Septic tanks are a lot like roofs. If you do it right, youll probably only have to do it once the entire time you own your home or business. To that end, its tough to know exactly what parts need to be replaced, what permits youll need, and what materials to use, because you need to deal with a septic tank replacement so infrequently. Let the experts at Atlanta Septic Tank Pros guide you through the process. Our technicians handle all septic system issues, from regular maintenance to repairs, and of course, septic tank replacement and installation. Get Any Required Permits First One thing a lot of people dont realize is that municipalities often treat replacing major components as if theyre a new build. The laws may say that you need to prove that the tank is being placed a safe distance from the house and from potable water and explain where all of the components will go. Our technicians are already familiar with which permits are necessary in and around Atlanta, so you wont need to spend any time researching codes to make sure youre compliant. This is something thats handled as part of any install. Choose the Right Size Replacement Tank If you didnt have any issues related to the size of the tank, such as overflow or the need for frequent pumping, its probably safe to get the same size you have now. A typical residential system for a small family is about 1,000 gallons, though some are as small as 300 gallons and some industrial goliaths are 5,000 gallons. Select the Right Material You will have a selection of materials to choose from and the technician may recommend one over the other due to your soil, expected use, local laws, and other factors. The most common materials these days are plastic, steel, fiberglass, and concrete, with the latter two being the most durable and popular choices.
Prepare for the Septic Tank Replacement When you work with a reputable installer, everything is overseen from start to finish, so you dont have to worry about the logistics of removing the old tank, what to do with it, or integrating the new one in. Not every company operates this way, so always be sure to choose a company that works exclusively with septic systems, plus has the knowledge and years of experience to back it up.