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What are common septic tank issues?

  • Antibacterial cleaners causing septic tank bacteria to cease breaking down solid waste.
  • Residents flushing items which should be disposed of in other ways, including kitchen roll, food items and even coffee grounds – causing blockages.
  • Tree roots growing into the system and causing blockages, damage and leaks. Septic tanks should always be installed at least 30 metres from nearby trees.

How do I keep my septic tank running smoothly?

Septic tanks are part of a septic system. This system treats your household sewage when you aren’t connected to a larger sewage system. They require a septic drain field to function properly. You must also keep the septic tank from getting blocked or overfilled. Regular maintenance checks and routine improvements will identify and prevent potential issues before they worsen. An early fix will eradicate the need for a full septic tank replacement in the long run.

When is septic tank replacement necessary?

The most common sign that a septic tank is damaged beyond repair and that a septic tank replacement is necessary is a change in the drain field. Problems within the septic tank will often cause leaks. This results in a damp, wet or squishy field with a noticeably bad odour. 
Once problems have been noticed, it is a priority to ensure that septic tanks are replaced or repaired as soon as possible. Delays can endanger the health and well-being of the property’s residents and may even cause structural damage to the property itself. 
Whether you’re interested in a check to make sure your septic tank is working properly or if you suspect that it may need replacing, we can help you keep your septic system running perfectly.