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One day when I was walking around my college campus, I saw a group of people with these yellow tripods. At first I thought they might be photographers, but they sure looked like strange ones! I went up and asked them what they were doing, and it turns out they were a group of students from a construction class who were surveying the land for a project. I was fascinated. I was able to sign up for the class the next semester, and while it didn't stick or change my professional trajectory, it did create a new hobby for me! Ever since then, I've been interested in construction, from surveying to management to the actual building. I figured running a blog about it would give me a nice excuse to keep up my interests!

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Here's What You Can Expect After Having Your New Septic System Installed

by Mike Brewer

Whether you are building a new home or you just want to get off of the public sewer system, installing a septic system is an excellent option to consider. Here are a few things you can expect, after a septic system installation, on your property:

You'll Avoid Paying Sewage Bills

One thing you can expect to experience after your new septic system gets installed is a lack of sewage bills from the county. Since your system won't be hooked up to the grid, you won't have to rely on anyone else to provide you with services to treat your sewage – your septic system will do all the work for you, free of charge. You're likely to save hundreds of dollars, throughout the year, that could be better spent on things like fun activities with the family.

You'll Enjoy the Benefits of Private Ownership

Having private ownership of your new septic system means that you won't have to worry about things like the public sewage system backing up into your plumbing or yard. When a sewage plant goes down in your area, you won't have to worry about not being able to use your toilet, until it's fixed. You won't have to rely on someone else to take proper care of the equipment that is used to treat your sewage, either, because you'll be treating it in-house.

You'll Have to Keep up On Regular Maintenance

It will be important to keep up on regular maintenance tasks, after having your new septic system installed, to ensure that it continues working properly as time goes on. Without maintenance, your septic system is likely to succumb to wear and tear prematurely, which could lead to problems like sewer leaks and leach field flooding. Regular maintenance will help ensure that your septic tank and system is able to continue efficiently handling all of the water and waste that is sent down your drains and toilets, over time.

You will need to schedule professional inspections and maintenance appointments on a regular basis. The technician who installs your septic system can recommend a maintenance and inspection schedule, based on the size and specific type of your system. You may also have to have your septic tank pumped, once in a while, to ensure that it doesn't overflow or leak.

There are things you can do, inside your home, to keep your new septic system in good shape, as it ages. For example, improving the water efficiency in your home will reduce the wear and tear that's put on your septic system and minimize the chance that you'll end up having to make repairs later down the line. Replacing old faucets, toilets, sinks, and shower heads with new options that feature the WaterSense label is an excellent way to optimize water use efficiency.

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