Septic Tank Problems & Issues

Problem

Cause

Remedy

My septic tank leaks.

Damage to structure of septic tank.

Have tank de-sludged; have tank inspected. Repair or replace septic tank.

Odour or smell from septic tank.

1) Possible that sludge is escaping septic tank and entering soakaway, or sludge blocking outlet pipe.

 

2) Possible overdose of chemicals causing 'good' bacteria to die.

1) Call to have septic tank emptied or de-sludged. Have tank inspected.

 

 

2) Reduce the quantity of cleaning detergents and chemicals used. Reactivate system with 'good' bacteria.

My septic tank is backing up.

Blockage in inlet pipe or outlet pipe, or soakaway is blocked. Soakaway may have reached saturation.

Have soakaway inspected and/or pipes jetted & rodded.

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