Drainage News and Advice - Proseptic

How Your Drainage System Works

Our household drainage system keeps our taps running and toilets flushing, but many of us still don’t know how our drains really work. Most common problems with your drainage systems (blockages, FOGs and clogged pipes) can be avoided by having more knowledge of how your household drainage functions – keep reading to find out more! […]

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The Evolution of Drainage Systems

When we turn on a tap or flush our toilets, we rarely think about where our water is coming from or where it goes afterwards. Water in the modern world is a luxury – one which we have only begun to enjoy relatively recently in the course of human history. But how long has it […]

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Septic Tank System Glossary

The world of septic tanks can seem confusing at times, and this isn’t helped by the language and naming often used to label certain products, procedures, or features. We’ve put together this helpful guide to explain some of the terminology you might find in the world of sewage treatment. Sewage Terminology Active System An active […]

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Summer Sewage Treatment Plant Maintenance

Last year, we wrote about the importance of keeping your septic tank in good condition throughout the summer months – but that doesn’t mean other wastewater treatment systems don’t also need care and attention. Sewage treatment plants experience increased pressures throughout summer, with heat being just one of the many potential risks. Find out more […]

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The Evolution Of Septic Systems

The flushing toilet that eventually replaced the chamber pot was invented by Sir John Harington (not Thomas Crapper), way back in the late 1500s. But the first septic tank didn’t follow until almost 300 years later, built by a Frenchman, Jean Mouras. Since then, the humble septic system has seen much improvement and evolution, to […]

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What Type Of Drainage Survey Do I Need?

There are several different kinds of drainage surveys, with numerous businesses throughout the UK equipped to undertake them. It’s important to ensure you choose the right option, to provide the protection you need against any unforeseen costs or even legal issues. Detailed below are some of the most commonly sought-after types of drainage survey and […]

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Time To Wipe Out Wipes – the effects of flushing wipes into a septic tank

While there is a long list of things that shouldn’t end up in your drainage system, one of the most frequently flushed items is the humble wipe. Wipes come in many forms – surface cleaning, makeup removal, infant hygiene – but some can cause septic tank and drain maintenance problems. What may seem like a […]

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Top Spring Drainage Problems And How To Fix Them

We’ve given advice in the past about how to prepare your septic tank for Autumn and Winter – but we’re now closing in on Spring. And while this season should be about optimism and renewal – you may see drainage problems that need addressing. If you encounter any of the following issues, take our advice […]

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How To Show Love To Your Septic Tank

For Valentine’s Day a few years ago, we highlighted how you could ‘fall in love with your drainage system’. But this February, we want to focus in particular on those of you with properties that rely on a septic tank. By applying these straightforward drain maintenance TLC tactics, you can prevent potential problems all year […]

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The Importance Of Grease Traps In Commercial Kitchens

We’ve talked recently about safe disposal of oils and grease at home – but if you own or run a commercial kitchen, this is a critical issue on a larger scale. Incorrect management of food waste could cost your business significantly, which is why grease traps are an essential part of drain maintenance. This guide […]

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