How often should a Klargester be emptied?

How often should a Klargester be emptied?

every three to five years
As a general rule, you should have a contractor round to empty your septic tank every three to five years. However, you may need to do this more regularly if you use more water or you have a smaller system. The main benefit of doing this on a regular basis is that you minimise the chances of overflows.

How do I know when my Klargester needs emptying?

Signs your Klargester tank isn’t operating correctly If you start noticing foul odours, water not draining properly, soggy ground, and slow running water, your septic tank may be full and requires emptying.

Is a Klargester a septic tank?

Of the various types of septic tanks available, a Klargester septic tank is one option for disposing of sewage and wastewater and is used by many homeowners throughout the country.

How does a Klargester sewage treatment plant work?

How do they work? When working properly, Klargester tanks will collect wastewater from your home, separate the solids from the liquids and then discharge any leftover effluents into your drainage field or soakaway, rather than sewage treatment plants.

How much power does a Klargester use?

Product Features at a Glance: Low energy use at 189.8 kWh/year. One of the best ammonium reduction (0.4mg/l) Can be installed in trafficked areas (structural advice required) Easy installation.

Do you empty a Klargester?

Klargester Cleaning and Emptying As with other similar systems, it is important that they are emptied by having the sludge removed on a regular basis to ensure they are working efficiently. If left, then the sludge could build up and cause a blockage creating an issue for your soak-away system.

Is a Klargester a sewage treatment plant?

Klargester BioDisc is a sewage treatment plant that has been designed specifically for domestic buildings that do not have access to mains drainage.

Does bleach damage a septic tank?

Although bleach effectively destroys germs, it can also ruin your septic system. Bleach kills both good and bad bacteria. If the good bacteria are destroyed, your tank won’t be able to break down waste effectively. As a result, your septic system will become clogged with waste.

Why does my septic tank keep backing up?

Here are some of the most common causes for septic tank backup: Flooding: After heavy rains saturate the soil around the septic tank, it can have a hard time draining properly. If there is no dry soil to absorb the clean water, waste and water mix together and flow out together.

Why do I smell septic when it rains?

Why do septic tanks smell when it rains? When it rains, the air becomes heavy and doesn’t allow for proper release of methane gases through your vent. As a result, the gases stay low to the ground with the atmospheric pressure, which results in a foul smell.

Who makes Klargester?

Kingspan provide a fully compliant range of Klargester domestic and commercial pumping stations for wastewater and surface water management.

Is Colgate toothpaste septic safe?

The things that shouldn’t come into contact with your septic tank span a wide range of substances, including regular toothpastes. Such toothpastes contain ingredients that can damage your septic tank, forcing you into an ordeal of expensive repairs and maintenance.

Where can I buy spare parts for my klargester?

Here at Direct Drainage we stock a huge range of spare parts for all of your wastewater needs from Klargester. Browse our range of klargester spares below and if you need any help give us a call on 01388 537050 or email

What is a klargester septic tank made of?

Made from composite GRP, our Klargester Alpha septic tank is strong and watertight. Available in three sizes. Please note: Homeowners are responsible for their choice, installation and maintenance of their wastewater system under a new code of practice introduced by the Environment Agency.

Why choose a klargester Alpha septic tank?

Our Klargester Alpha septic tank range provides a reliable and economic solution for homes and small business premises with off mains drainage. Homeowners with septic tanks that discharge directly into surface water will need to replace or upgrade their drainage as soon as possible.

Why choose a Kingspan klargester sewage treatment plant?

LOW OPERATIONAL COSTS Advanced, unique technology across our domestic sewage treatment plant range results in one of the lowest lifetime costs in the market. Kingspan Klargester offer a range of trusted and fully compliant sewage treatment plants for domestic applications.