Why is it important to service your sewage treatment plant or septic tank?Cotterill Civils
Sewage treatment plants, septic tanks and cesspools cost a lot of money to install so you want to get the best return on investment. Also, as an owner of one of these systems, you have a legal duty of care to look after it. Otherwise you could risk costly problems arising in the future.
Why is it important to service your sewage system?
Here’s just some of the reasons why it is essential you regularly service your sewage treatment system.
- Risk of fines
As an owner of a sewage treatment system, you’ve a duty of care by law to look after it. If it pollutes the environment, you could be subject to significant fines from the Environment Agency.
- Avoid breakdowns
An unexpected breakdown could come at the worst possible time and result in your sewage system not working for an extended period. For example, imagine it happened over the Christmas holidays and there was nobody available to fix it.
- Prevent unpleasant smells
An overflow or blockage in your system could lead to nasty smells in your home and a backup of sewage in your toilet. Not pleasant for anyone!
- Prolong life
A sewage treatment system is a big investment so you want to make sure it is in good working order for as long as possible. A regular service will help prevent unexpected problems from arising.
- Maintain your warranty
You’ve paid for a warranty on your sewage treatment system so you want to make sure it is valid. It is likely to be subject to you ensuring your system is serviced at regular intervals.
- Protect the environment
Untreated wastewater from failing sewage systems can contaminate nearby wells, groundwater, drinking water sources, and transmit diseases.
How often should you service your system?
- Septic Tank/Cesspool
The frequency in which you should empty your septic tank or cesspool depends on the size and type of tank and the number of occupants at your property. As a rough guide, you should get your tank emptied and serviced at least every six to twelve months.
- Sewage Treatment Plant
With a sewage treatment plant we recommend you get the buildup of sludge in your system cleared and the mechanical and electronic components serviced every six to twelve months.
How can we help?
Trading for over 25 years and based in Sutton Coldfield, we are specialists in the supply, installation and maintenance of sewage treatment plants, septic tanks, cesspools and pump stations. Give us a call on 0121 351 3230 and we’ll be happy to provide you with advice.