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Why Only Professionals Should Install a Septic System

DIY projects are all the rage these days, but one job that NexGen Septics does not recommend for DIYers in and around Rocklin is septic system installation. Almost every facet of septic installation has some risk attached, including the ongoing maintenance required once the system is installed and that is why only professionals should install a septic system. Here are some of the key reasons why you should rely on an experienced septic installation company.

Risk of Pollution

Big pollution risks are attached to septic tank installation, and these risks can multiply if a non-trained person tries to tackle installation themselves. An improperly installed septic system is liable to leak sewage that could pollute nearby water sources: and not just the installer’s water, but the entire neighborhood. Collectively, these tainted water sources might affect hundreds or thousands of people. Heavy fines are levied against anyone who pollutes a municipal water source, accidentally or otherwise. Plus, even if an untrained installer is able to restrict the sewage to his own property, i.e. the sewage only surfaces above ground on the installer’s property, a fine is a distinct possibility.

Another thing to consider is that it’s very difficult to obtain a permit for septic system installation – and even if you do, it becomes a matter of public record. This could place you in a difficult position if a problem occurs.

Installation Complexity

Installing a septic system is a complicated process, even for a small home or business. Sure, there’s a single tank that requires accounting for, but there are many more parts and pieces to consider. The sheer complexity of just an average septic installation requires the kind of knowledge that’s only acquired through training and experience. For example, even with detailed instructions the average person would find it almost impossible to assemble the various control panels, pumps, blowers, floats, phone lines, electricity, and install them correctly so that there is no chance of leakage/pollution. Furthermore, once the system is installed, regular maintenance is also no easy task. There are water levels and bacteria counts to be concerned with, along with the creation of clear paths to the system so that maintenance workers can operate safely and efficiently.

Significant Investment

Everyone wants to reduce costs, especially homebuilders/homeowners who want to improve their homes without blowing their budget. Unfortunately, septic systems are expensive to purchase and install. With our Presby System, you are going to drastically cut down on your costs for your septic system. Moreover, the cost to repair an improperly installed/damaged septic system can be exorbitant, especially if waste pollution is involved.

A septic system’s components aren’t cheap, and they must be properly handled lest they become damaged before they’re even installed. The system itself takes many man-hours to install, which takes the DIYer away from family and work obligations. Maintaining the system – man-hours, chemicals, etc. – is another considerable cost to consider. When it comes down to it, the money a DIYer might save by purchasing and installing a septic system alone or with a few friends could pale in comparison to the investment required to fix problems that arise down the road. And believe us, without proper training, these problems are a very real possibility.

Experience, training, and professionalism makes NexGen Septics one of the premier septic system companies near Sacramento. Rather than assume heavy risk by trying to install a system by yourself, trust our team to do the job right the first time and prevent costly future headaches.

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