When you need emergency septic tank emptying or if your septic tank is full, call 0800 171 2204 to arrange for your sewage tank to be emptied – we’ll dispatch one of our vacuum tankers straight away.
Septic tank emptying will help prevent the risk of a spill into the local environment, damage to your drain field, soak-away or other filtering method such as a reed bed and the devastation and upset caused from sewage backing up into your property.
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 septic tank system to fail.
2020 Septic Tank Regulations:
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.
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.