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Septic Tank Repairs

  Ds Environmental offer a septic tank and percolation area repair service and with recent questions on registering your tank, we have provided some answers you may have regarding this service.

What are the common problems associated with septic tanks / percolation areas?

- There are many different problems that can occur with septic tanks / percolation areas, and very often most of them will make themselves known in the form of a foul smell. - Cracks and breaks in the lids and walls of tanks are a major cause for concern, from a health and safety point of view and also the proper functioning of the tank.  The purpose of the sealed tank is to encase the solid material until it breaks down, settles and accumulates for disposal.  Cracks & breaks compromise this process & cause contamination of nearby soils & waterways. - Blockages in percolation area are common issues with non-functioning septic tanks.  This can happen for a number of reasons.  In many cases heavy machinery is used to de-sludge the tanks, which can crush the pipework in the percolation area rendering it useless.  Also, the failure to de-sludge tanks at regular intervals causes solid untreated material to overflow into the outlet pipe of the tank, which accumulates in the percolation pipework. - Modern Eco-tank type systems contain pumps & blowers etc that require maintenance & sometimes replacement.  When these tanks are not de-sludged and serviced as recommended, the pumps & blowers come under additional pressure and burn out.  We now carry a stock of these products for sale & installation.  

What kinds of repair works are carried out?

- We offer a complete service.  This can range from the simple use of hand tools, to complete excavation works where necessary.  Due care is always taken to ensure minimum inconvenience to the customer, and every effort is made to leave grounds as close to the way they were found.  

How long will it take?

This will vary quite a bit depending on the scale of the job, however, under normal conditions we would not expect any job to extend much longer than a week.  The customer will be briefed on a regular basis as to the progress of the job.  

What are the costs associated with septic tank repairs and remedial works?

- While we are reluctant to put a ball park figure on tank / percolation area repairs due to the diverse and unique nature of each case, we are confident that our prices are competitive and reflect the quality of work carried out. An inspection is required to determine your exact needs.  contact our trained team today to get your septic tank repair quote today.  

Is the repair works quality assured?

- DS Environmental Services ltd strive to provide the best possible service to their customers.  The company engineers and technicians will firstly conduct an onsite assessment, identify the problem and then recommend the best course of action.  The job is then carried out by our highly experienced and well equipped staff.  When all works are completed, the system is tested under normal working conditions.  We will then recommend standard maintenance for the following years.  This series of processes allow us the confidence to stand over all our work.

Book your free septic tank inspection today

For residents in the Northwest, we offer a free septic tank inspection where we will determine if repairs are needed.  Phone our offices today on 0749139522 or email directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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Contact Details

DS Environmental Services
County Donegal,

Phone: 00353 (0)74 9139522
Fax: 00353 (0)74 91 19777