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Answers to Common Septic Tank Installation Questions March 28, 2017

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Answers to Common Septic Tank Installation Questions, Gig Harbor Peninsula, Washington

If you’re building a home, you may need to consider installing a septic tank on the property. You might have many questions if you’re not familiar with septic tank systems, but you can trust Hemley's Septic Tank Cleaning of Gig Harbor, WA, to answer them for you. 

3 Big Questions About Installing a Septic Tank on Your Property

1. Why Choose a Septic System?

A septic system is typically installed when your home does not have access to city sewer services. This is often due to living in a rural area or remote location outside city limits. You essentially become responsible for your own miniature sewage treatment plant on your property.

2. How Does a Septic Tank Work?

A septic tank is an underground holding chamber for your home’s sewage waste, which flows to the tank via a sewage pipe. The tank allows waste water and sewage to move through three treatment layers. When the process is complete, treated water is released back into the ground in an area of your property known as the leach field.

3. How Is the Tank Installed?

septic-tankA licensed septic company will use plans approved by your local building board to locate and size the tank to meet legal requirements. They’ll dig a large hole in your yard to place the tank deep underground. After that, they attach all the pipes and connections. Once the tank is fully inspected and approved, they’ll back-fill the soil and plant replacement grass seed, so the area blends in with the rest of your yard.

4. What Maintenance Is Required?

To keep your septic system operating properly, you’ll need septic tank pumping once every three years or so to keep the system from becoming clogged with solid waste. Annual septic inspection is also an important part of regular care and maintenance to avoid potential problems.

When you’re ready for expert septic advice, call Hemley's Septic Tank Cleaning in Gig Harbor at (800) 699-7854. You can also visit their website to find out more.

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