Septic Tank Repairs in Dorking
| Sewage Systems and Rainwater

Let’s start this page by clearing up two of the questions that we regularly hear as a company. Is rainwater meant to run into septic tanks, either from gutters and downspouts or from land percolation? Should sump pumps in the basements of Dorking properties run directly to installed sewage systems in the same way as they might to a traditional drainage network? The answer to each of these questions is categoric. No.

Excess rainwater is just one of many ways for a tank to fail. Many of the septic tank repairs undertaken by P.J. Cole (Southern) Ltd are the result of rainfall. In certain circumstances, rain fills tanks with disastrous consequences.

Our repair works are available to clients in Andover, Basingstoke, Brighton, Brockenhurst, Chichester, Crawley, Dorking, East Grinstead, Eastbourne, Epsom, Godstone, Guildford, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Lewes, Lymington, Lyndhurst, New Forest, Petersfield, Redhill, Reigate, Ringwood, Salisbury, Sevenoaks, Southampton, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Uckfield, Winchester, Windsor and Woking.

What Can Happen

Cesspits, septic tanks and similar sewage systems only undergo installation after meticulous study and a detailed analysis of soil conditions. Soil scientists and main contractors (much like ourselves) join forces in a site study that is reviewed by the relevant health department for the Dorking area.

The design of a septic tank installation includes provisions for what will happen to clean wastewater and effluent. Try to think of your land as a sponge. If you have a bucket of dirty water and pour it on top of the sponge, the water itself passes through and comes out cleaner while the sponge itself will retain smaller particles of dirt and grit.

Sewage systems work to the same principle but any changes in expected performance, like the introduction of rainwater, can lead to the system backing up. By the time you notice the issue, septic tank repairs might not be possible. You could find yourself facing the cost of a complete replacement.

Rainfall and its Impact on Septic Tanks

If cesspits and septic tanks are sealed sewage systems, what needs to happen for rainwater to enter them? There are three probable scenarios that property owners might face, all of which are easily avoidable by only using a trusted wet waste management company to perform not just the original installation, but also to service and maintain it.

In this respect, P.J. Cole (Southern) Ltd is in a league of its own. While we happily undertake septic tank repairs, it is always more important to be proactive with maintenance.

Thankfully, with a fast response from the property owner, we can provide septic tank repairs for all these issues and more. P.J. Cole (Southern) Ltd can evaluate the design of the installation, make recommendations for improvements, fit new parts in the event of failure and assist you with ongoing servicing and maintenance on an appointment or contract basis.

Sewage systems are our business, and we cover Dorking with a flexible range of services at fair, transparent prices.

For sewage systems and septic tank repairs in Dorking, call P.J. Cole (Southern) Ltd on 01483 200336.

01483 200336

Frys Cross Farm, Knightons Lane,
Dunsfold, Godalming,
Surrey, GU8 4NY