A sewage system works best if it is regularly serviced and looked after, just like a car. And 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 you 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. But as a rule; we recommend a typical household system, that’s looking after 4 people, should be serviced at least every 3 months.
KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR SYSTEM
We also recommend that you check your system regularly, about once a months. And look for these warning signs:
- drainage problems such as soggy soil around were sewage water is realised
- overflowing sludge
- white scum or foam around where sewage water is realised
- 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. And this can lead to backed up toilets, nasty smells and the pollution of the local evironment.
TO FLUSH OR NOT TO FLUSH?
What you put into your system can have a big impact 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: