Do I need a Septic Tank Survey?
Septic Tank surveys are essential if you are buying a house with an existing septic tank.
Many septic tank systems are old and too small to cope with current water useage. The previous owner may have had no problems, but if they lived there on their own and you are a family of five, you will be discharging five times the previous volume of water into the soakaway, which might not cope with the increased amount. Others have failing soakaways because the drain field has come to the end of its life. Septic tanks can then cost a fortune to run as you will have to empty them every few weeks.
The tank may be leaking through decayed mortar joints, or the internal metal struts may have corroded away.
It can be very expensive to replace a failing system and it is not certain that you will get permission to replace it as there might not be enough land for a new soakaway or your soil may not pass the new test requirements.
Crystal tanks offer a septic tank or sewage treatment plant
survey service from £150.00 plus VAT - money well spent if we find a problem with the septic system.
You can also do your own septic tank survey by following the information on the link.
We also survey sites for our own brand of OASIS Rainwater Harvesting Systems.