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FAQ's

Expert septic tank extraction in Wellington

Dawson Waste Services provide a variety of highly reliable liquid waste collection and treatment services to clients throughout the Greater Wellington region, such as grease trap cleaning, professional septic tank extraction, and much more.

Servicing both the industrial, commercial and residential sectors, we're equipped for a job of any size and we won't leave a mess! Call us in Wellington today and find out more about our fantastic liquid waste disposal options.  

What are the signs that my septic tanks needs emptying?

  • Smelling or wet areas around the tank and drainage field
  • Overflowing drains
  • Toilets and sinks that are slow to drain

How often should my septic tank be emptied?

When it comes to septic tank maintenance here in Wellington, for an average family of four we recommend your septic tank be serviced every 3 to 4 years, and at least every three years for a larger family. The frequency is also dependent on what goes into the system, how many people use it, the capacity of the tanks, and whether or not you recycle grey water.

How long does it take to empty the septic tank?

Providing everything is straightforward, it should take about 45 minutes.

What can I do to maintain my septic system and allow it to function 
effectively?

There are several do’s and don't's when it comes to maintaining your septic system. For more information read this article How Your Septic Tank System Works.

How close do you need to get to the septic tank?

When it comes to septic tank maintenance, the closer we can get the better.

We routinely carry 30m of hose. If the distance to your septic tank is greater than this then we will need to know so we can bring extra hose in order to effectiviely clean your septic tank.

My property is well landscaped. Do your trucks leave a mess behind?

Modern and well maintained, our trucks do not drip oil on driveways and our team makes every effort possible to protect your property while undertaking any of our work.

What areas do you service?

Dawson Waste Services Ltd covers Greater Wellington and surrounding areas, from Wellington Airport to as far north as Kaitoke and Kapiti Coast
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