Whether you need to arrange for your septic tank or cesspit to be emptied, or in case of an emergency, call 0800 171 2204 for immediate sewage collection. We’ll still provide you with our lowest quote for cesspit or septic tank emptying.
We provide high quality, low cost septic tank and cesspit emptying services for all sectors including industrial, commercial, utilities and marine.
Whether you’re a homeowner with a septic tank or cesspit in a remote location or you manage a large commercial business, we’ll arrange and carry out your cesspit and septic tank emptying quickly and with minimum fuss. We also collect sewage from sewage treatment plants.
Septic Tank Maintenance – when to empty your Septic Tank
If you look after your septic tank, your sewage treatment system should last for many years. However, there are a number of factors that might contribute to reducing the lifetime of your septic system.
Too much oil and fat can cause blockages as they do not easily degrade or decompose. These can be removed easily by our operatives, providing they have not entered your drainage field.
Some chemicals can cause damage to the natural balance of the system and its aerobic digestion by killing the good bacteria. These include high levels of bleach, pesticides and herbicides, caustic soda and high levels of salt. You should take care not to flush such chemicals into your septic tank.
As part of your routine maintenance for your septic system, you should carry out septic tank emptying and have the solids and sludge removed from your sewage tank at frequent intervals. This is waste that is not decomposed by aerobic digestion and if allowed to build up, will eventually cause your sewage treatment system to fail.
Emptying your septic tank will also help prevent the risk of a spill into the local environment, damage to your drain field, soakaway or other filtering method such as a reed bed and the devastation and upset caused from sewage backing up into your property.
How Often to Empty your Septic Tank
You should have your septic tank emptied frequently depending upon the level of use. As a general rule of thumb, our customers arrange their septic tank emptying approximately every 6 months.
This will vary depending on a number of factors, which include the size of the sewage tank, the number of people living in your property and special occasions where you have a number of guests.
Excessive water entering the septic tank from leaky taps or cisterns can cause problems and torrential rain could overload your drainage field and stop your septic tank from discharging.
When to Empty your Cesspit
It is important to monitor your cesspit and arrange for it to be emptied before it is full.
A cesspit does not treat or discharge waste. The cesspit simply collects the sewage waste and unless frequent cesspit emptying is carried out it will overflow and cause a spill into the local environment.
How do Septic Tanks and Cesspits work?
For details on how your septic tank or cesspit works, please visit our FAQ page. If you require any further information or help and advice, please call our Customer Services on 0800 171 2204.
Our septic tank and cesspit emptying services are environmentally friendly and we guarantee that the effluent from your sewage disposal will be processed and recycled at a licensed treatment facility. We do not dispose of sewage directly on to agricultural land.
What is the Cost for Sewage Collection?
The frequency and cost for sewage collection from your septic tank or cesspit will depend on the size of the tank. Charges are per 1000 gallons.
For your added benefit, we can also arrange high pressure water jetting to leave your septic tank or cesspit in a clean condition and if you’re worried about blockages or breakages in your sewerage or drainage system, we can provide a high quality CCTV drain survey to identify problems at the most competitive rates.
Should we identify any issues that need attention, our groundworks division can provide a timely response and a competitive rate to repair or replace any part of your sewerage or drainage system.
We operate across London and the South East supporting the commercial and industrial, utilities, marine and domestic sectors and operate an-out-of hours emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call free on 0800 171 2204 to talk to one of our team who will provide support and advice and can book any of our services for you.