When you move into a home with a septic tank, you might not know all about septic systems right away. However, it is essential that you learn quickly. A household septic tank requires specialized maintenance. Even if you don’t know the anatomy of a septic tank system, you need to know who to call for drainage and repairs. Otherwise, you could be stuck in a situation where your septic tank malfunctions and you don’t know how to get a professional out to fix it. This could lead to health hazards and property damage, as well as expensive septic tank repair bills later.
There are certain problems that might come up fairly regularly, so make sure that you keep an eye on them. If you’re having issues with wastewater drainage, that could lead to major problems down the line. Same if you just had septic tank pumped and full again. Track any problems and make sure that you’re doing the necessary standard maintenance. Once you get the hang of those things, you can take care of your system easily.
If you need a new septic pump, installing it yourself could be a great way to save some money if you have experience with DIY projects.
Start by buying a replacement pump with the same speed and power as the one being replaced. Ideally, this should allow you to simply remove the old pump and replace it with the new one.
Next, locate your old pump and determine how to remove it. In some cases, you may have to cut away pipe. This is particularly true if the old pump was placed in a junction box.
After the old pump has been removed, start threading your wiring. Ideally, use the same path as the pump you just removed. As soon as the pump has been wired in, mount the new pump into place. If you had to cut away pipe in earlier steps, you may need to couple or weld pipe together in order to get the new pump in. Make sure to place the new pump at the same elevation as the old one.