Expert Septic Tank Services in Brighton

Having a septic tank in Brighton is a great choice. Septic tanks enable domestic and commercial properties to effectively and efficiently deal with wastewater in an affordable, and environmentally friendly way. If you do have a septic tank installed in Brighton, be aware that they do need routine cleaning and general maintenance; otherwise, you could find yourself on the wrong side of the law. 

Ensuring your water drainage systems, septic tanks, and cesspits are operating correctly whilst not posing a problem to other members of the public is essential; and your legal obligation. So if, or when, you have a septic tank installed in Brighton; you must adhere to the General Binding Rules – maintaining a regular septic tank servicing

What septic tank services do we offer at Coastal Drains?

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  • Cleaning
  • Maintenance
  • Repairs
  • Installation
  • 24/7 emergency callouts
  • And more

For all septic tank services in Brighton, get in touch with Coastal Drains. Contact us today

Coastal Drains can help you with any of your septic tank needs in Brighton. As one of the best drainage companies covering East Sussex, West Sussex, and its surrounding areas, we’re here to help you keep up with the regular maintenance needed for septic tanks and cesspits on your property. We offer the most cost-effective rates on the market, along with free 24/7 emergency callouts, septic tank assessments, and septic tank cleaning. We are proud to offer our expert, fast and reliable services throughout the south-east. 

Looking to get your septic tank emptied or serviced? Or just looking for some expert advice? Coastal Drains is here to help. As one of the best drainage companies along the south coast, we offer the most cost-effective and efficient drainage services for your convenience. Contact us here.

Your Responsibilities as a Septic Tank Owner in Brighton

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As the owner of a septic tank in Brighton, it is essential that you recognise the importance and your responsibilities to your septic tank. Maintaining proper, and regular, septic tank maintenance and cleaning in order to protect the public and the environment from any problems; and to ensure you are not on the wrong side of the law. If your septic tank in question becomes a public, environmental, or health issue, then your local council authority will get involved. 

Below, we’ve listed a few essential responsibilities you must take upon yourself as the owner of a septic tank or cesspit owner in order to remain lawful: 

  • Desludge or empty your septic tank regularly to prevent environmental damage or pollution.
  • Immediately repair any faults or problems.
  • Make sure you inspect the area where your tank releases sewage for any signs of potential problems on a monthly basis. 
  • Have your septic tank or cesspit emptied at least once a year by Coastal Drains or another registered waste carrier. 
  • You must limit the drainage system’s discharge to a maximum of 2,000 litres of sewage per day into the ground, or 5,000 litres of treated sewage per day into flowing water. If you produce any more than this, you will need a permit. To find out how much your system produces, follow this UK Government website. 

Call the Environment Agency to check if a permit is required for your septic tank. The Environment Agency also has an incident hotline, dedicated to calls about concerns about a septic tank causing pollution. 

Emptying your Septic Tank in Brighton

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In order to prevent the significant risks involved when a septic tank overflows, malfunctions, bursts, or other septic tank problems occur, regular septic tank emptying to a sewage treatment plant is essential; as well as regular septic tank maintenance to prevent any malfunctions posing a potential threat to the environment and surrounding life.

Below, we’ve listed some telltale signs to look out for in the event your septic tank needs emptying, is overflowing, or there’s another drainage issue at hand:

  • Water is pooling around the draining field of your septic tank. This suggests that the piping system is clogged with debris, and liquid is being forced to the surface. 
  • Issues with slow-draining sinks and toilets that do not resolve by unblocking the drain to those systems. 
  • Unusual plant growth in the area around ground tanks.
  • Foul or unusual odours in the area of the septic tank.
  • For systems where sewage flows into water, overflowing sludge or scum on the water.

The frequency a septic tank needs emptying depends on how frequently it is used, and how many people are using it. As a general guideline, a septic tank in Brighton should be emptied at least every six months to once a year, again, depending on the frequency of use. However, if your septic tank needs a repair or replacement, we are the team to call. 

If you’re looking to get your septic tank in Brighton emptied or serviced, Coastal Drains should be your number one choice in Sussex. From Billingshurst to Eastbourne, our team of experts can cover the entirety of Sussex with our 24/7 emergency callouts and no callout charges. We can empty and clean your septic tanks and cesspits with the latest technology, enabling a fast and minimally invasive service. 

If you need your septic tank emptied or serviced by the leading septic tank company in Sussex, contact us here.

Contact us Today

Here at Coastal Drains, we can offer the most competitive rates in the UK for all your drain services. Our services are the most efficient, and least invasive, when it comes to servicing your septic tank in Brighton. We can provide 24/7 emergency call-outs, and no call-out charges. We’ve got you covered throughout Sussex.

Need your septic tank in Brighton emptying, need a septic tank repairing or installing, or need a septic tank replacing? Coastal Drains can get the job completed as fast as possible by our team of experts, with minimal disruption 

Contact us today.