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Regardless of whether you have recently purchased a mobile home or simply need a new septic tank or repair, you will want to contact Bell Excavating to ensure the job is done correctly the first time.
Septic Tank Installation
One of the most important aspects of any home is the septic tank. Bell Excavating considers septic tank installation one of the most essential services that is needed for anyone moving into a new home.
Bell Excavating professionals will walk you through the process of choosing the best septic tank for your home and family. There are several aspects that must be considered before a septic tank is purchased, such as the location it will be placed, the material of the tank, as well as the rate of the contractor installing the tank.
Due to the fact that we are a full-service company, we are able to remain competitive with pricing while not sacrificing quality.
Septic System Installation Cost
There are several factors that will influence the cost of installing a septic tank:
- The overall material that the septic tank has been constructed of.
- The ground cover and location where the septic tank will be installed.
- The installation fee from the professional who is installing the tank.
There are a number of popular materials available for septic tanks. Bell Excavating will typically recommend the use of plastic or fiberglass due to their durability and lightweight features.
The ground where the septic tank will be installed is important due to the fact that the tank needs to be deep enough, if not a sand mounting system will not be able to be utilized. Additionally, it is important to consider the placement of the septic tank. A vehicle can not be driven over the location as it could lead to a collapse, therefore, one must position it correctly.
Finally, it is important to consider the installation fee for the professional. As we have already mentioned, Bell Excavating is a full-service installation company. We are able to offer the most competitive rates in the area. It is important that you hire a company that is fully versed in all aspects of the septic tank installation.
Septic Tank Repair
If a septic tank is properly maintained and cleaned it will operate for twenty years or more. There are some warning signs you should be aware of with a septic tank and if it is in need of maintenance.
One of the number one signs that you need service is if sewage has already backed up into your home. While this could be resolved by a plumber, it is always wise to have a septic tank professional examine it. In addition, if you have noticed foul odors coming from your yard, your septic tank may be overdue for maintenance.
In some cases, a plumber may have to repair a pipe, or the drain field may need replacing. One of the best things you can do is talk to a professional and not guess about what the problem could be.
We strongly recommend contacting a professional as soon as a potential problem arises, before it becomes a serious situation.
Routine Septic Tank Maintenance
Regular maintenance of your septic tank is essential in helping to give it a long life. Generally speaking, it is best to have your septic tank inspected every three years by a professional.
Septic Tank Pumping
Septic tank pumps are determined by the amount of usage and family size, however, it is best to have them pumped every three to five years.
The size of the tank is also a major factor in depending how often a septic tank should be pumped. Bell Excavating will offer their best recommendations on a time table for regular maintenance and pumping.
The Specifics of a Septic Tank
There are a number of added benefits that Bell Excavating can bring to the table in addition to sales and installation. We are able to recommend the best septic tank for your specific needs and budget.
Size of the Leach Field
The leech field which is also commonly known as a septic drain field is an essential part of your system. The majority of issues that are seen with septic tanks are due to failed drain field systems.
The leech field is an underground area in the property that holds the septic pipes which filter wastewater from the tank into the soil. The soil eventually breaks the wastewater down into natural bacteria.
The leech field is determined by the size of the family, septic tank and usage as well as other factors. This is where the expertise of a professional will come into play.
Location of the Septic Tank
As we have already discussed, the location of your septic tank is very important and you must remember its location so it is not driven over. If a truck was to drive over the septic tank, the ground would likely collapse.
Should I Repair or Replace My Septic System Entirely?
Bell Excavating is the number one company to get in touch with for repairs or replacements of septic systems. If you are looking to extend the lifespan of your septic system, please give us a call.
If your septic system needs a full replacement, we will consult with you on all of the details you need to make an informed decision.