Septic Tank Maintenance
LATEST REGULATIONS FOR SEPTIC TANKS & SMALL SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS.
Often overlooked or neglected is the fact that a septic system should have a regular check-up to prevent problems. Sign up to a Maintenance contract today to ensure your septic tank or small sewage treatment plant is compliant. You should have your septic system inspected every 1 to 2 years by a professional and your tank should be de-sludged when necessary. As of January 2015, you as a home or business owner are now responsible for the maintenance of your wastewater system under a new code of practice by the Environmental Agency. If you have a septic tank or a small sewage plant, by law you must ensure it complies with the ‘general binding rules’ by ensuring your system is maintained properly and does not cause pollution. Our Engineers will look after you: Desludging, Servicing, Fault Finding, Repairs, Final Effluent Monitoring, Pump Station Wet Wells and Controls
Our household, residential and small business maintenance pricing is extremely competitive, as we operate our own full-scale disposal facility. Please contact us for a quote.
GENERAL BINDING RULES
The 2015 binding rules affecting Septic Tanks that discharge to surface water deadline is fast approaching. If you have a Septic Tank that discharges directly to a watercourse you will need to replace it with a Sewage Treatment Plant by January 2020. If you sell your house before then you will need to resolve the issue prior to selling your house. Discharges from Septic Tanks directly to surface water are not allowed under these rules. Your Sewage System must meet the right standards. Must be correctly installed and have sufficient capacity for the number of people using it. Your Sewage system must be correctly maintained. When Mayglothling empties or services your system we will leave a Waste Transfer note or an Engineers Report. Please keep these documents so you can prove your system is maintained.
Frequently Asked Questions
Mayglothling Waste have a proven record of helping customers to solve their waste management problems quickly and effectively.
We have put together several of our customers most commonly asked questions.
What if i need my septic tank emptied urgently?
Our 24 hour emergency callout service can provide a quick, convenient solution.
Access to my property is restricted. Will this be a problem?
If you have a small lane or a narrow entrance to your property we will generally use a 4 wheeled, 18-tonne vacuum tanker to empty your septic tank otherwise a 6 wheeler or 8 wheeler may be used. Have a look at our vehicle fleet if you would like to get a better idea of the size of our vehicles.
I can't afford to spend a fortune on waste disposal. Are your prices competitive?
Our competitive standard charges are for up to 1,000 gallons removed and for up to one hour on site. There is a surcharge (demurrage charge) if we are on site for over an hour and an additional cost if we collect more than 1,000 gallons.
I need a household septic tank service that offers advice I can trust.
Our expertise means we are a good source of advice for anyone with a household waste disposal query and we can offer customers clear advice on keeping installations environmentally-safe.
Cesspits & Soakaway Care
The soakaway should be checked for sogginess or ponding, which indicates improper drainage, a blocked system, or excessive water use. The presence of damp or soggy areas or odours may indicate a leak in the system. In some cases, if there is nowhere in the surrounding area to site a soakaway, it may not be possible to have a septic tank. In this case, it may be necessary to have a cesspit – a holding tank for waste with no outlet. Large volumes will need to be emptied from these at regular intervals.
24hr Emergency Service
Our 24-hour reaction service covers the whole of England and Wales, handling even the most difficult waste disposal situations. For a tailored solution, call us on 0800 051 9345
Mayglothling Waste offers comprehensive solutions from Septic Tank Emptying & Portable Loo Hire to System Design and Commercial Lighting. Please browse through our domestic and commercial services. We’ve prepared some recent projects to showcase our customers, illustrating the facts, figures and included measures. For more information, please contact us here.