For example, water might be leaking back into the tank, either through the walls of the tank itself, or maybe even coming back in from the soakaway system. Septic tanks can become damaged in a number of different ways, for example by tree roots or even by a pressure of water causing splits and fractures in the walls of the tank. Here are some photos of recent damage to septic tanks that the UKDP team has seen:
It’s important to get a thorough septic tank inspection carried out as soon as possible. A full inspection involving a CCTV drainage survey and a detailed look at the walls of the tank will be able to determine exactly what the problem is – and most importantly, what needs to be done to put it right.
Our expert engineers will be able to visit your property and carry out a thorough investigation, letting you know exactly what’s been found.
Is septic tank repair possible?
You might be wondering whether you’ll be able to repair your septic tank if it’s damaged, or whether you might need to replace it. Repairing a septic tank can be tricky – and this is because often, some damage to a septic tank can cause more damage to any soakaway system or drainage field connected to it. So whilst an area of damage in the septic tank might be found, it doesn’t always mean that fixing that will get the system working again.
A septic tank repair will also typically be a more short term solution than a replacement, and can’t always be guaranteed. It is also important to make sure that any repairs carried out on your septic tank don’t cause problems with any manufacturer warranty you might have in place. At UKDP, we know that your drainage system is as integral to your property as its foundations or roof. Your property is the biggest investment you’ll ever make – so we recognise the importance of protecting and enhancing its value. We will never implement a fix that might compromise that. It’s all part of what makes us different. We will work to understand exactly what the problems are at your property, and provide full recommendations as to how we can help get things back to normal again for you.
Don’t pay out for septic tank repair that you’ve already paid an insurance company to cover!
Did you know that you don’t actually need septic tank insurance in place? The good news is that there is a chance that the costs to repair or replace your septic tank might be covered by your existing buildings insurance – and we can look after everything for you. We are the only UK specialists in managing insurance claims for septic tanks in need of repair, and are authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority for claims handling. From registering a claim all the way through to getting any works undertaken, we manage everything on your behalf, and the only cost to you is any excess due on your policy.
Here are some examples of damage to a septic tank in which we have successfully managed an insurance claim on behalf of the property owner. If you’re not sure whether damage to your septic tank would be covered, just call us for advice and guidance.