Bio-cycle Cleaning/Emptying

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All homeowners without a direct connection to the Main Sewer have a septic or Bio Cycle Tank requires Tank Emptying. They should be emptied annually. This ensures the tank is maintained to its optimum and that any problem with the tank is spotted in a timely manner. Reducing any incidence of costly repairs to the tank, soak away or percolation area. Also the amount of waste depends on the capacity of the tank and number of people in the home. At the time of the tank cleaning an inspection should be carried out to ensure there are no structural faults. To avoid your tank filling up sooner than expected ensure that no gutters or rainwater is running in to the tank.

CES Environmental Ltd is a permit holder of a waste disposal with the National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO). A Copy of this permit is available on request.

CES Environmental Services | Process

CES Environmental Ltd provides a professional Friendly service to all customers. On your first enquiry we will enquire in relation to tank size, last emptied and also access for our truck. We will determine which of our Jet Vac trucks to use to empty your tank. We have smaller trucks available for properties with concerns over newly laid driveways or with restrictive entrances. And larger trucks where this is not an issue but they have a larger quantity to collect. Our Jet Vac unit has a powerful vacuum with water supply which can empty and clean your tank and clear any blockages in the line in one visit.

CES Environmental Staff will at this time agree a date and time that suits you to call to empty your tank. We will enquire at the time off booking the location of your tank, how many meters from a hard standing can truck park and to ensure manhole covers to tanks are assessable at the time of emptying.

We also have as standard on our trucks a jetting unit and CCTV Camera. This is in the event that there is an issue with your pipes we can jet and camera the pipes there and then so as to complete the job on one visit. We aim to be a one stop shop for all your tank needs.

On completion of the septic/Bio cycle tank emptying CES Environmental provides a waste disposal Certificate. This will confirm the date of the tank emptying and also confirm that the waste will be properly disposed of at an authorised waste treatment facility. This certificate should be retained in case of future environmental Inspections by officials.

What should I know about my tank?

  • Have your septic/ Bio-cycle tank emptied and inspected once a year.
  • Know where your tank and percolation area is located.
  • Keep a sketch of your tank with your tank maintenance files for service visits.
  • Know the capacity of your Tank. If your tank has a capacity for 4 people and you have 6 in your household your tank will need emptying more frequently.
  • Keep a detailed record of repairs, pumping, inspections and permits issued.
  • Keep your tank cover accessible for inspections and pumping.
  • Never open your tank yourself as there are poisonous gases. All our staff have been properly trained in confined spaces and all carry gas monitors.

How do I know if there is an issue with my tank?

Toilets, Sinks, drains slow draining or backing up. Smell of sewage from tank and percolation area Water overflowing from tank or/and ponding on percolation area Nearby watercourses with greyish slime growths Foul smell

Who should I get to empty my Septic/ Bio-Cycle tank.

The EPA advises that you only use a regulated Waste Permit Holder – CES Environmental Permit number is NWCPO-15-11656-01. Copy of this permit is available on request. The EPA are currently carrying out Septic / Bio-cycle Tank inspections as per Water Services (Amendment) Act 2012. They will look for the following information:

Name, address and Permit Number of the waste collector. Date of desludging. Quantity removed and destination to where the sludge will be taken for treatment and disposal/recovery.

CES Environmental Provide a docket with all the above information on completion of emptying your tank. Please retain this docket in your maintenance files in case of inspection.

Bio-Cycle Cleaning and Emptying

What should I do to maintain my Spetic/ Biocycle Tank

  • Ensure that roof water or surface water run off does not enter the Septic/Bio Cycle tank.
  • Prevent root damage it is advisable not to have trees within 30 mts of the tank.
  • Do not use your toilet as a bin – flushing cat litter, facial wipes, and paper towels.
  • Do not pour Grease or oil down the sink.
  • Water from Washing machines and sinks do go into the tank.
  • Conserve water to avoid overloading the system Repair any Leaky pipes or toilets
  • Have your tank pumped out by a licensed contractor .
  • Ensure you receive a Waste Disposal Certificate and keep with your maintenance files.

Cost of Septic Tank Emptying

The Cost or price of emptying your tank depends on the following factors. Your Location, if you have a septic tank or Bio Cycle unit. Distance from hard standing area. If a small or large truck is required. Also Condition of Drains and tank. Please contact us and we will happily provide you with a free quotation

Maintenance Agreement

Regular Septic/ Bio-cycle tank emptying will reduce the risk of overflowing, blockages, backups and unpleasant odours. To ensure your tank is properly maintained we at CES provide a discounted price if an annual maintenance agreement is signed. Why not make life a bit easier by signing up where you can avail of discounted rates and peace of mind knowing that all your drains and septic tank operate trouble free.

