Did you know that nearly one-third of all new development in the United States have a septic system or other decentralized waste treatment system?
What’s more, the largest concentration of septic systems is found in Vermont with 55% of homes having septic systems. The lowest percentage is in California where 10% of homes have a septic system.
Want to know how to make your septic system maintenance easier? You can install a septic tank riser.
Don’t have one installed? Keep reading to learn about the benefits of a septic riser.
A septic riser is a pipe that connects the septic tank’s access port to your yard. The pipe is made from concrete, plastic, or another durable material that can withstand harsh weather conditions.
At the ground level, the top of the pipe is covered with a lid. You can either leave the lid showing, or you can cover it with a layer of your lawn.
The riser allows for quick access to your septic tank. This is convenient in case of an emergency when you need to inspect your tank.
You can learn more about a septic tank riser installation by asking your local septic service company about it.
No Digging Required
Without a septic tank riser, every time a septic service company services the tank, they will have to dig up your yard. Digging up your yard is messy and ruins the look of your lawn.
What’s more, consider that it’s recommended to get your septic tank pumped at least once every three to five years. The frequency of pumping also depends on the size of your household, the size of your septic tank, and the amount of wastewater output.
This means that at a minimum, you will have to have your yard dug up every few years. It could be more often if you’re experiencing issues with your septic system.
With a riser, there is no need to do any searching or digging for septic tank access. It will always be visible with the riser lid.
Can Save You Money and Time
Consider the one-time cost of a septic tank riser installation as an investment.
A riser means that a service company will spend less time searching for and accessing the tank. This means you will save on labor costs.
What’s more, issues with your septic tank will get resolved quicker because of faster access. No one wants to deal with a clog or other septic tank issue a second longer than they have to.
Installing a Septic Riser
Septic tank systems require regular maintenance and inspection. A septic riser can make your life easier because of the time and money saved on accessing your tank.
If you’re tired of digging up your yard, then it’s time to install a septic riser. Ask your local septic tank services company about installing a riser.
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