Septic Tank Cleaning & Maintenance Guide | CST Septic

A Guide to Septic Tank Maintenance

Offering a range of benefits to rural areas, a septic tank is a water-tight, buried container that holds wastewater. Often made from polyethylene, fibreglass or concrete, these practical and cost-effective tanks allow the flow of basic sewage treatment.

The care and maintenance of septic tank crucial to their functioning. In this blog we will cover the signs your septic tank needs a clean and the ways in which this can be done.

Signs Your Septic Tank Needs Cleaning

Septic tanks will let you know when it’s time for a clean, but you probably shouldn’t let them get to the point of this. It is important to maintain septic tanks to avoid any health risks to you or your family. Here are a few indications your septic tank is not happy.

Lush Lawn

Vibrant grass might seem like a good thing, however if your lawn is looking extra healthy around your septic tank it can be a sure sign that it’s blocked, and the water is overflowing.

Unpleasant Odours

A stinky smell is never a good thing and with your septic tank it can mean that it’s full. A septic tank is the end point for all your wastewater in your home and is separated into three layers; heavy solids or sludge which sticks to the bottom, oils and grease or scum which floats to the top and wastewater that fills up the majority of the tank. When the tank is full, the sludge blocks the outlet causing a fault in the draining.

Drains Are Slow To Empty

If the inputs of your home are slow to drain, this could be a sign that your septic tank is full. Things such as toilets, sinks and any other drain making gurgling noises can be an incline that your tank is full and needs to be emptied.

Pooling Water

Water may begin to pool around the septic tank area and this means that your septic tank is full.

Tips & Tricks

At CST Group, we recommend cleaning your septic tank every two to four years. This also depends on the size of your tank and how much and often your system is used.

A few tips from us to maintain your septic tank include:

  • Cleaning the filter every 6-12 months
  • Conserving water where you can
  • Using biodegradable soaps to ensure waste breaks down
  • Avoid planting deep rooting trees or shrubs around the tank

CST Group Septic Tank Cleaning

With cleaning, your septic tank will run smoothly and do its job. CST Group has been servicing septic tanks for over 20 years and our team is fully equipped to clean and empty tanks as well as the removal of liquid waste safely. Book here for your next septic tank clean.