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The Importance of Sewer Repair

Posted on March 2, 2022

Should you notice a problem with your sewage system, it’s crucial that you get it repaired as soon as possible. Not only could a faulty sewage system land you a hefty fine, but it could also have severely unpleasant consequences. In this article, we discuss the importance of sewage repair, including what faults to look out for and how to address them.

Why should you repair a sewage system?

Even a minor fault can have disastrous consequences if left unaddressed. The smallest issues can grow into severe problems and risk unpleasant smells, or worse — sewage backup. This is where sewage flows back into the pipes that it was meant to exit from. You might find sewage coming out of your toilets, baths, sinks or septic tank.

But it’s not just sewage backup you need to worry about. Failing to repair your sewage system could lead to the following consequences:

  • Environmental pollution — untreated wastewater can pollute the surrounding environment.
  • A fine — as the owner of a sewage treatment system, you have a duty to ensure that it does not pollute the surrounding environment. Failure to protect the environment may land you in hot water with the Environment Agency.
  • Further problems — a small issue can quickly grow into a large problem that becomes more difficult and costly to repair.
  • Shorter lifespan — when left unaddressed, issues can develop to the point where they are not completely reversible. This may shorten the lifespan of your sewage system.
  • Voided warranty — negligence on your part may void your warranty, meaning you aren’t covered in the event that your system breaks down.

Signs to look out for

It’s important to keep an eye out for any common sewage problems so that you can address them before they develop. Some signs of an issue include:

  • Slow drains
  • Standing water
  • A smell of rotten eggs
  • Suspicious wet patches in your garden
  • Low water pressure
  • A suspiciously high water bill
  • Pests
  • Mould

What causes sewage problems?

There are various reasons why you might be experiencing problems with your sewage system. The most common of these are:

  • Blockages from debris, food, oils or hair
  • Tree root ingress impinging on pipes 
  • Poor installation of the system

How do I repair my sewage system?

If you suspect there may be a problem with your septic tank or sewage system, your best course of action is to contact an expert to examine and locate the issue. A wastewater treatment engineer will be able to identify exactly what is wrong with your system and suggest the most suitable methods of repair.


Wildon UK is a team of fully trained and approved wastewater engineers with over 20 years’ experience. Our experts are fully trained in the proper maintenance and servicing of all sewage treatment plants, including septic tanks. Our team works efficiently and safely, identifying all issues with your plant and providing the most suitable remedies. Thanks to our 24/7 emergency call-out service, you can rest assured knowing that if any problem suddenly emerges, we’ll be there quickly to resolve the issue.

Don’t let sewage ruin your day. Contact Wildon UK today for all your wastewater needs.

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