RURAL SEPTIC SYSTEMS
When purchasing a rural home, the septic tank should be one of the items on the top of your checklist. Finding out the type of septic tank the home has and having it inspected is extremely important. Brantley Septic has you covered in all your rural septic system needs.
Homebuyers moving from urban to rural areas need to consider the basics of septic systems, otherwise your dream house could turn into a money pit. Right up front the question must be asked if the home requires an on-site wastewater treatment system, or septic system. Not every home can connect to the municipal sewer lines in rural America. There are several types of septic systems that can be used ranging in price. The simpler systems use gravity for wastewater dispersal and rely heavily on the soil for treatment, whereas other options have moving parts and require electrical power. The septic system types:
- Conventional System
- Low Pressure Dose
- Aerobic Wastewater Treatment
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One size definitely does not fit all when it pertains to septic systems. Every effort must be made to ensure the correct system type is installed for the rural home site. Brantley Septic can work with you to review the existing or if it’s a new home build, determine which septic system is optimal. An inappropriate system will increase the chances of system malfunctions. Malfunctioning septic systems are costly and may have health and environmental consequences. Making sure your septic system is optimal for your rural home will save money in the long run.
RULE OF THUMB FOR A RURAL SEPTIC SYSTEM
You have discovered your new home build requires a septic system. At least 10,000 square feet should be allocated for the system in the general intended installation area. Dry areas on the property that are submerged in water at certain times of the year are not included in the land area calculation. Area should be installer and equipment accessible for earth-working activities. Recommended minimum size, for a residential lot, is one-half acre if public water will be used in the house. If a drinking water well needs to be installed in the area, then a minimum lot size of three-quarters acre is required.
QUESTIONS TO ASK
When purchasing a rural home or building a new one, finding the answer to these questions will eliminate headaches in the future:
- Do maintenance records of the home’s septic system exist?
- When was the current septic system installed?
- When was the last time the septic tank was pumped?
- When was the aerator last serviced?
- If house expansion is needed, will the septic system need to be updated?
- Are there current installation warranties and service agreements that cover the septic system?
Once you have the answers to these questions, contact Brantley Septic and our experienced technicians can further explain your needs and provide further details to help your transition.