During the development of new districts and roads, cities and towns are constantly extending sewage lines. Now, houses that were originally on septic systems can connect to public sewers. This is a great opportunity for homeowners with old or failing septic tanks, or for those who are looking for a cost-effective and maintenance-free sewage system.
If you are looking for a skilled and knowledgeable team to help you convert your septic system into a sewer line, turn to the local experts at Axiom Sewers & Plumbing! Our extensive experience serving the Portland OR area allows us to seamlessly navigate local laws and regulations while providing you with quick, effective, and reliable work. From permitting to setting up new sewer connections, our experts have you covered. Call us today to get started!
Benefits of Converting to a Sewer System
Though both septic and public sewer systems serve the same purpose in our homes, they function very differently. Septic systems rely on a tank buried underground on your property, where the wastewater is treated and filtered into a drainfield. Meanwhile, sewer systems use long pipes to carry wastewater to a city-operated treatment plant. Sewer systems can offer a variety of advantages, including:
- Little to no maintenance: Septic systems require regular maintenance, including things like pumping and hydro jetting. Homeowners are also responsible for performing any repairs and replacing old tanks. Meanwhile, public sewer systems are monitored by the city and do not need as much upkeep.
- Increased home value: Because septic systems require regular maintenance and repairs, many home buyers prefer properties that use the public sewer system. Connecting your home to a city sewer line could increase your property value.
- Ability to build on your property: Your septic tank and drain field can get in the way of property development. It may not be possible or legal to expand your home, build a patio, or perform other property improvements. When connected to a city sewer, you may have more freedom when it comes to developing your property.
- Generally fewer costs: Public sewer systems may come with a monthly fee, but the costs are generally lower than the price of installing and maintaining a septic system. Between the initial cost of a septic tank, regular pumping, inspections, and repairs, the costs of a septic system can pile up quickly.
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What is the Conversion Process Like?
To convert your septic system into a city sewer line, contractors will dig up the waste pipe that connects your home to the septic tank. Once the pipe is exposed, the contractors will reroute it to connect to the sewer main.
Though this may seem like a simple task, city requirements and the layout of your property can complicate the process. Sidewalks, trees, patios, and permitting are just a few things that can make the conversion more involved. That’s why it’s so important to work with knowledgeable contractors who are familiar with your community and local terrain.
Superior Septic to Sewer Conversion
For quality septic to sewer conversions, call the local experts at Axiom Sewers & Plumbing today! Our highly trained team has years of experience serving the Portland OR area, so we are fully prepared to help you through the entire process – from navigating local laws to setting up new sewer connections. We strive to provide you with the best in service, price, and quality so you can count on a seamless project with reliable, lasting workmanship. Contact us today to get started! Or find out more about our plumbing fixture installation services today.