How to Know When You Need a Septic System Replacement: The 4 Steps Everyone Needs to Follow

How to Know When You Need a Septic System Replacement: The 4 Steps Everyone Needs to Follow

Posted on 29 Mar 2022 by Lise Helluy

Septic system replacements are not always a fun topic of conversation, but they are something that every property owner should be aware of. If you are noticing any signs that your septic system may need to be replaced, it is important to take action right away.

In this blog post, we will outline the 4 steps that everyone needs to follow when it comes time for a replacement. Soil investigation, finding a service provider, removal or backfilling of the old pit – are all important steps that need to be taken in order to ensure a smooth and stress-free replacement process.

1) Recognize the signs that your system may need a replacement:

The first step is to recognize the signs that your system may need a replacement.

There are a few different signs that your septic system may need to be replaced. If you notice any odors coming from your sewage system, this is a sign that something is wrong. You may also notice noise coming from the pipes, or the system may start to break down more frequently. If you receive a notice from the local authority requiring an upgrade, this is also a sign that it is time for a replacement.

There are also other parameters to take into account when thinking about replacing your system: 

  • Age of the Septic System: The average septic system has a lifespan of 20-30 years. If your system is approaching this age, it may be time to start thinking about a replacement.
  • Size of the Septic System: The size of your septic system will also affect how often it needs to be replaced. A smaller system will need to be replaced more frequently than a larger one.
  • Capacity of your Tank: If your tank is constantly overflowing, this is a sign that you need a larger tank.
  • Contaminated water sources: If you notice that your water sources are becoming contaminated, this is a sign that it is time to replace your septic system.
  • Slow drains: Another indication that a replacement is necessary is if your drains are taking longer to drain than usual.

If you see any of these indications, you should take immediate action and it is strongly encouraged to contact a sewage tank contractor who will identify the source and fix it before it becomes a larger problem later. If it is not a simple repair and your system needs to be replaced, here are the steps to follow. 

2) Soil investigation:

soil investigationThe second step is to conduct a soil investigation. This will help you determine the type of system you need and where it should be located. You will need to take into account the size of your property, the climate, the amount of water you use, and the number of people who live on the property.

You will also need to have your soil tested. This will help you determine the best location for your new septic system. The investigation will also help you determine the type of system you need. There are two main types of septic systems: aerobic and anaerobic.

  • Aerobic systems are more expensive, but they are also more efficient and require less maintenance.
  • Anaerobic systems are less expensive, but they are not as efficient and require more maintenance.

 

Once you have determined the type of system you need, you can begin searching for a service provider.

3) Search for a wastewater treatment plants provider:

There are a few things to keep in mind when searching for a service provider:

  • Make sure that the company is licensed and insured
  • Ask for references and check them
  • Make sure that the company has experience installing the type of system you need
  • Get a written estimate

Once you have found a company that you are comfortable with, you can schedule an appointment for them to come out and install your new septic system. If your old septic system needs to be removed, they will do this as well. If not, they will backfill the old pit.

You should also ask the company about maintenance plans. A good maintenance plan will include regular inspections and pumpings of your septic tank.

If you're looking for an environmentally friendly and efficient sewage treatment option, BIOROCK might be the right choice for you. BIOROCK systems are designed to minimize the impact on the environment while still providing effective wastewater treatment.

BIOROCK systems require less maintenance and are far more efficient than traditional septic systems. In fact, the BIOROCK technology is a natural, biological treatment process that requires no electricity to operate, ensuring maximum system reliability with minimal maintenance and operating costs. This combination of multiple purification phases is unique and is one of the essential components making the BIOROCK filters the most efficient on the market.

 

 

Do you want to know more about the benefits of our solutions to treat wastewater or do you need pieces of advice to choose the right sewage system? Contact a BIOROCK expert right now! The expert will be happy to guide you in your project, direct you towards the solution adapted to your land and your house, and finally to a professional BIOROCK installer who will replace your tank and ensure maintenance over time.

4) Removal or backfilling of the old pit:

Removal of the old tankThe last step is to remove or backfill the old pit. This is an important step because it prevents the contamination of groundwater.

  • If you have an aerobic system (like BIOROCK systems), you will need to remove the old septic tank and fill the hole with clean sand.
  • If you have an anaerobic system, you will need to backfill the hole with clean soil.

You should also put a sign on your property that indicates that there is a septic system. This will help prevent people from accidentally damaging your system. Don't worry, usually, the company installing your new tank will remove the old one.

 

It's important to have a functioning sewage system so that your home is safe and clean. If you think your system needs to be replaced, follow these four steps: recognize the signs that your system may need a replacement, conduct a soil investigation, search for a service provider, and remove or backfill the old pit. Doing these things will help ensure that you get a new septic system that meets your needs and doesn't cause any environmental damage.

If you want an environmentally friendly and efficient sewage treatment option, BIOROCK might be the right choice for you. BIOROCK systems are designed to minimize the impact on the environment while still providing effective wastewater treatment. Contact us today to learn more about our products and service, we would be happy to help you choose the right sewage system!

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