Septic Tank emptying

A definitive guide to why and when to have your Septic Tank emptied

Nationwide Septic Tank Emptying


If you are a homeowner we recommend you read on

We know the internet is full of an unlimited amount of information on just about anything - so we try to cut through all the noise and provide exactly what you need to know to make your life that bit easier. If you are a homeowner we recommend you read on, as we will explain why it is important to have your septic tank emptied, and equally important is knowing WHEN you need to have it emptied. We’ll include a shameless plug can make a booking to have your septic tank emptied on our quick and easy online booking platform, rest assured we partner with only the very best professionals in the industry to ensure you receive a 5 star service every time.

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As promised, we are going to tell you exactly why you should have your septic tank inspected every 1-3 years, and emptied every 3-5 years

How do you know if your septic tank is full and needs to be emptied?

Here are the signs to look out for - you have trouble flushing your toilet;, your pipes make a gurgling sound; pooling of water in areas; your garden is suddenly growing lush, green grass; your home or garden smells like sewage! If you have any of these ‘symptoms’ in or around your home, we advise you get your septic tank inspected and emptied as soon as possible.

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Emptying the Septic Tank yourself

A common thought amongst people looking to save on the cost, is to empty it themselves. However, any professional will strongly advise against this. Why? Because it is a challenging and very laborious process. If done incorrectly you risk damaging your tank, improperly disposing of waste or failing to remove all the waste from the tank. It’s also potentially a very dirty job…best to leave it to the professionals!

How often should a septic tank be emptied?

Probably the most common question is how often should a septic tank be emptied? This answer can vary depending on the tank size, number of people in the household, habits of water use and the amount of solids accumulated in the tank. However you are best to have your tank inspected every 1-3 years, and pumped every 3-5 years - you can use this as a general rule of thumb.

Where does waste come from?

To complete this definitive guide on septic tanks, let’s look at where the waste that accumulates in the tank comes from in your household? You don’t necessarily need to know this, but no harm telling you anyway! So all the drains in your home converge to a single pipe that leads to the septic tank under the ground outside. When the waste from your toilet, shower, sinks and washing machine leave your house it is combined and goes directly to your septic tank where it is then separated again.


So there you have it, everything you need to know about getting your septic tank emptied. If you have read this far, you should know if your septic tank is due an inspection, or if it needs to be emptied. We take great care of all our customers and we have received over 1,100 5 Star Reviews on Trustpilot. We use only the very best partners to work with offering a nationwide service and at very affordable prices too! We hope this was helpful!

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