Septic Tank Installation
Reliable Septic Tank Installation Services
A septic tank is a repository for any wastewater exiting your home or cottage. The water can contain bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants that could cause health and environmental problems. For this reason, before a septic tank can be installed on your property, the land must be evaluated and the system properly designed to ensure that it functions correctly and prevent issues from arising. This is no do-it-yourself job. It is something that should be taken care of by a professional with experience handling septic system projects.
At Cardinal Plumbing & Electric, our highly trained and skilled septic tank installation technicians in Peterborough, ON, Canada, can do the job for you. We follow all safety and code standards to ensure that these systems are installed and working correctly. Our team delivers high-quality customer service and will treat you and your home or cottage respectfully throughout the project. From your first call to us until the installation is complete, we will maintain constant communication, letting you know when we will arrive and how long the work will take. We also recognize that this can be a significant financial investment, which is why we offer transparent estimates, upfront pricing, and financing.
How a Septic System Works
A septic tank collects wastewater leaving your home or cottage from toilets, sinks, and other plumbing applicants. The unit is buried underground and connects to your home by a sewer pipe.
When wastewater enters the septic system, it flows into the tank's first compartment. Here, the wastewater separates into heavy solids, light materials, and water. The heavier materials settle to the bottom of the compartment, and the lighter ones float to the top, where they are later removed when the tank is pumped. The water passes through screening systems and flows into the leaching bed, where bacteria and other organisms process it.
Choosing a Design for Your Septic System
Choosing a design is one of the first steps in having a septic tank installed on your property.
Units come in various sizes and are made of:
- Plastic, or
- Coated steel.
You will need to know what type of system is necessary and appropriate for your home's or cottage's needs.
You will also need to know where you can put the system, as building codes dictate the minimum distances the units can be placed from existing or planned structures.
The soil on your property will also affect the design of your septic system. The area you are planning on putting the tank in must be suitable for the size of and demands on the unit.
The soil in the proposed location of the system must be tested before the tank can be installed. Testing requires digging up a part of your yard and identifying the types of soil. The assessment will also determine whether impermeable materials, such as bedrock or dense soil, will prevent your system from being installed in the desired area.
Getting Inspections and Permits
Once you identify a suitable location for your system and know how it is going to be set up, you must ask the local building department of your municipality to examine your plans and issue a permit.
When applying for the permit, you must include:
- Site evaluation reports,
- Design layout, and
- Maps indicating property lines, existing and planned structures, and areas on your property with unsuitable soil.
An official may inspect your property before your septic tank is installed, during the installation, and upon project completion.
Having a Professional Install Your Septic Tank
After you have gone through the necessary pre-installation steps, you can have a professional put in your new unit. At Cardinal Plumbing & Electric, Peterborough's septic tank installation technicians are ready to help with your project. Our team is equipped with the talents, tools, and equipment to get your septic tank up and running as it should. We offer reliable services and work quickly without sacrificing quality or safety.
“I couldn't have asked for more friendly and prompt service. They completed a ton of work quickly and left the area cleaner than before! I will definitely be calling on Cardinal Plumbing & Electric again.”- Nicole M.
“Technicians were both very knowledgeable and clearly explained our options, with estimates, before starting. Kevin and Jaden were very professional, courteous, respectful and friendly. We were so happy to have all our repairs done in one afternoon.”- Janette F.
“Kevin is our new favorite person. He came out at the end of his day on a Friday and figured out how to fix our water issue so many other people couldn’t fix. We are beyond impressed at how knowledgeable, helpful and friendly the guys were. Thank you.”- Tom F.