a new system, especially if you've been enduring foul odors and sewage backups. Once your septic tank fails, you'll be faced with significant plumbing issues. However, before you can have a new septic system installed, you'll need to make sure that you're prepared for the process. Here are four steps you need to take before you can begin your new septic tank installation:

Obtain the Proper Permits

If you're going to have a new septic tank installed in your yard, you'll need to obtain the proper permits. Most cities require construction permits before any installation work can be completed on your new septic system. You may also need to schedule an inspection of your property before work can begin. If you're not sure what permits are needed, stop by your city planning commission office. They'll be able to help you determine which legal steps you'll need to take prior to the installation of your septic system.

Schedule the Removal of Your Old Septic System

If you have an existing septic system that you'll be replacing, you'll need to arrange to have it removed. Your entire existing septic system will need to be removed before a new one can be installed. That process will include the removal of all the old pipes, drain lines, and seepage fields. Once you've had your old septic system removed, you'll be able to schedule the installation of your new system.

Secure an Emergency Supply of Water

While your septic system is being installed, the water to your home will need to be disconnected. If you'll be remaining in your home during the installation, you'll need to secure an emergency supply of water, especially for your drinking and food preparation needs. If you can, it's a good idea to store enough emergency water to also provide for your personal hygiene needs.

Have a Portable Toilet Delivered to Your Home

During the installation of your new septic system, your toilets will be non-functioning. To make sure that you and your family have access to restroom facilities, arrange to have at least one portable toilet delivered to your home. If possible, arrange to rent a portable toilet trailer rather than a basic porta-potty unit. Toilet trailers provide running water for hand washing, which will come in handy while your water is turned off.


Irrigation Implementation: An Overview

When I decided to install an irrigation system in my yard, I thought it would be an easy project. I had no idea how much was really involved in the process, from connecting the sprinkler system to the main plumbing line all the way to burying the individual lines for the sprinkler heads. After researching the entire process and learning as I went, I created this site to give others the benefit of my experience. I hope that the information here helps you be better prepared for what you can expect out of your irrigation system installation, including knowing when it's time to turn to a plumber for help.


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