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Septic Tank Emptying Universal Tanker Services

Author: mark b  |  Category: Customer Service
Published: June 25, 2009

Plumbers aren’t usually in our minds unless the toilet is overflowing. In spite of the recurrent advice of manufacturers to treat the septic tank with tank treatment products like chemicals or other additives to ensure proper functioning of the drains, the humble simple-designed septic systems remain out of our concern. A septic tank holds the waste material from home as well as the industrial dirt. According to American Ground Water Trust, one-third of Americans have a septic system to treat the waste in their homes. It’s time to pull up the socks and pay some attention to the otherwise neglected commercial as well as domestic septic tanks!

Septic tank demands constant monitoring so that the problems can be fixed at an early stage. After all, it is not one big bottomless pit of sludge. An overflowing septic tank creates a whole lot of mess! Once the problem becomes deep rooted, loads of money and labor are drained off to fix the problems. You do not have to wait for your tank to fill up in order to take some preventive action. Just a little care can increase the filling capacity of the tank.

Over the years, sludge accumulates in the septic tank. A well designed septic tank has enough space to store sludge for three years. But the process of separation of scum and solid stops once the sludge has reached the optimum level. Then sewage overflows into the absorption area. This can be checked by pumping of the accumulated sludge on a regular basis.

The frequency of septic tank treatment depends on factors like:
• Flow of wastewater
• Capacity of septic tank
• Volume of solids in wastewater

Type and frequency of activities determine the quantity of wastewater flow. Fats, oils and greases (FOG) get into the leach field of the commercial septic tank making an over flow. In case of grease traps, before the effluent moves on to the leach field, the FOG can be settled. Grease traps should be removed on a regular basis to ensure proper functioning of the commercial septic tank. Moreover, biological and chemical septic tank additives do not get rid of the need for pumping.

As the saying goes a stitch in time saves nine. So why not mark the problem areas and pay attention to sewage odors, sewage backing up into the house or over the drain field, slow-draining toilets or drains? For a good Septic Tank Maintenance you can follow these few steps mentioned below:

• Septic tank should be checked annually to prevent sludge and leaks
• Buy septic tank from a licensed pumping contractor
• Repair toilets and leaky faucets. Follow water conservation. Spread your task of clothes washing over the whole week. Operate with a full load of laundry.
• Make a map to learn the location of the septic systems
• Keep a record of the maintenance

The best way to have a well maintained septic tank is to seek professional help from those who specialize in emptying and servicing of Domestic and Commercial septic tanks. An experience in waste water management will not only take better care of your septic tank but will also give you peace of mind!

Universal Tanker Services specialise in the emptying, servicing and maintenance of Commercial and Domestic Septic Tanks. We provide a complete water management service from the Scottish Borders through to the North of England and the Midlands.Find out more about Septic Tanks Visit- http://universaltankerservices.co.uk

Author: mark b

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