Areas CES Environmental Empty Tanks

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Abbeyfeale, Abbeyknockmoy, Ardnacrusha, Ardrahan, Askeaton, Athenry, Aughnish, Aughtrim, Ballynacally, Ballyvaughan, Barefield, Barna, Belcare, Bodyke, Bridgetown, Broadford, Bruff, Bruree, Burren, Buttervant, Caherconlish, Cappamore, Cappataggle, Carinbridge, Carrbane, Carrigaholt, Charleville, Clarecastle, Claregalway, Clarina, Clonlara, Connolly, Cooraclare, Cornadulla, Corofin, Cranny, Cratloe, Craughwell, Croagh, Croom, Cross, Crusheen, Doolin, Doon, Doonbeg, Dooradoyle, Ennis, Ennistymon, Fanore, Feakle, Feenagh, Fergus, Foynes, Furbo, Gort, Headford, Inagh, Kanturk, Kilbaha, Kilbane, Kilcolgan, Kildysart, Kileedy, Kileedy, Kilfenora, Kilkee, Kilkishen, Killaloe, Killanena, Killimor, Kilmalock, Kilmeady, Kilmihil, Kilmurry-McMahon, Kilrush, Kiltullagh, Kinvara, Knock, Labane, Labasheeda, Lackaghbeag, Lahinch, Liscannor, Lisdoonvarna, Lisseycasey, Loughrea, Mallow, Manister, Meelick, Miltown Malbay, Mountshannon, Moycullen, Moynoe, Mullagh, New Inn, Newcastlewest, Newmarket-on-Fergus, New-Quay, O’Brien’s-Bridge, O’Callaghan’s-Mills, Ogonnelloe, Oughterard, Parteen, Patrickswell, Peterswell, Portumna, Quilty, Quin, Rathkeale, Rosscahill, Ruan, Scariff, Shanagolden, Shangalish, Shannon, Sixmilebridge, Spancel-Hill, Spanish Point, Templeglantine, Tournafulla, Tuamgraney, Tulla, Turloughmor, Whitegate

*CES Environmental Services Ltd disposes of all waste at an authorized treatment facility after emptying

Septic Tank Cleaning and Inspection

CES Environmental Services Ltd offer our customers experienced, Fast , Reliable and cost effective Septic tank cleaning, emptying. Our experienced staff can clean and advise on all types of septic and Bio Tanks.

CONTACT USANY QUESTIONS

WHAT WE OFFER


Experienced and knowledgeable staff

Large fleet of vehicles to ensure we use correct truck for your site

Fully permitted waste collection and disposal

Free inspection of tank

Group Discounts and returning customer discounts

LOOK FOR THE SIGNS


Toilets, Sinks, Drains Slow draining or backing up

Smell of sewage from tank or surrounding area

Percolation area water overflowing from tank

Ponding on percolation area

Nearby watercourses greyish slime growths · Foul Smell

Before Your Booking

Before you place a booking for your Septic Tank Cleaning and Inspection, please see our checklist below to ensure we can get the job done efficiently and effectively.

  • Know your area code
  • Distance to tank from truck parking – we need to ensure we have lengths of hosing
  • Manhole should be uncovered

Areas CES Environmental Empty Tanks

CLARE | GALWAY | LIMERICK

Abbeyfeale, Abbeyknockmoy, Ardnacrusha, Ardrahan, Askeaton, Athenry, Aughnish, Aughtrim, Ballynacally, Ballyvaughan, Barefield, Barna, Belcare, Bodyke, Bridgetown, Broadford, Bruff, Bruree, Burren, Buttervant, Caherconlish, Cappamore, Cappataggle, Clarinbridge, Carrbane, Carrigaholt, Charleville, Clarecastle, Claregalway, Clarina, Clonlara, Connolly, Cooraclare, Cornadulla, Corofin, Cranny, Cratloe, Craughwell, Croagh, Croom, Cross, Crusheen, Doolin, Doon, Doonbeg, Dooradoyle, Ennis, Ennistymon, Fanore, Feakle, Feenagh, Fergus, Foynes, Furbo, Gort, Headford, Inagh, Kanturk, Kilbaha, Kilbane, Kilcolgan, Kildysart, Kileedy, Kilfenora, Kilkee, Kilkishen, Killaloe, Killanena, Killimor, Kilmallock, Kilmeady, Kilmihil, Kilmurry-McMahon, Kilrush, Kiltullagh, Kinvara, Knock, Labane, Labasheeda, Lackaghbeag, Lahinch, Liscannor, Lisdoonvarna, Lisseycasey, Loughrea, Mallow, Manister, Meelick, Miltown Malbay, Mountshannon, Moycullen, Moynoe, Mullagh, New Inn, Newcastlewest, Newmarket-on-Fergus, New-Quay, O’Brien’s-Bridge, O’Callaghan’s-Mills, Ogonnelloe, Oughterard, Parteen, Patrickswell, Peterswell, Portumna, Quilty, Quin, Rathkeale, Rosscahill, Ruan, Scariff, Shanagolden, Shangalish, Shannon, Sixmilebridge, Spancel-Hill, Spanish Point, Templeglantine, Tournafulla, Tuamgraney, Tulla, Turloughmor, Whitegate

