Septic System Repairs

Septic tanks – to repair or replace, that’s the question. We’ve talked recently about some of the more common septic tank problems and troubleshooting tips. But not all septic tank problems are easily identifiable, due to the fact they’re buried underground. And even if you are able to accurately identify the issue, its suitability for […]

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Do I need a soakaway?

Throughout the UK, sewage treatment plants and septic tanks are used by residential and commercial properties to safely process wastewater. Essentially, they allow properties to process their water independently from the public sewers, meaning it can be recycled. In some instances, a soakaway is also required. In this post, we answer the question, do I […]

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How do you know when a septic tank needs emptying?

Typically, a septic tank need emptying around once a year – although this can vary. If you have a larger family or a lot of visitors, maybe this will occur more frequently – but be sure to remember to check. It’s best not to rely on a reminder email – that’s fine for eye tests […]

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What Is A Percolation Test?

A percolation test is a method of determining how quickly water drains away from soil. Basically, it involves digging a hole to a specified depth, filling it with water and measuring how long it takes to soak into the earth. The results depend on various factors, the most significant being the composition of the soil. […]

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What to do about tree root damage to a septic tank

Damage from tree roots is a common problem for underground septic tanks or small sewage treatment plants. Often the issue can take several years to develop but over time, if left untreated, it can become complex and costly to fix. In properties with a lot of trees and shrubs, roots can put pressure on the […]

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Septic tank troubleshooting tips

A septic tank should last for several years, even decades, before needing replacing – but that doesn’t mean everything always runs smoothly. If your tank is causing problems, there are steps that can be taken to address some of the more common issues. What’s wrong with my septic tank? Certain problems are relatively easy to […]

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Can my septic tank discharge into a ditch or watercourse?

Septic tank regulations can cause a lot of confusion with many homeowners unsure of the latest sewage treatment legislation. One of the main points of confusion is septic tank discharge and whether a septic tank can discharge into a ditch or open watercourse. With regulation recently changing around this, we thought we’d run through the […]

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Why is there boggy ground near my septic tank?

With the weather warming up and the days getting longer, we’re all spending more time in our gardens. The last thing you want when you’re enjoying the great British weather is boggy ground near a septic tank: kind of ruins the mood, don’t you think? If you have noticed boggy ground near your septic tank, […]

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How far should a sewage treatment system be from my house?

One question we often get asked is: ‘how far should a sewage treatment system be from my property?’ As with most drainage questions, we’re afraid the answer isn’t 100% straightforward as distances and regulations can differ with each type of drainage system. But, never fear. We’re here to give advice for each sewage treatment system, […]

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