5 Ways to Find Your Septic Tank
1. Check Municipal Records
The fastest way to find your septic tank, is to check the municipality’s building plans for your property. The company that installed it should have filed related paperwork, which should contain diagrams and dimensions of your tank.
2. Search for Highs and Lows
Most septic tanks are installed out of sight. Grass may grow over the area, but you may notice low or high spots that might be indicative of a septic tank.
3. Follow the Line
The septic tank will most likely be installed along the main sewer line that runs out of your home. Look for the sewer line that exits the crawl space or your basement and follow it outside your home. Septic tanks are usually located between ten to 25 feet away from the home. Insert a thin metal probe into the ground every few feet, until you strike fiberglass or flat concrete. When you do, you’ve found it.
4. Find the top lid
A good way to find the lid, is to probe around until you can find the perimeter of the rectangle. It will probably have two polyethylene or fiberglass lids centered at opposite sides of the perimeter. Older tanks will typically have a 24-inch concrete lid right in the center of the tank.
5. Call us
Call us, we’ll be glad to help you with all your plumbing needs.