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Septic Tanks

Hallwell provides septic tank solutions for private drainage including repair, service & installation of all septic tanks and private drainage systems.

Septic Tank Repairs

Septic Tank Repairs

We repair all septic tank systems for both domestic and commercial properties including the upgrade of old septic tanks, replacing septic tanks, installing new septic tanks or soakaway issues.

Septic Tank Replacement

Septic Tank Installation

We attempt to repair septic tank systems where possible but sometimes the tank may need replacing. We are experienced in replacing all types of septic tanks, including large and old systems.

Septic Tank Soakaways

Septic Tank Soakaway

We are experts in soakaway installation and repair. A septic tank requires a soakaway to allow the treated wastewater to drain away. We can help with pools of water around your tank and Wastewater backing-up.

Liquid Waste Removal

Septic Tank Waste Removal

We empty septic tanks in Essex, Surrey, Suffolk, London and Hertfordshire. We have multiple large capacity tankers which are suitable for extracting liquid waste from domestic or commercial septic tank system.

Septic Tank Emptying with a Waste Removal Tanker

Septic Tank Faults

When to call in the experts

Effluent or waste overflow, wet patches or pooling liquid emitting foul smells at the surface surrounding your septic tank system are indicators of system failure. As the septic system treats raw sewage, failure to remedy these problems can lead to property and environmental damage resulting in costly repairs and fines.

What to do?

Our Private Drainage experts will be able to diagnose the origin of the faults and take necessary steps to repair any damage to the septic tank system. Call our experts today for a free quote or to book an appointment.

Other Services

Our Private Drainage specialists are fully trained and equipped to deal with all aspects of sewage, septic and waste management systems and their components. We also provide the following services:

What is a septic tank?

A septic tank is a tank used for waste water treatment and is part of a drainage system. It’s designed to treat sewage and waste water in domestic and commercial applications. The pipes from your house are then connected via an inlet pipe to the tank. The design of a system has an underground tank and T-shaped outlet to prevent the sludge and scum from leaving the tank and entering the drainage field area.

My septic tank is failing what other solutions are available?

A Septic Tank is an older form of wastewater management and can often result in bad odour, soakaway flooding or failure, and even can lead to polluting a nearby watercourse. Is there an alternative to Septic Tanks?

Yes, a sewage treatment plant is more efficient. You also need to comply with septic tank regulations. A treatment plant can help to solve bad odours and feature odourless operation, they also have a more efficient and longer soakaway life, and the effluent is treated to the new EN12566-3 standard. The effluent from a sewage treatment plant can discharge into a watercourse if it is compliant to the Environment AgencyGeneral Binding Rules’. If you require installation, repair or any help with your drainage in South East of England, please call our engineers.

What are the signs of a failing septic tank? Do I need a repair service?

  • Noises such as gurgling sounds coming from the tank or system.
  • Foul odours coming from the system and the drainage field.
  • Sewage and water from your drains, sinks and toilets starting to back up into your property.
  • Standing water or pools near your septic tank area.
  • The grass around the drainage field or soakaway seems greener than usual, especially during the summertime.

Do septic tanks need to be emptied?

You may be asking how often to get septic tank emptied? For the average household the system should be inspected every three years by an engineer. For the average household they are normally pumped and emptied every three to five years. You may be asking who can empty my septic tank near me? Hallwell provides Septic Tank Pumping services in South East of England.

How long does a septic tank last?

The lifespan of a septic tank can vary due to a number of factors, such as the environment it is situated in, the materials used and the amount of waste that passes through it. Normally a modern septic tank can last between 15 to 40 years, providing they are maintained and serviced regularly. Call our engineers for installation, maintenance, repair or servicing of your system.

Are septic tanks legal in the UK?

You must comply with certain regulations to have a septic tank. You are limited to discharging 2,000 liters of treated waste daily into the ground or 5,000 liters of treated waste daily into flowing water. Septic tanks can no longer discharge untreated sewage into a watercourse. It may be considered an offence if your discharge causes pollution. If you are unsure about any of this you may wish to consider a sewage treatment plant instead.

What alternatives are there?

Cesspits and sewage treatment plants can be alternatives.  A sewage treatment plant provides treatment of the waste. which means that waste water leaving a sewage treatment plant is cleaner. Cesspits are generally less effective.

Septic tank maintenance – what can I do about a failing drainage system?

A system can be difficult to try and fix yourself. If you would prefer an expert to fix it for you, get in touch with Hallwell in South East of England about repair or installation. We also provide a range of other services such as septic tank emptying, septic tank pumping, maintenance, cleaning, installation of a septic tank, inspection and septic tank service near me in South East of England.

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Septic Tank news & information in South East Anglia

Septic Tank Rules - could these new rules effect your properly with a septic tank in South East Anglia?

New septic tank rules were introduced on the 1st January 2015 by DEFRA and the Environment Agency. These new septic tank rules have been introduced to simplify the way septic tanks and small sewage treatment plants are regulated, and are referred to as ‘The General Binding Rules’.  These rules set out the conditions that septic tanks and small sewage treatment plants need to meet in order to be used without an Environmental Permit.  If the conditions of the General Binding Rules are not adhered too, then the owner of the system would need to make an application to the Environment Agency for a Permit, or upgrade / replace the existing septic tank system to make it compliant. This could apply to your property with a septic tank in South East Anglia.

Septic Tank South East Anglia - we repair, install and service all septic tanks in South East Anglia

We are a family run business with over 30 years experience in the drainage industry. If you are based in South East Anglia and looking for experts to resolve problems with your septic tank or private sewage system, Hallwell has engineers available and on call 24/7 to assist you with you septic tank in South East Anglia. Our South East Anglia based septic tank specialists have decades of experience dealing will all types/ of waste management systems, sewage treatment plants and septic tanks, providing expertise in repair, maintenance and upgrades or installation of entirely new systems. We can repair, maintain, install or service any septic tank including large and small septic tanks, as well as new and old septic tanks in Essex.