Especially if you’re new to it – drain field installation can feel overwhelming at first. You might be tempted to sit back and let the pros do all the work but while you can trust skilled septic technicians to do so – it’s still really important that you’re as involved in the process as possible.
Not only will this help resolve issues before they become problems but it can be a valuable learning experience for you. This will help you be more proactive and improve the way you handle and care for your septic system over time.
Here are some tips on how you can stay involved in the process and learn as much as possible.
Ask lots of questions
Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions – especially if the process is new to you. By actively communicating with the team that’s installing your system, you’ll be able to clear up confusion and have a better understanding of what’s happening from the get-go.
Understand how drain fields fail
In advance of the installation, it’s important that you do your homework on drain fields – and specifically – WHY drain fields fail. 90% of the issues pertaining drain fields are caused because of something that occurred during installation. As a way to stay engaged in the process and lessen the expense of your septic system over time – it’s important to come prepared with questions about some of the issues that are related to the installation.
This way you can help catch issues before they arise and over time – save yourself a lot of time, money and worry.
Make copies of installation plans
It’s important for you to have a copy of your installation plans for yourself – but it’s a good idea to make 5-6 copies if you can. In the future you may need to reference them for maintenance, but you also never know when an inspector, property owner or other septic technician will require one. They’re just handy to have.
Work with experienced septic technicians
Make sure you do your due diligence up front as to who you’re hiring to do your work. Make sure they’ve got all their necessary certifications, examples of past work and references. Like we mentioned earlier – 90% of your service related issues arise from issues related to installation. Be sure you know whom you’re working with!
Without a healthy drain field, your septic system will fail. If you’re looking to get a system installed or are looking for advice on how best to tackle your next project, give our pros a call today and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Good luck!