Septic Tank Services Townsville
Septic Tank Extraction in Townsville
If your home or business has a sewage tank, it’s important to have it emptied and the contents disposed of safely. That’s where the team at TMP Civil Services Pty Ltd comes in—we’re experienced in de-sludging a variety of septic tanks throughout Townsville.
Why have your septic tank pumped out?
Having your septic tank pumped regularly will:
We install, repair and pump out septic tanks and sullage trenches. We have CCTV cameras to investigate problems. Speak to our experienced tradesmen to discuss solutions for your rural and remote requirements in and around Townsville.
Some signs that a septic tank is not working properly:
- The sewage in the toilet or the liquid waste from other fixtures flows away very slowly
- Liquid waste overflows from the disconnector trap & wet areas are seen at the top of the septic tank
- There is a strong unpleasant smell near the septic tank & the grass around the tank is very green and growing well
For septic pumping services, call our qualified team today.
Septic Tank FAQs
1. What is a septic tank?
A septic tank is a sealed container where domestic waste (sewage) is stored for treatment, which is usually concealed underground, it can be made from plastic, concrete or fibreglass. Sepic tanks can be round or rectangular in shape and are designed to be watertight.
The purpose of a septic tank is to provide primary treatment to wastewater in order for it to be disposed of safely and without causing contamination to the environment.
2. Do all houses have septic tanks?
Not everyone has a septic tank – they’re uncommon in cities and towns, which have developed intricate sewage systems to deal with domestic waste disposal. However, septic tanks are often found in rural properties. Many buildings with septic tanks also have their own water well to get drinking water from.
3. How do septic tanks work?
4. How do you look after and clean a septic tank?
Septic Tank Cleaning
Correct cleaning will prevent backups and blockage problems from occurring. This is because toxins and antibacterial substances can build up, causing the bacteria that decomposes the waste to die off.
A natural solution for cleaning septic tanks can be made from a quarter of a cup of baking soda, half a cup of household vinegar and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
As this is a natural cleaning product, it is suitable for septic tanks. Using harsh cleaning chemicals will interfere with the vital bacteria that break down the solid waste and can lead to blockages.
5. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a septic tank?
As the septic tank is only used for your property, you don’t need to pay public sewer fees or taxes. Another benefit is that if an issue occurs it is easier to manage the investigation and repairs as you won’t need to go through the council or access any shared equipment or publicly-owned sewer systems. Septic tanks can last for over forty years when maintained and looked after appropriately.