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A23 Purley Way Suspected Slurry Spill Causes Carnage!

In the early hours of the morning, the A23 Purley Way junction came to an inevitable stand still for what is believed to be accident caused by a lorry carrying waste with a slurry like consistency. The lorry is suspected to have spilled its greasy slurry and unsightly contents onto one of Croydon’s busiest major roads, closing two lanes of the A23 Purley Way and causing havoc for commuters. Due to the catastrophic spillage, major delays backed up for hours, buses were unable to continue routes, and passengers found themselves in limbo at crowded stops for over an hour. The severely slippery conditions meant that drivers and busses were unable to safely travel from as far as the Purley Way Colonnades, right through to Purley Cross.

Mega-Sweep Slurry Clean Up

Mega-Sweep Road sweeper cleaning up the suspected slurry

Fortunately the Hydro Cleansing team, were on hand with two mega sweep road sweepers as well as a degreaser to tackle the clean up so that the roads could once again be reopened. The spillage is thought to be so severe that a clean-up will likely take several hours of tough strenuous cleaning on an industrial scale. Our expert engineers found that the slurry liquid that spilled can cause more damage than expected upon first impressions, as this kind of slurry grease and oil can seep into the tarmac and can sometimes result in repaving. The Hydro Cleansing team took first emergency response to ensuring the roads could be safely cleared of the residue and properly cleaned for drivers to continue using this major road.

Mega-Sweep Fleet

Two Mega-Sweep units were sent to the scene.

Today’s accident sheds light on how liquid waste transportation should always be carried out by industry professionals with the precise equipment, vehicles and safety measures. It is always important to use the correct tankers as well as trusted and reputable companies that have the appropriate health and safety accreditations, that will ensure accidents and spillages do not occur. Health and safety should never be compromised over cost and Hydro Cleansing take pride in being industry leaders in offering our clients, full comprehensive liquid waste removal and disposal. As our team continue with their efforts to bring the A23 Purley Way back up a running, drivers have been advised to avoid using the A23 Purley way for the rest of the day.

Clearing the slurry

The slurry was removed by Hydro Cleansings Mega-Sweep Road Sweepers

The Twelve Days of Christmas With Hydro Cleansing | 3. Cesspit Care

“On the third day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me ,
three Septic Tanks,
two feet of tree roots,
and Hydro Cleansing’s Mega-Heat…”

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Much like Hydro Cleansing, your cesspit is working 24/7, so it makes sense to keep it properly maintained. The same as any investment, it is important to take care of your septic system so that it can continue working effectively.

Unfortunately, septic systems are often overlooked. This can be due to the location of the tank, lack of information, or as an effort to save money . Without proper care and maintenance cesspits and septic tanks fall into disrepair. In the worst cases, the tank would then need to be cleaned, removed and replaced. To help avoid this, make sure that you are regularly servicing and emptying your septic system. If properly looked after they can last anywhere from 25-30 years.

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Why Look After A Cesspit?

We always advise customers to check out The Environment Agency’s guidelines and schedule regular maintenance.  We offer regularly scheduled cesspit tank emptying at times convenient for you, preventing the risk of blocked drains and flooded gardens!

How Much Does It Cost?

Our cesspit emptying costs depend on various factors. From the size of the tank, the frequency with which we need to empty it and the volume of waste that we remove.
Generally, domestic cesspits can hold around 4500 litres of waste, we include removal of up to 9000 litres in our standard cesspit empty to make sure you’re covered. (We also won’t charge you VAT for domestic empties.)
Our cesspit maintenance, emptying and and cleaning prices range from £250+. There are a variety of factors to take into consideration when pricing, this is why we offer a free quote, and if necessary, a free site visit.

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Why Service Regularly?

We offer bespoke contracts and schedules for maintaining cesspits and septic tanks. Generally, septic tanks and cesspits should be emptied on at least a biannual basis to avoid saturation of the soakaways.  This of course depends on the level of usage and requirements of the cesspit or septic tank, something that our teams can discuss with you.

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Make a Booking Today

For more information on our cesspit and septic services call us on 0800-740-8888 or email  enquiries@hydro-cleansing.com

Job done!

Containing Oil To Protect Our Environment

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The necessity of preventing oil from entering our natural environment cannot be understated. It is a lethal substance which can cause awful harm when not managed.

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Interceptors are a key to the way we control the impact that our oil waste has on the environment. They collect oil from carparks, garage forecourts, industrial estates and anywhere where oil is a part of waste produced.

Styles of interceptor vary. They are installed beneath the ground and drainage from the site goes through its multiple chambers.  As the oil sits on the surface of the water waste, it filters them using a pipe that is positioned below the level of the oil and therefore lets the waste water through. As the levels can vary there are generally three chambers and some have filtration fabric that sieves remaining oil from the water, eventually allowing oil free waste water out into the sewer system.  Any solids in the waste are suspended at the bottom of the tank.  They need to be emptied on a regular basis as the waste accumulates. Some interceptors have an alarm on them which goes off when a chamber becomes full.

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One of our exceptional units then takes that and any many other types of dangerous waste to specialist hazardous materials disposal sites.

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The oil is then disposed of according to the law.

Let us know of hazardous waste issue you have and we will send our experts to assess it and resolve the issue for you. 0800 740 8888

 

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