2 Things To Think About When Getting A New Septic Tank

If you are building a house in the country, you are probably going to need to get a septic tank. When you are choosing the tank you want to have at your house, you need to make sure that you are going to get one that is the right size for your house. So, what are some of the things that you need to think about when you are shopping for your septic tank?

Residents

The more people you are going to have living in your house, the larger the tank you are going to need to get. When you are working with the contractor putting in your tank, tell them how many people you expect to be living in your house, and ask them to explain the formula that shows how big your septic tank needs to be per person living in your house. 

Usage

Another thing that you need to think about is the usage. This can be related to how many people are going to be living in your house, but it is also its own category. Usage relates to how many drains and faucets you are going to have in your house as well as what you are going to be running down the drains. For example, if you are an artist, you may need to have a lot of water so that you can dye materials, wash brushes, prep materials, and many other things. You will need to think about how much of that kind of thing that you'll be doing, and if it is harmful to your septic tank. The contractor may suggest that you use an alternative waste water system or a separate tank for your studio so you don't overwhelm the tank for the rest of your house with the chemicals that would come out of your art studio. The chemicals that you use in your art may cause some issues with a normal septic tank and could cause a main tank to break down, which would lead to some really pricy repairs. 

If you are going to be building a house that isn't on the sewer line, you are probably going to need to use a septic tank. When you are looking at the tanks that you might use, there are several things that you need to think about so that you can get the correct tank for you and your house.  

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