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How to Prepare for Your Septic Tank Installation

If you’ve recently purchased a new septic tank, it’s time to start thinking about the installation process. A septic tank installation can be a bit lengthy, so it’s important to effectively prepare so everything goes smoothly. Here’s how to best prepare for your septic tank installation.

  • Test Your Soil – If you have any idea of where you would like your septic system to go, take a soil sample of that area and have it tested. A soil test will help you determine the type of soil you’re working with and if it can support a septic tank.
  • Clear The Area – As your installation day approaches you’ll want to clear the area to prepare for excavation if needed and workers. This includes removing debris, vehicles, toys, valuables, and anything that would otherwise be in the way or potentially damaged.
  • Plan For Water Shut Off – During any kind of septic work, water is typically temporarily shut off. Because of this, you’ll want to plan ahead and have a stock of drinking water on hand, have a place to shower/use the bathroom, and contact any neighbors that this water shutoff might be affecting as well. Usually your water won’t have to be shut off for very long. However, if a problem occurs and the water needs to be shut off longer than usual, you’ll want to be prepared.

We hope these suggestions will prepare you for a smooth installation process for your septic tank and septic system. If you have any questions regarding septic tank installation and the services we provide, please contact us at Sauer Septic today!