Installing A Septic Alarm
Septic alarms can be installed in a variety of places, including outside of the tank, mounted to the wall of your home, or inside your property.
There are different types of septic tank alarms:
- A dedicated circuit – We typically recommend having a dedicated circuit or a separate circuit from the septic system’s effluent pump. When a pump failure overloads an electrical circuit and trips the breaker, the alarm on the same circuit loses its power and cannot alert you of the issue.
- Exterior power – When a dedicated circuit is not possible, we can provide an exterior powered alarm with failover protection. An exterior alarm can isolate the effluent pump from the alarm circuit so that the alarm will keep working in the event of an overload and a tripped circuit breaker.
- Wireless – Wireless alarms offer flexibility for existing septic systems that don’t already have an alarm in place and float cables and electrical may not be possible. Wireless alarms use WiFi or Bluetooth technology to transmit signals between the septic tank and the homeowner to alert them of potential issues.
Septic tank alarms consist of three elements: a float or level monitoring system to gauge how high the wastewater in the tank is getting, a visual component, and a siren or buzzer. Whether you have an old or newer system, there really is no good reason not to have a septic alarm. This simple yet effective device can save you hundreds and thousands of dollars in property damages and repairs.