Does my septic tank need to be cleaned?

Septic Tank Clean

It’s the dirty secret no one wants to talk about, but if you have one, it’s one of your home’s most important components. We are talking about septic tanks. Leaky and poorly maintained septic tanks allow germ laden wastewater into the natural environment, seeping into streams and then into our valuable coastal environment. No one wants this. 

It is important to know or look out for signs that your septic tank needs a clean. If you don’t constantly look out for these signs, you will end up with an unpleasant mess to contend with. Luckily there are some very easy ways to tell if your septic system is getting full, so you can get it looked after before the stench starts. Here are some of the common signs: 

  1. Slow draining water – if you’re noticing slow drains in your home, it may indicate that your septic tank is full. Drains should flow quickly and easily. If it’s not, there is a problem. 
  2. Bad odour – unpleasant odours can be a telling sign that your septic tank needs to be emptied too. This is because properly working septic tank systems should not emit smells when processing and disposing of your sewage. 
  3. Gurgling pipes – If you notice gurgling sounds coming from your toilets or drain pipes, it may be because your septic tank is full.
  4. Troubles with flushing your toilet – when you face trouble flushing your toilet, it means there’s something wrong with the septic system. This is an indication of a blockage in the pipes or could be that the tank is full. 

Your septic tank needs to be regularly cleaned to ensure it operates effectively. Regular cleaning is also essential for health and safety reasons. At Dynamic Plumbing Works, we offer expert septic tank cleaning services, wherever you are in Auckland. We use the latest equipment to empty out and then clean your septic tank, before responsibly disposing of the waste at council-approved waste treatment facilities. Our teams are skilled, well-trained, and reliable. Get in touch with our team to find out more.