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Blocked Septic Tank Common Issues In Poole

Whether you live in an urban area, a rural area, or somewhere in between, you are likely to be familiar with the phrase “septic tank.” Septic tanks collect sewage waste and process it before it is released into the environment.

Unfortunately, they can become blocked and require professional assistance if you want them to work properly again.

Your septic tank is a very important part of your plumbing system, and if it stops working properly, it can lead to serious health problems. Whether it’s overflowing or not working at all, the solution will be different for everyone. This blog post will help you find the correct solution for your specific septic tank problem and learn how to avoid future blockages.

Blocked Septic Tank

Your septic tank is by no means completely trouble-free, and there are several reasons why it could overflow or stop working properly. When this happens, you will want to know how to fix it or clear a blockage. A basic understanding of how a septic tank works will help you troubleshoot problems when they arise and deal with them effectively before they get worse.

What is a septic tank?

A septic tank is a large underground container that holds water used in your house and is an important part of your home's filtration system. When the water enters the tank, it mixes with other materials like soil and solid waste (i.e., toilet paper) that helps break down all those nasty things we flush down our toilets every day, like food scraps or even grease from cooking pots!

Then this mixture flows through pipes called drain fields where more soil acts as additional filtration before being released back into nature at its natural rate—which means no need for expensive treatment plants!

As well as doing the job they were designed to do, many people find their septic system to be a great place to grow plants. Flowers, vegetables, and herbs are often grown hydroponically in a flowerbed above the field for extra nutrients – and this can be done with minimal impact on existing plantings or lawns. More about this later on.

Septic tanks are more common in areas with soft, sandy soil.

Septic tanks are more common in areas with soft, sandy soil. This is because digging and draining the tank is much easier than it would be if you had to deal with hard clay or rock.

Furthermore, it's much easier to keep a septic tank clean when you're working with sandy soil than other types of soil. You can use a shovel or hoe to clear out any detritus that builds up around your pipes and then sweep everything away into your yard. And since sand drains well, you don't have to worry about water pooling up at the bottom of your trench for very long.

Finally, accessing a septic tank that's buried in sand is much easier than accessing one buried in clay or rock—you simply dig down until you reach ground level and then walk along either side until they meet up again near the center point where all four sides meet up at right angles (90-degree angles).

Common Issues

While there are many reasons that a septic tank may become blocked, the most common include the following:

  • The septic tank is not being used properly.

  • The septic tank has been damaged or poorly installed (e.g., an insufficient slope).

  • The property is too small for its intended use, or the number of occupants changes unexpectedly (e.g., a new family member).

  • Debris from trees or other vegetation has entered the wastewater system at some point in time, causing blockages and overflows to occur more frequently than normal.

The best way to keep your septic system working properly is to have it inspected regularly by a professional, such as Pro Septic Tanks, who knows what signs of trouble look like. The good news is that, in most cases, blocked pipes and drains are easy for homeowners to fix themselves with simple household tools like pliers and spanners (wrenches).

Common side effects of having an overloaded septic tank

Flatulence and heavy odors are two of the most common side effects of having an overstocked or overloaded septic tank.

You may experience these symptoms when you flush the toilet or after using a garden hose - particularly around the septic tank. This usually indicates that your system is overloaded and there is not enough water getting to the treatment works without risking damage to your foundation or drainage field.

You can prevent septic tank overload by:

  • Using eco-friendly products like dish soap, laundry detergent, and cleaners with low phosphate content

  • Running only full loads of laundry and dishes

  • Turning off unnecessary taps in your home (i.e., bathroom sink) while taking showers or baths; turning off all taps before flushing toilets or washing hands in order to reduce overall water usage.

Is the septic system a good place to grow plants?

You may be thinking that your septic tank is the perfect place for plants. You want to do your best to keep your system in good working order, and a well-tended garden can help you do just that! However, keep in mind that while they do an important job, septic tanks are not made for growing food or other plants.

In fact, if you have an older septic system (which most of us do), it's probably full of dangerous bacteria and other nastiness that could potentially make its way into any plant you grow there.

Even if you have a newer system with more modern technology, there are still risks involved in putting anything living into the tank—you don't know what's down there! So even though it seems like a good idea at first glance, we recommend staying away from growing food or plants in your septic tank.

Final words

Pro Septic Tanks have over 20 years of experience within the drainage industry and have extensive expertise in the installation, maintenance, and cleaning of septic systems. So if you have a septic tank that is overloaded, needs to repair a septic tank, or simply needs cleaning out, call us at Pro Septic Tank in Poole. We guarantee you:

  • Fully Qualified Safe Contractor Approved Workers

  • Quick Response Time

  • Full Indemnity Insurance

  • Competitive Prices

  • 24/7 drain services

  • Availability 365 days of the year

  • No Call Out Fee

  • Free Quotations

  • Friendly service

  • Guaranteed Work

  • 5-star rating

  • Peace of mind

So don’t delay! Call us at or by phoning 0800 824 72 99, and we will provide you with a no-obligation quotation.

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