Soakaway Drains and Septic Tanks

Septic tanks provide a solution for all residents who do not have access to the city’s sewer system, allowing waste and grey water to be flushed out of their homes. Your septic tank, on the other hand, is not a long-term storage tank. It will eventually require maintenance and possibly septic tank repair. Contact one of our plumbers that are in all major South African cities, including Midrand plumbers, Cape Town and Pretoria plumbers.

Is it time to have your tank pumped?

When was the last time your septic tank was pumped? If it’s been five years or more, there’s a good possibility you’re about to have a serious septic condition. Water will take longer to drain from sinks and baths as your tank fills. As the sewage backs up, you may detect bad odors coming from your drains. Our professional plumbers can help.

While it is hoped that your septic tank will last a long time, it is possible that it will develop difficulties that will require septic tank repair. Grease buildup in the drain pipe slows the passage of waste into the tank, which is one of the most typical problems. To get the water flowing again, you’ll have to manually remove the grease.

Additional problems with the tank include cracks in the tank’s wall or lid, as well as blockages at the drain field’s exits. Damage caused by tree roots piercing the tank or caused by earth movement will need to be repaired as well.

Repairs to Leach Drain / Soakaway Fields

The leach field, also known as the drain field, is the area of your yard where septic tank liquid is discharged. These pipelines can also have problems. Over time, older corrugated pipes with drain holes might clog, allowing sewage to back up into the septic tank and subsequently into your home. It can also generate sewage puddles in your yard by allowing unclean water to seep up through the soil.

Not sure if your septic tank or leach drain needs to be repaired? We can assist you. Contact us today, and we’ll gladly give you an on-site examination and comprehensive assessment at no charge.