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  • Do septic tanks use electricity?

    Septic tank power requirements Septic tanks are an essential part of an onsite septic system as they filter sewage into effluent, which is why it is important to know if a septic tank is powered by electricity. Although a home sewage treatment plant may include electronic parts like ...

  • Septic Tank Regulations QLD

    On site wastewater management system guideIf you wish to manage your home's wastewater through an on site septic system in Queensland, there are a number of regulations that must be followed to ensure public health and safety. Now, you might be wondering; what regulations must be cons...

  • How does an absorption trench work?

    What is an absorption trench?An absorption trench is a depression or excavation in the ground wherein the wastewater is distributed to reduce odour and filtration of pathogens, toxins, and other pollutants. Once the wastewater is treated by the primary method (

  • What is decommissioning of a septic tank?

    What is septic tank decommissioning?Septic tank decommissioning is the process of making a septic tank inactive and treating the system with chemicals to ensure it doesn’t affect public health and safety. Once the property has been connected to the municipal sewer connection or a new ...

  • What is a leach drain?

    Septic systems are commonly used in rural areas for wastewater treatment. The components of septic systems are septic tank and leach drain. The leach drain is also known as the septic drain field or leach field. Septic Tank separates the

  • How do septic system sand filters work?

    Unlike conventional septic systems, sand filters septic systems are quite beneficial and can work well in areas with less soil or high groundwater. The main function of septic systems is to treat household wastewater. While the conventional...

  • Septic Tank Alternatives

    If you are in need of wastewater treatment on your property, but a septic tank isn’t really what you are looking for, there are alternatives available to you.

  • Where is my septic tank located?

    Every home has a way to get rid of wastewater and, depending on the household, this can be done in different ways. And it doesn't matter how many people live in your home or how many fixtures you have, wastewater treatment is sti...

  • What is an absorption trench?

    An absorption trench is simply a trench that is cut into the ground, fitted with piping, rested on gravel and filled back with topsoil. This trench is then used to release sewage waste from toilets and greywater from bathrooms, kitchens and laundry waste.

  • How often should you pump out a septic tank?

    Avoid potentially expensive repairs and mitigate health risksSeptic tanks have long been utilised in households located in unsewered areas. Within these areas, they are largely considered to be the most suitable primary form of sewage treatment. With regard to the maintenance o...

  • What causes septic trench collapse?

    If designed, constructed, and maintained correctly septic drainage trenches will provide years of effective wastewater removal. Howeve...

  • What is a septic trench?

    Once the primary treated (traditional septic tank) or secondary treated (

  • How does a septic system work?

    Septic tank systemsIf your property isn’t connected to the municipal sewerage system, the treatment and disposal of wastewater must occur on your property, through an on-site septic system that includes a septic tank. Septic tanks should be regularly inspected, to ensure that the syst...

  • Septic tank irrigation systems

    How does septic tank irrigation work? When municipal wastewater treatment isn’t available, on-site septic systems are often installed into a property to manage the sewage and septic waste generated by the facility. These septic systems treat the septic waste to a certain degree, remo...

  • What plants can I grow in the septic field?

    Tips and tricks of what to plant over an absorption trench If you have a green thumb, you might be wondering if you could grow a garden around your septic system. They pose a challenging problem - not everything is suitable to be g...

Installation

  • Is a plastic septic tank better than concrete?

    Which is better - concrete or plastic septic tanks? Considering a septic system installation for your property? When it comes to septic systems, there are many factors you must consider. You might have considered factors such as the...

  • Why test soil before installing a septic system?

    Soil testing for septic systems Soil testing is important before a septic system is installed. It measures the water absorption rate of the soil, determines the ability of the soil to absorb wastewater and predicts the required ...

  • Septic Tank Installation Requirements

    Septic tank regulations for your wastewater systemAre you looking to have a septic tank installed on your property? Did you know that you must meet a number of specified council and functionality requirements before you can have your septic system installed. This article will provide ...

  • What size septic tank do I need?

    When it comes to wastewater in your home, you want to ensure that you have the best and most appropriate setup for your needs… otherwise things can get very messy (and smelly). But how do you know what size septic tank you need? We know...

  • What is the price of a septic tank?

    Thinking about a septic tank for your property, but not sure about the cost? You aren't alone.Deciding on the correct septic tank to suit your needs can be difficult, as there are a range of factors to consider (most w...

Repair

  • Why do septic systems fail?

    Septic systems are located on properties and help treat and dispose of wastewater. The types of systems, their capabilities and their size depend on a range of factors, however they are have one common goal - treat wastewater.

