What Happens When the Septic Tank is Full?

If you live in a rural area of Australia, it is most likely that you use a septic tank system, because you do not have a centralised sewer system.

The septic tank is a tight container that holds the wastewater long enough, so that solid particles can settle down at the bottom (called sludge), while the greases and oil move near the surface (called scum). Septic tanks are buried underground and are usually made of materials, such as polyethylene, fiberglass and concrete; and use a mix of technology and nature to treat wastewater, resulting from the kitchen, bathroom and laundry activities.

The septic tank system works, by breaking down the organic matter and separate the oils/grease and solids. The liquid (effluent) is then discharged to a series of pipes, for slow release into the soil.

For your septic tank, to function at its optimum, it requires regular servicing and maintenance. In fact, all local councils require homeowners, to maintain their septic systems through pump outs and servicing.

Eco-septic designs, manufactures and installs domestic and commercial septic tank systems, of any size. Regardless of whether it is a new installation, an upgrade or servicing, we are ready to tailor a solution and make sure that it meets your treatment needs and the requirements of your local council.

Taking good care of your septic system is very important. One problem that occurs, when it is poorly maintained is, when the tank gets full. There are 3 things that can happen, when your septic tank is full.

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1. There are pools of water forming near the septic tank

When your tank holds as much solid waste, the sludge moves into the drain field pipes and cause these pipes to get clogged. Because of this, the drain field will not work properly, causing water to form in the soil near or around the tank.

2. You can notice unusual smell emitting from the ground

The wastewater really smells bad, as it is full of all kinds of liquid waste – human waste, kitchen waste and general wastewater, so it can be utterly disgusting. When your septic system is properly working, you won’t find this smell creating a smell. You won’t even detect these odours, as they are trapped underground within the system.

3. Multiple drains become slow

When a single drain becomes slow, there may be a pipe that is clogged. However, when multiple drains get slowed down, it means that the blockage is not only in a single area but has affected the entire septic system. You will need a professional, to find the clogs and remove them, so that all your drains will flow smoothly.

Eco-septic could be your reliable partner when it comes to your septic tank system. Beginning from the design process, up to manufacture and installation of the system. We can also handle all the paperwork – council applications, permit applications etc. When it comes to installation, you can be sure that we will be happy to do the heavy lifting.

Contact us for a fast quote. Just dial our numbers 1800 808 135. We will be happy to talk to you. You may also visit our website www.ecoseptic.com.au, if you want additional information.

Eco-Septic is a Sydney based manufacturer and specialises in commercial wastewater systems of various shapes and designs. We can provide fast and free quotes relevant to your commercial wastewater needs, all while keeping in mind individual spending capabilities.

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