Septic Tank Emptying - South East & London - CountyClean Group

Septic Tank Emptying and Cleaning

We empty septic tanks and cesspits across all of East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, London, Kent and Hampshire, meaning that the whole of London, the South East and South of England will be covered – no matter how rural the property is.

Whether you need to arrange for cesspit or septic tank emptying, or in case of an emergency, call 0800 171 2204 or 01323 741818 for immediate sewage collection.

We provide high quality, low cost cesspit and septic tank 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.

2020 Septic Tank Regulations:

New rules were introduced in 2015 by the government for septic tanks, they aim to end the practice of septic tanks discharging directly into a local watercourse such as a river or stream.

These rules are designed to reduce the level of pollution from sewage in watercourses.

Septic tanks that discharge into watercourses must be replaced or upgraded by 1 January 2020, or when you sell your property if it is before this date.

Systems can be replaced by connecting to a mains sewer (where available), installing a drainage field (soakaway) or replacing with a sewage treatment plant. We also provide a full range of civil engineering and groundwork services, from locating and repairing broken or collapsed drainage to the design and provision of a complete drainage sewage system or soakaways.

How do Septic Tanks Work?

For more information on septic tanks have a look at our article.

Our septic tank emptying service is environmentally friendly and we guarantee that the effluent from your sewage disposal will be processed and recycled at a licensed treatment facility.

We are fully accredited and do not dispose of human waste directly on to agricultural land.

If you require more information or advice about septic tank emptying or any of our other services, please ring our customer services team on 0800 171 2204.

Septic Tank Maintenance

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 tank system.

Too much oil and fat can cause blockages as they do not easily degrade or decompose. These can be removed easily by our operative, providing they have not entered your drainage field.

Flushing waste items that do not decompose include cigarette ends, cotton buds, tampons, rubber or small plastic items will cause your tank to fill quickly. All of these can be removed quickly during your septic tank emptying service. Disposing of food waste into your septic tank can overload your system and cause failure. Once again, these items can be removed by our operative when they empty your septic tank.

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.

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 septic 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.

We understand your duty of care and the need to prevent a spill from your septic tank and will always respond quickly to your call.

Immediate Response

We operate across East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, London, Kent and Hampshire 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.

Contact Us.

Feel free to get in contact with any questions you might have.

Contact Details Email [email protected] Freephone: 0800 171 2204 Switchboard: 01323 741818 Fax: 01323 767388

Head Office and Registered address: CountyClean Environmental Services Ltd Pacific House Sovereign Harbour Innovation Park Eastbourne East Sussex BN23 6FA

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