Septic Tank Desludging and Maintenance
Jury’s Liquid Waste provide a fast and reliable septic tank desludging service. This includes liquid waste removal, desludging and maintenance of any sized septic tank. We cater to residential and commercial clients in Adelaide Northern suburbs, Barossa Valley, Adelaide Plains, Adelaide Hills and the Mid North.
Maintaining Your Septic Tank
You may not realise but all septic systems require regular inspection, maintenance and desludging. This is designed to check that they are functioning correctly and highlight any potential issues. Regular inspection and maintenance will help you to avoid any costly and unpleasant problems from occurring in the future.
Septic Tank Inspection
If you’re a residential customer who has just purchased a home with a septic tank or if you’re a business with a septic system we recommend having the tank inspected to determine the age and condition. We can then set up a regular appointment for inspection and desludging.
Odour’s can be caused by the following - Improper Tank Chemistry
Inside the septic tank, microbes work to break down waste solids. In order for this bacteria to survive and do their job, the pH level must be maintained between 6.8 and 7.6. If it becomes to acidic, a strong hydrogen sulfide gas odour (like rotten eggs) can develop.
- Never flush non-organic waste down the toilet, such as cigarette butts, feminine hygiene products, and trash.
- Avoid pouring fats, oils, coffee grounds, cleaning products, paints, or other chemicals down your sink or tub drains. These can disrupt sewage breakdown inside the tank and cause a foul odour.
- Adding a cup of baking soda to a sink drain or toilet once a week will help maintain the correct pH level in the septic tank.
All septic tanks have a trap component in the pipe. The function of this U-shaped pipe is to make sure that gases don’t seep through by blocking it with water. However, sometimes the water dries and gasses begin to seep into the house. This problem usually occurs in places like the bathroom.
Whether you flush it down the toilet, pour it down the sink, shower, or bath, everything that goes down your drains ends up in your septic system. What goes down the drain affects how well your septic system works.
Toilets aren’t trash cans! Your septic system is not a trash can. An easy rule of thumb: Do not flush anything besides human waste and toilet paper.
What not to put down the toilet or drain:
- Cooking grease or oil
- Non-flushable non- biodegradable wipes, such as baby wipes or other wet wipes
- Photographic solutions
- Feminine hygiene products
- Dental floss
- Disposable Nappies
- Cigarette butts
- Coffee grounds
- Cat litter
- Paper towels
- Household chemicals like gasoline, oil, pesticides, antifreeze, and paint or paint thinners
What is a septic tank and how does it operate?
Septic tanks have been used in un-sewered areas for many years as the most suitable form of primary treatment of sewage.
The septic tank is an underground watertight tank generally constructed of concrete or plastic which is usually divided into at least two compartments. The tank receives all sewage and separates the solid portion of the waste from the liquid portion. The liquid portion (effluent) passes out of the tank after approximately 24 hours.
The tank performs three functions:
- It acts as a settlement chamber for solid materials
- It allows some bacterial breakdown of waste materials to occur
- It acts as a storage chamber for solid materials which must be removed periodically
Please call us on (08) 8563 9190 or fill in your details below and include information about your septic tank. We will contact you as soon as possible with details of what services we can provide. Thank you.