As a general rule, you should empty out your septic tank once every three to five years. However, this will vary depending on usage and how many people live in your household the size of the septic tank and what has been going into the system. If you are unsure if your tank needs emptying, we are happy to come out or have a chat on the phone.
We truly hope you never experience this however when your tank is full it will simply overflow
Typically we allow anything from 30 – 60 minutes to do a septic tank service. However depending on access, type of septic tank, and how regularly the septic tank has been emptied can be a factor.
We cover the areas Selwyn to Ashburton. We have clients in Oxford, Darfield, Kirwee, West Melton, through to Rakia and Tinwald. We do daily trips across all these areas.
This scum consists of Fats, Oils and Grease from things such as cooking or washing up etc. Enzymes break down this scum over time. Bacteria need oxygen for the aerobic degradation of the pollutants in the waste. Check for a hard/dry scum this will mean it’s the right time to have your septic tank de-sludged
For septic tanks, empty the tank when the level of sludge reaches approx. 50% of the tank’s volume. For sewage treatment plants, empty the primary tank when the level of sludge reaches approx. 30%
This depends a few things including the type and size of your septic tank. Give us a call and have a chat – typically we can give you close estimate over the phone
No, as long as we know where your septic tank is located we can take care of everything – you wont even know we have been
The better you take care of your septic tank the longer life for your septic system will function. Aerated waste water system typically needs servicing every 6 months and a standard septic tank with a pump chamber will be fine every 12 month – depending on use
It’s most likely your air blower pump or the chamber pump filter is blocked.Often caused by excessive household water usage. If your alarm is ringing give us a call
You might have a blocked filter in the pump chamber. Give us a call and we can organise a filter clean for you
It is a good idea to test your sump pump every three months or so