Septic Tank Emptying & Cleaning Limerick

Need a septic tank emptying service and septic tank cleaning in Limerick? Then get in contact with CES Environmental today.

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Need to empty your septic tank or is your septic tank causing you problems? We are experts in cleaning, emptying, pumping and inspecting septic tanks in Limerick. Based in Clare and providing environmental services for 30 years in the mid-west region. We pride ourselves on our experience, speed, our ability to access hard to reach tanks, reliability and cost effectiveness.

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
What are the Symptoms of a Full Septic Tank
  • Slow Draining or backing up of Toilets, Sinks, Drains
  • 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

How Do I Know If My Septic Tank Needs Cleaning?

Septic tanks typically require emptying or cleaning every 12 months, depending on household size and tank capacity. Most tanks need servicing around this time.

Maintaining your septic tank is essential. Neglecting it can lead to backups, reducing its efficiency and potentially causing costly repairs or replacements.

Homeowners can face fines of up to €5000 for failing to empty their septic tanks, which can lead to overflows contaminating water sources and surrounding soil, including drinking water wells.

7 signs your Septic Tank in Limerick might need emptying

What is a Septic Tank?

A septic tank is an underground system used to manage wastewater from homes not connected to the main sewage network. It works by collecting the waste, where solids settle and break down, while liquids are filtered and released into the ground. Regular maintenance, such as emptying and cleaning, is important to keep it working properly and prevent issues.

All homes without a direct connection to a Main Sewer have either a septic or Bio cycle tank to collect waste water. There are three main sections to a septic tank system. These are the tank, the peculation area and the soil. The system works as follows

  • Waste leaves the house through the pipe network to the septic tank.
  • The Waste stays here for around 24 hours, during which the solid waste sinks to the bottom of the tank.
  • The waste water flows slowly through to the perculation area.
  • The percolation area is made up of a system of pipes. These pipes are perforated and this allows the waste water to flow through.
  • The wastewater then goes through a gravel layer until it meets soil.
  • The soil organisms are the final stage of treatment for the waste water.
  • If the Waste is not removed every 12 to 18 Months the waste scum and waste water will over flow through the outlet pipe into the lawn and perculation area.
  • Septic tanks are designed to last decades if serviced regularly.
CES Percolation Area

How often do I need to empty my septic tank?

A correctly maintained Septic Tank, Bio-Cycle requires little maintenance. A tank should be emptied every 12 to 18 Months. This depends of the following factors

Bio-Cycle Tank Empty by ces environmental services in Clare Limerick & Galway
  • Number of people in the House
  • Size of Tank
  • Is water from down pipes running into tank?

Septic Tank Regulations

  • A registration fee must be paid.
  • All new systems must be registered within 90 days of being connected.
  • Operate and maintain the system so it is fit for purpose and fully operational.
  • Ensure that the tank system cannot pollute the environment.
  • Sludge the system at regular intervals to ensure tank is working at its best.
  • Keep Waste disposal docket from tank emptying for 5 years as proof of correct disposal at time of inspection.
Septic Tank Empty by ces environmental services in Clare Limerick & Galway

What is a Septic Inspection?

Inspections are carried out by Local authorities, such as Limerick County Council. Inspections are being carried out to make sure that Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems (DWWTSs), including septic tanks and treatment plants, do not pose a risk to human health or the environment. Owners of DWWTSs are obliged to properly operate and maintain their systems as required under the Water Services Act, 2007 and Water Services (Amendment) Act 2012

Your local authority will contact you prior to any inspection. If your system is working correctly there will be no further action. However if there is an issue you will be issued a notice from the local authority. This may require you to improve the maintenance of the system or upgrade system.

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