Common septic tank problems

The most common problems with a septic tank occur from a lack of maintenance. Emptying your septic tank regularly will help keep your system running without much problem but there is also additional care you can take that will reduce future problems.

Typical problems include:

  • Your pipes or soakaway become blocked
  • Pump failures
  • Strong smell coming from the septic tank or drains
  • Your soakaway becomes oversaturated
  • Damaged pipes
  • Septic tank effluent surfacing on your land
  • Gurgling or loud noises
  • Slow flushing of toilets or overflowing problems

You can read more about how to keep your septic system running smoothly or if you need more help and advice get in touch and we'll be happy to help.