*CES Environmental Services Ltd disposes of all waste at an authorized treatment facility after emptying

New Robotic Power Cutter ‘makes the cut’

As part of CES Environmental’s commitment to continuous upgrading of our equipment, we have recently added a robotic power cutter to our fleet.

This robotic cutter has the following attributes

• Sensor monitoring
• Remote maintenance module
• Speed control
• Proportional control
• 4 degrees of freedom
• Ingratiated font camera
• Robotic Arm with elevation/raise movement of 3.15”
• Endless circles without stopper
• Air motor/ milling head manually adjustable
• Sensor monitoring for pressure and moisture
• Streamline design
• Powerful carriage drive
• Integrated hydraulic device to raise the arm
• Liner supply lines
• Tilt measurement.

The cutting units can operate inside sewers and pipes ranging from 75mm to 850mm in diameter. All intruding connections, concrete, roots can be removed and the pipe repaired thus offering a full rehabilitation service. Having invested in the latest cutting technology and training for our staff, we now offer our customers an effective no delay solution to drain rehabilitation

To see more about robotic cutting please click on https://www.cesenvironmental.ie/lateral-and-robotic-cutting/

Ghost Estates – Cork County Council

Cork County Council has enacted a “get tough” policy with financial intuitions, owners/developers who have been slow to rectify Ghost Estates. They have started by sending out warning letters to all unsafe site owners.

If the warning letters are ignored Cork County Council has stated that they will issue statutory dangerous structure notices under the dangerous structures legislation. This will give the council the power to move in carry out the required safety works and recoup the money owed.

However there has been improvement in the housing sector in Cork. In 2010 there were 280 unfinished estates this number currently stands at 50.

Please see full original article in the Irish Examiner by Sean O’Riordan by clicking on the following link http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/county-council-issues-legal-warnings-over-ghost-estates-453194.html

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Taking in Charge

Clare County Council discuss taking estates taken over

Clare County Council discusses Estates Taken Charge

Estates Taking Charge

Councillor Michael Hillery at the January 2017 meeting of the local authority announced that 23 estates taken charge in 2016 with a further 170 estates waiting to be taken in charge. Clare County Council are currently arranging works on 12 Sites.

Taking in charge is the process in which the local authority talks control of the infrastructure and public areas of an estate. This includes the Sewer and drainage to ensure that they are in good working order.

Please read full article http://clareherald.com/2017/01/council-took-control-of-23-housing-estates-in-2016-23355/

SITE SIGN OFF: TAKING IN CHARGE – CES Environmental Services Ltd

Sewer Services

Elements under this section include, surface water sewers and foul water sewers and wastewater treatment plants. These elements are taken in charge simultaneously with roads/footpaths and open spaces.

Wastewater

Collection systems are to be taken in charge, subject to them complying with the requirements of this document and the Council’s adopted policy on ‘taking in charge’ of private housing developments.  Therefore any connection pipe to a main sewer on the adjoining road is taken in charge from the main sewer to the boundary of the site. Accordingly if the main sewer is within the curtilage of a house, only the main sewer is taken in charge. Consequently branch connections from individual houses to the main sewer will remain private property.

CCTV Survey/Manhole Survey

Prior to lodging an application for taking in charge a CCTV survey/manhole survey of the collection systems is  submitted to the Council. Because of this the Council shall be notified two weeks in advance of the commencement date of the survey and may attend. The Council’s representative on site may make reasonable requests of the operator.

The sewers being surveyed are to be thoroughly cleaned out prior to the camera survey.  The CCTV Survey shall be carried out using a camera that is capable of measuring and recording distance from one manhole to another.

