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Septic Tank Cleaning

septic tank cleaning

Septic tanks can play a vital role in helping your household deal with wastewater in a way that’s efficient, affordable, and environmentally friendly. But they also need to be cleaned and maintained regularly to avoid costly problems from arising.

If you need your septic tank emptying or cleaning, give the experts at Priority Drainage a call. As leading drainage contractors and registered waste handlers, we can help you empty your tanks safely and responsibly, using a combination of powerful vacuuming and tanking equipment, and get everything back in optimal working order.
With a network of depots and a fleet of advanced 3,000, 4,000, and 5,000-gallon tankers operating across the country, we are well placed to deliver the support you need to keep your tank well-maintained and in top condition.

For more information or a free quotation, call us on  (01) 525 3150 or fill in our online inquiry form to request a callback.

Does my septic tank need emptying?
Septic tanks need to be emptied out regularly to prevent the significant health and environmental risks that can ensue when the tank overflows or malfunctions.

The following telltale signs may demonstrate that your
 tank needs to be emptied:

  • Pooling water around the drain field of your septic tank, suggesting that the piping system is clogged and liquid is being forced to the surface

  • Issues with slow-draining sinks and toilets that cannot be resolved by unblocking the drain in question

  • Foul or unusual odors in the area of the tank

  • Unusually vigorous plant growth in the area around the tank

  • Overflowing sludge or scum on the water, for systems where sewage flows into the water

The question of how often a cesspit should be emptied is difficult to answer definitively, as this will depend on how many people are living in the household, and how often the tank is used.
However, as a general rule, emptying the tank once a year can be a good guideline.

How can I prevent problems with my septic tank?

As with any drainage maintenance problem, prevention is better than a cure, which is why it’s important to take basic steps to reduce the likelihood of septic tank blockages and other issues.

The most important piece of advice is to ensure that the tank is not damaged by washing harmful objects or substances down the drain. When flushing the toilet, its contents should be restricted to the so-called Three Ps – pee, poo, and paper – which means no period care products, food waste, fats, oils, grease or anything else should ever go into the pipes.

Even aggressive cleaning products can have a negative impact, meaning care should be taken when using these. The same is true when undertaking DIY septic tank cleaning – this should only ever be done with careful reference to the manufacturer’s guidance.

How can Priority Drainage help?

If your septic tank is full and in need of cleaning and emptying, leave it to the expert team at Priority Drainage. As one of Ireland's leading privately owned specialist drainage contractors, we offer an unrivaled tanking service that allows us to remove and dispose of vast quantities of sludge and slurry from overflowing tanks with a minimum of fuss.

Aided by our state-of-the-art vacuuming equipment, our septic tank emptying
, and cesspit emptying services can deliver optimum results with minimal disruption to you.

We also offer a septic tank cleaning service, in which our qualified professionals use jet vacuuming to clear all of the lines into the tank, check the soakaway, and – if necessary- clear any debris around it, even if a man-entry clean is needed to do so.

We’ll do everything in our capability to keep your septic
tank system safe, efficient, and fit for essential everyday use, so give us a call on (01) 525 3150  for a free quotation, or use our online inquiry form to request a call back whenever you are available.

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