Understanding Septic Tank Systems
Because septic tanks are buried underground, they can be easy to forget about. Therefore, it is difficult for the untrained eye to know when something is wrong with a property’s sewage treatment system. Property owners are often unaware of small changes which can signify that a septic tank is damaged, cracked or blocked. But, by understanding how septic tanks work and learning to identify the early warning signs of issues, you have a better opportunity to contact Proseptic before minor issues cause further damage.
Septic tanks contain two compartments. Effluent from your property enters the first compartment, where solids will remain. The waste then passes through into the second compartment sometimes via a baffle. This acts as a filter and keeps all solid waste in the first compartment. The second compartment works to clean liquid waste before the final product – cleaned effluent waste water – is drained into the drainage field.
Older systems may release the waste water into a ditch or watercourse. However, this system is both outdated and now illegal. Property owners still using this method of effluent disposal should contact Proseptic to discuss installing a soakaway to keep the property in line with current Environment Agency legislation.
Call us for a no obligation quote
FAQs On Septic Tank Problems
Benefits of Proseptic
No obligation septic tank advice
- If you are have any questions about septic tank problems or are unsure if your existing septic system meets the latest regulations, please get in touch. Our friendly, expert team are always happy to share our expertise to help you make the right decisions.
Fitted by expert engineers
- Septic tank surveys, inspections, installations and on-going maintenance are carried out by our team of highly experienced engineers. We pride ourselves on our customer service which is why most of our work actually comes from client referrals.
What you can expect from Proseptic
- Our customers are more than a sales opportunity. We want your sewage treatment system to work for you. Therefore, we deliver all septic tank insurance surveys and any system installations with longevity, quality and efficiency with minimal hassle.
- We endeavour to explain all sewage treatment options to you. Therefore you can feel confident and make an informed decision, armed with all the information available.