All of us have a septic system in our home. It’s a vital part of the plumbing that regulates and filters out harmful bacteria from getting into our drinking water supplies, but it can take some work to find qualified leads for your septic tank needs.
There are many different types of septic systems you can buy or rent, depending on your requirements, budget constraints, and geographic location so choosing one isn’t always as simple as going down to the nearest store with a big sign reading “buy/rent”. We’ll walk through what you need to know about how they’re designed – such as their size and type- before we get started with where to look for good deals on them.
First off is material choice. There are three types of septic tanks that you’ll find for sale: concrete, plastic, and steel.
Concrete is the most heavy-duty option but it’s also the priciest one; this type can be installed even if your area has a frostline because they’re all built above ground. They come in many different shapes and sizes to fit any need from small houses to large businesses so there will always be an option out there for you.
Plastic requires less maintenance than other materials but won’t last as long due to the sun degrading their stability over time – no matter how well they were treated at installation. This means replacing them every 40 years or so with more frequent replacements depending on where you live (the hotter it is, the more often they’ll need to be replaced). Steel septic tanks are a solid choice if you have an area that has frost lines and don’t want your tank buried underground.
The size of your home will determine what kind of system you can get – there are different sizes for single-family homes, multi-unit buildings with one or two stories, and larger businesses like schools or office complexes.