Septic Tank Cleaning
Lee’s Environmental provides septic tank cleaning / pumping / pumpout of septic tanks. Septic tanks receive liquid waste from toilet flushes. The septic tank traps and breaks-down all solid matter turning it into what is called “sludge”, allowing fluids to exit safely to underground dispersion areas called “distribution trenches / drain fields”.
1600L Domestic Septic Tank
The sludge which accumulates in septic tanks needs to be removed / pumped out prior to sludge occupying 30% of the complete volume of the tank, roughly every 2 to 5 years. Failure to pump out a septic tank will result in the sludge exiting the septic tank and blocking up outlet pipes and distribution trenches / drain fields which can incur large costs to unblock or replace.
Lee’s Environmental performs all septic tank cleaning / pumpouts to the highest standard in the liquid waste industry. Our cleaning regime includes pumping out the septic tank to the bottom, hosing, scraping down and cleaning all interior surfaces of the septic tank, removing accumulated tree roots, providing service report on the condition of inlet and outlet baffles and lid and distribution trenches / drain fields, refilling septic tank with 30cm depth of clean water to prevent hydrostatic lift and returning all items to their original location.
Lee’s Environmental septic tank cleaning offers to place your residence on a regular septic tank cleaning & pump out cycle where we perform free sludge test inspections on your septic tank every 2-3 years and then clean / pump them out when sufficient sludge has accumulated. Please call us now to set up a preventative maintenance septic tank inspection and pump-out schedule.
Our service technicians provide the highest quality service on each occasion and are happy to answer any questions you may have about your system.
All properties not connected to council sewerage will need liquid waste removal / regular pump out maintenance:
When sludge levels reach 30% it’s time to get your septic tank pumped out.
Cleaning frequency depends on usage levels:
|3 Months – 10+ people
||6 Months – 8-9 People
|1-2 Yearly – 6-7 People
||2-3 Yearly – 4-5 People
|3-4 Yearly – 2-3 People
||5-6 Yearly – 1 Person
What We Provide
In addition to providing actual services for grease traps, greywater sullage holding tanks and septic tanks, Lee’s Environmental is also able to provide repair and maintenance services to these items. Please see below for a complete listing of repairs and maintenance services we provide:
Repairing leaking septic tank tanks (internal or external)
Replacing broken or missing baffles in grease traps and septic tanks
Grinding of grease trap lids which are no longer fitting correctly to ensure they are sitting flush
Full detailing of grease traps, greywater sullage holding tanks and septic tanks, involving water jetting / water blasting of the walls and baffles to give a superior clean
Treating trenches or septic tanks with Rootox to kill tree roots attempting to grow in pipes or the septic tank
Trench minor-section repairs
Standard size grease trap, greywater and septic tank lids
Custom grease trap and septic tank lids
Minor above-ground and below ground pipe-work repairs
Greywater sullage holding tank submersible pump replacements
Repairs and maintenance to all components within a wastewater treatment system
Drain cleaning of blocked pipes to and from grease traps, greywater tanks and septic tanks
Applying hydrated lime treatment to septic tank to restore PH balance to septic tank
Unclogging and removing hair from greywater sullage holding tank submersible pumps (requires Confined Space Entry Certificate which our service technicians have)
Complete council sludge test reports (requires Restricted Drainer’s License which our service technicians have)
Inspect and provide detailed report on items which may require maintenance (eg. Report on the condition of the distribution / aspiration trenches and recommend if they require repair or replacement)