A septic tank is a crucial component of a property’s wastewater management system, responsible for treating and disposing of sewage in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. Regular septic tank cleansing and emptying are essential maintenance tasks that help ensure the proper functioning of the entire septic system. At SWD, we offer expert septic tank services, providing thorough cleansing and efficient emptying to keep your septic system in top-notch condition.
Why Septic Tank Cleansing is Vital
Preventing System Overload: As wastewater enters the septic tank, it undergoes a separation process, with solids sinking to the bottom as sludge and liquids rising to the top. Over time, the accumulation of sludge reduces the tank’s capacity. Regular cleansing removes the sludge, preventing overloading and potential backups.
Extending the Tank’s Lifespan: Proper maintenance, including regular cleansing, can significantly extend the life of your septic tank. Neglecting this crucial task can lead to premature deterioration and costly replacements.
Avoiding Blockages and Repairs: Sludge buildup can obstruct the flow of wastewater in the septic system, leading to blockages and potential damage to pipes and other components. Regular cleansing helps avoid these issues and the need for costly repairs.
Preserving the Drain Field: The drain field is a critical part of the septic system, where the treated water is safely dispersed into the ground. If the septic tank is not cleaned regularly, solids may pass through and clog the drain field, causing it to fail.
Expert Septic Tank Cleansing Process
At SWD, we follow a systematic and professional approach to septic tank cleansing:
Thorough Inspection: Our experienced technicians begin by inspecting the septic tank and its components to assess its condition and identify any potential problems.
Efficient Sludge Removal: We use advanced equipment to pump out the accumulated sludge from the tank. Our trained professionals ensure the task is carried out efficiently and with minimal disruption to your property.
Environmentally Responsible Disposal: The removed sludge is transported to authorised treatment facilities, where it is properly disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner, adhering to all local regulations.
Cleaning and Maintenance: After the cleansing process, we conduct a thorough cleaning of the tank and provide maintenance tips to help you keep your septic system in excellent condition between servicing.
The Importance of Septic Tank Emptying
Septic tank emptying goes hand in hand with cleansing and is a vital step in maintaining a healthy septic system:
Frequency: Septic tanks should be emptied at regular intervals, typically every 3 to 5 years, depending on factors such as household size, water usage, and tank size. Regular emptying prevents tank overflows and ensures efficient operation.
Professional Handling: Emptying a septic tank requires specialized equipment and expertise to be done safely and effectively. Our team of professionals is trained to handle the task efficiently, minimising any potential risks.
Signs You Need Septic Tank Cleansing and Emptying
Foul Odors: Persistent unpleasant smells around the property or in drains may indicate a full septic tank that needs cleansing.
Slow Drains: If sinks, showers, and toilets are draining slowly, it could be a sign of a septic tank reaching its capacity.
Pooling Water: Water pooling around the septic tank or drain field may suggest an overflowing tank or clogged drainage system.
Sewage Backup: If sewage is backing up into your home or property, it’s a clear indication that your septic tank needs immediate attention.
With our experience and commitment to excellence, you can trust us to provide professional septic tank cleansing and emptying services. Don’t wait for problems to escalate; contact us today to schedule a septic tank service and ensure the efficient and reliable operation of your septic system. Our team is dedicated to helping you maintain a healthy and hygienic living environment through top-notch septic tank services.
New Septic Tank legislation
Previously, wastewater from a septic tank has been allowed to run straight into a surface waterway, such as a river or stream. However the rules changed in January 2015:
• From 1 January 2015, new installations of private sewer systems (septic tanks) must not discharge directly to a watercourse.
• By 1 January 2020, all existing septic tank installations must either output to a drainage field (built to relevant BS standards), or be replaced by a sewage treatment plant (also known as a package treatment plant).
• But, if you plan to sell the property before 1 January 2020, you have to carry out the replacement or create a drainage field before you sell.