A septic tank is the part of the construction that nobody really wants to talk about but is often the single most important feature in a building. From a family house to an office complex, the septic system functions to lead away, store and treat the wastewater that the building produces.
A leak or any discrepancy whatsoever in the pipeline can lead not only to disruption in the flow of waste but also to a very unpleasant smell, which might be difficult to deal with. Avoiding these types of situations with your septic tank system is a priority, and in this case, as with many others, prevention is better than its cure.
Careful time and thought should be given to the type of septic tank needed; this includes its function (how many people it serves) and consequent size. A professional septic tank installation company can help you to do this. In addition to size and operation, installation companies can also help with questions about cost, material and construction. However, in a world where business competition runs rampant, how do you know which septic installation company is right for you? Here are seven pointers to choosing the best plumbing company for your installation & repair needs.
How do you know the best one?
Though there may be various companies that you come across in your search for septic tank installers, there are some universal characteristics that all these companies must-have, which should help to siv out the competition and help to separate the wheat from the chaff. A few of these factors are listed below.
– Installation Costs
Naturally, as in any instance in which money changes hands, the cost is a factor. It is necessary that the cost of the materials used and the entire procedure never outweigh the benefits. Benefits include maintenance and warranties. Costs include upfront and hidden costs. Are discounts an option? Do they have a lot of hidden fees? Are they willing to work out a budget with clients before being contracted? Companies more open to doing this are always helpful and welcoming to clients, and they make it easier because they know building sometimes costs far more than it seems.
– Company Expertise
How long has this company been around for? How good are they at their job? Do they have many repeat customers? Or even worse, complaining ones? Depending on the answer to these questions, you can guess what quality service to expect from this company and how great a job they will do installing your system.
– Knowledge of the system
Being knowledgeable about the job you do or the products you work with are a given, but application of this skill is entirely different. When a contractor is skilled enough to apply the knowledge of septic systems to his work, they can then foresee problems or issues with the installation system and call for them to be fixed right away. This can go a far way in the long run and even better do so in saving you money on repairs.
– Communication with Customers
How open is the company to answer queries with customers? How quickly and how often do they do this? Are they thorough in their responses, and do customers walk away feeling that their issues have been solved? This type of attitude towards customers gives you a fair idea of what to expect in the customer service department of the company.
Nobody wants to be stuck with a company that is unwilling to communicate. Small differences like this may lead to sub-par performance as companies aren’t clear on what the client wants.
– Maintenance Checks
Though this may seem like going the extra mile, many installation companies do maintenance checks afterward (even for a short time) to ensure the system is running smoothly. Better companies provide these services, and it shows they care about the quality of work put in.
Just like post-work maintenance, better companies will offer warranties. As a client, always ensure you choose the company with the best warranty terms, and there is no shortage of options out there. Some companies go as far as offering full replacements for troubles!
While new companies are great because they are eager and have something to prove, established ones are even better because they have something to stand by. They will be more familiar with the ins-and-outs of the procedure and help to prepare you, as the client, for it. The warranty and benefits will also be better, as established companies all have experience dealing with post-installation needs.
Finalizing your choice:
When choosing a septic installation company, these many factors might seem daunting to have to go through. However, these factors, when applied correctly, can go a long way in helping you to find a company perfect for your needs. This can mean the difference between a warranty and thousands of dollars monthly in maintenance fees alone.
Proper care in choosing a company means your tank is better and lasts much longer.