Septic Tanks

Septic Tank Services in Nelspruit

Whether you are looking to clear out your septic tank or have a brand new one designed according to your specific requirements, Impala Plumbing and Electrical specialises in all related septic tank services. Our septic tank installations and septic tank drainage services are available throughout Mpumalanga, with farming and rural communities being our primary focus areas.

Having a septic tank is wonderfully convenient but it does require a little planning. Such systems require the occasional bit of maintenance and attention and when the time comes for the tank to be drained, calling on a professional team is the only way to go.

Our septic tank installation and drainage services in Nelspruit and the rest of Mpumalanga are affordable and professional.

At Impala Plumbing and Electrical, we have the experience and the skills to safely and correctly clean out all kinds of septic tanks. Not only do we have the tools and the tricks to remove the waste safely, but we also know how to properly dispose of it, at the approved sites.

What is a Septic Tank?

If you think that what you need is a septic tank, but you are not 100% sure, knowing exactly what a septic tank is, is a good place to start.

Generally used in farming communities, or places where conventional sewerage piping is not available, a septic tank is an integral part of a small scale, often uniquely designed, septic system and it is used to collect waste products flushed out of homes, and even offices or other types of businesses.

Modern septic tanks are easily installed, and contain various components that can help to purify the contents while it awaits collection. Then, when the tank needs emptying, a septic tank provider can be called on to collect the waste, and safely dispose of it.

How to tell when your septic tanks needs draining?

The general rule to follow, if you are not quite sure when your septic tank will need to be drained is to plan to have it done every three years, and then it should only be done by a professional. But the frequency of septic tank drainage, in Nelspruit, White River, Sabie, Komatipoort, or anywhere else really, is going to depend on 4 factors which include the size of the household, the size of the septic tank, the volume of waste solids in the water, and the overall amount of waste accumulated.

A septic service provider, like us, knows how to determine whether the time is right to drain the tank, so if you are unsure about anything, you can always give us a call, and we can have a look for you.

The other ways that you can check if the time is right to call out the professionals is to keep a look out for the following:

Naturally, this should be the very first thing that you will notice, when the time draws near for the tank to be drained. A tank that is still in a good condition won’t have a distinct smell that will start coming up through the pipes and begin to fill your home. When this happens it is a sign that something is wrong, or that the tanks needs emptying, and it is time to call in the professionals.

A very obvious sign that the tank needs to be emptied is when it begins to overflow. This could also be an indication that there is something else wrong with the tank, and it needs professional attention.

Another quite obvious sign that the tank is too full is a clogged toilet. Not every clogged toilet is a sign of an overfull tank, as it could also be a sign of another issue.

What you absolutely don’t want to have to deal with is an overflowing septic tank. Not only is a septic tank that is too full possibly going to end up ruining your home or business, but it is also going to become a bit of a health hazard.

As professional plumbers, we have all-round experience when it comes to dealing with anything and everything plumbing related, including taking care of your septic tank in Nelspruit or any of the surrounding areas. And when you call on us to take care of your septic tank, our team will not only dispose of the waste, but we can also check for leaks, look for scum and give the tank a hygienic clean out.

We are Mpumalanga’s leading septic tank service provider. And as a leading service provider, we offer the following:

  • Repair Septic Tanks

    We inspect your septic tank and if viable to repair we do the reparations.

  • Clean Septic Tanks

    With our automated septic tank cleaner we will clean your septic tanks.

  • New Installations

    Contact us for new Septic Tank installations.

  • Desludge Septic Tanks

  • Sewage Removal

  • Collapsed Septic Tanks

  • Locate Septic Tanks

  • Pump Septic Tanks

  • Empty Septic Tanks

  • Faulty Septic Tanks

Waste Disposal Tips

To help ensure that your septic tank remains in a good condition for as long as possible, and to ensure that when the time comes to empty it, that the process is as quick and as effective as possible, you should never flush anything other than human waste. Flushing anything else will lead to the tank being filled up quicker than usual so you should always avoid disposing of things like nappies, feminine products, thick paper towels, or anything else considered non-flushable. You should also avoid throwing cooking oil or any type of thick grease down the pipes, as it could lead to problems with your tank.

You should also never pour toxins into the drain. Many septic tanks have certain organisms within the system which work to treat the waste within the tank. Not only will this prevent the organisms from doing what they are meant to do, but it could also possibly harm the tank.

Waste tank maintenance and cleaning is quite the specific task because it requires a unique set of skills. Should you need your tank taken care of, or if you have any questions about taking care of your septic tank, you can contact Impala Plumbing and Electrical and we will assist you. We also provide various plumbing and electrical related services, as well as a wide range of emergency repair services.