Organising septic tank pumping at your Geelong region home is a task you can’t ignore. It needs to be done at least every three years by a licensed professional to ensure the tank keeps working safely and efficiently. And the sludge and solids removed from the tank must be disposed of in an EPA-approved manner.
At BIS Plumbing & Civil, our experienced team designs, installs, services and maintains quality septic tanks and wastewater treatment systems for residential and commercial clients across the region and beyond. As proud distributors of premium Taylex products including septic tanks, we know just how vital it is to ensure your septic system is performing well.
Common warning signs
But are there any warning signs that you’ve left having your septic tank cleaning too late? Well, your tank can signal pretty strongly if it needs a cleanout. These signals can include:
- A strong, unpleasant sewage smell coming from the tank area;
- Water pooling near the drain field;
- Water taking a long time to drain from sinks, basins, showers and toilets in your home or business;
- And sewage backing up in toilets.
EPA-licensed professionals can efficiently pump tanks clean using vacuum tankers before safely disposing of the waste at approved sites. It’s not a DIY job, so leave it to the experts.
When you own a property with a septic tank, it is your responsibility to take proper care of it. Failure to do so can have devastating consequences for people’s heath and contaminate the environment. So make sure it’s desludged regularly and see to any necessary maintenance or repairs in a timely manner.
If you have any questions about septic tank pumping in the Geelong region or want advice about Taylex products, contact BIS Plumbing & Civil’s expert crew today. We know just how important these workhorse wastewater treatment systems are and we’re here to help.