Need Septic Tank Replacement in NJ? Call us today at All Done Company:
Old septic tanks eventually wear out, and at some point, you’ll need professional septic tank replacement in NJ. At All Done Company, our team of experienced local plumbers can help you choose and install a new septic tank that meets your on-site wastewater management needs. In the meantime, proper septic system maintenance can help you maximize the lifespan of your existing tank, helping you to save money.
Need septic tank replacement soon? Call us any time at All Done Company, at 201-458-0455.
Getting the Most Out of Your Septic Tank
You’ll need septic tank replacement someday, but the rate at which your tank wears out is influenced by a variety of factors– some of which are within your control. You can’t change local soil conditions, or stop anaerobic sewer bacteria from producing hydrogen sulfide gas. However, good septic system maintenance can help your septic tank last as long as possible before you’ll need to replace it.
- Septic tank pumping frequency. Septic tanks need to be pumped out periodically. The frequency at which you’ll need your septic tank pumped can vary wildly, depending on the size of the tank relative to the number of people using it. You may need septic tank pumping as often as multiple times a year, or as infrequently as once every 20-30 years (although this is decidedly rare).
- How you use your septic system. As with sewer lines connected to a municipal sewer system, be careful what you flush. Flushing non-degradable or slowly degrading items, like paper towels and feminine products, can increase the rate of solid material buildup inside the tank. Flushing caustic cleaning chemicals can also damage your septic system.
- The material of which your septic tank is made. Concrete septic tanks last longer than steel, making it a preferable material for septic tank installation. Plastics and fiberglass can be similarly long-lived, but steel rusts comparatively quickly.
- Nearby trees and woody plants. Trees and large woody shrubs and bushes have strong, persistent roots that can invade septic system pipes and other components. You may want to consider removing nearby trees, and planting sewer- and septic-friendly landscaping plants around the septic system and pipes.
Septic system maintenance and regular septic tank pumping can help you ensure that your tank reaches its maximum service life, delaying the need for septic tank replacement. As a new septic tank can cost thousands of dollars, maintenance saves you money in the long run.
Choosing a New Septic Tank for Septic Tank Replacement in NJ
When you need septic tank replacement in NJ, your septic tank service contractors will help you choose the right tank to fit your needs.
Some of the considerations for choosing your new replacement septic tank include:
- Sizing. In many areas, the minimum size for a septic tank is 1,000 gallons. The tank size needed depends on the daily water volume usage of your property. If your average daily wastewater flow is under 500 gallon a day, you probably don’t need a tank that’s bigger than the minimum. However, if it’s over 4,000 gallons per day, you’ll need a massive 5800 gallon tank. For reference, the average American family of four uses about 400 gallons of fresh water per day, with wastewater flow of approximately 40-60 gallons per day per person.
- Material. As mentioned before, concrete and fiberglass are superior to steel in terms of longevity and durability. In many jurisdictions, steel septic tanks are no longer permissible according to state and local plumbing codes and subcodes.
Professional septic tank service contractors in NJ will help you make the right decision based on your wastewater flow. To find out more, or for service today, call us any time at All Done Company for great service from local contractors, at 201-458-0455.