Installing a septic tank and drain field in Central Florida is a complex process. You definitely want to get it done right by having an experienced professional help you through the planning and installing the septic system.
Whether you are replacing an existing tank or installing for a new home, understanding a few things will help you make the best decision.
Size of the Septic Tank
Typically, the size of the septic tank is based on the size of the house. But if extended family will also be living there or if you utilize many water using appliances, you may need a larger tank. Some communities and counties have regulations concerning the size of the septic tank that can be installed. Which is why it is important to work with an experienced local professional, they will know all the rules and regulations involving the septic system.
Location of the Drain Field
A vital part of the septic system, the drain field is responsible for eliminating the impurities and waste from the water released from the tank. This is where tiny microbes break down organic materials even further.
The location of the drain field is important. Close to where the tank will be, possible at a lower elevation to promote the natural flow of water, based on gravity. If this isn’t possible, and the drain field is installed on an elevated area, the water may need a pump or lift station to pump it in the direction of the drain field.
The area for the drain field should be open, free of any large trees, shrubs, or buildings. All these can negatively interfere with the operation. Causing clogs and waste water to back up into the house. Roots can perforate pipes and allow wastewater to contaminate the ground.
If you need a new septic tank or drain field, Orlando Septic Services is happy to help. We are an environmentally friendly company with 30 years of experience. Earning our reputation as an honest and reliable waste management business in the Seminole, Orange and parts of Volusia County.