Here at euroloo, we’re full swing in the Christmas spirit. With our free portable toilet hire offer, we thought we’d also run a “free septic tank emptying” offer too, because why not? To take advantage it couldn’t be easier, all you need to do is find four friends who also need a free septic tank empty because with every four septic tank empties, we’re offering the fifth one free. Whether you’d like to enjoy the free empty yourself, or perhaps allow everyone in your group to enjoy a little discount, the choice is entirely yours. In the mean time, we thought we’d give you a few top tips to ensure your septic tank is well looked after this winter.
Looking after your septic tank in winter
Watch out for signs of trouble – even if you aren’t spending a lot of time in the garden, make sure you take the odd trip outside to take a look at it, including any soak-away system or drainage field you might have. You’ll know there’s a problem if you find boggy patches or unusually lush grass or weeds. This could very well mean a leak, or that it simply isn’t soaking away correctly, allowing waste to make it’s way to ground level.
Check your tanks cover and manhole cover – these can find themselves exposed to conditions above ground level as well as gasses from inside of the system. Frost damage during winter seasons can be a particular problem. Before the real cold snap hits, we advise you take a good look and ensure everything is in fine working order. Then simply continue to check it over during the wintertime. If you think something may have changed, simply call euroloo for advice.
Get your septic tank inspected – as you no doubt already know, septic tanks need regular emptying and whilst this is essential maintenance, it isn’t a proactive look for any other signs of trouble. Therefore a full inspection is definitely worth it. Your car has a yearly inspection in the form of an MOT, so why not your septic tank? This is especially so considering the cost to repair your septic tank might be the same to replace a car. It’s certainly worth looking after it. On top of that, it’s a great way to ensure peace of mind throughout what can often be a harsh time of year. Regular septic tank emptying and regular inspections make a healthy system.
Ensure you use a quality company that takes care when emptying – last but most certainly not least, you want to use an experienced, knowledgeable company that takes care when emptying your tank. As we all know, during winter, there’s a lot more rain and as a result, the level of water in the ground around your tank will increase. This can exert such force upon your tank that it could quite literally push it out of the ground. The risk of this is greatest during emptying, as the weight of the waste within the tank is often what holds it in place. It’s therefore vital that you use a company that fully understands this, such as our good selves here at euroloo.