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Can too much rain mean more septic tank emptying?
Septic tank emptying

Can too much rain mean more septic tank emptying?

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Can too much rain mean more septic tank emptying?

euroloo have been getting a lot busier this past week with a number of customers booking in septic tank emptying. Despite sending out annual letter reminders, we’ve had a number of customers calling early for septic tank emptying, due to the heavy rainfall we’ve had in the last few weeks. Sadly, not all septic tank owners were aware that the rainfall could actually affect it. To give you a little insight, here’s a guide to just how rainfall can and will often affect your septic tank increasing how often you’ll need your septic tank emptying and checked.

When we have heavy amounts of rainfall, septic tanks can often act as if they were full and in need of being emptied. The reason for this? Well, if there’s heavy rainfall then the drain field area that’s connected to the septic tank can become saturated meaning the tank won’t be able to drain properly. This means you’re likely to experience slow drains or in some instances, water may even back up into your drains causing a clog. This is due to the wastewater having nowhere to go but straight back up from where it came. The best course of action for such an event is to drastically reduce the amount of water you use. If you have a pump, turn it off and in very severe situations then we usually advise the use of a portable loo. By reducing or eliminating the water flowing down your drains, you reduce the chance of a clog. In some cases however, the only way to resolve the problem is to have our expert septic tank emptying team pay you a visit to empty your tank.

For some, issues such as this can become a regular problem. To help matters, we spoke to our expert team here at euroloo and asked them for their top tips on keeping your septic tank in great shape. Here’s what they had to say:
1. Know exactly where your system is and avoid building on or around it. Avoid driving or parking on it too.
2. Conserve your water use. Excessive water use will simply overload your tank and prevent solids from settling at the bottom so flush only when necessary and use a low flow toilet. Fix dripping taps and use appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers less often.
3. If it isn’t human waste or toilet paper then don’t flush it. Even if the products packaging claims it’s flushable, don’t do it as this will quickly clog up your tank.
4. Use biodegradable cleaners and avoid heavy duty ones such as toilet pucks as they’ll kill the bacteria that help your system run efficiently.
5. Never put paints, solvents or pesticides into your system. These will also kill the important bacteria and seep into the groundwater too.
6. Keep trees and shrubbery away as roots will often travel as far as needed to reach water. The roots can plug up and wrap around distribution pipes causing severe damage. Don’t plant deep-rooted trees or plants within five metres of your system.
7. A great way to avoid any soil erosion is to plant shallow rooted plants but be sure you don’t over water. Periwinkle is a great one to opt for, as they require little irrigation.
8. Insulate systems that are located far from your home, as this will prevent freezing in the winter. A great way to insulate is to let the grass grow very long over the tank and increase the soil cover.
9. Be mindful of storms by installing a lightening arrestor if you own a submersible pump, as this will protect it from power surges.
10. Have your system inspected regularly and pump when necessary. Take advantage of our annual tank emptying and leave the inspection to a professional. You can lift the lid and inspect yourself however, the gases aren’t just smelly, they’re dangerous too. Leave this to the professionals.

Can too much rain mean more septic tank emptying?

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