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Why Choose Rescue Rod for your septic tank issues?

  • 24 hour call out service

  • No call out fee, straight hourly rates

  • Resolving septic tank issues since 1983

  • Fully trained and insured staff across all aspects of sewerage and water.

  • All septic tank services provided throughout Dorset.

  • Bournemouth council's main contractor since 1981

  • BCP council's current main contractor

Call us today on 01202 393 541


Septic tanks collect wastewater and sewage from properties and businesses that do not have a connection to the the mains sewer. 


Waste travels from the property’s toilet to the septic tank via a wastewater pipe.

It enters the septic tank through an Inlet T-Piece. 


Once the liquid reaches the level of the outlet pipe in the first chamber it overflows into the second chamber. Naturally occurring bacteria break down the waste.

When the waste settles in the first chamber it separates into three layers. 


The bottom layer is known as sludge. This is more dense waste that has built up over time.

The middle layer is unclean water (or liquor).

The top layer is the scum or crust. This is solids that have not yet broken down.

Our tanker will remove the top and bottom layers.

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