Sewage Systems in Horsham
| Tree Roots and Septic Tank Repairs

Cesspits and septic tanks are underground sewage systems so it’s never easy to establish their condition without our professional help. Even if you suspect an issue, it’s almost impossible to see what’s wrong with below-ground installations and even trickier to find a solution. P.J. Cole (Southern) Ltd operates as a specialist in the field of cesspit and septic tank repairs.

We also have experience in tank and STP installations, and our services 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.

The leafy Surrey and Sussex areas where we provide the bulk of our services have many properties with established shrubs and trees. It is normal for nature and sewage systems to co-exist without any major difficulties until such time as the roots intrude into the tank itself, or into the pipework running to or from it.

Indeed, tree root intrusion is one of the main reasons for needing cesspit and septic tank repairs.

Can Trees Damage Sewage Systems?

Nature is a formidable force. Trees are equally as formidable when it comes to sewage and drainage systems and the potential damage that roots can cause to tanks and pipework. Once the roots intrude, groundwater can leak into the tank and blockages start to happen. Because there are some other reasons for leaks and blockages, like age or poor maintenance, you won’t know if you have roots intruding unless a tanker driver sees them by lifting the manhole cover, or through the inspection chambers.

Have installations in your area inspected by the team at P.J. Cole (Southern) Ltd for a more accurate diagnosis.

We normally perform cesspit or septic tank repairs when tree roots have compromised structural integrity, or if they have breached the walls. The repair work isn’t always as simple as cutting the roots and patching the damage. Often, the only lasting solution is to have a new tank installed. If you have had an inspection from one of our competitors, we think it’s a good idea to have sewage systems inspected a second time.

The wrong evaluation or repair could impact your warranty.

Patched cesspit and septic tank repairs on Horsham properties may be possible, of course, and it is always important for us to make subsequent work less costly, and less disruptive, for the customer. What is more important is knowing what you are dealing with and having a professional opinion on a solution. 

It is also important to check your home insurance policy to see if the terms and conditions cover sewage and drainage systems. Many policies do, and we can work alongside you and your insurer to achieve an outcome that’s beneficial for all parties.

If this blog post inspires you to have an installation checked by our company, we would very much like to hear from you.

P.J. Cole (Southern) Ltd specialises in the following:

  • Septic Tank Installations

  • Septic Tank Emptying

  • Septic Tank Repairs

  • Cesspit Emptying

  • CCTV Drain Surveys

  • New Sewage Systems

  • Sewage Treatment Plant Maintenance

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

01483 200336

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