Septic tanks are usually two chambers with a dividing wall to allow solids and liquids to separate. All waste from the building is generally discharged by gravity into the first chamber, this allows solids to either sink or float and then any liquids will discharge through the second chamber. This method of partial sewage treatment has been used for hundreds of years, however in the last fifty years, legislation has dictated its sizing, condition of treatment and the permission to discharge the liquors.
Here at BKP Group, we understand that many may find septic tank emptying and the legislation surrounding emptying them quite confusing, so here’s a list of 5 tips to help you understand proper septic tank waste management. If you’re interested in a septic tank waste management service, give our team a call today or use our online quote system.
5 Tips For Septic Tank Waste Management & Septic Tank Emptying
- A Septic Tank Requires Frequent Emptying
Emptying the septic tank is a part of your household maintenance for those with domestic septic tanks. However, as many tanks are located underground, it’s important that you do not neglect this essential maintenance task. Do not fall into an ‘out of sight out of mind’ mindset, failure to empty the tank at an appropriate time could result in several major issues including but not limited to pollution of nearby land.
- Be Careful What Goes Into Your Plumbing
Whilst it is very important that nothing inappropriate is flushed down your drains regardless of the plumbing waste system you use, it’s important that you don’t flush any thick liquids down a system that uses a septic tank or a cess pool. This is because thick liquids and other such materials have a high potential to cause blockages, which could then cause an overflow. Additionally you should only use biologically friendly cleaning products. This is because hazardous and flammable materials may not dissipate when they enter the tank, potentially causing an environmental issue.
- Ensure You Have Consent To Discharge Your
Septic Tank Waste
Just like any other system that requires discharge, you need to obtain permission from the Environment Agency to discharge liquors to the ground, watercourse. However, with regards to septic tanks, the Environment Agency will only grant this ‘consent to discharge’ if you can prove that the ground conditions are satisfactory to allow liquors to soak away. In order to determine that the area is suitable you will need carry out a porosity test.
- Don’t Neglect Your Property’s Drainage
Even if you follow all the best practices, blockages can still occur. However, when you have a septic tank, it’s important not to put any charge chemicals or cleaning products down your drains as such we highly recommend our drainage services. Our team can provide cleaning services, drainage repairs, and high pressure water jetting to allow for blockage clearance including fibrous root removal, grease and fat build-ups, and de-scaling. Additionally, should an emergency incident occur with your septic tank, our emergency response team are on hand to provide emergency drainage waste management services and solutions.
- Ensure Your Septic Tank Waste Is Properly
Managed; Only Use Licensed Professionals
Emptying your septic tank is an important part of regular household maintenance for those that own properties with them, and just like other items of waste disposal it’s essential that it is managed and disposed of correctly and in a manner that complies with all relevant legislative requirements. As such, in addition to keeping records of your waste you should also make sure that the waste from your septic tank is emptied and transported by a responsible and fully licensed waste management company.
Why Should You Choose BKP Group To Empty Your Septic Tank?
In addition to being registered as a Carrier, Broker, Dealer – Upper Tier and having various accreditations from the International Organisation for Standardisation including quality, environmental, and health and safety; we also have over five decades of experience. For over 50 years, BKP Group have been providing waste management and waste disposal services to a wide range of clients, including domestic and a diverse selection of businesses from various different industries.
Our team of technicians are fully qualified and are regularly trained to meet the latest safety and quality standards. All members of staff are equipped with the correct tools and protective equipment to do their job in a safe working environment. We understand the importance of strict health and safety policies, after all waste management and disposal services have the potential to be dangerous to both health & safety, and the environment. We understand the risks associated with providing these services; as such we take the appropriate steps to manage the risks involved; treating the statutory health and safety requirements as the minimal standard. Our team are fully equipped with the skills, tools, equipment, and experience that they need to provide a wide range of waste management and disposal services including hazardous and non-hazardous wastes for both domestic and commercial clients.
For More Information Or To Make An Enquiry, Give Our Team A Call
Founded in 1964 and driven by a dedicated team from our Romsey transfer station, BKP Group utilise latest technologies and recognised strategies to provide sustainable solutions in waste management. So if you’re in need of a talented and experienced waste management business to empty and dispose of your septic tank waste, we’re the ideal choice for homeowners in the South East England region. So please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team of waste management experts if you have any questions or if you would like to make an enquiry.
If you would like to speak to a member of staff, you can talk to us by calling 0800 376 5004, Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. Alternatively, you could contact our team online using one of the following methods.
- You can send our team an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You can fill out our contact form and a member of staff will respond as soon as possible.
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