– Concrete or plastic lids above the septics must be exposed. This does not mean PVC inspection caps. The lids will look like this.
Lids must be accessible to be able to shift them.
Please make sure your animals are restrained or secured for our visit.
While all care will be taken, not to damage property, no responsibility with be taken if lids are cracked or damaged due to missing lifters.
Plants are very susceptible to the hose jumping around and some could be damaged in the process.
If you have a riser above your septic, this will be either one large concrete lid approximately 2 metres x 1 metres, or 2 smaller lids split in the middle.
If your septic is buried it will have one lid with a wire lifter (normally 1750 litres), two lids with wire lifters (normally 3000 litres) or three lids with a swift lift (small steel lugs in a concave concrete dip, normally 3200 litres).
Older properties often have square septics with 3 or 4 large concrete lids, often these can be pumped out by shifting the 3rd lid from the house, allowing to get to both sides of the septic. (These are often, but not always 2ooo litres)
All of these lids need to be exposed to do the septic properly. If the septic isn’t exposed properly our driver cannot get full access and we will not be able to pump out the septic completely.
Cleaning through inspection points should be a last resort and you will need to get the septic cleaned more often to reduce the crust in the first chamber. This will not clean the septic properly but will usually get you out of trouble for a while.
Local Liquid is not liable for damage to any infrastructure caused in preforming the job they have been hired to do.
If you are unsure of where your septic is located, we have a sonar locator which will assist us in finding your septic.
If at anytime you are unsure of what kind of septic you have or what you need to do to prepare for our visit then please call us and we will endeavour to help.