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Southampton Septic Tank and Sewage Treatment Plant, Replacments, Surveys, Inspections, Installations, Soakaways, & Repairs. 

For a FREE quotation for any installation please get in touch. We are also happy to have a chat through the options and any concerns you may have. We are happy to help, call us on 0800 3101092 or via our contact form.

 

Southampton Septic services

Homeseptic in Southampton

We are a small company based locally in the New Forest a few miles from Southampton. Our objective is to offer an honest, friendly and cost-effective solution to your drainage needs. We only undertake two jobs at a maximum each week. Each job is led by a Director. Both of our Operations Directors have over 25 years of experience in the Drainage sector. This means you will not get a flash salesman followed by untrained and inexperienced workers. When we come to quote you will meet the Director who will lead your job. We are the only company in the sector to offer this way of working and as a result, are always busy.  Please get in contact to see if we can help.

Homeseptic’s core services in Southampton

Septic Tank Replacement & Installation Southampton:

Septic Tanks are simple devices, they offer a basic level of rudimental treatment. However as with everything it has a finite life span. The main cause of a septic tank failing is some form of structural failure that means the wastewater is no longer contained within the tank and it leaks out. This means even the basic level of treatment of the wastewater does not occur and effectively raw sewage seeps out into the ground. This leads to pollution occurring and the tank sitting outside of the General Binding Rules, which are set by the Environment Agency. 

The other main cause of a Septic Tank needing to be replaced is the 2020 change to legislation concerning Septic Tanks if they discharge to surface water. Essentially as of the 1st of January 2020 if you have a Septic tank that discharges to either a ditch, river, stream, pond, or lake you will need to replace it with a Sewage Treatment Plant. Please see our more detailed article for more information: Septic Tank Rules 2020.

Septic Tank Repair Southampton:

Can a Septic Tank be repaired? The answer to this depends on two main factors, the construction material used and the type and extent of the damage. There are two main types of construction materials, glass fibre, and brick & concrete. Modern fibre tanks are very difficult to repair if they lose structural integrity. In most cases, a replacement tank will be required. Brick & concrete tanks are easier to repair, the main factor here is the type of damage. A common situation with these types of tanks is where a wall begins to bow and crack due to the external pressure of the ground. In these situations, the tank will likely need replacing. If the leak or loss of integrity is caused by mortar having washed away then it is possible to repair the tank by repointing. 

Septic Tank Problems Southampton:

The top 10 warning signs of Septic Tank Problems.

  • Slow flushing or in extreme cases an overflowing toilet.
  • Effluent or liquid surfacing around your septic tank, soakaway or drainage field.
  • If you’re discharging to a watercourse, a slow odorous discharge.
  • Movements in the ground in the vicinity of your system.
  • Horrible smells.
  • Gurgling or overflowing drains.
  • Septic tank problems after it rains
  • Problems with your washing machine, dishwasher, etc.
  • Your tank needs emptying more frequently.
  • Water collecting around your manholes.

If you are having problems with your Septic Tank then please head to our main Septic tank problems page: Septic Tank Problems – The signs and solutions

Soakaways Southampton:

If you have a Septic Tank or Sewage Treatment plant then it will need to discharge the treated wastewater somewhere. There are two options either to surface water or into the ground. If you discharge to ground and your system was installed before 2007 it was likely to a soakaway. A soakaway is simply a hole in the ground normally filled with rubble. If your soakaway fails or you are installing a new system then an old-style soakaway is no longer an allowable option. The only solution now allowable without a permit from the Environment Agency is a Drainage Field. For more information please see the following page: Soakaway Regulations.
 

Septic Tank & Sewage Treatment Plant  Maintenance & Servicing Southampton.

Legally you have to have your tank serviced and emptied annually to comply with the General Binding Rules. The main reason that this is required is to ensure that your system is not working effectively and not causing pollution. We can help you here and offer a no-fuss annual servicing plan. Servicing & Maintenance page.
 

Septic Tank Surveys and inspections for those buying or selling a house in Southampton. 

With the introduction of the General Binding Rules in 2015 and the 2020 ban on Septic Tanks being able to discharge directly to surface water, it has become standard practice for a survey to be required by mortgage companies and solicitors to assess any off-mains system. We offer a comprehensive investigation and report of any such system to both give you the confidence needed to buy your new property with confidence and to fulfill any legal or financing questions. If you are Buying or Selling a property with a Septic Tank, Sewage Treatment Plant or Cesspool/Cesspit then please have a look at the following links:

Home Sellers Septic Survey Southampton: This article illustrates the main reason to have a survey if you are selling a house.

