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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…”

cesspit empty truck

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.

cesspit cleaning

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.

cesspit empty engineer

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.

cesspit tanker empty

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!

The Twelve Days of Christmas With Hydro Cleansing | 2. Case Study NPL

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

Continuing our twelve day countdown to Christmas, today’s blog is a nice juicy case study! However, this isn’t just any case study, this case study features blocked culverts, four foot long tree roots, over 50 TONNES of silt, and of course, an expert team of Hydro Cleansing engineers getting the job done. 

Back in the Summer we were called out to deal with some blocked culverts, syphons and silt traps by the NPL. On our arrival it was clear that there was something seriously big blocking the syphon under the railway, even our camera couldn’t travel underneath to get a clear picture. Upon further investigation the engineers discovered that the blockage was clusters of tree roots growing through the tunnels. Check out the full scope of works below!

blocked culvert case study christmas

Client – National Physical Laboratories | Kings River Outfall Desilting

Scope of Works – Desilting of culvert | Root cutting in syphon under railway | Desilting of silt traps

  1. The culvert in Normansfield Road had a high level of silt and elevated water level, the camera was then unable to return a picture of the internal condition of the pipe. We needed to remove this silt and reduce the flow during the survey, we then proposed to undertake this with a super combination unit taking one day to complete and resurvey.
  1. The syphon under the rail way had root ingress which prevented the passage of the camera, to remove this we needed to reduce the flow through the culvert and use high pressure root cutting with specialist root cutting nozzles suitable for large bore pipes. We took one day to complete and resurvey.
  1. The silt traps in five manholes needed de-silting, they contained an average of 1m of silt each. The silt traps are 2.5m in diameter which will yield approximately nine tonnes each. We took two days to complete.

case study blocked culvert and camera christmas

case study blocked culvert and roots christmas

Check out those roots! Job done!

The Twelve Days of Christmas With Hydro Cleansing | 1. Mega-Heat

“On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me,
Hydro Cleansing’s Mega-Heat…”

The twelve day countdown to Christmas has officially begun, so to celebrate and boost our festive cheer, we will be posting on the blog EVERY DAY UNTIL CHRISTMAS! Each one of our posts will be specifically  focused around one of our services, starting with our very own Mega-Heat! So sit back, relax, and let the Hydro Cleansing Christmas content fest begin!

Put simply, Mega-Heat is a high pressure, high temperature  jetting service… however, if you dig a little deeper, you’ll see that it is so much more! It can reach temperatures of up to 105°C and jet at up to 3000psi. Worried about chemicals or damaging surfaces? Not with Mega-Heat! The power and heat that this impressive bit of kit combines make tackling oil spills, graffiti or dirty guttering fast and hassle free for our expert engineers, without having to use any abrasive or chemical products.

Mega-Heat is one of our key fleet members that we use to tackle a variety of problems around London and the South East. From blasting off chewing gum on the busy streets of our capital, to making industrial machinery sparkle, we offer unrivalled efficiency and manoeuvrability. This is in part thanks to our unique van mounting; usually a unit with these capabilities would be carried on the back of a trailer, or by a team. By custom mounting ours into the van, we are able to access and start work immediately. This cuts down response time, the number of vehicles needed and ultimately the time needed to complete the job.

Some of the jobs that Mega-Heat can be used for are:

Graffiti Removal
– Concrete Cleaning –
– Gutter Cleaning –
– Stone & Building Cleaning –
Oil, Fat & Grease Removal
– Floor Cleaning –
– Chewing Gum Removal –
– Paint Removal –

Check out what we achieved in Limehouse in two hours with one engineer using Mega-Heat…

mega-heat graffiti on wall beforemega-heat graffiti on wall after

Job done!

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