February 01, 2019 by

When working with septic pumping experts, you can learn more about the type of septic system that best suits your home. Sizing the system is one of the leading challenges homeowners face. Using too small of a system will require more maintenance as it will reach capacity more quickly. A system that is too large for the home will be more expensive and inefficient to operate.

Let’s explore how to size your septic system.

House size is a key factor

One of the key considerations in choosing the size of a septic system is the house size. When the household is under 1500 square-feet, for example, the septic needs can be met with a 750-gallon tank. But if the household is closer to 5500 square-feet, the home needs a tank of about 1315 gallons to meet all septic demands.

Water use should be considered

Beyond the size of the home, water use is another key consideration. Measuring water use within the home over a period of time can help you accurately determine the optimal tank size. In a home where 500 gallons or less are used per day, you can install a 900-gallon tank to meet all needs. While a home in which the family uses 1240 gallons-per-day require a 1900-gallon tank to meet all water demands within the property.

Work with local experts to determine the optimal system for your property

Beyond the size of the tank, there are a number of considerations that come into play when installing a septic system in the home. Elements such as system configuration, maintenance and pumping, as well as operating cost should all be reviewed alongside before deciding on a septic unit for your property. Our team at Roto-Rooter has decades of experience in this area. We’ve helped install septic systems in homes across the region and can provide you with more information about your home needs, as well as the latest equipment.

To learn more about septic system sizing and septic pumping services, call our trusted team today.