By Mr & Mrs C. - Leighton Buzzard on 28/06/2018

“You were recommended to us by colleagues at work. Your emergency plumbing service did not disappoint! Thank you for helping us out.”

Mr & Mrs C. – Leighton Buzzard

Technicians from the Drain Doctor Bedford & Milton Keynes Plumbing and Drainage office were recently sent to answer an emergency plumbing call from a residential property in the Leighton Buzzard area.

Mr C. raised the alarm after finding that the septic tank serving his property had overflowed, causing raw sewage to seep in to the lower end of his garden.

Once at the property the Drain Doctor Bedford & Milton Keynes technician inspected the chambers and found that the outflow pipe in to the last chamber was blocked.

After checking that the soakaway was working properly the technician used drain rods to begin to break down the blockage.

The pressure of the sewage behind the blockage meant that it then cleared itself and the high levels within the chamber receded.

Stu Brock, Manager of Drain Doctor Bedford & Milton Keynes Plumbing and Drainage explained how a septic tank works, saying “Waste materials settle in a tank and are then broken down by natural enzymes. Over time a sludge settles in the bottom of the tank and needs removing from time to time.”

“When the sludge level gets too high it can block the outflow pipe preventing the remaining fluids from clearing through to the soakaway” he continued.

The Drain Doctor Bedford & Milton Keynes technician advised the Leighton Buzzard resident that the sludge within the main chamber of his septic tank should be removed and that an enzyme treatment be carried out to ensure that the waste treatment process was working effectively.

Mr & Mrs C. were relieved that the problem was not too costly to address and subsequently called the Drain Doctor Bedford & Milton Keynes Plumbing and Drainage office to book a septic tank treatment as advised.

You can rely on Drain Doctor Bedford & Milton Keynes Plumbing and Drainage to deal with all plumbing emergencies in the Leighton Buzzard area.

Call our office now on 0800 019 2416. We won’t let you down.