One of the most important parts of your septic system is the drainfield. If your drainfield isn’t working properly it can spell disaster, likely leading to many septic system failures. Your drainfield is the most expensive portion of your wastewater system. A simple drainfield repair may only cost a few hundred dollars, but if your system needs to to be replaced entirely, it can cost you a small fortune, ranging anywhere from $2,000-$10,000. That’s why it is imperative to have your drainfield installed by certified professionals who can do it properly the first time. When installing your drainfield, keep these tips in mind:
- Obtain All Necessary Permits
Before you can start installing your drainfield, you must obtain all the necessary building permits. In Florida, you must contact the Florida Department of Health’s County Offices though it varies between states. Some areas may require a federal permit.
- Inspections and Testing
Depending on where you are located, you may need to have the area inspected by the proper authorities before construction begins. Once you have all necessary permits and have passed the inspection, you should have your soil tested. Even though this is not required, if the soil’s absorption capacity is too low, you will likely have issues with backups in the future. It’s better to know your levels before you start digging so you can plan accordingly.
- Shop Around
Before committing to any particular septic system installation company, be sure to do some research.
- Make sure they have all the necessary credentials and experience.
- Research online to find out more information about the company.
- Ask friends, family, and neighbors if they have had any experience with them. Was it a positive experience?
Inadequate research can end up costing you a lot of money down the road, so make sure to be thorough.
After you’ve completed the installation of your drainfield, your next focus should be how to look after it. If a septic system is properly maintained, it can last for decades with minimal repairs. To get the most out of your septic system, use Maxx’s Products. It’s a 100% environmentally friendly product that promotes proper drainage in your drainfield. Call 800-397-2384 today for your free trial.