Whilst most of us are spending a lot more time at home than normal, our home drainage systems are likely to be seeing more use than usual too. If you live in a rural or remote area, there is a good chance that drainage system includes a septic tank. Septic tanks are mostly installed when access to a municipal sewer system is not an option or is simply too expensive to be viable.
Buried out of sight underground, without odour, and quiet, septic tanks can easily be forgotten about. But whilst your sewage system is probably seeing increased usage, now is the perfect time to remind yourself of the best approaches for maintaining a healthy septic tank and avoiding costly repairs.
By following these simple guidelines and using a professional septic tank drainage company to carry out essential maintenance and repairs, you will find that a good quality septic tank that has been correctly installed is otherwise largely maintenance-free.
One of the common causes of septic tanks failing is human error. Even if you, or even your entire household, are familiar with all the best practice outlined above, there is always room for other people such as guests, visitors or people working on your property, to make a seemingly small mistake that results in disruption to the delicate ecological balance in your septic tank.
If you are ever in doubt over the functioning or maintenance of your system, always consult a professional septic tank company immediately. Under no circumstances should you lift the lid on your septic tank yourself. The powerful gases held within the tank can be harmful and there is a high risk of injury or infection if you aren’t operating to professional standards using the proper equipment and procedures.
Call TWC Drain Care to discuss your septic tank, whether it be a repair, scheduled maintenance, a new installation or the replacement of your system to meet the extended 2020 deadline for upgrading to a sewage treatment plant. We operate throughout the North of England, primarily across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and the North East.