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So, you’ve decided to install a septic system. Maybe you just bought land and want to build a new home. Or, perhaps it’s time to replace an old tank after 20-something years. Whatever the reason, you’re undoubtedly excited to take the leap and upgrade your property. It’s a thrilling time for any homeowner!
But when you’ve got laundry to do and guests to host, you might wonder how long it takes to install a septic system. After all, a functional home relies on a working septic system, so it’s important to understand the projected timeline.
Here’s what you need to know so you can plan accordingly.
BEFORE INSTALLATION BEGINS
Like building a car or house, installing a septic system takes careful planning. Moreover, the process involves much more than digging up the soil and dropping in a tank. It calls for a series of critical tasks and steps.
This will include:
1. Percolation Test
A percolation test determines the soil’s texture, consistency, and volume. It also checks how well the soil can filter wastewater correctly. This ensures a septic tank can be installed on your property to begin with. It’s an extremely important test, especially with such varying soil conditions in central Florida.
This step involves scheduling and completing the test, as well as receiving the results. This can take up to three weeks, although typically will be done within a week.
You’ll need to get a permit from your city or county. We will complete all the paperwork for the application and submit it to proper authorities. Every county and city have different requirements, so it’s crucial we check the local codes.
Generally, the application and approval process can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. But again, this will be different for each area.
After you have acquired the necessary permits, we can plan your septic system and drain field. The details will depend on many factors, like the slope of your land and nearby trees.
Because your septic system must be designed to suit your property, this step can take a couple of days.
HOW LONG DOES INSTALLATION TAKE?
After you’ve received the percolation test, permits, and design plans, it’s time to schedule your professional septic tank installation.
From start to finish, the installation process can anywhere from several days to three weeks.
Again, the completion time will depend on a wide range of factors, including your property, soil, and size of septic tank. The process will also involve one or more inspections to confirm everything is going according to plan.
FULL CIRCLE SEPTIC IS READY TO INSTALL YOUR NEW SEPTIC SYSTEM
Every septic system is different. Therefore, it’s impossible to know precisely how long it takes to install a septic system. But with a reliable provider like Full Circle Septic, you can obtain a customized estimation from the very beginning.
We provided residential septic services to homes and businesses in central Florida and beyond. Our experienced technicians are Florida natives who are well-versed in Florida unique soil conditions, so we know how to handle the unique soil in our area.
After learning about your needs and inspecting your property, we can estimate how long the project may take. So, whether you’re moving into a new home or hosting a party, you’ll be able to plan ahead.
Septic Tank Pumping
Whether you want to do regular maintenance or you need an emergency pump out, Full Circle Septic has you covered.
Toilets not flushing? Sinks and showers not draining? You may have a blocked pipe leading to your septic system.
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Buying a house? Let us inspect the septic system so that you don’t have any surprises after the closing.
Building a new home? We can design and install your system for you.
Residential and commercial enzyme maintenance.
Did you know that your septic tank may have an outlet filter that needs to be cleaned annually?
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