How do they work?
Septic tanks use a simple treatment process that 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.
Emptying your septic tank
It’s advisable to have sludge removed from the septic tank regularly, ideally every six to twelve months. Bacteria in the tank is vital to the biological decomposition process. Therefore, we do not recommend overusing biological cleaning products and bleach. It is crucial that you avoid pouring hazardous waste down your drains or toilets. This can also cause potential threats to the environment and to your septic tank. Emptying your septic tank when necessary helps to prevent overflowing, blockage, costly damage to your system and damage to the environment. At Brooks Waste we specialise in septic tank emptying services to ensure that these problems do not arise.
With years of experience in the industry, we take care to adhere to all health, safety and environmental regulations. Not only do we empty your septic tank safely, we are also able to provide you with the necessary information to help maintain and look after your septic tank correctly.
- Our team will use tankering and vacuumation equipment to remove the sludge from your septic tank
- We take care when disposing of all waste materials in the correct way at a sewage treatment plant
- Our goal is to guide you on how to maintain your septic tank and ensure it is functioning correctly
- We operate in Essex, London and all surrounding areas
So, if you are looking to have your septic tank emptied, please do not hesitate to get in touch and see how we can assist you. Alternatively, you can find us on Facebook!