The CCTV Survey report shall conform to the standards set out in the WRC Manual on Sewer Condition Classification. Included in the report shall be a summary of any defects in the systems. Any defects in the systems shall be corrected by the Developer at his own expense, prior to taking in charge. Additionally the printed report is supplemented by high-resolution photographs and good quality DVD recording

Accordingly a drainage layout plan of as-constructed sewers is submitted on diskette. This report is  prepared to Wincan V8 Specification. It  shows a detailed survey of each manhole, sewer structure and a digitised layout of the
as-constructed housing estates.

Estates Taking In Charge CCTV Survey

What is Estates Taking In Charge CCTV Survey

On the eve of election, The government is  ploughing €10 million into making sure estates are being looked after.
ON THE DAY of an election announcement, the government has said that it will be pumping €10 million into making sure that housing estates are looked after by local authorities.

This relates to the ‘taking in charge’ process.

When housing estates are  complete, the council doesn’t automatically have responsibility to look after its roads, footpaths, street lights and other services.

A process has to take place, and this is something that can drag on – especially when proper standards haven’t been met.

This is a particularly pertinent around the issue of water, with residents having to consent to the running of water services by Irish Water – something that has caused delays to the past.

Across the country, there are more than 1,500 estates where these applications are outstanding – and a further 4,500+ finished housing developments that are outside the system.

So what will this money help to do?

The cash injection will introduce a €10 million pilot scheme aimed at speeding up the taking in charge process.

A number of stakeholders , including Irish Water  will coordinated and address what is called “infrastructural deficits”.

Speaking about the change, Minister of the Environment Alan Kelly took an opportunity to take swing at boom-time building policy.

“Many of the developers have disappeared or gone bust. The Government has made great progress in tackling over 2,000 unfinished estates.  And this is the next step in tackling the legacy of the financial and construction collapse,” he said.

Are you looking to have your site or housing estate taken in charge?

If so, you will require a Taking in Charge CCTV Survey. This is what we can do for you:

  • We will submit a CCTV Survey of the collection systems to the relevant County Council lodging an application for taking in charge.
  • The Council shall be notified two weeks in advance of the commencement date of the survey and may attend.
  • Prior to surveying we throughly clean out the sewer using our  high pressure jetting.
  • The CCTV Survey shall be carried out using a camera that is capable of measuring and recording distance from one manhole to another.
  • The CCTV Survey report shall conform to the standards set out in the WRC Manual on Sewer Condition Classification.
  • The report shall include a summary of any defects in the systems.
  • CES will supplement all reports with high-resolution photographs and good quality DVD recordings.
  • We will submit a Drainage layout plan and report of all the as-constructed sewers.

For a free quotation on a Taking in Charge CCTV Survey contact CES on 086 771 3434

Septic Tank Emptying in Clare, Limerick, Galway

Septic Tank Emptying

Tanks will require pumping as a result of sludge and scum accumulation exceeding 30pc of the tank volume. Or if the sludge is encroaching on the inlet and outlet baffle entrances, according to the EPA.

We recommend periodic pumping oftanks to make ensure the system works properly and to reduce the risk of hydraulic failure.

Your tank is to be de-sludged a minimum of once every year. Also in cases where the tank is at, or near, its design load capacity it will need to be done more. Remember to take into account the capacity of the tank and the number of people using the tank.

De-sludging should take place more often if the rate of sludge build-up requires more……. http://www.independent.ie/business/farming/how-do-i-empty-a-septic-tank-29439952.html

Blocked Drains – Top 10 Causes

Top 10 causes Blocked Drains Galway, Limerick, Clare

Blocked drains are a common and annoying problem experienced at some stage in most homes and businesses. People ask what are the top 10 causes of drain blockages  Clare? There are a number of reasons that drains will block. In many cases the immediate symptom of a blockage is treated and not the underlying cause. The most common causes of blockages are:

Foreign objects or debris

Choked or blocked drainage can occur when items block drains. Such as  when foreign objects or materials such as hair or soaps, fats or food build up. They can become caught between the drainpipe and the pipes that flow underneath. Initially the material may not fully block the drain, but over time materials will continue to collect. This will  prevent water from flowing freely and could eventually cause the drain to block. Toilets regularly block up due to too much toilet paper, sanitary items and even nappies being flushed down them. Young children are often the culprits for blocked toilets. They have been known to flush a full roll of toilet paper, a toy and even the toilet brush. A blocked toilet is really unpleasant and requires immediate action.

