You will see from pictures that there are many types of septic tanks. So, when
you move into a property which has a septic tank, it is a good idea to find out what type you have.
JD Drain Solutions can help. We regularly install and maintain septic tanks
right across the country, so are well placed to identify your model, and to carry out checks that the septic tank system is working properly. We can even carry out a Percolation Test which shows
whether the ground is suitable to accommodate a soakaway.
Alongside our regular emptying service, we offer septic tank cleaning too.
This is where we jet all the lines into the tank, check the soakaway, and, if necessary, clear any growth or debris around it. In exceptional circumstances, we are able to operate a man-entry clean
of appropriate tanks.
Housekeeping tip: Remember that the ONLY items which should go down the loo are the three Ps:
pee, poo and paper. No more. Never dispose of sanitary products (nappies, towels, wipes) into a septic tank. And avoid any food waste such as fat, oil and grease. (In fact that advice holds true for
the mains sewerage system too.) Septic tanks are particularly sensitive to chemicals and cleaning products which may upset the natural bacteria system which digests the waste, so you will need to
refer to specific manufacturer’s advice for your septic tank type.