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What Is Septic Tank Emptying And How Often Should You Empty Your Tank In Bournemouth?

Whether you own a small home or a huge house, your septic tank will need to be emptied at some point. And whereas you may be tempted to think this is something you can do yourself, it is not a straightforward task and it is also an extremely messy and time-consuming job, too–not only do you need to remove the sludge from the septic tank, but you also need to dispose of it hygienically.

Septic Tank Emptying

After all, the contents of your septic tank can be a health hazard as they contain a lot of bacteria which could cause stomach upsets or even transfer certain diseases if you come into close contact with them.

But don’t worry. There are plenty of professionals out there who can help!

How often should you empty your Septic Tank?

How often you should have your septic tank emptied depends on how much use it gets on a daily basis. If you have a large family or if your home is often used by others, then it would be best to get it emptied every few months. If you have a smaller family or if only one or two people live at home and there aren’t many guests, then you can opt to get your tanks emptied every 6 months to one year.

Staying on top of emptying your septic tank on a regular basis can save you thousands of pounds over time because the specialist companies that come out to help you will also take care of any repairs that need doing as well as provide advice on how best to maintain and use your system in order for it to function effectively.

If your tank has not been dumped for some time, then there may be more waste built up in the pipes and chambers of your system than usual. This could mean that when it does come to emptying them out again, there will be everything from grease build-up to toilet paper in there as well!

If your tank is full of sludge and the water level has reached the top, then it is definitely time for it to be emptied. A lot of waste has built up inside the septic tank, and this means that there was a considerable amount of liquid or wastewater passing through your system, which will require emptying on a regular basis.

What’s involved in emptying a septic tank?

There are 2 parts to emptying a tank. The first is suction which is the process of extracting waste from the tank. This can be done by using a specialist suction truck or by using powerful pumps that are placed inside your septic tank. The second part is transportation which is the process of transporting waste to a disposal facility where it will be treated before being released into landfills or water treatment facilities.

These two processes are usually done by different people, with the suction part being done by specialists while transportation is carried out by general haulage contractors. It may be that you need to book each contractor separately yourself, but at Pro Septic Tank, we offer a one-stop shop and organize the whole process for you, so you don’t need to worry about finding different specialists.

A typical service vehicle will come equipped with a vacuum pump, hoses, and transport tanks that separate any water and waste for safe transportation without causing any contamination or pollution to the surrounding areas. The operator will use this equipment to suck up all of the contents of your septic tank into their tank, leaving it completely empty. They also have the option to pump out excess water from underground tanks if you need this done as well.

Once both processes are complete, your septic company will then flush out any remaining sludge in your pipes before taking away all of their equipment.

Once the septic tank has been emptied, it will most often be cleaned and inspected before being put back to use again.

Where do I find septic tank emptying services?

Search on Google or in your local Yellow Pages, and you will find people advertising septic tank emptying services, but if they haven't come up with a recommendation from a trusted friend or neighbor, then you may be unsure whether or not to call them. So, it is important to make contact with the septic tank emptying company first, find out an outline of the complete service they offer, and of course, get a quotation. You should also check out their track record by looking at the referrals they have on their website or marketing literature.

Most of these guys also provide specialist cleaning services for emptying septic tanks, pumping tanks, cesspits, and interceptors on industrial sites as well as commercial establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafes, etc.

So if you need to have your septic tank emptied or cleaned, then I would recommend doing some research, so you know exactly what to expect and have no unwelcome surprises waiting for you.

It is important that you ask your septic tank emptying company if they offer any other kind of services that you might need in the future. If you own a building, for example, and want to keep the shared areas clean and tidy, a cleaning service can help with this. It is likely that the septic tank emptying company will also be able to provide advice on how often to empty your tank.

The Best Septic Tank Emptying Company in Bournemouth

If you live in Bournemouth or the surrounding areas, you can contact the specialists at Pro Drainage Septic Tanks in Bournemouth. With over 20 years in the plumbing and drainage industry, Pro Septic Tanks have the experience, expertise, and all the necessary equipment to suck out the sludge in your tank, spot problems with your system, and fix them before they can lead to major issues.

What’s more, our operators will work quickly and efficiently and leave your property clean and tidy and your septic tank sparkling (or as much as a septic tank can sparkle!).

So, if your septic tank hasn’t been emptied in a while and you think it is due to be emptied and cleaned, call us at 0800 824 72 99 or email

We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and our friendly staff is always happy to help you. Learn more information about Installing a Septic Tank.

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