Installation of Septic Tank Systems

Nov 10, 2023


Welcome to White Plumbing Company, the leading experts in home services, specializing in plumbing and water heater installation/repair. In this article, we will delve into the intricate process and procedures involved in the installation of septic tank systems. Whether you are building a new home or in need of septic tank system upgrades, our dedicated team of professionals is here to assist you every step of the way.

Understanding Septic Tank Systems

A septic tank system is an efficient and cost-effective way to manage domestic wastewater in areas where there is no connection to a municipal sewer system. It consists of several key components, including the septic tank, distribution box, absorption fields, sewage pump, piping, and drainage system.

The Septic Tank

The septic tank is the primary component of the system and acts as a holding chamber where wastewater and solids separate. It is typically made of durable materials such as concrete, fiberglass, or plastic, and comes in various sizes to accommodate different household needs. Regular maintenance and pumping of the septic tank are crucial to ensure optimal functioning and prevent system failures.

Distribution Box and Absorption Fields

The distribution box receives wastewater from the septic tank and evenly distributes it to the absorption fields, also known as drainfields. The absorption fields consist of a series of perforated pipes or chambers buried underground. They facilitate the filtration of effluent, allowing it to percolate into the soil, where natural processes further treat the wastewater.

Sewage Pump and Piping

In some cases, septic tank systems require a sewage pump to transport wastewater from lower-lying areas to the septic tank or drainfield. The pump helps overcome elevation differences and ensures proper flow within the system. The piping plays a crucial role in connecting various components, transferring wastewater between the septic tank, distribution box, absorption fields, and sewage pump.

The Installation Process

The installation of septic tank systems is a complex process that requires expertise and adherence to strict regulations and permits. At White Plumbing Company, we have years of experience in the industry and are well-versed in local, state, and federal requirements. Our team follows a systematic approach to ensure a successful installation:

  1. Site Evaluation: Before installation, our experts conduct a thorough site evaluation to assess the soil conditions, water table levels, and determine the most suitable location for the septic tank system.
  2. Excavation: Once the site is determined, excavation begins to create space for the septic tank, distribution box, and absorption fields. Careful consideration is given to applicable setbacks and any land grading necessary for proper drainage.
  3. Septic Tank Installation: The septic tank is then carefully placed in the excavated hole and leveled. Connections for the distribution box, absorption fields, and sewage pump are established.
  4. Distribution Box and Absorption Fields Installation: The distribution box and absorption fields are installed, ensuring proper alignment and placement. The pipes or chambers are connected and tested for effective distribution of wastewater.
  5. Final Connections and Testing: The piping connections between various components are completed, and the system undergoes a comprehensive testing phase to ensure it meets performance standards.
  6. Permits and Inspections: Throughout the installation process, we obtain the necessary permits and coordinate inspections to comply with local regulations and ensure the system's safety and functionality.

Maintenance and Regulations

Ongoing maintenance and compliance with regulations are essential for the long-term functionality and efficiency of septic tank systems. At White Plumbing Company, we provide comprehensive maintenance services, including regular inspections, septic tank pumping, and repair of any potential issues that may arise. It is crucial to adhere to certain guidelines:

  • Regular Pumping: Depending on household size and usage, septic tanks should be pumped every 3 to 5 years to remove accumulated solids and prevent blockages.
  • Water Conservation: Practicing water conservation measures, such as repairing leaks and using water-efficient fixtures, can minimize the strain on the septic system.
  • Avoiding Harsh Chemicals: Chemicals, such as bleach, strong detergents, and excessive use of antibacterial products, can disrupt the balance of beneficial bacteria in the septic tank, leading to system malfunctions.
  • Waste Disposal Considerations: Proper waste disposal practices, such as avoiding flushing non-biodegradable items and excessive use of garbage disposals, help maintain the system's efficiency.
  • Annual Inspections: Regular inspections by qualified professionals are vital for detecting any potential issues early on and ensuring compliance with regulations.

Why Choose White Plumbing Company?

When it comes to the installation of septic tank systems, you need a trusted and experienced partner. Here's why White Plumbing Company stands out:

  • Expertise: Our team of professionals has extensive knowledge and expertise in the installation of septic tank systems, ensuring a seamless and efficient process.
  • Regulatory Compliance: We stay up-to-date with all regulations and permits, guaranteeing that your septic tank installation meets the highest standards of safety and functionality.
  • Quality Products: We source top-quality septic tank systems and components to ensure durability and optimal performance.
  • Customized Solutions: Every home is unique, and we work closely with our clients to design and install a septic tank system tailored to their specific needs and property requirements.
  • Reliable Support: Our dedicated customer support team is always available to address any queries or concerns you may have before, during, and after the installation process.

Contact White Plumbing Company Today

Are you in need of professional septic tank system installation services? Look no further than White Plumbing Company. Our team is here to exceed your expectations while providing reliable and efficient solutions. Contact us today at [Phone Number] or visit our website [] to get started. Trust the leaders in the industry to handle your septic tank system installation with utmost professionalism and expertise.