DS Environmental has warned that septic tanks can be one of the forgotten hazards at your home. These deep tanks buried under your garden can become a death trap if anyone falls in.
Triggers to get you thinking about the safety of your tank
• Age of septic tank
• Garden has overflow of water
• Placement of objects over the tank such as image above
• Garden looks sunken
Have your children always got some sort of tummy upset or other, do you have pets that run about your garden and then through your house, do your children play in the garden.
Beware of the HAZARDS of a poorly managed septic tank or puraflo system.
If your tank is not emptied regularly the sludge levels rise and can overflow into your percolation area which may block, this in turn will leave you, your children, your pets at risk.
Beware raw sewage can be very harmful – Our operatives are vaccinated against obtaining decease that you can get from raw sewage.
We regularly have complaints from unfinished housing estate were raw sewage is running out of manholes and tanks overflowing due to electricity bills not being paid etc.
Your septic tank is a vital piece of environmental equipment. While it is not something that you might like to think about everyday, we DO think about it everyday! It’s our business and where we have unrivalled expertise. It is vitally important that you adhere to maintenance guidelines and have it de-sludged at least annually. Poorly managed septic tank or Puraflo systems can result in damage to the environment and pose risks to human health.
What to do:
You should contact your local drain cleaning company or engineer urgently to ensure the safety of you and your family. DS Environmental services offer a full inspection service. Check our their Septic tank inspection service on their website www.dsenvironmental.ie or phone the office on 074 9139522