Heavy rains or storms

Outside drains may become blocked after storms or heavy downpours collecting leaves, dirt and other matter that can build up and block drains. Blocked drains during heavy storms are very common as they are generally not designed to manage large volumes of water. Blocked outside drains can cause flooding and damage to property.

Broken pipes

Another cause of blocked drains can be a broken pipe. If a pipe is broken the water cannot flow freely and it may collapse, causing the drain to block. The most common causes of broken pipes are poor installation, age and tree roots. Tree roots cause enormous damage underground and these types of blockages may require detailed investigation of underground pipes to identify where the problem is occurring. Underground pipe repairs can be disruptive and costly depending on how difficult it is to access the problem area.

Incorrect pipe installation

With the dramatic rise in popularity of do-it-yourself (DIY) repairs and home renovations, there has been an increase in poorly installed plumbing and drainage pipes. Pipes may become misaligned or completely collapse if installed incorrectly. Choosing the right pipes is an integral part of any plumbing job and so it is vital that have a full understanding of the pipework required to do the job. Incorrect installation is not only dangerous but could also damage other parts of your or your neighbours’ property, causing great expense.

Water flow issues

Water doesn’t flow uphill and drainage is all about gravity. Incorrect pipe installation with inadequate falls could contribute to the build-up of particles and debris and could eventually result in blocked drains. It is vital to install  pipes correctly to ensure adequate water flows. Drains become blocked for a variety of reasons, so it is important to understand what the underlying cause of blocked drainage is. Blockages can build up over time and you may get some early warning signs that there are some obstructions to the water flow. These include gurgling sounds after you flush a toilet, the water level in your sink or bath draining slowly, and bad smells from sinks or drains.

Cost to clean Septic Tank Clare, Galway, Limerick

The cost of cleaning  a septic tank will depend on a few key items.

  • Where are you located?
  • Do you have a traditional septic tank or a bio cycle unit?
  • How far is the septic tank from a hard standing area?
  • Is there access to the property for a large or small truck?
  • Are the drains to the tank currently blocked?

How Much Does it Cost to Clean my Septic Tank Clare, Limerick, Galway?

Once the above questions have been answered CES Environmental Services Ltd can offer a quotation over the phone. If you are happy to proceed we can confirm a time suitable with yourself to have the tank cleaned and emptied.

Septic Tank Cleaning

CES Environmental provides professional friendly services to all customers requiring the service of Septic Tank Cleaning. CES Provide different size Septic tank Cleaning trucks depending on the location of the septic tank and the access to your property.

Septic Tank Emptying

On completion of the septic tank emptying CES Environmental engineers will provide a waste disposal certificate which will confirm the date of the septic tank emptying and also confirming that the waste will be properly disposed of at a proper treatment facility.

Septic Tank De Sludging

Regular septic tank De Sludging will reduce the risk of it overflowing or developing blockages, which in turn can produce unwanted smells and odors. Our Jet Vac unit has a powerful vacuum and on board water supply which will both empty and clean your.

Septic Tank Maintenance

Septic Tank Maintenance is essential to ensure that the system operates properly. The following notes are a quick to do list list to help with septic tank maintenance. Owners of domestic waste water treatment systems need to: Know where their septic tank is located.

Septic Tank Inspection

Frequently asked questions on New Legislation in relation to Septic Tank Inspection: Who are the EPA?, What will the inspectors be looking for?, If my septic tank is to be inspected who will carry out the inspection?, If improvement works are required, who will pay?.

Call us today for Septic Tank enquiry:

Clare office: (065) 686 6850
Galway office: (091) 396 342
Limerick office: (061) 518 312

Mobile: (086) 844 3592

Email: [email protected]


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Septic Tank Cleaning Tips If you are experiencing any of the following problems you may need to have you Septic Tank emptied.

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  • Signs that confirm you do need a septic tank cleaning service
  • Septic tank effluent surfacing on your lawn
  • Strong or bad odours coming from the septic tank or drains
  • Pollution of nearby ditches or streams with effluent
  • Slow flushing of toilets
  • Gurgling in the drains
  • Ground movement (dips) near the septic tank or soakaway drainfield
  • Toilet overflowing
  • Overflow at washing machine hookup
  • Overflows into shower or bath when the sink is discharged
  • Drain inspection chambers have standing effluent in them. These should be empty.
  • Regular de-sludging and septic tank cleaning will reduce the risk of it overflowing or developing blockages, which in turn can produce unwanted odours. Our Jet Vac unit has a powerful vacuum and on board water supply which will both empty and clean your septic tank all in one go.
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