5 Things You Didn’t Know About Septic Tanks

Jun 20, 2022 | Frequently Asked Questions, Septic Tank Cleaning

The purpose of a septic system is to remove waste products from a home’s sewage system. This process is called “septic pumping.” The system consists of a holding tank that collects wastewater, pipes that carry the water away from the house, and a pump that pushes the water through the pipes.

They’re Not Just For Homes Anymore.

Today, septic tanks are used in commercial properties as well. In fact, there are more than 1 million businesses in the United States with septic systems. These systems are also known as “on-site” systems because they are installed directly at the source of the wastewater.

They Can Be Used To Treat Sewage From Small Businesses.

Septic tanks are one of the oldest forms of sewage treatment. They were first developed by the Romans and have been used ever since. Today, septic tanks still work very effectively. However, they are not suitable for large residential areas.

They Are Often Required By Law.

In some states, septic tanks are required by law. If you live in a state where they are required, then you should make sure that your tank is properly installed and maintained.

They Can Help Protect Against Flooding.

Septic tanks help protect against flooding. If there is a leak in your tank, water will flow into the soil and eventually out through the ground. This prevents sewage from entering the groundwater and contaminating drinking water sources.

They Can Prevent Pollution.

Septic tanks also prevent pollution by preventing wastewater from flowing directly into waterways. Wastewater contains harmful bacteria and other contaminants that can cause serious illnesses. Septic tanks keep these pollutants away from our bodies and our environment.

Why use Drain Blasters?

Cutting edge technology

Drain Blasters only works with the latest technology and equipment, using high pressure water-jetting.

Portable equipment

Our portable equipment can be carried into buildings and lifts in order to access those hard to reach places.

Scalable Equipment

Our fleet ranges in capacity and size from 1 to 10 tonne waste removal capacity and drain clearing capabilities, suitable for residential and industrial blockages.

 

Highly experienced teams

Our teams are made up of highly experienced individuals who are professional and friendly 

24/7 Service

We are on call 24/7 to assist in the case of emergencies and short notice service

Competitive Prices

We offer highly competitive pricing while maintaining a high level of service

Our Services

Drain Clearing

Our experienced experts are available around-the-clock and are equipped with the latest drain clearing tools and technology to get the job done fast and effectively.

Liquid Waste Removal

We offer a professional, socially responsible & price effective solution as a leader in liquid waste management.

Septic Tank Cleaning

We specialize in septic tank cleaning and drainage, whereby we pump out and clean the contents of septic tanks.

Grease Trap Cleaning

Our grease trap cleaning process ensures a free flowing drainage system and alleviates odours in your workplace in a systematic, discreet and environmentally friendly manner.

Grease Traps

We proudly install grease traps into restaurants and institutions which require filtration of grease, fats, and oils from their wastewater.

Sewage Removal

We have extensive expertise and experience in resolving sewerage blockages of all sizes, with special care taken to dispose of sewage safely and effectively.

Areas We Service

Drain Blasters services almost all areas across Cape Town and Surrounding Areas

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