Home Buyer Septic Survey SouthamptonThis article illustrates the main reason to have a survey if you are buying a new property.

Buying a house with a Septic tank, Cesspit, or sewage treatment plant: This is a great article for anyone either buying or selling a property that is not up to date with the new regulations. 

What is a Sewage Treatment Plant?

A Sewage Treatment Plant is a sealed unit that takes the sewage from your domestic or commercial property and treats it before discharging a purified liquid. Depending on the system you have or choose, the quality of the discharge can be almost completely clear water.

The legislation is also changing to favour the environmentally friendly Sewage Treatment Plant option. In reality, this means that you are unlikely to get permission to install a new septic tank. A sewage treatment plant is likely to be the only option open to you. The process, however, is not complicated so please do not worry. Get in contact with us and we can walk you through your options.

As well as existing regulation, further changes to the law will come into effect from January 2020. This new set of legislation targets the discharge from an existing system and sets standards for new installs. Any Septic Tank emitting directly to a watercourse will be made illegal. This requires the owner to take action or face legal action. The action required is normally to redirect the discharge to a drainage field or Soakaway.

The 2020 legislation will also impact and Septic tank owners when you come to sell your house. It also raises questions and demands from new buyers. We have compiled a detailed examination of the 2020 changes to the law, please follow this link. The 2020 rules may mean that you need to have work carried out before you sell your house. In addition, you will be expected to provide evidence of the regular servicing of the system. Again if you have any concerns or problems please get in contact.

What is the difference between a Sewage Treatment Plant and a Septic Tank?

The main difference between the two systems is that a Septic Tank does not treat the effluent entering it. A Sewage Treatment Plant treats and cleans the effluent inside the tank, emitting clean clear water.

A Septic Tank is designed to separate out the major pollutants but the discharge still contains effluent particles. The bulk of the solid bad stuff stays inside the tank and is taken away when emptied. This is why the quality of effluent can be poor if a Septic Tank is not maintained and emptied regularly. In a Septic Tank system, the real treatment of the effluent takes place in the Septic Soakaway, if installed correctly. If a Septic Tank releases to a watercourse then it is essentially raw sewage. This is why from January 2020 such discharges will become illegal, you can see why!

A Sewage Treatment Plant treats the waste internally primarily through aerobic digestion. This is a more efficient and effective replica of the process that happens in the soakaway of a Septic Tank. Many Sewage Treatment Plants are sophisticated and self-managing ensuring the discharge is of consistent quality. Due to the clear environmental benefits of the Sewage Treatment plants, legislation and regulation increasingly favour them. Due to the changes in the regulatory environment Sewage Treatment Plants have become the industry standard.

Explore our Sewage Treatment Plant information  and services 

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  • Maintenance and Servicing of Sewage Treatment Plants
  • Sewage Treatment Plant Problems Solved

New Forest Philosophy

Homeseptic is based in the New Forest situated between the cities of Southampton, Salisbury and Bournemouth. We are a group of friends who grew up together and grew tired of the way other Drainage firms are run.

Our values are to actually put the customer first and turn up to do a job we can be proud of. Unfortunately, this is not the case in the market, with most companies pressuring their workers to sell unnecessary works on a visit. We are honest hard working professionals, which we are certain you will agree with. We will not turn up in flash sales vehicles and give you a load of chat and then do a terrible job. Our team comes with a job in mind, focused on giving you the best value we can in order to facilitate a quality installation. 

Homeseptic covers all of Hampshire, West Sussex, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. Please get in touch and see what you think.

Summary
Servicing, Survey, Soakaway, Inspection, Installation of all Septic Tanks and Sewage Treatment Plants in Southampton
Service Type
Servicing, Survey, Soakaway, Inspection, Installation of all Septic Tanks and Sewage Treatment Plants in Southampton
Provider Name
Homeseptic Ltd,
Courtwood Farm,Sandleheath,Hampshire-SP6 1QD,
Telephone No.0800 3101092
Area
Southampton, Eastleigh, Hedge End, Hythe, Botley, Fair Oak, Shed Field, Bishops Waltham, Upham
Description
Homeseptic offer a range of services relating to Septic Tanks, Sewage Treatments Plants, and Packaged Treatment Plants across Southampton. Our services are the Servicing and maintenance of these types of tanks. Their Installation and inspection. The Surveying of the systems to check compliance with the General Binding Rules and 2020 legislation, which primarily caters to those buying or selling a property. We also install Drainage Fields, Soakaways and infiltration tunnel systems for discharges to the ground and are happy to deal with any associated Environment Agency permit applications.
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