How will I know if I have a cesspit problem?
The first sign of a cesspit problem might be an increased need to get the tank emptied, which can be due to ground water leaking into the tank, causing it to fill up more quickly. Conversely, if you find yourself needing to empty it much less frequently, particularly in drier weather, this can also be a sign of a cesspit problem as it might show that the waste is leaking into the ground around it.
What solutions are there to cesspit problems?
First things first, getting the tank emptied may sort things out. It could be that it’s filled up more quickly than usual for an innocent reason, for example if you have had friends or family staying with you. If that doesn’t work, it’s important to get the problem investigated as soon as possible.
Depending on the type of problems affecting the cesspit, it might be possible to repair the damaged area. A thorough inspection will take a detailed look at the walls of the tank and decide the best way to repair any problems, ensuring that your property’s drainage system is working again as soon as possible. The UKDP can take care of everything for you, from finding out what’s causing the problems through to undertaking any works required.
Will my cesspit problems be covered by my insurance policy?
Most buildings insurance policy provide cover for certain types of damage that may have been caused to your cesspit. This will usually be covered under the section of your policy entitled `accidental damage to underground services’, which the majority of policies include. You can check whether you have this cover by referring to your policy schedule, although if you are unsure please call our team today and we’ll be happy to help. We are the only UK specialists in managing claims for damaged off-mains drainage systems, and are authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to manage a claim on your behalf.