Is your septic tank just not living up to your expectations? If you feel like you need to get your septic tank pumped too often, and a bacterial treatment hasn’t helped, you may want to have a bigger septic tank installed. Not all septic tanks are made the same, but can you get a new one put in when there’s already one there? Read on to learn more about upgrading your septic tank.
Yes, You Can Get a Bigger Septic Tank
Septic tanks are not built to last forever, and as such, they are made to be replaced. The tanks are just buried in the ground, so as long as you have room and no obstacles in the way of digging the hole for a larger tank, upgrade away!
How Big Do Septic Tanks Get?
Septic tanks are measured in gallons to denote their capacity. The smallest only hold a few hundred gallons, whereas the largest tanks can accommodate thousands of gallons. A 2,000-gallon tank is going to be common for many homes. Finding the right size depends more on how many people live in your home.
What Size Septic Tank Should I Get?
Count the number of people who live or stay in your home regularly. If you live alone and rarely see visitors, you can get away with a tiny 500 gallon tank. A couple with occasional visitors should aim higher, around 1,000 gallons. If you have a growing family, a large 2,000-gallon tank would be a wise investment. A multi-family home or a big household may want to set their sights on a tank in the 3,000-gallon range.
Another option would be to add a second septic tank to the one already there. If you have a 2,000-gallon tank, another the same size could help space out your pumping needs, and give you a little more peace of mind. Give us a call today to get a better idea of how big a septic tank you need, and order it when you’re ready. Maui Pumping Services professionals have all the equipment necessary to add a tank, or upgrade your existing tank!