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Three Things You Will Want To Know Before Installing An Alternative Septic System

Many areas do not have connections to sewer services, which means that homes have to have septic systems installed. The first thing that is done before a septic system is installed is a soil test, which determines things like soil filtration, water table location and other data to see what type of system can be installed. In some cases, and alternative waste treatment solution may be needed. Here are some things that you will want to know before having an alternative system installed for your home:   

1. Testing Soil To Determine Your Septic Needs

Before you can have your septic system installed, you will need to have the soil test. This is called a PERC or percolation test. What it does is it tests the properties of soil where the septic system is to be installed to see how well it filters waste. It will also help determine the location of the water table to see what type of septic tank and drainage system you need to have installed for your home.

2. Choosing The Type Of System You Want For Your Home

When you have the PERC test, you will be able to decide on what type of system you need. If you have to have an aerobatic system, you can choose from a self-contained system, or a system that also has a drain field like a conventional septic system. The aerobatic systems are usually needed in cases where poor soils do not filter water. The self-contained systems can be good where water contamination is a concern, and also help to reduce water consumption by reusing the treated wastewater.

3. Design Of Your Drainage Field For An Alternative Septic System

There are many situations where you may need to have a different type of drain field solution. This can be due to things like water tables being too high. In this case, a mound system can be used to raise the drainage system for better filtration. There are also systems that use things like wetlands for better filtration of effluent (liquid waste) that leaves your tank. There are also other bio-filtration systems that use plants to help filter waste.

If you have to have an alternative septic system installed for your home, these are some of the things that you will want to consider. Contact a septic installation contractor (such as Suc N Up Inc) to get help deciding on what type of system will be best for the needs of your home.

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Energy Bill Increasing? Your Windows May be to Blame

I noticed my energy bill was slowly creeping up higher and higher. The first thing I thought could be the cause of the problem, was my air conditioning and heating system. After a thorough inspection, the repair company said that was in great condition. So I did some research online and found that old windows could be the cause of energy bills increasing. I had no idea that as your windows age and lose efficiency, your energy bill begins to go up. In fact, that is one of the earliest signs that your windows may need to be replaced in the near future. If I didn't know this information, I am sure others didn't as well, so I created this site to educate others. This site includes many signs that indicate your windows need to be replaced, including an increasing energy bill.