Septic Tank Cleaning and Maintenance: What's Involved?

Septic Tank Cleaning: What’s Involved?

Septic Tank Cleaning & Maintenance: What’s Involved?

Maintaining your septic systems is an essential part of maintaining the septic system of your premises. With over 20 years of experience, our team in the Waikato can provide maintenance to ensure the longevity of your septic system. In this article, we explain what septic tank cleaning is, outline when tanks require cleaning out and detail the importance of maintaining the health of your tanks. Contact us today.

What’s Involved in Septic Tank Cleaning

Our septic tank cleaning service involves a full clean of your tank and safe disposal of the waste to a council approved disposal site. We have a fleet of modern trucks to ensure the best results to minimise disruption to your home or business. Cleaning your septic tank requires some important steps.

Locate and Uncover Your Septic Tank

The first step in septic tank cleaning is identifying and uncovering the access lid for your septic tank. We find the location based on our records from previous cleans. If it is a new property it can be located from the mushroom / breather pipe, or the properties drainage plans. Then we clear the soil from the lid and pry it open.

Cleaning Out the Contents

Our technicians use our powerful vacuum trucks to suck the solid and liquid waste out of your tank and store it in our waste tank on the truck. Once the tank is empty, we perform an inspection to check for any damage or issues. Our technicians leave behind a report card with the condition they found your tank in, and any other things to be aware of.

Leaving it As It’s Found

We refit the lid and reinstate the ground above it how it was found.

When Your Tank Requires Cleaning Out

It’s important to pay attention to your septic tank and catch any issues before they develop into costly and time-consuming repairs. If your tank requires cleaning, you may notice:

  • Your drains, such as toilets or sinks, will become slow to drain away
  • There is water pooling around your septic tank
  • You can hear unusual sounds (bubbling / gurgling) coming from your toilets
  • There is a foul odour coming from your septic tank area
  • It’s been 2-3 years since it was last emptied.

The Importance of Septic Tank Maintenance and Cleaning

Regular septic tank cleaning is important for a variety of reasons, such as:

  • Preventing overflowing
  • Avoiding blockages in your pipes which can cause costly repairs
  • Avoiding costly and time-consuming repairs

It’s important to perform regular maintenance on your septic tank to avoid costly repairs and damage to your septic system. Contact us online today and speak to one of our team for a quote.

Areas We Serve

Te Awamutu
South Waikato District

Our comprehensive range of services includes septic tank maintenance, water delivery, precise hydro excavation, thorough CCTV drain inspections, jetting, and more!