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Septic Tank Cleaning Services

A septic tank is located underground to store and treat the property’s wastewater. Waste treatment is done through biological decomposition, settlement, and drainage. It allows the drainage of partially treated effluent while holding the sludge into a specifically designed hopper within the tank. This sludge and fecal matter will keep accumulating inside the tank which requires emptying and cleaning at least once per annum.

However, cleaning a septic tank can be as unpleasant as it is complex. Containing toxic and decomposed biological substances, a septic tank needs expert, trained and experienced hands to clean it safely.

Fast Drains houses trained and certified cleaners and cutting-edge equipment to  provide septic tank cleaning services. We ensure a thorough cleaning to keep your septic tank in an ideal condition for dealing with household wastewater efficiently.

Benefits of Septic Tank Cleaning Services

  • Prevents septic tank leakage and pooling water around it.
  • Solves the issue of slow drains.
  • Prevents longer times required for toilet flushing.
  • Deals with the issue of foul and nasty smell arising from septic tank.
  • Constrains the vegetation growth around the septic tank.
  • Resolves the problem of overflowing scum or sludge on the water surface.
  • Prevents soakaway damage and blockages.
  • Prevents the contamination of effluent with fecal matter.

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Process of Septic Tank Cleaning

Septic tank treatment for cleaning is completed in the following steps:

  • Our tank operator visits your property to assess the job’s complexity and scale.
  • Inserts a specially designed hose into the septic tank to suck out all the accumulated waste.
  • Performs backwash for removing leftover solids that the microorganisms have not digested inside the tank chamber.
  • Inspects the tank to check if there are any cracks or damages inside to prevent your drainage system’s failure.
  • Runs a test with some water, flushing a toilet inside your home to assess the proper working of drains.
  • Disposes of the septic tank wastewater at a local waste treatment plant, keeping the local authority’s regulations in consideration.
  • Uses professional chemical cleaning products for removing any leftover scum and ensuring the safe working of your tank.
  • Recommends maintenance measures for proper functioning of your septic tank system.

Safe Disposal of Waste

Fast Drains is a professional septic tank cleaning company, and our septic tank cleaners ensure the safe disposal of waste. The waste collected from your home’s septic tank is taken to a registered disposal site to ensure environmentally friendly and safe disposal of all the matter.  These sites are equipped for further treatment and settlement of the waste to ensure the discharge of clear and treated water into the local river.

Contact us to hire the experienced and efficient septic tank cleaners near you or get a cost quote for your job.

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Septic tanks require regular cleaning to avoid health and environmental risks due to overflowing or malfunctioning. The following signs indicate that your septic tank needs to be cleaned:

  • Water pooling around the septic tank’s drain field, indicating a clogged piping system, due to which water is being forced to the surface.
  • Slow-draining sinks and toilets.
  • Foul or unusual odours coming from your septic tank.
  • Unusual and vigorous vegetation growth around the area of a septic tank.
  • Presence of scum or sludge on water.

According to the Environment Agency (EA), the frequency of cleaning a septic tank depends on the number of people living in a house, the tank’s size, and the tank’s usage. However, it is suggested that septic tanks should be emptied and cleaned at least once a year.

You can take some basic steps to reduce the chances of septic tank blockages and other problems by not washing harmful objects and harsh cleaning products down the drain. You should ensure the toilet flush is limited to 3P’s (Pee, Poo, and Paper).

The cost of septic tank cleaning depends on your property’s location and the volume of waste required to be collected, usually ranging between £175 to £275.

Septic tank cleaning can be done by using powerful vacuum tankers for sludge and waste removal; jet cleaning can also be undertaken to clear and restore the soakaway.

To ensure effective operations of your septic tank, you should keep a check on items that should not enter into it, such as baby wipes, bandages and plasters, cotton buds, chemicals, bleaches, cleaning liquids, cleaning wipes, diapers, fats, oils, and grease, food waste, needles, syringes, and sharp objects, paint and flammable liquids, plastic bags, sanitary products, tiling grout, plaster, and cement, so that the process of biological separation does not get disrupted.