Septic Tank and Treatment Plant Servicing

A Vortex treatment plant needing a service and de-sludge.

Septic tank and package sewage treatment plants (PSTP’s) servicing should to be done regularly and in accordance with the manufacturers guidance.

Typically the manufacturer (Klargester, WTE – Vortex, Matrix Clenviro, Marsh, Entec, Conder etc) in the installation and servicing manual will recommend a service interval. Usually the service interval is at least every 12 months for a domestic property and for some commercial or larger installations as frequently as every 3 months.

Why does my treatment plant need servicing?

The reason why septic tanks and treatment plants need servicing is because not all the solid matter that goes through the tank is digested or broken down by the  bacteria and bugs. Over time this forms a sludge that builds up on the bottom of the tank along with other non-biodegrable matter that may have entered the drains. As the sludge builds up it reduces the available capacity of the tank and the time that the waste water spends in the treatment plant or septic tank. This reduces the quality of the discharged wastewater and could cause pollution of the watercourse or if discharging to ground, may reduce the lifetime of a drainage field.

There are a variety of treatment plants on the market some have air blowers to provide the biomass with air, others use a submersible pump that draws air in through the pipework and others use a more mechanical means i.e. a motor that drives a rotating disc such as the Klargester. Some treatment plants also require a submersible pump to uplift the discharge to an outlet.

Whichever system you have installed, we can provide you a service / maintenance plan to suit your needs and schedule with a tank emptier to ensure the treatment plant is emptied as planned. Providing you with a service report / logbook on completion. Any necessary repairs, issues, advisories will be noted on the report.

If your unsure as to the type of system you have or if it meets the general binding rules on not. Think it needs repairing or upgrading then please contact us.

We can provide a written quotation, detailing the work and related costs.

Need your septic tank or treatment plant servicing or repairing – we can help?

Contact us on  01772 846193 / 07968 143756 or fill in the contact form if you have any wastewater queries or require advice.

We can advise on the installation of new systems and carry out maintenance work on your drains, drainage field, pump chamber, septic tank or package sewage treatment plant.