Industrial and Residential Pumps
Hampshire & Surrey Tanker Services
NEED A TANK EMPTY?
NOT ON MAIN DRAINAGE?
CESSPOOL OR SOAKAWAY OVERFLOWING?
Book a tank empty in Hampshire. If you are a homeowner in a semi rural location and aren’t on main drainage you may need to regularly empty your tank or cesspool to prevent it overflowing. Alton Pump Services offer a full waste water management service for domestic waste and commercial properties. Our professional, experienced team will ensure your tank is quickly and cleanly emptied so that your tank is left in full working order.
SHARED TREATMENT PLANTS
REGULAR SCHEDULED COLLECTIONS
COMMERCIAL & DOMESTIC TANK EMPTYING
How often should I empty my tank?
facilities. On average it’s advisable to empty your tank at least annually if you are living in a household of around 3-4 people. You should book your tank empty accordingly.
“it’s advisable to empty your tank at least annually”
What happens if i don’t empty my tank?
As your tank is out of sight it is easy to forget about it. However, the most obvious sign that your tank needs emptying is overflow and water-logging in the area surrounding your tank – noticeable by the foul smell!
Tanks need to be emptied regularly to prevent solid waste eventually building up where it can’t be compacted anymore. As a result, toxins and antibacterial substances build up killing the vital bacteria that break down the waste. Some tank emptying service providers will filter the extraction, because of this they only remove liquids. If this continues, subsequently over time the tank fills up with solids which can damage your septic tank system and cause costly damage. Alton Pump Services remove both solids and liquids and also provide septic tank cleaning services.
Septic Tank Installation
Building Regulations 2010 – Drainage and waste disposal
The regulations outline the requirements for septic tanks, drainage fields, cesspits and sewage treatment plants. Local authorities can check that your system is:
- Correctly located
- Suitable size for the property (or properties)
- Appropriate for the local ground conditions
- Maintained regularly to avoid environmental pollution.
Septic Tank or Cesspit – what’s the difference?
A septic tank can come in all different shapes and sizes. Older tanks may be brick built or concrete, modern ones are made of reinforced plastic. Septic tanks differ to cesspits as they are not sealed. Bacteria inside the tank breaks down the solid waste decomposing it more rapidly allowing the liquids to separate. As a result that they drain away through the gaps in the brickwork into the surrounding soil.
Septic tanks don’t have any mechanical parts or perform any treatment of the waste. The process is:
- Waste enters the tank.
- Next waste separates into three different layers
- Middle layer of separated waste water leaves the tank via soakaway system.
- Solids are broken down due to the bacteria
A soakaway system is a network of slotted or perforated pipes, these allow the waste water to percolate through the sub soils. Any remaining contents of the tank are removed at regular intervals by a tank emptying company.
Cesspit / Cesspool
Alton Drain Services
Pre Purchase House Drain Surveys
CCTV Drain Survey
Blocked Septic Tank
Descaling & Root Removal
Gully & Storm Drain Cleaning
Does your tank emptying service remove solids as well as liquids?
Why choose Alton Pump Services?
REPUTATION FOR QUALITY
24/7 CALL OUT
Whatever time of day (or night) we are here to help clear your blocked drain. Whether your septic tank requires emptying, or you have a blocked drain, our vans are equipped with the latest technology to resolve your drainage issue. Our friendly and efficient team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
With offices in both Hampshire and Surrey, we are strategically based to cover London and the South Coast. Call us today – we’re here to help.
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