Maintenance of Septic Tanks

Of course, you will already be aware of the need to periodically have your septic tank emptied.  If you are unsure of this, please read our Septic Tank Emptying information.

However, there is more to the maintenance of septic tanks than regular emptying ......

Septic Tank Additives

The process involves the use of septic tank additives to ensure that you have an ample amount of bacteria and enzymes in your septic tank to keep the system free from clogging. This will help ensure that your solid waste is being dealt with effectively.

Avoiding Problems

Modern cleaning agents such as disinfectants, bleaches and detergents are designed to kill bacteria.  Regular use of these chemicals can upset the biological balance within the septic tank by killing off the micro-organisms that do the work.  If you wish to avoid problems such as ......


  • The tank beginning to fill with waste
  • The system beginning to smell
  • The soak-away clogging up with fat and grease and other materials, causing the ground around it to become waterlogged
  • Frequent pump-outs being necessary to avoid the tank blocking and overflowing

....... please read our Septic Tank Dos and Don'ts page!


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