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Your local septic tank installation specialist

When it comes to septic tank installation, our Express Wastewater septic tank installation experts are experienced installers to help get your new septic tank installed efficiently and in compliance with your local council regulations that need to be adhered to when installing a septic system.

Installing a top quality septic tank system in your home ensures that any waste materials are properly disposed of and the environment remains protected. We provide a comprehensive supply and installation service as this greatly simplifies the process and you can rest assured knowing our experts are taking care of it all.

Contact Express Wastewater Solutions for more information about our septic system services or if you would like to schedule a septic installation quote appointment with one of our experienced wastewater specialists.

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Septic Tank Installation

Knowing how septic tank systems work and how to correctly install septic tanks to adhere to your local council's regulations can be headache-inducing. Fear not, however, our expert septic tank installers will help manage the entire septic tank installation process, ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations.

Additionally, our wastewater experts will offer advice and solutions to meet the septic tank requirements of your property. Don't risk attempting to install a septic tank on your own; hire the best septic tank installers to ensure that the job is completed quickly and efficiently.

We pride ourselves on offering competitive pricing without compromising on quality and we always provide a first class service!

2 types of septic tanks: septic tank & septic tank with sand filter

Septic tanks are essential for the treatment of wastewater in areas without access to a centralised sewage system. There are 2 main types of septic tank installations: the standard septic tank and the septic tank with a sand filter.

Each type offers distinct advantages and considerations in terms of cost, effectiveness, and suitability for different soil and space conditions. Understanding the characteristics of these septic tank options will help you decide which septic tank type you require.

Septic tank

The standard septic tank consists of a large structure made from concrete, plastic or fibreglass made up of 2 chambers. The wastewater from your house flows into the first chamber and out through a series of pipes into the second chamber.

The standard septic tank serves as a primary treatment process for wastewater, functioning by separating solid waste from liquids and allowing the solids to settle at the bottom while the liquid waste water flows out below ground via a soil absorption trench.

The key advantage of this type of septic tank is that it does not require additional landscaping or a sand filter. However, the maintenance on this type of septic tank is much higher than on a sand filter.

Sand tank with sand filter

For a more comprehensive treatment of wastewater, a sand filter septic system can be installed as it provides a secondary treatment process.

The septic tank with sand filter consists of the standard septic tank followed by a sand filter bed, where the effluent from the tank undergoes further treatment. The sand filter acts as a physical and biological filter, trapping suspended particles and solid matter while promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria that aid in the breakdown of contaminants. 

As a result, the sand filter septic system offers enhanced purification of wastewater before it is discharged into the environment, providing an additional layer of treatment beyond the standard septic tank.

Which is better: standard septic tank or septic tank with sand filter?

When to choose a standard septic tank

A standard septic tank is not necessarily more preferable than a septic tank with a sand filter. However, there may be certain situations where a standard septic tank is more suitable or practical. Some reasons why a standard septic tank might be preferred include:

  • Less expensive to install and maintain
  • Can be sufficient wastewater treatment in well draining soils
  • Requires less space

When to choose a septic tank with sand filter

A septic tank with a sand filter is often preferred over a standard septic tank for a few reasons, including:

  • Extra layer of filtration
  • Ensures better waste water treatment
  • Environmental protection through production of cleaner effluent
  • Promotes growth of beneficial bacteria to breakdown contaminants
  • More effective in areas with high water tables
  • More effective with poor soil conditions

It's important to consider the specific needs and requirements of your property when deciding between a standard septic tank and a septic tank with sand filter. Consulting with our wastewater management professional will help determine the most suitable option for your wastewater treatment.

Do You Need Maintenance for a Septic Tank System?

Proper maintenance is crucial for ensuring the long term functionality and efficiency of a septic tank system. Both standard septic tanks and septic tanks with sand filters require regular maintenance to prevent issues and costly repairs. Here are the maintenance requirements for each type:

Standard Septic Tanks:

  • Pumping: Regular pumping is necessary to remove accumulated sludge and scum from the tank. On average, a standard septic tank should be pumped every 2 to 5 years, although frequency may vary depending on household size and water usage.
  • Inspections: Periodic inspections of the tank and drainfield are essential to identify any signs of damage, leaks, or clogs. Professionals can assess the system's condition and recommend necessary repairs or maintenance actions.

Septic Tanks with Sand Filters:

  • Pumping: Like standard septic tanks, septic tanks with sand filters also require regular pumping to remove solid buildup and maintain the effectiveness of the sand filter. Pumping frequency is typically similar, around every 2 to 5 years.
  • Sand Replacement: Over time, the sand filter can become clogged with accumulated debris and bacteria. It may require periodic replacement to ensure proper filtration and bacterial growth.
  • Inspections: Regular inspections of both the septic tank and sand filter are necessary to check for any signs of damage, leaks, or issues that could hinder the filtration process.

In addition to these specific maintenance tasks, it is crucial to follow good septic system practices, such as conserving water, avoiding excessive use of household chemicals, and properly disposing of waste materials. Regular maintenance and responsible usage will help prolong the lifespan of your septic tank system.

Can I install my own septic tank?

Although there are DIY guides and videos related to the installation of a septic tank, we strongly recommend that you do not complete this task yourself.

There are many factors to consider when installing a septic tank which you might not be aware of, so it is best to take the help of professionals.

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Trusted and Reliable Septic Tank Installers

Express Wastewater Solutions supply and install a range of septic tank systems suitable for properties both large and small. Contact our friendly team on 1300 722 517 or complete our septic tank system enquiry.

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