Odour, flooding and pollution are the most common issues with septic tanks, and may be caused by inadequate maintenance or faulty installation or drainage problems.
Ground conditions should be suitable for a soakaway to work properly: if the surrounding earth is not permeable enough (eg clay), the effluent discharge will not ‘soak-away’, ultimately backing up into the tank. We can test to establish whether this is an issue, and Lanes can help you with that. Naturally, a septic tank’s capacity should also be appropriate to the population it serves (ie number of people in the house).
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