You might feel as if "DIY" is your middle name by the time you get finished with your tiny house project. It's a great way to learn a lot of new things while saving money and building your dream tiny home at the same time. You might have learned along the way that doing everything by yourself isn't smart, but you might still be thinking about making your own septic tank and system.
You might have even read online about others in tiny houses who have done so. You may have come across a few tutorials about it, thinking that following the instructions and doing it yourself will be easy. Here's why you should toss that idea and hire septic services.
1. You Might Already Be Facing Issues with Your Local Building Codes
Many locations are not tiny house friendly. Even though you might have found ways to skirt the local building codes so that you can build and live in a tiny house legally, there might be people who would like to put a stop to your project. To prevent them from doing this, you're going to need to do certain things by the book. Many people are understandably grossed out by the idea of DIY septic systems and who are concerned about how human waste is being disposed of. Having your tiny house's septic system installed professionally will help get those who don't like the idea of tiny houses being in their community off of your back for a little while.
2. Your Tiny House Could End Up Ruined
Your tiny house might have been a real labor of love. People spend countless hours building their tiny houses from the ground up, which might sound much like your story. Having your tiny house destroyed would clearly be a nightmare. If your septic system isn't done properly and if sewage makes its way into your tiny house, it could ruin the furnishings and building materials.
3. You're Probably Someone Who Cares About the Environment
Many people who are a part of the tiny house movement are involved because they care about the world around them. Contaminating the earth with human waste because your septic system isn't done right isn't a part of taking care of the world around you. Choosing an environmentally-conscious professional to install your tank and system is a way to take care of yourself while keeping the environment and how it can be affected by wastewater in mind, too.