The primary function of septic plumbing is to separate any solids, greases, and oils from the wastewater before it enters the wider drainage system. The use of a quality septic tank, when installed correctly, can yield years of use. This lifespan is extended even further when correct septic maintenance is followed.
Over time, septic tanks accumulate build-ups of solid components that prevent the necessary separation of materials from taking place, resulting in blocked drains and damaged pipes.
To solve this problem, septic plumbing needs to take place. Ideally, a septic tank system should never be more than two-thirds full, meaning that regular septic maintenance is essential to ensure the best results.
The process of pumping out a septic tank system is often referred to as de-sludging. As the name suggests, this involves a fully licensed liquid waste contractor to open the septic tank system to pump out the sludge and build up in line with the manufacturer’s recommendations for septic maintenance. Your plumber will also need to consider any mandatory guidelines put in place by governing bodies like local councils.