5 Signs Your Septic Tank has Done its DashJanuary 18, 2019
With proper maintenance, most septic systems will last for decades—even a lifetime.
With proper maintenance, most septic systems will last for decades—even a lifetime—but if your tank needs replacing, the sooner you sort it, the better. Here are 5 tell-tale signs it could be time to dig up your old system and invest in a brand-new BLOO septic tank.
Your current system has passed its expiry date
Archaeologists knocking on your door, asking to excavate in your backyard? If your septic tank resembles something dug up from the Stone Age, it might be time to upgrade to a poly tank.
You’ve outgrown the system
Has your family recently gained another graduate of the potty-training academy? A septic tanks’ capacity to process household waste properly is directly correlated to the size of the tank. If your family is getting bigger, you’ll need a septic tank to match.
Slow drains are making washing up a nightmare
Pull the plug out and the water just stays in the sink? Is your shower unintentionally doubling as a bath? Poor drainage can be a sign that your septic can needs a serious overhaul.
Your backyard has turned into a duck pond
Do you have to wear gumboots when you go out the back—even on sunny days? This can mean your tank is leaking, or maybe the absorption trench system is plocked or at full capacity. Either way, a new or additional septic mey be is the solution.
Contaminated water sources nearby
Is the fragrant scent of your outdoor garden superseded by the pungent smell of partly treated sewer? This may be a sign of an overloaded, or 'unhealthy' septic system? Consider having the system pumped out and then add a generous dose of 'septic tank maintenance' liquid to restore a healthy balance of bacteria in the tank.
A septic system that is not overloaded and has the correct balance of bacteria should not produce offensive odours.
BLOO Septic Tanks
Manufactured from high quality industrial grade polyethylene, BLOO Septic Tanks are able to withstand the rigours of the real world. Our extensive work and physical testing ensure BLOO Septic Tanks are built to last. They are fully assembled before leaving the factory in Tasmania and their low profile design minimises the amount of digging required prior to installation.