Septic Tank and Emptying and Cleaning
Clearing things out…
Septic tank emptying is carried out by an expert team from your local Lanes depot, using a combination of powerful vacuumation and tankering equipment, as well as our status as registered waste handlers to empty septic tanks efficiently and responsibly.
…And cleaning them up.
Alongside our regular septic tank and cesspit emptying service, we offer septic tank cleaning. This is where we jet vac all of the lines into the tank, check the soakaway and, if necessary, clear any debris around it – resorting to a man-entry clean if necessary.
Preventing the worst from happening.
Reduce the likelihood of encountering septic tank blockages and other issues by only ever flushing pee, poo and paper down the toilet. That means no sanitary products, food waste, fats, oils or anything else – even aggressive cleaning products can have a negative impact. Seek manufacturer’s advice before attempting DIY septic tank cleaning.
New Rules relating to Septic Tanks
New rules came into force on 1st January 2015 relating to discharge from septic tanks. It’s well worth taking a quick read of the new legislation and guidelines so that you are clear on your responsibilities. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/general-binding-rules-small-sewage-discharge-to-a-surface-water. in addition you can download a copy of our septic tanks leaflet for further information on septic tanks best practice.