SEPTIC TANK EMPTYING
We provide a nationwide professional and compliant septic tank emptying service. The most effective way to maintain your septic tank is to ensure it is emptied regularly to avoid any overspills, blockages or general drainage problems. Although the term septic tank sounds bad, it is actually an environmentally friendly, tried and tested system that works. Although they are "naturally" biodegrading your waste over time, they still require emptying regularly.
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In many rural areas throughout the UK, properties use septic tanks to collect waste water and sewage when there is no direct access to a mains sewer. Although these tanks are designed to biodegrade your waste 'naturally', there is still a requirement to empty the septic tank regularly, on average this is annually. This is because 'sludge' builds up from your waste at the bottom of the tank and in order to avoid overspill or drainage problems this must be removed.
Under the new Septic Tank Regulations by the Environment Agency in England any septic tanks that discharge to a watercourse would need to be upgraded or replaced. For more information on the new regulations we have created a simple guide outlining all the new rules and regulations you need to ensure you comply with standards, failure to do so will incur an unlimited fine for non compliance.
Your Septic Tank is designed to handle all of the normal, daily effluent flow your house produces, from toilet waste to washing liquids. They vary in size and capacity, so every tank has a slightly different care requirement.
A septic tank allows the sludge of waste to separate from effluent, this effluent then runs over to a soakaway system, but the sludge remains. It is this sludge which requires emptying and disposing of before it becomes a hazard – thats where we come in.
For your tank to work correctly, the sludge needs to be removed on a regular basis. Typically, your Septic Tank will require an annual empty to ensure you avoid problems such as your system backing up.
We provide a friendly, professional and prompt service for septic tank emptying. Our modern fleet of tankers are operated by fully trained specialists, delivering an efficient and reliable service for thousands of homes across the UK.
We have over 20 years of experience and are licensed waste carriers with the Enviroment Agency. We can cover all situations from a one off empty to scheduling regular tankering visits depending upon on your requirements. We can ensure your vessel is emptied (desludged) on a scheduled and regular basis. This will ensure the system is running to maximum efficiency and also that it is compliant with the environmental regulation at all times.
Grease Trap Emptying
Grease traps need regular emptying to ensure they do not become clogged and blocked. As with any form of waste there must be full traceability in the form of a waste transfer note to ensure the FOG has been correctly disposed of within regulation guidelines.
Nearly half a million tonnes of grease and fat enter the UK sewerage system every year. Grease sticks to pipe walls, which can eventually lead to blockages while fats and oils damage waste water treatment equipment, costing municipalities millions in repairs every year. If allowed to enter a natural water course, fats, oils and grease (FOG) can cause serious damage to the environment.
For these reasons, legislation ensuring that the correct FOG management is used by food service operators is now being heavily enforced. Polluters can face large fines or even closure if FOG waste isn’t managed effectively.
Fortunately, grease management systems such as grease traps and gravity grease traps are readily available. They’re often the first-choice FOG management solution for kitchen operators but how do you empty and clean them?