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3 Pitfalls to Avoid During Septic Design & Installation

Congratulations on buying that acreage out in the country on which to build your dream home! In the midst of designing that perfect place where your kids and grandkids will grow up, don’t forget about the construction of a long-lasting functional septic system. When constructed and maintained properly, your septic system should last a lifetime. There are several things to consider in the early planning stages of your wastewater facilities, so don’t take this process lightly. Make sure to apply for all the proper permits so that you can legally build a system that is safe for you and the surrounding environment. Next, avoid the following 3 pitfalls to ensure the installation is smooth and trouble-free.

Pitfall #1 – Hiring a company that is inexperienced or isn’t certified
Using an uncertified provider is risky. With technique modifications, new types of equipment and various other updates, the installation industry is in a state of constant improvement and change. It’s important that staff stay current in their training and education. Certified companies will stand behind their work, and you get the confidence in knowing your system was installed correctly and your property is protected.

Pitfall #2 – Failing to get your septic and water records
In order to select the best type of system for your home or business, it helps to have records of your water consumption and previous septic services. The information from these records helps the designer determine the size and capacity of the tank and leach field needed to accommodate your household usage. They can also consider any problems based on previous services and repairs you’ve had. If you use well water, the Board of Health should be able to provide your monthly water consumption.

Pitfall #3 – Trying to do it yourself
There are many regulations and steps involved with septic installations, and there is a lot of room for error. Not only do you have to choose the correct size and use precise measurements, but you also have to do things like operate complicated equipment and analyze the soil. Due to the dangers and required knowledge involved, this type of task is best handled by a certified professional.

Preventative Maintenance
All technicians and engineers at Wind River Environmental carry the appropriate certifications and have substantial experience when it comes to septic installations. Residential and Commercial customers alike have relied on us to safely and efficiently set up their wastewater systems. Contact Us Today, and we’ll get your septic system up and running in no time. You can also count on us to do the ongoing maintenance to keep it running efficiently for years to come.

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