Why It's Important To Service Your Wastewater Treatment System
SERVICING YOUR SEWAGE TREATMENT SYSTEM REGULARLY IS AN ESSENTIAL JOB THAT MANY HOMEOWNERS DON'T THINK ABOUT. IT'S EASY TO FORGET ABOUT YOUR WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM BECAUSE THE MAJORITY OF THEM ARE BURIED BELOW THE GROUND, BUT HAVING A SYSTEM THAT IS WORKING EFFICIENTLY CAN HELP YOU TO AVOID UNEXPECTED COSTS IN THE FUTURE.
Regular maintenance can identify minor problems before they become more serious and costly issues
Sewage treatment tanks have many parts, such as pumps, air blowers, air lifts, air diffusers, hose pipes, valves, motors, media bales and discs, pulleys, belts, and bearings. If even one of these parts is not working correctly, it has the potential to stop the treatment process. This can cause untreated water to leave the treatment plant and enter the percolation area, damaging the area and environment. An experienced sewage treatment service technician can identify damaged or incorrectly fitted parts quickly and make a plan to rectify the issue.
SERVICING YOUR TREATMENT SYSTEM WILL ENSURE WATER IS BEING TREATED PROPERLY
Your service technician will check to ensure all mechanical parts, including air blowers, pumps, and motors, are working correctly and in good condition. They will check pipework for blockages, change air filters and check air hoses. Depending on the type of system you have, the technician will also ensure water is being distributed evenly over the media and is being transferred through the correct treatment areas in the right order. Biomass will also be checked and you will be informed if the tank needs to be desludged - a common issue. Media discs and bales will also be inspected, as well as the visible structure of the tank and any frames to check for damage. The technician will also ensure the cover of the system is secured for health and safety reasons, and that any connected alarms are operating correctly.
PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENSURE YOUR SYSTEM MEETS THE RIGHT STANDARDS
A poorly performing treatment system can damage the water table and surrounding environment, causing harm to the ecosystem. Servicing the system regularly will ensure it is performing correctly to avoid this damage, and your service technician can also identify if the system is under-performing or inadequate for the size of your property.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU SERVICE YOUR SEWAGE TREATMENT SYSTEM?
This will depend on the size of your system and level of usage, but we recommend at least once a year, every year. Service contracts are available for customers of Bennis Water. Contact us today to find out more.