If you plan to move to the outskirts of your city soon, you may need to install a septic tank system on your property. But if you don't know much about septic tanks or how to install them, you may opt to live within your city instead. You can choose the right septic tank system for your needs with the information below.

What Should You Know About Septic Systems?

Unlike a traditional plumbing system, a septic tank system doesn't rely on a city's wastewater plant to process waste. A septic system depends on a special drainfield, holding tank, and other unique fixtures to transport, break down, and process waste once it leaves the home.

Each component of an installed septic system requires its own unique care and maintenance schedule after installation. The schedules keep the system in top condition throughout its lifetime. For example, most resources recommend servicing or pumping a septic tank regularly after you install it. A clean tank can process waste faster and better than a clogged, soiled, or damaged tank. 

These are just some of the things you should know about septic systems. If you're ready to install a system on your property, contact a septic service provider.

How Do You Install Your Septic Tank System?

Although it's possible for some homeowners to install their septic tank systems, you want to avoid doing so yourself. Septic tanks can range in size, height, and depth. If you choose the incorrect tank for your system, it may not collect or process waste properly. Your septic system's tank should be large enough to collect and process all of your family's waste without breaking down, clogging up regularly, or damaging easily.

Most of today's modern tanks can hold 900 gallons to 5800 gallons of wastewater each day, depending on their size and capacity. For example, a 1500-gallon tank can support and process up to 900 gallons of liquid and solid waste each day. The tank will fail if the contents inside it exceed its holding capacity.

A septic system installer will help you choose the right tank for your family. An installer will calculate the size of your tank based on your family's size and waste-generating needs. If you generated a large amount of waste during the day at your old home, choose a large tank for your new home.

Learn more about installing a septic system and tank in your new home by contacting a septic system provider, such as J&L Septic Tank Services LLC.