Tips on selecting the right sewage treatment company

Selecting any company to work on your house is always challenging. But selecting the right sewage treatment company comes with many aspects to consider. If you need to select a sewage treatment company, you should evaluate whether you require: an exploratory site survey to determine a problem a septic tank repair a new small sewage […]

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How to prevent blocked drains

Blocked drains are far from pleasant. Aside from their often nasty odours, blocked drains can also be costly to resolve. Here we discuss how to prevent blocked drains so you can avoid nasty sinks and bills. How to prevent blocked drains Cooking oils Have you ever come to do the washing up only to find […]

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Why do I need a pre-purchase drain survey?

When you’re getting ready to purchase a property, there seems to be countless checks that you need to square off. Roof, plumbing, electrical, damp and heating are just a few of the boxes you’ll be expected to tick. While a pre-purchase drain survey isn’t currently a legal requirement, this often overlooked inspection could save you […]

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Do I need a bigger septic tank if I have an extension?

If you’re building (or considering building) an extension to your house, you may be wondering if you’ll need to increase the size of your septic tank accordingly. The short answer is ‘maybe’ – but it’s likely to depend on variable factors such as the following. Extra plumbing If the extension being built is likely to […]

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How long do septic tanks last?

As you’d expect, there’s no simple answer to ‘how long do septic tanks last?’. The lifespan of a septic tank depends on several factors, including maintenance, usage and composition. But if looked after, with regular servicing and protection from external damage, they can last for many years. In these conditions you might expect a tank […]

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Severe Weather Disruption and Sewage Treatment Plants

Storm Eunice has left a trail of disruption; our own Office has been left without power and we continue to receive a high volume of calls regarding power failures to Sewage Treatment Plants and Pump Stations. If you too are being affected by power outages and are concerned about weather disruption and your sewage treatment […]

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Septic tank maintenance – showing your drainage system some love

The importance of correct septic tank maintenance is more easily understood if you know more about what’s involved. A properly maintained system will be more effective, have a longer life span and is unlikely to end up needing costly repairs. What’s involved in septic tank maintenance? Annual servicing by a professional is recommended to prevent […]

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Does cold weather affect septic tanks?

Does cold weather affect septic tanks? The short answer is yes. But the real question is: how and why does cold weather affect septic tanks? Freezing One of the most obvious problems is easily guessed – certain components of your system can actually freeze. This can include the pipes leading to the septic tank from […]

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Septic Tank Alternatives – What Are Your Options?

For some properties, septic tanks aren’t an option – usually because the required sewage services aren’t within reach or can’t be connected. When it comes to viable alternatives, there are two main choices that can take the place of a traditional septic tank. Sewage Treatment Plants Modern sewage treatment plants offer a higher standard of […]

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