What is a septic tank?

Our team of tanker drivers can empty your septic tank in a clean and legal way. Our tankers vary in size from large to small to enable us to access any site.

How do they work?

Septic tanks use a simple treatment process which allows the treated wastewater to drain away to a soakaway or stream. A soakaway is a hole dug in the ground and filled with rubble and coarse stones, designed to disperse water back into the surrounding ground without flooding.

A septic tank has two chambers and is buried underground in the same way as a cesspit. As wastewater enters the first tank, solids settle at the bottom and begin to decompose, while liquid flows through to the second chamber. This allows any smaller suspended solids to settle and the water to exit the tank through the soakaway.

It’s advisable to have sludge removed from the septic tank regularly, ideally every six months. Bacteria in the tank is vital to the biological decomposition process, so over-use of biological cleaning products and bleach is not recommended.

How often do you need your septic tank emptied?

There’s no definitive answer as to how regularly you need your septic tank cleaned and emptied.
Our experienced waste engineers can provide you with the correct advice to look out for tell-tale signs of when your tank’s needing a service, so you can pre-empt any problems next time.

Our septic tank services are available around the clock for your convenience

If you have an emergency in regards to your septic tanks in the middle of the night, don’t worry. We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so that if any trouble arises, we can be there swiftly to resolve it.