Regular maintenance ensures that the manufacturer’s warranty which came with the plant itself remains in place, but it also makes sure that things keep working underground as they should. When treatment plants are working well, they are one of the most environmentally friendly types of drainage system – but if they stop working, they can cause pollution to your property or local watercourses. Pollution is, of course, a serious matter and if your treatment plant is found to be causing a problem, you may find that the Environment Agency will be in touch.
Although they come in different shapes and sizes, a sewage treatment plant typically has a number of electrical and moving parts, often including a `blower’ which introduces oxygen bubbles into the tank which assist in treating the waste. A sewage treatment plant service will check that each of these parts are working properly. The contents of the plant are also tested to make sure that it’s providing the right level of treatment. During the service, the engineer will also let you know when the tank needs to be emptied (which is usually known as `de-sludged’, but emptied is a much nicer word!).
As part of our service, we’ll provide you with your personalised UKDP Service Book – the ideal way to show that you have looked after your drainage system. This is really important not just for making sure that any warranties remain valid, but also for demonstrating a great track record in looking after your drainage system if you should ever come to sell your property. Each time our engineers carry out a service, we will complete a thorough check and record everything within your service book. Then you can just sit back and put it out of your mind, as our team will schedule a call to you before your next service is due.
See below for a diagram of a typical sewage treatment plant and the treatment process it goes through before being discharged directly to a watercourse or a drainage field.
Septic Tank Health Checks
It’s not just sewage treatment plants that should get regular TLC. Septic tanks might not have mechanical components that need regular checking, but there is still plenty that can go wrong. If your septic tank stops working for whatever reason, it can spell septic tank problems for any soakaway that might be connected to it. Soakaway problems can vary from nasty stuff bubbling up in your garden, to your septic tank needing to be emptied more frequently. The good news is that often, a problem can be nipped in the bud if it’s found early.
Call us today about our Septic Tank Health Check. Think of it as an MOT for your septic tank. We will take a detailed look at the tank and check that everything is as it should be. If there are any problems, we’ll let you know straight away and will chat through the options to resolve them as quickly as possible. If any repairs are necessary, we’ll also be able to look after this for you.
As an added extra, as our team are the only UK specialists in managing insurance claims for damaged septic tanks, we will check your buildings insurance policy to make sure you have the right cover in place in case anything should go wrong. Many people are unaware that most buildings insurance policies provide cover for damaged septic tanks, and at UKDP we can make sure that you don’t pay for any repairs that you’ve already paid an insurer to cover.
As part of our regular septic tank health check service, we’ll record each visit in your personalised service book. This will give you peace of mind that all is as it should be underground, and will provide a perfect record should you come to sell your property in future.
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