Need your septic tank cleaned?
Trusted septic tank cleaning service in Auckland, Franklin & Rodney
Keeping your septic tank well maintained ensures its longevity. This means regular pumping and cleaning of your septic tank. Over time, sludge builds up in the bottom of your tank. Bacteria within the tank will naturally control the speed at which this sludge builds. However, bacteria alone cannot control this build up.
Once 30% of your septic tank is occupied by sludge, you must get your septic tank pumped and cleaned. Ideally, you should pump your septic tank before it reaches the 30% sludge level. This is something you certainly do not want to leave until it is too late!
Envirovac offer a comprehensive check of your septic tank to ensure that everything is working as it should be and determine whether pumping is required. You can also schedule a regular maintenance inspection to minimise the risk of blockages, discharge and undesirable smells.
Our team work efficiently to remove sludge and clean your septic tank using specialised equipment. We work on septic tanks of all sizes and can complete the job quickly. Avoid costly septic tank and drain field repairs, get in touch with Envirovac today.
What happens if I don’t clean my septic tank regularly?
If you do not clean your septic tank, solid will build up and the capacity of your tank will be greatly diminished. Finally, these solids will get to the pipe that feeds into the drain field, resulting in a clog. When this pipe becomes blocked, you will begin to notice a number of undesirable things:
Sewage and wastewater backing up into your home
Drains in the home draining slower
Swampy areas above the drain field
Septic Tank Pumping & Cleaning
How often should you clean your septic tank?
How often you should pump and clean your septic tank depends on the size of your tank and the number of people in your household. Many septic tank manufacturers recommend cleaning your tank every six months. This is often a requirement of your tank’s warrantee.
How do I know when my septic tank needs pumping?
You don’t want to wait until the point where you start noticing foul odours and backed-up toilets! To check the height of the sludge, build up in your septic tank put on protective equipment (gloves, clothing and eyewear) and insert a long wooden rod vertically into your tank. If the mark on the rod indicates 30% sludge, it’s time for a pump!
If you would prefer not to perform this task yourself, a regular septic tank maintenance plan will ensure your septic tank never reaches beyond the 30% sludge threshold. Get in touch with Envirovac today and ensure the longevity of your septic tank.