Septic Tank Emptying and Cesspit Emptying
Septic Tank Emptying & Cesspit Emptying

Septic Tank Emptying & Cesspit Emptying

If you are a homeowner with a septic tank or cesspit in a remote location or you manage a large commercial business, we will arrange and carry out your septic tank emptying and cesspit emptying quickly with minimum disruption.

Getting your septic tank or cesspit emptied regularly helps to avoid the risk of overflow, blockages and costly damage to your sewage system and the environment. Learn more by finding out how septic tanks work by clicking here. We can also collect waste from sewage treatment plants, portaloos and other types of sewage tanks.

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Septic Tank Emptying Services

CountyClean Group provides high quality, cost effective septic tank and cesspit emptying services for all customers including domestic households, industrial, commercial, utilities, marine and rail industries for when a property or site cannot connect to the mains sewerage system.

For your added benefit, we can also arrange high-pressure water jetting to leave your septic tank or cesspit in a clean condition following sewage collection and if you are worried about blockages or breakages in your sewerage or drainage system, we can provide a high quality CCTV drain survey to identify problems.

Should we discover 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.

A Vacuum tanker emptying a domestic septic tank
A Vacuum tanker emptying a domestic cesspit
A CountyClean Group Vacuum tanker emptying a domestic septic tank

Maintaining Your Cesspit or Septic Tank

Over time, the sludge at the bottom of your septic tank will build up. This sludge has to be removed frequently to ensure the tank continues to work correctly and to prevent any soakaway from becoming clogged. De-sludging for most sewage sewages should take place every twelve months, however this depends on the tank size and usage.

Do not flush anything other than the 3Ps: Pee, Poo and Paper. Flushing anything else such as wipes, food and sanitary products down the toilet will cause blockages in your septic tank or cesspit.

To maintain the optimal performance of your septic tank, it is recommended to not use any biological cleaning products. These products can disrupt the natural biological decomposition process that takes place in the tank.

Septic Tank Emptying Near Me

We operate across the South of England and London, ensuring that we can reach you wherever you are located. Whether you’re in Hampshire, Sussex, Kent, Surrey, London, or any surrounding areas, we’ve got you covered.

We are licensed by the Environment Agency and accredited with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 for liquid waste disposal & collection.

We hold current accreditations from AchillesAlcumus SafecontractorNAPITFORS and Constructionline.

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24-hour Emergency Service

Our teams are available 24 hours a day – every day. We will work with you to understand what you need to manage your liquid waste disposal & collection and help you find the best solution for your business or home.

To ensure you get the best possible service, we have invested in our people and equipment to provide the skills and tools to deliver value for money.

Call 0800 171 2204 or 01323 741818 to discuss your requirements. We answer our phones 24 hours a day and we operate an emergency service 24/7.

Septic Tank & Cesspit FAQs

A cesspit is a holding tank without an outlet and will require emptying on a frequent basis depending on usage. Cesspits are a solution for properties without any mains drainage and where the discharge of treated effluent is not possible. This may be due to unsuitable ground conditions, or where infrequent use, such as for a holiday home, would prevent the use of a septic tank or packaged sewage treatment plant.

Maintenance: Check the level frequently and have the tank emptied before it gets full. You may want us to install a high-level alarm system to warn you when the tank is nearly full. Then you can book us to empty it before it overflows!

A septic tank is a holding tank designed to receive sewage and is primarily a liquid/solid separation system. The content is held for a period and then releases a clarified effluent through an outlet to a soakaway. An anaerobic bacterial environment develops in the tank which decomposes or mineralizes the waste in the tank. As the name septic implies, the sewage entering the tank becomes septic. It is possible that sometimes smells will be detected from somewhere in the drainage system. Some septic tanks may have an electric pump installed after the system to pump the effluent away.

Maintenance: How do you know when your septic tank needs emptying? Have the tank emptied on a regular basis. Make sure the outlet has an T-piece (dipper pipe) installed to stop solid debris from going down to the soakaway and eventually blocking it up. Do not connect any rain or surface water drainage into the tank. Have the pump (if fitted) checked & cleaned on a regular basis to ensure good operation.

Read our blog on how to care for Klargester Septic Tanks or How Do Septic Tanks Work for more information.

The frequency and cost of sewage tank emptying from your septic tank or cesspit will depend on the size of the tank. To prevent any build-up, sludge and floating scum, it is recommended to have the septic tank emptied/pumped out once a year. Regular emptying and servicing is the cheapest and more effective way to maintain your septic tank system and keep it in top working order.

The cost of emptying a septic tank are done per 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000 or over 4000 gallons.

Fill out a contact form for a free quote from a friendly member of our team.

Call on 0800 171 2204 or 01323 741818 to talk to one of our team who can provide support and advice and can book your sewage collection for you. Alternatively, fill in a Contact Form to get in touch.

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