  • Can tampons be flushed down a septic system?

    We could make this article super short and say no. No, no, no. Do not flush tampons. Do not flush any kind of sanitary product for that matter. Just do not do it.But we thought we should do a little more than that. Below is some reasons why you shouldn't flush tampons,...

  • How do I know if my septic absorption trench has collapsed?

    Ensure you understand the telling signs of septic trench failureSeptic absorption trenches play a pivotal role in the overall septic system, as it’s where the broken-down effluent flows once leaving the tank. Trench failur...

Maintenance

  • How do you know when to pump out a septic tank?

    When you should have your septic tank cleaned?If your home's sewage is managed by an onsite septic system, then you probably already know that your septic tank requires a periodic clean to keep it in good working order. What you might not know is how often you should have your septic ...

  • How long do septic system sand filters last?

    Nothing lasts forever, and that applies to your septic systems also. Septic systems survive for many years if they have been properly maintained. So how long will your septic system sand filter last for? Read on to learn more.How lon...

  • DO's and DON'Ts of septic systems

    Learn how to manage your septic systemSeptic Systems are usually installed in rural areas where sewerage systems aren’t available. If you have a septic system, it is important to maintain it regularly. In this article, we will disc...

  • Why do septic tanks smell?

    If you have a septic tank on your property, you will know that they are great when they are working at 100%. However, when they are working at less than perfect, they need prompt attention, especially when they are smelling less than pretty.

  • Is Finish dishwasher detergent safe for septic tanks?

    The Finish website states that their products are biodegradable, phosphate free, safe for the environment and safe to use in homes with septic tanks. This covers their dishwasher detergent, rinse aid, and dishwasher cleaner ...

  • Do I need to add bacteria to my septic tank?

    Septic tanks. We know, not an exactly 'exciting' topic to talk about but a necessary one nonetheless.Ensuring your

  • Are bath bombs safe for septic tanks?

    You've likely seen bath bombs advertised in various stores across the country to help enhance your bath time - whether it be a calming lavender bath after a long day, rainbow-coloured bath water to make bath time more exciting for your kids or a Santa-themed bath bomb for the festive season.

  • How do I maintain a healthy septic system?

    Make sure to avoid the major inconvenience of septic system issuesSeptic tanks are used for sewage disposal and treatment in unsewered developments. Arising issues from poor

  • What septic tank maintenance is recommended?

    Septic system maintenanceNow you know how a septic system works, how do you keep your system running smoothly and effectively throughout the year? And how do you know when it’s time to ‘de-sludge’ your syste...

  • Will chemical drain cleaners damage the septic system?

    Chemical drain cleaners can be very harmful for the good enzymes and bacteria in your septic tank which help to break down the sewage and treat the wastewater. While manufacturers of store bought drain cleaners...

  • When to service a septic system?

    Do's and dont's for a Healthy Septic System How do you keep your septic system running smoothly and efficiently throughout the year? And how do you know when its time to de-sludge or service your system? There are a few do’s and do...

  • What to do when your septic alarm goes off?

    Septic Tank Alarms - All you need to know The septic alarm systems monitor the water levels in the septic tank. They are designed to alert the user when the water level is too high or too low. So if your alarm goes off or if you can see a red light on the alarm, this can indicate a h...

  • Is adding bacteria or enzymes in a septic tank beneficial?

    How do septic systems work? Septic system consists of a septic tank and leach field. The septic tank holds the solid waste matter where the bacteria work on breaking down the organic matter. A healthy septic system consi...

  • 8 signs your septic system is failing

    Septic systems can last for decades. However, they also need to be maintained regularly to prevent health hazards and to prevent them from affecting the local environment. A failed septic system is a health and safety hazard. Expo...


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    Because we are not a manufacturer and not tied to one particular system we can always offer the best solution for your wastewater needs.

  • EXPERT TEAM

    Because we do this every day we have developed a close knit expert team for every step of the process – from plans and council paperwork to excavations, electrical and plumbing. We handle it all to make the whole process as stress free and quick as possible.

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    Most people have never installed a home sewerage treatment plant and don’t know the next step, that is why we offer a free 30 minute phone consult with one of our experts to point you in the right direction.

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    We handle your wastewater installation from start to finish we can deal with all the trades, council everything so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

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    Have peace of mind knowing that Express are licensed, insured professionals that will do your job right the first time.

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    Not sure what system is right for you, or want to know if your system is working properly? Just give one of our friendly wastewater experts a call and they will be more than happy to help.

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    We will always look to repair your system rather than replace it if it does not need to be, which will generally save large amounts of money sometimes up to and over $10,000.