Septic Tanks

Septic tanks - installation & maintenance across N.Ireland

MasterBlaster (NI) Ltd are approved contractors in septic tank installation and installation of treatment plants, with over 20 years of experience in all aspects of drainage.

Septic tank or treatment plant Installation

The installation of a septic tank, or other drainage system such as a sewage treatment plant or cesspit, is a significant project. It is really important to partner with the right septic tank installer to make sure that the work is undertaken to the highest standard, but also to ensure that they comply with all the regulations set down by the Environment Agency and Local Authority Building Control.

If your property’s septic tank, or sewage treatment plant has been damaged, or you are simply looking for advice on a new septic tank or other drainage system installation, contact our team of experts at MasterBlaster N.I. Ltd, Bangor on 028 9146 0070 today.
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Maintaining your sewage treatment plant

It is important that your sewage treatment plant is well maintained to avoid any problems. Even though the volume of solid waste is reduced significantly by the use of a sewage treatment plant, the waste will still need to be removed by a licensed tanker. It is typically recommended that this be undertaken annually, although this maintenance requirement is often more frequent with larger systems. You should also try to avoid allowing certain substances or items entering the sewage treatment plant – these include bleach, heavy duty cleaners, grease, petrol and non-degradable products such as paper or sanitary items.

If your sewage treatment plant has been affected by lack of maintenance, or if you are unsure as to what may be causing problems with your treatment plant, simply contact us at MasterBlaster N.I. Ltd, Bangor for advice on 02891460070 today.
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Typical septic tank or sewage treatment plant problems include

Blockages within septic tanks causing flooding within the system, be it involving the inlet pipe (from the property to the tank) or the outlet or dip pipe (from the septic tank to the soakaway system)

Damage from nearby tree roots affecting the structure of the septic tank.

Overhead vehicular movement causing a risk to the structure of the septic tank and the surrounding pipe work.

Excess waste water (rainwater gullies) volume entering the tank can result in the waste not having enough time to break down and disperse into the surrounding ground. This in turn would create a backlog within the septic tank and possible flooding or land pollution.

A lack of maintenance can cause a build-up of sludge within the septic tank. However it is important to bear in mind that excessive emptying can also have a negative effect on the bacteria in the tank. This effectively prevents the bacteria from establishing themselves within the septic tank, therefore reducing the rate at which they can decompose the waste.

Incorrectly installed septic tanks result in the waste not being able to soak away or the sewage (including the solids) being short circuited into the soakaway system where they would cause detrimental blockages.

Collapsed baffles (which prevent the solids waste leaving the main tank) can result in any floating waste being transferred, harmfully, into the soakaway system. Collapsed baffles within septic tanks are often caused by incorrect emptying of the tank.

Our experienced and approved engineers can help with septic tank installations and offer advice on sewage treatment plants. Call us today on.

028 9146 0070

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