Most homeowners don’t think about their plumbing until something goes wrong. Why would they? As long as the toilets flush and the sinks produce clean water, most people are happy. But your septic plumbing is unique and specific to your home for a few important reasons, and the experts from Hemley’s Septic in Gig Harbor, WA, are here to tell you why.
The location and type of home you have can make a big difference in installing and repairing septic plumbing. Unlike a traditional sewer system, septic tanks are unique to each home and need specific installation and maintenance.
The same cliche that rings true for real estate applies to septic plumbing: Location is everything. A home in Georgia is going to have different plumbing needs than one in Washington state due to the different weather, soil conditions, and local regulations.
In fact, soil is more important than most people realize. For example, liquids have a harder time penetrating clay than sandy soil, so the way a septic tank is installed and maintained in each will be different. Septic tanks work best in soil that is considered easily drained. Septic absorption is a factor that needs to be considered for the health of the clean water leaving your home, as well as the future maintenance of your septic tank. It is possible to install a tank in undesirable soil, but it often requires extra drainage to work well.
There is one technical phrase to familiarize yourself with when it comes to the health of your septic plumbing: drain fields.
The drain field is the space around your home and septic tank that is used to dispose of the residual organic materials produced in your septic plumbing. The health of the drain field can be greatly impacted by the surrounding conditions of a septic tank. It is of vital importance that your home’s septic system and drain field be adaptive to the surrounding soil and moisture conditions. Hard soils will need extra work with installation, repairs, and inspection to make sure contaminated groundwater is not leeching into clean soil or water and affecting the health of those around you.
If you have questions about the feasibility of an installation or need an inspection or cleaning of your septic plumbing system in the Gig Harbor area, call the pros at Hemley’s Septic. They have served the area since 1962 and have the experience and tools necessary to do the job right the first time. Call (253) 851-3432 or visit their website to get a quote or see all the septic installation and care options available to you.