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If you are looking to have a septic tank system installed for either your home or for commercial purposes, you can count at Dobson Excavations.
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    Leach drains are installed to support septic tank systems. They are tube-like boxes made from concrete or plastic and have openings on its sides, which allow water to soak the surrounding ground. When wastewater passes through the septic tank system, solid waste sinks to the bottom to undergo microbial digestion, while the fluid flows out out of the container to the leach drain and into the dirt.

    A diverter valve connects the leach drain to the septic tank. When the installation of the leach drain is complete, concrete slabs are typically utilised to secure the drain and keep particles at bay. This will help in preventing blockages and makes leach drains maintenance much more difficult than it is.

    A leach drain doesn't have a common size. Dobson Excavations makes use of the expected quantity of fluid waste and the type of dirt as a guide when recommending the most effective leach drain size.

    We offer Leach Drains throughout the entire Perth metro area and South west, such as (but not limited to): Perth, Jarrahdale, Roleystone, Karragullen, Kalamunda, Bickley, Serpentine, Mundijong, Whitby, Hopeland, Keysbrook, Dandalup, Myara, Karrakup, Cardup, Byford, Oldbury, Wellard, Baldivis, Keralup, Rockingham, Port Kennedy, Secret Harbour, Golden Bay, Waikiki, Warnbro, Calista, Orelia, Oakford, Darling Downs, Armadale, Bunbury, Mandurah, Pinjarra, Harvey, Wandering, Collie, Boddington, Crossman, Brookton, Beverley, Dwellingup

    We also offer various other services, such as: mini excavator and digger, driveway construction, digger hire, trench digger, soakwell installation, site works, septic tank installation, land clearing, pool excavation, leach drains, bobcat slasher, excavator hire, bobcat hire, 6 wheeler tipper hire, earthworks and earthmoving contractors

    Maintaining the leach drain will guarantee it continues to be in great form to keep redistributing wastewater in the dirt. During this process, sludge can develop in the leach drain, and this will slow the flow of wastewater through the system.

    You must have at least two leach drains to enable even disbursement of the fluid. If this is not done, the dirt around the leach drain installation Collie will take in too much water, which will be an obstacle for bacteria to keep up when breaking down the waste. The result will be a foul smell which will eventually get to the surface.

    Leach Drain Maintenance Collie

    For the septic tank to work efficiently, it requires the leach drain to perform its functions optimally. While the bacteria in the septic tank tries to break down the solid waste that has sunk at the bottom, the leach drain handles the fluid waste. So, both systems are inter-dependent.

    If the leach drain is not maintained properly, chances are, your leach drain repair Collie expense will be high, and it might include repair services to the septic tank also, which could be overwhelmed without the support of the leach drain.

    Several of the methods in which you can ensure the leach drains Collie stay in excellent form include;
    • Pump and clean the septic tank of residue at the very least two times or three times a year. The pumping frequency will rely on the size of the container, the size of your household, and the disposal rate.
    • Protect the septic tank system by avoiding the disposal of fabric softener, bleaches, heavy detergents, and biocides into it. These create residue that can block the septic tank system, and eventually affect the functions of the leach drains Collie
    • Avoid disposing non-biodegradable materials into the drain.
    • Don't turn your leach field into a parking area, tempting as it may be. The pipelines of the leach drain are about 6 inches in the ground. The weight of the cars is likely to damage the pipelines, and this can cause leach drain problems. If you have visitors who naturally choose the space to park their vehicles, you can choose to fence this area.

    More often than not, when the septic tank develops problems, it is likely you have leach drain problems Collie. When you maintain the leach drain properly, it can serve you for up to 25 years.

    Root causes of leach drain problems Collie.

    Considering that the septic systems rely on the leach drain to filter and disperse the wastewater, it is important to know the likely root causes of leach drain malfunction to make sure that you can avoid them. They include;
    • Leaking pipelines, drains, and toilets.
    • Excessive water usage in your home
    • Excess rains which causes heavy water overflow
    • Deep rooted trees and plants which penetrate the pipelines, exerting weight on the valve connecting the septic tank to the leach drain.
    • Deterioration of the system
    • Draining oil, chemicals, paints and other items into the septic tank
    • Failing to pump the septic tanks regularly, ideally two or three times a year
    • Damage from excavators and other construction equipment

    Indicators of Leach Drain Damage

    You can quickly see if your septic tank or leach drain is broken even before you call an expert to take a look at the leach drain installation Collie. Several of the signs you must look out for include;
    • Greener lawn over the leach field when compared to the rest of your grass. This indicates the waste launched into the dirt is not being broken down as required. So, you need to figure out what is taking place in the septic tank or leach drain.
    • If the area around where leach drain installation Collie was executed has standing water, is wet or mushy.
    • Sewage smells, usually around the leach field, septic tank, or perhaps around the drains
    • Drainage channels that are taking too long to clear off the water.

    When the leach drain is working as it needs to be, the area will have green, short lawn, and no puddles. In this state, the leach field presents no risk to you and your household. So, you need not concern yourself concerning kids playing in this field. However, when you start observing signs of malfunctioning leach drains Collie, it is best to keep the kids away since it presents a security and health risk.

    On a regular basis inspect any type of exposed equipment for signs of corrosion. The septic tank cover must be without corrosion, and if you observe signs of rust, it is best to call Dobson Excavations for leach drain repair Collie. We will identify the main source of corrosion and execute the essential repair services. If left unattended, the cover of the septic tank can collapse, and this can be fatal for anybody who falls inside an active septic tank. Leach drain replacement Collie may be the only solution if it cannot be repaired.

    When you are cautious of things that happen in your septic tank and leach drain, you are likely to have very little repair services during the lifespan of the leach drain.

    Contact us for leach drains Collie

    Call Dobson Excavations for the professional installation of septic tanks and leach drains. Give us a call at 0414 755 306 or send out an email at dobson_excavations@live.com or fill up the on-line form.