fbpx Moody Sewage Ltd Moody Sewage Logo Moody Sewage Logo Pound Hill,
Pound Lane, Framfield,
TN22 5RR Uckfield,
info@moodysewage.com 01825890294 ££ 5 4.8 42
reed bed


A sewage system works best if it is regularly serviced and looked after. Just like on a car, if a problem isn’t spotted early it can turn from a small one, into a big one or even a system failure.  

If your sewage system has a big failure it can create a large bill for you, cause damage to the local environment and even prosecution from the Environment Agency.


How often you need to get your system serviced will vary, as it will depend on the type and how many people are using it. As a rule; we recommend a typical household system, that’s looking after 4 people, should be serviced at least every 3 months.


We also recommend that you check your system regularly, about once a month.

Look for these warning signs:

  • Drainage problems such as soggy soil around where sewage water is released
  • Overflowing sludge
  • White scum or foam around where sewage water is released
  • Cracked walls
  • Failing pumps or motors
  • Nasty smells

If you spot any of these warning signs or have any concerns then please don’t hesitate in contacting us for help and advice.


We and the Environment Agency recommend that your get your tank emptied at least once a year. 

Doing so, will help prevent the build up of sludge.  The build up of sludge can lead to your tank exceeding it’s capacity and stop it from working correctly. This can lead to backed up toilets, nasty smells and the pollution of the local environment.


What you put into your system can have a big impact on how well it works, or can even make it stop working all together.
To help you look after you system, we recommend you DON’T put the following down your toilets or sinks:


Don't flush paper down the toilet sign

The un-flushables

  • cat litter
  • disposable nappies
  • sanitary products
  • kitchen towls
  • wipes/tissues
  • coffee grounds
  • cigarette ends
  • latex gloves 
  • cotton wool buds

No bleach sign Cleaning Products:

We all like to keep our houses clean, but the use of too many anti-bacteria, disinfectants and other heavy cleaning products can stop your system working.

These cleaning products can knock out the chemical balance of your system.
This can then lead to your system making nasty smells, releasing untreated water and polluting of the local environment. 

In a nutshell, please only flush the three P’s (pee, poo and paper) down the loo to help prevent blockages and calls outs.


It’s not just what you put in or take out of your system that is key to keeping it working well. It is also important to look after what is growing around it. 

We recommend:

  • DO NOT plant trees close by or near your septic tank or treatment systems
  • DO NOT plant trees close to your soak-away system. If you do – leave a minimum gap of at least a 30m.