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Has your septic tank popped out of the ground?

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Written by Sam Warren

With the extreme weather the UK has seen in recent months, we’ve had an increase in calls relating to septic tanks or sewage treatment plants that have literally 'popped' out of the ground, or appear to have moved. This may only be by a matter of inches, but it can stop the system working properly, and needs to be dealt with urgently.

So, what causes this to happen?

When flooding occurs, the ground can become heavily saturated, and the pressure from the increased water on the septic tank or sewage treatment plant can force it to move upwards and out of the ground. This is often known as 'hydrostatic pressure'.

Often, your buildings insurance policy will provide cover for the costs of repairing or replacing your property's drainage system when this problem occurs.

Call our team today if your property's septic tank or sewage treatment plant has popped out of the ground, to find out more about how we can help.

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Written by Sam Warren

Sam's career prior to UKDP was spent in the marketing and service industries, so she is focused on making sure we look after our customers – and getting the UKDP message out there! Sam has overall responsibility for business operations and for delivering the best customer service we can.

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