Your Septic System requires servicing every
A blocked soak line/hole is an expensive reminder to clean
your tank regularly.
The main way to avoid Septic System failure is periodic tank
servicing. As time progresses, retention times within the
tank are reduced substantially; sludge layers at the bottom
of the tank built up over this period are within reach of
the tank outlet.
Although, your septic system may appear to be working
for a long time without maintenance, it will eventually "crash”
the Soak Line/Hole full with sludge.
Replacing your soak line/hole is more expensive and intrusive
than servicing your tank regularly.
As a rule of thumb, every two - three years your tank needs
to be serviced.
Points to be aware of:
time: the time waste is retained within the Septic Tank enabling
settling of solids prior to exiting the tank into the Soak
Line / Soak Hole.
Two – three
year tank servicing ensures optimum retention periods are
maintained and minimal sludge exits the tank into the Soak
Line / Hole.
solid matter that exits your septic tank WILL contribute
toward the demise of your Soak Line / Hole – which is often
very expensive to repair.
the level of solids and sludge increases within the tank
the incoming effluent remains in the tank for less time (retention
period) thereby increasing the quantity of suspended matter
exiting the tank to the Soak Line / Hole.
tank will “appear” to be working well for a long time before
any problem becomes visible.
your tank to overflow before servicing is already causing
problems to your Soak Line / Hole.
influxes of water (such as continuous laundry loads, emptying
the bath) will disrupt and re-suspend the settled solids
and sludge causing it to exit to the Soak Line / Hole.
Tank additives (bacteria and/or enzyme) to reduce the solids
may reintroduce solid matter into suspension that then can
exit to the Soak Line / Hole (Extreme caution is recommended
when utilising any septic system additive).
replace a Soakage Line / Soak Hole within many districts
requires consent. In some areas this may mean the upgrading
and replacement of both the septic tank and the Soakage Line
/ Soak Hole.
tank that is drained through the mushroom IS NOT
This process merely removes the effluent liquid leaving the
solids and most the sludge behind, which will accumulate
with future solids and sludge causing large quantities of
suspended matter to travel down the Soak Line / Hole and
eventually block it. Improving the performance of your system
and avoiding major problems can be achieved by applying some
simple common-sense principles:
a Dual-flush cistern.
flush personal hygiene products down the toilet.
flush medicines or unwanted prescription drugs down the toilet.
moderate amounts of white only toilet paper.
showers instead of baths - showers use less water.
shorter showers and use less shampoos.
the use of cleaners – and use biodegradable cleaners.
use disinfectants that are placed in the bowl or cistern.
using the dishwasher.
liquid detergents where ever possible.
phosphate-free detergents and soaps.
use a Waste Disposal Unit or dispose of undigested food products
in the Sewage System.
the laundry evenly through the week to avoid overloading
the system with large
volumes of water.
the plug when emptying the bath.
only full loads – or adjust level settings for small loads.
using stain removers – soaking clothes immediately often
gets the same results as the best
minimal amounts of bleach.
all pool water, spa water and storm-water are diverted away
from the Sewage System.
allow paints, chemicals, solvent products, anti-freeze or
oils enter the Sewage System.
wash paintbrushes in the basin.
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