Following installation of a sewage treatment plant, all manufacturers recommend that the plant is serviced on a regular basis to ensure that it continues to run smoothly and efficiently. Mechanical and particularly electrical servicing, must be performed by properly trained personnel qualified and experienced in this type of work.
We, of course, are able to carry out servicing for you – Give us a call if you would like any further details.
Depending on the make and type of plant, most manufacturers recommend that this is carried out annually to coincide with an annual de-sludge. The de-sludge is essential to keep the layer of solids settled at the bottom of the plant to a minimum. Should these be allowed to build up, the space in the tank for the settling of influent is reduced, and problems can soon follow as solids can begin to pass through the tank. Some plants, however, known as Activated Sludge Plants, require a smaller service/check every 6 months, during which an assessment is made to see if a de-sludge is required.
Although it is tempting to think that everything is running smoothly so why bother with a service, we often find that simply because it is running smoothly, customers do not notice the passage of time until one day the plant stops working and they realise that it has been 10 years since installation and they have never had a service. At this stage, it can become an expensive exercise as many parts may now require replacing.
So the moral of the story is not “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” it is definitely “if it ain’t broke, GET IT SERVICED BEFORE IT IS!”