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HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR SYSTEM

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.

REGULAR SERVICING 

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.

EMPTYING

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: 

 

The un-flushables

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

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, realising untreated water and polluting of the local environment. 

 

TAKE CARE AROUND YOUR SYSTEM 

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

We recommend: 

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