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.
KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR SYSTEM
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.
TO FLUSH OR NOT TO FLUSH?
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: