Many properties in rural area’s are not served by mains drainage meaning a septic tank, cesspit or sewage treatment plant will be used to store domestic waste. In order to maintain these systems, they will need regular emptying. With years of experience our drivers are knowledgeable and have a good understanding on a wide range of sewage systems.
The frequency of empty’s will depend solely on the system used, the size of the tank and how many people it services, however in order to maintain a fully functioning sewage system we recommend that they should be emptied at least once a year.
If your tank begins to emit a smell this could be an indicator it needs emptying. At this stage it is good to get an empty booked in as soon as possible. Leaving the tank whilst it smells can cause further problems like overflows or backing up the drains causing blockages.
Septic tanks with a soak away can often be mislead as being full. The liquid will slowly drain away through the soak away whilst the solids will remain in the bottom of the tank. The tank will maintain the same level throughout meaning it can look full. A soak away is used to filter the waste water and allow it to absorb into the ground.
Cesspits don’t have a soakaway and will hold onto all of the waste water and solids meaning they are usually a lot larger than a septic tank. If you have a cesspit please specify when booking and we will organise for the correct vehicle to attend.
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