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What is involved in a sewage system service?

Updated: Apr 2



It’s important to have your sewage system serviced for a number of reasons, however, what does the service actually entail? This blog will explain all of the key elements of a service which our knowledgeable engineers carry out, so you know what to expect. 


So, you’ve bought a sewage system for your home or work. You’re signed up to an annual service agreement with Cotterill Environmental. Great! But what does that actually mean, and what do the engineers actually do?


Our service engineers have a wide range of experience with a variety of sewage treatment plants, septic tanks, pump stations and more. Your service will be carried out by one or two of our engineers, depending on the type and size of your system. Their goal is to identify any common faults, check that it is regulation compliant, and ensure it is working to its full potential. At the end of the service, a full report is provided with photos for you to keep for your records as proof of maintenance. This also ensures that your manufacturer’s warranty is upheld. 


Here is a breakdown of all of the tasks completed by our service engineer(s):


  • Monitor sludge level to see if the tank needs emptying and when

  • Assess the condition of the inlet and outlet drain

  • Review the condition of the tank vent 

  • Check complaints and function of electrical components, drive belts and bearing checks

  • Check the pump float settings, and replace the grease cartridges if required

  • Monitor (and replace if required), the compressors, diaphragms and motor 

  • A check of the asset details held on record 

  • A full service report with photos provided upon completion 


Why is it important to get your sewage system serviced? 


Having your sewage system regularly serviced could be the difference between a properly functioning system, and frequent costly repairs. Our experienced engineers can identify any faults before they develop into major problems, which ensures everything continues to function properly. This will save you money in the long run, which makes regular servicing a cost-effective approach to maintaining your sewage solution. It also means that you’ll be getting the most out of your system; you don’t want to invest in a treatment plant for it to not perform at optimal output. 


Regular servicing will extend the lifespan of your sewage solution, making your initial investment even better value for money. Not only will it protect your pocket, but it will also ensure that your system is regulation compliant. With new regulations around septic tanks coming into effect, it’s important to be aware of the regulations for your tank, to identify any irregularities to make our engineers aware of. This in turn protects the environment, as the risk of any leakages or spills is minimised. 


What do we provide? 


At Cotterill Environmental, we provide full servicing for a range of sewage treatment plants, pump stations, septic tanks and more. We offer annual/ bi-annual service agreements at a competitive rate, which gives you peace of mind that you’ll never miss a service. In addition to servicing, we also carry out any necessary repairs which may be required, meaning that we can provide the full package from start to finish. 


With Cotterill Environmental, your sewage system will be in safe hands for all maintenance and repairs. Give our team a call today on 0121 461 4861 to arrange your service. 



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