If your Leachdrain/Soakwells are not draining away liquids as they were designed to do, due possibly to the holes becoming blocked and/or poor general condition of the Leachdrain/Soakwell. This will require you to contact a licensed plumber for quotes to replace or repair your Leachdrain/Soakwell. Before a plumber can repair your existing Leachdrain/Soakwell your system would require pumping out of the waste so that work can be carried out. Failure to proceed with this recommended maintenance, could result in requiring our services again. Many things will effect the time between pump outs, such as soil types, number of people in the house etc.
Please be aware that if you for what ever reason are unable to carry out the required repairs and we are re-called to re-pump, this will incur another account. Every pump out we undertake incurs costs, such as dumping fees and Department of Environment fee, these costs make up a substantial amount of your account.
A typical modern household septic system consists of two round tanks. The first tank being the larger of the two, also known as the primary tank, which holds the majority of solids, sludge, paper, food scraps and fats etc. The secondary tank holds mainly sludge.
Note: Solid Tank/s Systems act as a filter to remove solids & waste from the water which then flows through to the Soak Well/Leach Drains.
Remember what is put down your kitchen, bathrooms, and toilets all goes into these tanks
A Soak Well/Leach drain can consist of 2 x 9 metre Leach drain with a diverter OR 4 x Drywells with a diverter.
The Soak Well/Leach Drain is designed to leach the waste liquid(water) into the surrounding soil. When the solid tanks become overfull with solids (which starts to break down into a mud) this could then be passed through the system with the liquid into the Soak Well/Leach Drain clogging up the drain holes. To prevent damage to your Soak Well/Leach Drain, it is generally recommended that maintenance pump outs should be carried out every four to five years depending on size of the system and the number of people in the home.
Note: There are a number of factors that can effect the time between septic system maintenance pump outs…….. Remember regular maintenance also protects our water ways…….