Septic Tank Emptying
Septic tank systems are an affordable and environmentally friendly option for households where access to the main sewer system just isn’t possible. If you have a septic tank, it will need cleaning and emptying regularly in order to avoid blockages and overflowing.
The specialists at First4drains offer an affordable septic tank emptying service to help keep your septic system in full-working order.
What happens if you don’t empty your septic tank regularly?
Not emptying your septic tank regularly can result in a number of unpleasant problems including:
- A pungent smell
- Toilets not flushing
- Slow draining sinks
- Waste backing up into your property
- Gurgling pipes
- Waste pooling above the soak-away field in your garden
How often you should empty your septic tank depends on the number of people in your household and they type of system and can be difficult to decide, however once a year is a good general rule to go by.
Government issued legislation in 2015 requiring regular maintenance by competent professionals so it is important to know what your responsibilities are.
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The best way to avoid problems with your septic tank system is to stick to a regular maintenance schedule. While there are no hard or fast rules on how often this should be as it depends on a variety of factors, at a bare minimum, you will want to arrange to have your septic tank pumped, cleaned and inspected at least once every 12 months.
When does a septic tank need emptying?
If you’ve noticed a bad smell in the area close to your septic system (more noticeable during the summer months), or have noticed the ground around where your septic tank is buried has become sodden, this is usually a tell-tale sign that your septic tank needs emptying. Another early warning sign of a full or backed-up septic tank is that your drains have started to drain slower than usual.
As we mentioned earlier, if it’s been over a year since you’ve last had your tank emptied, it would be a good idea to book a septic tank cleaning just to be safe and help avoid future troubles and costly bills.
Here at First 4 Drains we provide affordable septic tank emptying services to customers across the South East and beyond. We will ensure your waste is responsibly disposed of and help keep your septic tank in good working order. If you have any questions then please contact our team today for more information or to book a septic tank cleaning.