At Proseptic, we are often called out to septic tank problems by worried homeowners. Once the problem has been identified using our thorough CCTV drainage investigations, many homeowners often ask whether their drainage system is worth repairing or whether they need a full septic tank replacement.
We’re addressing whether it is possible to repair a septic tank in this blog and advising whether, in the long run, a replacement would be more practical.
Can You Repair A Septic Tank?
We hate to write one of those ‘it depends’ help articles, but, it really does depend.
For example, if your drainage problem turns out to be a blocked pipe, the chances are we can remove the blockage with high pressure jetting. However, if a vital component in your drainage system is damaged a repair may not always be possible.
Therefore, when considering a septic tank repair our experts will consider the size of the problem, and the means of possible repair, before putting the solution to you. Thankfully, our CCTV inspections enable us to see the whole problem with your drainage system enabling us to make an accurate repair solution and show you the problem on video to ensure the best solution is achieved.
To Repair or To Replace?
Sometimes, it is possible that your septic tank can be repaired. However, it may not always be the most practical and cost effective solution.
As with most appliance repairs, drainage repairs may be a temporary solution, therefore meaning that your drainage problem could occur again in the future. Although a septic tank repair may be the least costly and most convenient option at the time, in the long run, a full septic tank replacement may be a more cost effective solution in the long run.
In addition, although a repair may be a perfectly feasible and effective solution to your septic tank problem, regulations may stipulate that your septic tank needs upgrading shortly. Or, there may be a more eco-friendly method of sewage treatment available to you that is worth may out that bit extra for, rather than replacing your existing system.
We know that these options can be quite a lot to take in. However, during septic tank inspections, our expert engineers will be able to advise on the best possible option for you, providing you with full details on the drainage problem and repair or replacement process.
If you have any questions, or are concerned you may need a septic tank repair or replacement, contact us today.