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Is your septic tank in need of repair? With septic tanks tucked away underground and out of sight, it can be difficult to know what’s causing any problems you might be having.
Often, damage to a septic tank won’t be visible above ground, and even if you do notice changes such as boggy patches appearing, it’s hard to know what’s going on. Is the septic tank damaged? If so, can it be repaired?
Firstly, it’s important to get to the bottom of what’s going on.
It might be that you’ve been told that you need septic tank repairs as damage has been noticed during an emptying of the tank. Things you might be told are that your septic tank has broken dip pipes or perhaps a damaged baffle.
But it’s important to know exactly what’s going on with the system as a whole, because damage to septic tanks can’t always be repaired - if, for example, the damage to the septic tank has caused problems with the soakaway system or drainage field that it connects to. Simply repairing damage to a septic tank won’t always get your drainage system working again.
React fast! It’s important to take action quickly when you think septic tank repairs might be required, because occasionally it is possible to carry out repairs if further damage to the soakaway system has not yet happened.
Call our team today. We can help get to the bottom of what’s going on, and can let you know whether we might be able to help get the costs covered through your buildings insurance. If we can’t, we can, if you wish, introduce you to one of our expert local septic tank contractors who will be happy to help you get things back to normal as soon as possible.
Did you know that septic tank repairs might be covered by your buildings insurance policy?
Whether it’s a septic tank repair required, or a replacement of the system, we can manage everything on your behalf from start to finish.
As specialists in off mains drainage claims management, we have helped more than 3,000 property owners to save thousands of £’s by getting the costs of any septic tank repairs or replacements required. Read more over on the Claims Management page.
We've compiled all you need to know about off septic tank insurance into this handy guide.
You might experience problems with your drainage system which cause you to worry that your septic tank could be damaged. However, some problems may be more easily resolved, such as a blockage within the system which can be quickly cleared. If your septic tank is being emptied, ask the operator if they can see any damage within the tank, or arrange for a septic tank health check if you are still unsure.
It depends entirely on the type of damage which has occurred, and whether the damage to the tank has caused any further problems with the soakaway or drainage field into which the septic tank connects. It is important to understand the exact nature of the damage and the overall condition of the system before determining whether a septic tank repair might be possible.