How to Properly Operate Your Septic Tank

There are many reasons why you may choose to use a septic tank at your business or home residence. The freedom to function without being on a sewage system and overall decrease in taxes are perks many chose to follow. However, if you have your septic tank, you must follow strict guidelines to ensure you use it correctly. If you don’t, your septic tank can be permanently damaged, leading to thousands of pounds in cost to remove and replace it.

Oates Environmental is committed to serving the communities of Northern England for all of their waste disposal solutions. One of our most popular services is septic tank waste disposal. This service allows you to use your septic tank regularly and not have to worry about disposing of its waste directly. Although, it’s still important that you practice due diligence when using your septic tank. Here are a few tips that we recommend to our customers.

First, be cautious of the materials you pour down your drains. Most septic tanks have multiple compartments, as well as overflow areas that can leak out into the environment. If you pour toxic chemicals or solid debris down your drains, your septic tank can become backed up with waste and contaminate your surrounding land. Things that you should avoid pouring into your tank includes oils, chemicals, paints, solvents, and other related wastes.

Next, inspect your tank regularly and monitor its contents levels. Not every septic tank is the same; each can vary in size and dimension. Because of this, it’s important that you understand the limitations of your tank. Depending on how often you use your drains, we recommend setting up a regular inspection that you can complete individually. This allows you to understand better your usage and how best to utilise your tank.

Third, we recommend avoiding garbage disposals that feed into your septic tank. While they are common in many home kitchens, these disposals can allow large amounts of debris to end up in your tank. This can lead to a multitude of problems. However, the most apparent is a clogged drain leading to your septic tank. In this case, we advise you to seek professional help.

Last, you must be proactive about disposing of your septic tank’s waste. If you wait too long to do so, you may face leakage, pollution, or collaged drains. These can all lead to additional costs that you were not expecting. To prevent this, we recommend hiring our services to dispose of your septic tank waste. Our service is customised to your tank’s specifications, and we will work within your requirements. By being proactive about disposing of your waste, you ensure the longevity of your tank and prevent unexpected costs and delays.

Clare Louise

Clare Louise