If you are reading this section you are probably planning for a new home construction or  are having issues with your existing septic system. Problems such a sewer smell, water surfacing, or slow draining pipes are just a few issues that could exist.

How long do septic systems usually last?

Any new septic system is built to provide long-term storage and treatment of household or business waste. If properly operated and maintained, your system could last for decades without a problem. However, if your system is not properly maintained, it could suffer from deterioration, structural issues, or complete system failure.

Why is regular septic system maintenance important?

The more your septic tank is used, the more sludge builds up at the bottom of the tank. If your tank is properly designed and installed in your East Texas property, it should have enough space to accommodate two or three years’ worth of safe sludge accumulation. Once the sludge levels increase, sewage may leak into your drain fields and need replacement. Depending on the usage level, your tank may experience even quicker sludge accumulation. This is why routine septic system maintenance is critical for ensuring you avoid costly repairs or full system replacement down the road.

What are the benefits of installing a new septic system?

There are a wide range of benefits that come from choosing to install a new septic system for your East Texas home or business. The most important of all is long-term costs – when you go with a newer system, there’s a smaller chance of system failure in the near future and reduced maintenance and repair costs. Another benefit is the strong peace of mind you’ll find in knowing your septic system makes use of more modern technology and higher quality materials that reduce the risk of system backups. At D3 Septic we will give honest advice. If you are having problems with your existing system and they can be repaired without a complete replacement, we will not try to sell you on a new system!

How much does a septic tank installation cost?

Cost is always the elephant in the room when planning a septic system. Every property will require a site and soil evaluation prior to a replacement or installation. Conventional systems are generally less expensive than aerobic systems, however, if your soil does not meet conventional parameters an aerobic system is required. Square footage, number of bedrooms, and soil classification must be determined in order to make correct sizing of the proper system needed. Once this is all determined an estimate can be made. D3 Septic will come out, free of charge, to advise you which direction to go by following TCEQ requirements by performing a site/soil evaluation. Residential conventional systems range from $3000-$6000. A residential aerobic system ranges from $6000-$8000 depending on the application.
Commercial conventional or aerobic systems could range from $4000 to Fifteen Thousand plus.

How do I know if I need to replace my septic tank?

Some signs of septic system failure include septic tank overflow, in which your sinks and toilets will back up. You may also smell a noticeable odor of sewage in your bathroom or elsewhere in your home. There may be water surfacing on the ground above your tank, or an issue with your sink, laundry, tubs, and toilet not draining properly. Preventing the need for replacing your septic tank is all about regular maintenance from a professional team like D3 Septic, proudly serving the Henderson County, Van Zandt County, and Smith County areas.

What’s the difference between aerobic and conventional septic systems?

Depending on your specific property and needs, the options will be either a conventional septic system or an aerobic septic system. In a conventional septic system, solid waste is broken down anaerobically and liquids flow out into an underground leach field, where wastewater is naturally purified before being returned to the groundwater. A conventional septic system requires the proper soil. If the soil is not very sandy with a lot of clay content or is a seasonally saturated soil an aerobic system is the only option. In an aerobic septic system, waste is broken down by microbes and the wastewater passes through a chlorinator, is purified, then sprayed onto a field or underground irrigation system. Both systems serve much the same purpose, but suit the needs of different types of properties. An expert from D3 Septic can help you choose the ideal septic system for your property in East Texas.

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