Industrial waste needs to be processed – something that has not changed since the Industrial Revolution – yet the way this waste is managed has undergone a transformation in the past few decades. Landfills are no longer an acceptable option for commercial waste disposal and we specialise in the collection of non-hazardous liquid waste for industrial and agricultural clients across the UK. We are licensed and accredited waste management company that possesses an Environment Agency Waste Permit to handle non-hazardous waste.
If you are thinking of buying a home with a septic system, there are certain factors you should be aware of. The system consists of a septic tank, which is connected to your home via a series of pipes and this watertight tank needs to be emptied periodically. At J H Willis & Son, we have all the necessary equipment to safely empty septic tanks and we have many commercial and domestic customers across the North West region of the UK.
Not every house and business is hooked up to the main sewage system, so many thousands of people are still reliant on a cesspit or septic tank for the storage of domestic waste. As long term users know, regular emptying, cleaning and maintenance are the keys to ensuring that they remain fully functional and with the correct capacity. If you have recently purchased a property with a cesspit or septic tank, you may be a little less sure about what to do and how often to do it, and at J.H. Willis and Son, we are the professionals who are on hand, ready to give you all the support and advice you need.
If your house or business is not connected to the mains sewer system, then your sewage is either going into a septic tank, where solids sink to the bottom of an underground tank, while any liquid will flow out and soak away through the ground, a cesspit, which is a sealed tank for collecting the sewage or you may have a small sewage treatment plant in place. This is a partly mechanical system which will allow liquid that has been sufficiently cleaned, to go into the water system. For each of these rules have been in place for some time, which include that the sewage must be domestic in nature, such as from the bathroom or toilets of the house or business, and with regard to how any of it is subsequently being released either into the ground, or if it is reaching surface water, such as rivers and streams.
Septic tank cleaning can be a little messy. And it is not really something you can do yourself. If you are thinking about hiring a company that is specialised in cleaning septic tanks, there are several questions to ask them prior to hiring them to get the job done.
When you own your own home, there are so many things to think of when it comes to maintenance, plumbing, paintwork, keeping all your electrical appliances in working order – the list can seem endless. Cleaning your septic tank is probably not high on the list and you may not realise it but it is absolutely vital in order to prevent any issues from developing that could be pretty disgusting for your family and your neighbours! If it’s not something you really want to think about, you can contact the experts, J.H. Willis & Son, and we’ll be more than happy to ensure that your septic tank is in tip top condition all year round.
While the UK doesn’t have as many septic tanks as some countries, when you visit more rural areas they can still be quite common, with a high percentage of remote properties using this sort of system. However, if you’ve just moved into a property with a septic tank, it can be difficult to know how to maintain it, ensuring that the tank doesn’t overflow or become damaged, as well as getting the most from your unit. But how can you look after your septic tank, and how much maintenance does it really need?
A lot of people dream of countryside living, whether it’s a renovated farmhouse or a cosy cottage, but what many people don’t realise is that a remote location can mean that a septic tank is a necessity. This is because remote properties aren’t connected to the main sewer lines, so a tank basically holds your waste, and will therefore need to be emptied and cleaned regularly, which if you’re not used to it can feel like kind of a hassle. So, should you consider buying a property if it means dealing with a septic tank?
Many properties around the UK, particularly those of which are more rural, are still fitted with cesspits when suitable access to a mains sewer is unavailable. Cesspits are a viable way of disposing of and storing waste but they require regular cleaning, emptying and maintenance to ensure they remain in good working order.
If you have just bought a property that has a cesspit installed or you already own one, we’ll explain how we can help you ensure that it continues to provide efficient service for years to come.
The use of a septic tank is a clean and efficient way to handle the processing of sewage waste within households and small properties. It is for this reason that the septic tank is the most common type of waste treatment system installed within properties which do not feature a connection to a mains sewer.
With that said, septic tanks are not immune to failure, the causes of which are usually due to poor maintenance and the absence of an appropriate emptying schedule. Here, we’ll outline the most common problems you are likely to face and how to rectify them.