Septic Tank Soakaway Problems Kent
Most common soakaway problems with either brick or fibreglass ones, is due to the blocked drainage soakaway system and not a septic tank blockage. 99% of cases are caused by a blocked soakaway drain, as a soakaway drainage system will almost always eventually become blocked, as they silt up with sludge, grease and fat.
How quickly a septic tank and soakaway fails depends of several factors, which include how well the soakaway septic tank has been maintained, the nature of the soil, the height of the winter water table, heavy rain periods and the deterioration of the septic tank itself.
Signs of a Blocked Septic Tank Soakaway:
- Septic tank effluence surfacing on your land
- Bad odours coming from the septic tank or soakaway drainage system
- Toilet overflowing and gurgling in the drains
- Overflows at washing machine and into shower or bath when the sink is discharged etc.
Reasons for a blocked Septic Tank and Garden drainage Soakaway Failure:
- Poor septic tank care and maintenance
- Depth of the septic tank soakaway
- Nature of the soil and its effect on the soakaway performance
- Winter water table and its effect on the septic tank soakaway
- Deterioration of the septic tank
- Sodium binding in the soil
- More people using the septic tank system
- Heavy rain and its effect on the septic tank system