Septic Tank Installation in Settle

Septic Tanks North West provides first-class service for septic tank installation in Settle located in the Yorkshire Dales. We completely understand the importance of choosing the right domestic or commercial sewage treatment plant installation and maintenance service provider and septic tank emptying specialist for those living in the Settle community.

Commercial and Domestic Septic Tank Installations

We feel that it’s essential to feel confident that the provider you choose knows about:

  • The excavation of the required hole size for the tank and drainage field and ensuring your area is prepared and ready for the installation of your septic tank and has ample space.
  • Installing your tank properly using the correct concrete compound surrounding the tank for added security.
  • Installing all the necessary discharge drain to the existing soak-away system.
  • Proper removal of all surplus materials from the excavation area.
  • Professional backfilling of all excavation areas with minimum disruption.
  • Ensuring your home or commercial sites remain clean, safe, and unchanged on completion so you can enjoy your space following your installation service from us.

Depending on your service type required, with Septic Tanks North West, we can also complete a septic tank inspection too even on traditional septic tanks as well, if you do not receive regular maintenance.

Regular Maintenance of Sewage Treatment Plants

Regular maintenance of sewage treatment plants is also crucial for ensuring their effective and efficient operation. Whilst the term ‘septic tank’ describes different types of sewage treatment systems, they all require regular maintenance.

Here are some key maintenance tasks that should be performed:

  • Regular inspections: Regular inspections of the sewage treatment plant should be carried out at regular intervals to check for any signs of wear and tear, damage or other issues including at ground level. This includes checking for leaks, cracks, or corrosion, ensuring that all valves and pumps are working properly and that the tank levels are correct. It also means checking discharges to surface water and discharges and leakage relating to ground water. For example, if you have water flowing in from drain field outlets then the drain field will require further inspection.
  • Cleaning: Regular cleaning of the tank, filters, and other components of the sewage treatment plant is important to remove any accumulated solids, debris, or sludge that could affect its performance. Depending on the type of plant, cleaning could involve flushing out the filters or screens, pumping out the tanks or using chemicals to treat the waste and waste water.  This is important because if the liquid level rises above the inlet line, there is a risk of raw sewage backing up into the home.
  • Pumping out the sludge: Over time, sludge will accumulate in the tank of a sewage treatment plant. This needs to be removed by pumping it out of the tank and disposing of it in a responsible manner.
  • Maintaining the electrical and mechanical components: All electrical and mechanical components should be checked regularly to ensure that they are working correctly and to avoid costly repairs. This includes monitoring the air blower, the diffuser, and the pump motors, and replacing worn or broken parts when necessary. The last thing you want to happen also is a collapse of septic tank and cesspool covers which haven’t been inspected in a long time.
  • Check for regulatory compliance: Regular inspections should be carried out to check that the sewage treatment plant is meeting the required regulatory standards such as building regulations. For example, different responsibilities apply to foul drainage and maintaining foul drainage pipe work and septic drainage field. It’s important to have compliant drainage systems installed whether you are a property owner or run a business.

It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations and the advice of a professional technician in order to carry out maintenance tasks effectively and safely.

Regular maintenance can help to extend the life of the sewage treatment plant, reduce the risk of breakdowns and malfunctions, and ensure that it is working efficiently to protect the environment and public health.

How a Domestic Dewage Treatment Plant Works in Practice

Sewage treatment plants are similar to septic tanks, both of which generally comprise two chambers that physically divide the waste. However, sewage treatment plants use a more updated approach compared to septic tanks, and do not require any machinery or electrical connection.

A sewage treatment plant consists of three chambers fitted with mechanical components that require a permanent electrical supply. Its fourth chamber has an air diffuser to encourage bacterial growth and break down sewage, resulting in effluent that complies with the 2015 Environment Agency general septic tank rules.

A domestic sewage treatment plant requires periodic emptying to ensure that sludge does not accumulate in the system. Routine maintenance should be performed at least once a year.

Here to Help

As a family-based business with over 20 years of experience and a dedicated team based in North Lancashire, we work to the highest standards and provide key information and advice to our customers. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, require a septic tank survey or require further information about our septic tank systems.

We cover all rural locations in the area too and our experienced team can assist with foul drain blockages and more, it’s no problem.

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Updated: November 30, 2022

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