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Why Septic Tank Size Matters

The Importance of your Septic Tank Size 

 

Most people are not aware that septic tank sizes actually matter. The common misconception is that all septic tanks are created equal. However, this could not be further from the truth. Septic tank sizes actually have a direct impact on the overall efficiency of your septic system.

Here’s a quick rundown on why septic tank sizes matter:

1.  Septic tank sizes determine the amount of wastewater that can be stored in the tank.

2.  Larger septic tanks can accommodate more solids, which means they will need to be pumped less often.

3.  Smaller septic tanks may need to be pumped more often, which can increase the costs associated with maintaining your septic system.

4.  The size of your septic tank will also impact the size of your drain field.

5.  Larger septic tanks will require a larger drain field, which can impact the overall costs of installation and maintenance.

As you can see, septic tank sizes definitely matter. When you are planning to install a new septic system, be sure to take the time to choose a tank that is the right size for your needs. It could end up saving you a lot of money in the long run!

Different Types of Septic Tanks
1. Standard Septic Tanks

2. Large Capacity Septic Tanks

3. Low-Profile Septic Tanks

4. Specialty Septic Tanks

What to Consider when Choosing a Septic Tank Size

1. The size of your home: This is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a septic tank size. The larger your home, the more wastewater you will produce. Therefore, you will need a larger septic tank to accommodate all of the wastewater.

2. The number of people in your home: This is another important factor to consider. The more people that live in your home, the more wastewater you will produce. In general, you should add an additional gallon of capacity for each person that lives in your home.

3. Your soil type: This is an important factor to consider because it will impact the size of your leach field. If you have sandy soil, you will need a larger leach field. If you have clay soil, you will need a smaller leach field.

4. The amount of wastewater your home produces: This is an important factor to consider because it will impact how often you need to pump your septic tank. If your home produces a lot of wastewater, you will need to pump your septic tank more often.

5. Your budget: This is an important factor to consider because the size of your septic tank will impact the overall cost of installation and maintenance. Larger septic tanks will cost more to install and maintain than smaller septic tanks.

6. Your long-term needs: This is an important factor to consider because the size of your septic tank will impact your long-term needs. If you plan on expanding your home in the future, you will need a larger septic tank. If you have no plans to expand your home, you can choose a smaller septic tank.

7. The climate: This is an important factor to consider because the climate can impact the overall efficiency of your septic system. If you live in an area with a lot of rainfall, you will need a larger septic tank because the extra water will increase the amount of wastewater your home produces.

8. Your property size: This is an important factor to consider because the size of your property will impact the size of your leach field. If you have a large property, you will need a larger leach field. If you have a small property, you will need a smaller leach field.

9. The type of septic system you want: This is an important factor to consider because the type of septic system you choose will impact the size of your septic tank. If you want a standard septic system, you will need a larger septic tank. If you want a low-profile septic system, you can choose a smaller septic tank.

10. Your local regulations: This is an important factor to consider because your local regulations may dictate the size of septic tank you are allowed to install. Be sure to check with your local authorities to see what size septic tank is allowed in your area.

Who should you call for septic issues?

At Fenkner Septic, we provide a full range of septic services to meet your needs. We can inspect your septic system to ensure it is functioning properly, and we can pump your septic tank to remove waste and prevent backups. We also offer repair and replacement services for septic tanks and leach fields. In addition, we can provide advice on how to maintain your septic system and prevent future problems. Call us today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to serving you.  (570) 857-0105