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A septic tank is a great asset to have on your property, and many people throughout Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Kissimmee, Ocoee, Pine Hills, Winter Park, and Winter Springs, Florida have them. Your septic tank ensures wastewater from your home is properly processed and not released into the environment, where it can contaminate groundwater and even potentially make you and your family sick. The two most important parts of a septic system installation are the tank and the drain field.

What to Expect During Septic Tank Installation

The drain field is a large pit in the yard that is filled with gravel and covered with grass and soil. Impurities are filtered out, so the water is clean by the time it releases into the water table. The septic tank is the receptacle where wastewater from the house is stored. Scum floats, and solid matter sinks. The cleaner water in the middle is released into the drain field.

Septic tank installation requires a permit, as well as a health department inspection. You then work with the septic tank company to determine what size tank will work for your home. If replacing an old tank, the old one will have to be removed and a hole will have to be dug for the drain field. Pipes will be laid down to connect the septic system, and any obstacles, such as tree stumps, will be removed. Septic tank installation can take several days, and you may not be able to use the water in your home.

Once the septic tank installation is completed, a final inspection will be performed by the health department. This ensures the tank is compliant with local regulations and that your property is safe. The inspection usually occurs within days of the installation.