All About Septic Systems and Septic System Installation

The septic tank started out as a cesspool, or holding tank where you could store waste. Yeast, microbes, and other micro-organisms take up residence in the tank and live happy little lives, finding plenty of food and shelter in what you flush down the toilet. They break it down over time so that what comes out of the drainpipe is mostly water. At least, that was the intention.

As a long-time septic installer in Waller County, we have seen many types of tanks, from hand-poured concrete boxes to 53 Chevrolets, to open-air pits. Along with our relatively recent understanding of the water cycle, contaminants, and the environmental impact of wastewater has come increased regulations and rules around just how you can dispose of household wastewater. Most recently, the invention and distribution of the aerobic wastewater treatment plant has revolutionized the way we deal with household wastewater outside of municipal sewage networks and led to an increased need for septic system services.

Advantages of Aerobic Wastewater Treatment Plants (Aerobic Septic Systems)

Not only are aerobic wastewater treatment plants, also known as aerobic septic systems, quicker and more efficient than the old conventional systems, but they are less likely to back up during rainy months, less likely to stink up your place, and can actually produce clear water for you to use while watering your lawn or decorative plants. There are more moving parts with an aerobic septic system, so they do take some maintenance. But don’t be afraid of that. We can point you to some reasonably priced, reliable maintenance contract companies.

Septic System Installation Process

When we install a conventional septic system or an aerobic wastewater treatment plant, here’s the basic process:

  1. Call a certified engineer and obtain a permit and drawing
  2. Call septic installers to get bids
  3. Hire the best septic installer in Waller County for the job
  4. Schedule the installation
  5. Pass inspection by the Waller County septic and wastewater installation inspector
  6. Ask the installer about anything you should be aware of
  7. Go flush the toilet and make sure it works
  8. Purchase a maintenance contract
  9. Flush your toilet
  10. Flush your toilet
  11. Flush your toilet

Your toilet won’t back up if the septic installer did it right… even in April after we’ve had 15 inches of rain in a day.

If you have a problem with your septic system backing up or performing poorly, you may need to have your system pumped. You should also have aerobic wastewater plants pumped every few years to keep them operating at otimal efficiency.

Call Dale today at 281-381-1577 for a free quote on your septic system installation in Waller County. He can also help you find a certified engineer to complete your drawing and recommend maintenance service providers.

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