The question we heard from you all from the last time we posted our definitive guide on the septic tank!
In this article, we will let you know every little thing that can come into consideration when installing a septic system in your house.
Everything that is manmade has both positive and negative impact on our society and septic tank is not at all different.
If you take it positively, it’s the best thing you can have in your home installed. But having anything wrong in it can ruin all your effort to have a peaceful sweet home.
We have formatted the article in a way so that you can give a comparative idea on the septic tank vs sewer system.
So, let’s dive into the main discussion…
Whether Septic Tanks are Good or Bad?
Septic system is a widely appreciated waste management system. You don’t need to do anything manually to manage the waste you put on this. It works automatically and requires less attention.
Septic tanks may be a good choice for your friend but can be a bad choice for you, depending on the circumstances.
There are some key things by which you can get the answer. The answer may differ depending on the different perspectives people own.
So, the key points are-
1. Installation Cost Breakdown
Septic tanks will cost you more than a thousand bucks when you first install it. But after the installation cost, there is barely any cost you need to think about.
This system requires your attention every four to seven years when the tank is full. Otherwise, you only need to pour treatment packages into it regularly to maintain its healthy atmosphere.
On the other hand, centrally operated sewage management systems do not cost you thousands at a time but it costs you a monthly bill.
A statistics show that the installation cost of a septic tank is 10 to 15 times of monthly bill of central sewage management systems.
2. Maintenance Cost
In a septic tank, you own and operate the whole system. When anything misfunctions, you have to bear the cost to solve the problem.
On the other hand, centrally managed systems are operated by municipals or private companies. If anything happens to their system outside of your house, they are bound to fix the problem.
So, maintenance is free when you are a member of the municipal-operated sewer system.
3. Types of Maintenance Needed
In septic tanks, you barely need to worry about maintenance. A new septic tank should run without any maintenance for years.
If you see any clog or backup problem in the septic tank, you can use septic tank treatments to solve it. Treatment packages are easy to use and highly affordable.
On the other hand, you need zero maintenance costs when it comes to the sewer.
4. Overall Cost Breakdown
If we compare the cost of 10 years for a septic tank and sewer system, the septic tank is way cheaper than the sewer. But at the time of installation, septic tanks cost you more.
So, if you want to reduce the stress on your bank account at the time of the construction of the house, you can choose the sewer systems to divide the cost into monthly bills.
But if you are like me who want a permanent solution at a cheaper cost, you should take the septic tank.
Septic tanks and sewers are widely used systems. Different people see the benefits differently and choose what they feel convenient.
While the sewer system will cost you more eventually, you do not need to spend a single penny for its maintenance. But septic tanks will cost you less but need periodical maintenance every four to six years.
I hope you have found your answer. If you are yet to clear anything about the topic we have discussed here, feel free to leave a comment below. We will get back to you soon.