All conventional septic systems have a septic tank, which is usually a large buried rectangular or cylindrical box made of concrete, fiberglass or polyethylene. Wastewater from all plumbing accessories drains in to the septic tank. Heavy solids settle to the bottom where bacterial action produces digested sludge and gases. Lighter solids that float such as grease, oils and fats, rise to the top and form a scum layer. Systems made before 1975 in King County will often have single area tanks. Those built from 1975 and on are usually two compartment tanks. That is important to learn when having the septic container serviced, as both compartments of the two-compartment tank have to be pumped. Our team are also well-versed in the creation and supply of concrete rainwater tanks and Ri-Treat systems, which we've provided to an enormous variety of domestic and commercial construction jobs throughout South Australia and the Northern Place. Much like our septic fish tank designs, these products are ideal for many personal and commercial properties, and we are happy to discuss their use and application together with you.
When you signal a contract around we will de-sludge your septic fish tank at agreed intervals. A planned timetable of regular de-sludging services keeps your charges - and our costs - down. This service is billed at the approved rates in procedure during each de-sludging service. To select this service please complete and return an application form.
The Rinktop Design eradicates the normal 90 degree edges on septic tanks, leading to the reduction of sludge build-up in the edges, making maintenance and cleaning easier. In addition, Rinktop tanks have a long and small design that allows for better linear move in the working chamber, allowing the heavy solids to accumulate at the bottom of the tank.
In many council districts (e.g. Sunshine Coast) septic systems have been banned and have to be replaced with much more expensive small level sewage treatment systems that actively pump air in to the fish tank producing an aerobic environment. Septic systems have to be changed with any new building applications, regardless of how well the old system performed.
It pays to look after your tank (see What Not to Flush, below) and spend money on septic container pumping periodically so the necessary bacterias don't perish, shutting down the biological machine. At these times, sludge builds up and flows into the drainfield, where it clogs up the system. Before very long, you have a sewage backup, septic reservoir problems, and a significant headache.