Caring for Your Septic Tank with TWC

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Whether you currently have a septic tank, are looking to install one, or are curious about how they work, the TWC has got you covered. Our experts have put together this blog to answer any questions you might have- read on for more information!

What is a Septic Tank?
A septic tank is a wastewater treatment solution for properties that are not connected to the mains sewer system (typically, in rural or remote areas). It works by using bacteria to break down waste in an underground tank, allowing clarified wastewater to be offloaded into a septic drain field. Requiring minimal maintenance, this equipment can be incredibly valuable to properties that need a high-quality drainage system that can overcome challenges of location and terrain.

Septic Tank Dos and Don’ts
The main thing to remember about your septic tank is that the bacteria within it can only break down the material that it is designed to cope with (toilet paper and human waste). Adding other materials can block the inlet and outlet pipes, or interfere with the biological processes in the tank – both of which can lead to flooding, improper drainage, foul odours, and expensive call-outs. Examples of materials that you should never allow to enter your tank include sanitary waste, baby wipes, food waste, oil, and nappies. You should also avoid harsh chemicals and anti-bacterial agents wherever possible, as these can enter the tank and damage the helpful bacteria breaking down your waste.

TWC Are Here to Help
At TWC Draincare, we can support you in every step of your septic tank journey, from planning and installation to regular maintenance, and even emergency fixes. We understand that it can feel overwhelming to be responsible for your own wastewater and sewerage treatment, but we are here to support you every step of the way – just give us a call.

For more information, you can contact the TWC team here.

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