Are You Properly Maintaining Your Septic Tank?

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Welcome to my blog. I'm Carrie and I would like to share some of the top tips I have learnt about construction and repair work in the home. My passion is for buying old property and carrying out work on them to bring them into the 21st century. I started out doing this a couple of years ago. I used some money I had inherited to buy a wreck of a place and if I am honest, I didn't have a clue what I was doing. I was really lucky to find some great contractors who helped me out a lot and taught me lots of very cool things.

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Are You Properly Maintaining Your Septic Tank?

27 January 2020
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If you live in a rural area that is not connected to the sewer system, then you probably have a septic tank on your property. While you may know that you have a septic tank collecting all of your excreta and wastewater, how much thought do you actually give to that tank? It can be common to ignore the septic tank entirely until you start to notice a foul smell in the area and realise that there is a problem with it. Once your septic tank starts to fail, repair could be expensive. If your tank isn't regularly cleaned, then toxins will begin to build up and start to kill the bacteria which are needed to break down the solid waste. If the solid waste isn't broken down, then it will start to block your system and perhaps even overflow your access grating.

If you have a septic tank on your property, then you have a legal responsibility to maintain it properly and protect your environment. That means arranging for a septic tank pump out to keep your tank in good working order.

Taking care of your tank

Arranging for a septic tank pump-out is an essential part of septic tank maintenance. A septic tank pump-out will prevent the solid waste in your tank clogging your system and allow it to function correctly. The frequency with which you need to schedule a septic tank pump-out will depend on both the size of your tank and the number of people in your home. On average, you should think about pumping your tank every two years, but your chosen maintenance company will be able to best advise you on the right frequency for your tank based on your tank size and estimated usage.

How septic tank maintenance can help

Whether you need a full septic tank pump-out or basic maintenance, there are plenty of advantages that come with hiring professionals to look after your septic tank. They will have extensive experience in the treatment and safe disposal of waste as well as in eliminating the sources of unpleasant odours from around your tank. They will also have access to a gully sucker and similar equipment to safely empty your tank and suck all of the sludge out of the tank, making space for drainage to take place.

If your septic tank hasn't been cleaned for a while, arrange for a septic tank pump-out today and prevent your drainage field getting clogged.