Septic tanks are effectively big holes of sewage – How do we empty them?
When septic tanks approach their max capacity the waste must be emptied as to continue normal waste removal. This is done by using a waste removal vehicle which has a large pressurised vacuum attached to a hose which sucks up the sewage into the vehicles waste tank.
An engineer will gain access to the septic tank and insert the vacuumed hose into the septic tanks holding area. When the nozzle of the vacuum is submerged in the waste the pump is activated to increase pressure forcing the waste to rise up the pipe and begin filling the waste removal tank.
The size of the waste removal tank will depend on the company that you book the septic tank emptying with. You need to know the approximate amount of waste that is contained in your septic tank before booking so an appropriate vehicle can be booked to remove your waste.
Once the Septic Tank is empty or the waste removal vehicle is full, the sewage will be transported to an approved storage and treatment facility. These waste disposal facilities are in local proximity to the waste to prevent unnecessary transport distance.
Some of this waste will be reused for industrial applications such as renewable fertiliser or energy generation such as gasification.
How oftern should a septic tank be emptired?
This depends on the size of the septic tank, small septic tanks should be emptied every year. Larger ones can last a couple of years without the requirement of emptying. Please check your documentation for your septic tank to find out the recommended service frequency.
You should make sure that your septic tank is emptied before it overflows as blockages will damage the septic tank and reqiure additonal work ro repair.
Can you empty my septic tank?
We do provide a septic tank emptying service but we willl require additonal information about your septic tank to confirm if we can provide our service. You can contact our head office and we can quickly point you in the right direction.