Septic Tank Emptying & Desludging

Our services cover the South East and East Anglia.

Owls Hall is the UK’s leading Waste Management system company working with residential and commercial septic tanks. Our experienced septic tank emptying and desludging team can work with septic tanks of all makes and models and hold a valid waste carrier license. When you book with us, you can rest assured that your waste is being transported and disposed of both legally and correctly to protect people, wildlife and the environment.

Why is septic management important?

It’s important that all wastewater from a septic tank is taken away and disposed of in a safe environment. If this isn’t done, human waste will leach out and contaminate the area and pollute local watercourses, increasing the risk to people and wildlife.

For this reason, septic tank emptying and desludging is a regular requirement for all wastewater systems (whether residential or commercial).

The Environment Agency advises that you must have your septic tank or treatment plant emptied at least once a year. Regularly emptying or desludging your septic tank ensures optimum performance and maintains the legal quality of discharge.

At Owls Hall, we can effectively manage your septic tanks, pumping stations, grease traps, and oil separators.

Our services

We provide a quick and efficient septic tank emptying service, with the work carried out within a few days of your request and at incredibly competitive prices.

While we carry out our services, we will also do a visual check of your tank free of charge to ensure that everything is working as it should.

Septic tank emptying

Septic tanks work by breaking down household plumbing into three different layers: sludge, scum and effluent, allowing waste water to flow away without damaging the local environment.

These layers need to be emptied to prevent blockages, overflows and breakdowns. This is precisely what our team does as part of our septic tank emptying service.

How often should I empty a septic tank

According to the Environment Agency advice, your septic tank should be emptied at least once per year.

How quickly your tank fills ups, depends on the size of your tank and how many users are connected to it.

For example, a one-person household won’t have to have their tank emptied as much as a four-person household.

Similarly, a residential property will likely be emptied less frequently than a large commercial property, even if the commercial building has a larger tank.

How much does it cost to empty a septic tank?

The septic tank emptying cost varies depending on the size of the system. With that said, our emptying service begins at £115 for a 1,000-gallon septic tank.

For an accurate quote based on your specific needs, please complete the contact form below to make an online booking, providing as much information as possible so that we can get back to you with the most accurate pricing.

Septic tank desludging

As we mentioned earlier, a septic tank separates household waste into three layers. It’s really important that those layers are removed and disposed of properly to prevent blockages, breakages and overflowing.

Desludging involves the removal of the scum and sludge layers of the tank, ensuring the tank continues operating as it should.

Our team are experienced in desludging as well as emptying septic tanks.

How often should a septic tank be desludged?

The frequency in which you book desludging will depend on your manufacturer’s recommendation.

As a general rule of thumb, when the sludge accumulates to 50% of the septic tank, it’s time to book a desludging.

We’ve created a servicing and desludging frequency table to help you manage your system based on who manufactured it.

Desludging septic tank cost

The exact cost of septic tank desludging will depend on the size of your tank.

Our desludging service begins at £115. For the most accurate quote, please fill out the contact form below including as much information as possible so that we can get back to you with the most accurate pricing and book you in.

About Owls Hall

At Owls Hall, we’ve learned a lot over the last 50 years, leading to us becoming the UK’s leading sewage treatment specialists. As registered waste carriers, we can safely carry out septic tank emptying and desludging, ensuring that the waste is disposed of in a way that won’t harm local wildlife or other people. We continuously operate in line with the latest legislation.

We’re a rural business with farming roots, so taking care of our surroundings is of the utmost importance to us. We offer a complete service to both residential and commercial properties, regularly servicing tanks to ensure continuous performance.

If you’d like to book septic tank emptying or desludging, please complete and submit this form.

If we’ve worked on your tank in the last three years, simply include your surname, postcode, telephone number and email address, and we will contact you during office hours to arrange a date and book you in.

If you are a new customer, please include as much information as possible and we will contact you to discuss availability, provide a quote and explain payment methods.