Our domestic services include:
- Septic tank pump out
- Pump out and cleaning of treatment systems
- Effluent removal for treatment and disposal
- Pump out of contaminated swimming pools
Transliquid Services offers a 24 Hour Emergency Service.*
Call – 0403 156360
*Please note: Emergency services will attract additional fees.
SA Water licensed and all waste disposed of at Treatment plants. Ask your operator where they dispose of your septic waste. You may be surprised.
How do I know when to call?
If your system is smelly or the toilet is backing up, this is often a sign that the tank is overdue for a pump out. The tank needs pumping if the levels of scum and sludge are high.
An onsite sewage management system should be inspected every 1-2 years and pumped out every 3-5 years. Tanks need desludging because as the level of the solids rises in the tank, the wastewater has less time to settle properly and so solids flow into the holding well and generate odour. How often you desludge depends on how large the tank is and how many people use the system. Check with Council for guidelines.
Bacteria levels in the tank will be restored as soon as wastewater enters the system again. It may be helpful to add a handful of lime to the tank to adjust the pH level.
Know where your lids are. Lids must be exposed to enable effective pump out. Digging out of lids is not included in quoted costs, and is usually undertaken by homeowner or their plumber. Pumping out through the ip (inspection pipe) is not recommended and is deemed inefficient.
TIPS TO MAINTAIN YOUR SEPTIC TANK
Around the Tank
- Avoid planting trees within 4 metres of your septic tanks. Roots could, in the future, create cracks in the tank sides.
- Don’t connect ‘clean water’ outlets, such as stormwater drains, to tanks.
- Don’t drive or park over any part of the system.
- Check baffles and t-junctions within tanks. Replace as necessary (material can be purchased from nearby hardware stores).
- Keep tanks clear of vegetation.
- Ensure tanks are sealed, and that all air vents are covered with gauze, to prevent mosquito and insect access to the tanks