Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Importance of emptying septic tanks

Drain Doctor Glasgow who the emergency plumber glasgow experts have provided expert information for septic tank emptying in and around glasgow.

It is vital that your septic tank is in the best condition it can be in. Even the highest quality tanks need to be checked, maintained, serviced and repaired frequently to ensure that they operate efficiently and at an optimal level.

In order for this to be the case a septic tank needs to be emptied on a regular basis, getting rid of all the waste that has been collected, the majority of which is "sludge" that accumulates at the bottom of the tank. A build of this "sludge" in your tank as it can have devastating consequences not only for you and your home but you surrounding environment as well.

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If there is a large quantity of sludge in your septic tank then the capacity of the tank is significantly reduced, meaning there is less space for the incoming waste and reducing the time it has to decompose leading to blockages. A lot of sludge will also increase the likelihood of solids escaping from the tank and damaging the surrounding environment.

The amount of times that your tank needs to be emptied can depend on the size the type of construction of your septic tank, and the use to which it is put; different tanks require different frequency of pumping. It is recommended that you monitor when your septic tank was last emptied and the amount of sludge that was removed this will allow you to calculate when your tank will need to be emptied again. A more efficient owner is a more efficient tank.

If in doubt get a professional company in to service your septic tank or cesspit. One company that I would recommend is Drain Doctor. They specialise in septic tank emptying