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Septic Tank & Cesspit Emptying

To keep your septic tank or cesspit in good working order and compliant with current laws, you must keep up to date with maintenance. At Metro Rod our expert team are on hand to provide you with regular septic tank emptying and cleaning to prevent costly problems from arising.

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Thanks to our fleet of waste disposal tankers operating across the UK, Metro Rod are well placed to provide you with a range of septic tank services for both commercial and domestic properties. These include:

  • Free septic tank assessments
  • Septic tank emptying
  • Maintenance including repairs
  • Septic tank waste disposal
  • Unblocking septic tanks and outfall pipework
  • Installation of new drainage fields

Septic tanks and Cesspits are both responsible for collecting wastewater and sewage from domestic and commercial properties that are not connected to the mains sewer.

Septic Tanks

Septic tank configurations vary to suit the requirement, these work in conjunction with a drainage field to treat the waste water effectively and return it to the environment.

Tip: Septic tanks provide an affordable, efficient and environmentally friendly way to deal with wastewater.


Cesspits provide a similar solution, collecting your waste and sewage. The difference between the two, is that cesspit do not process or treat the wastage in anyway.

They can fill up at a fast rate and require emptying more frequently.

Tip: Cesspits are typically used when the ground is unsuitable for the waste to be treated, this can includes areas in close proximity to water cources.

How often does my septic tank or cesspit need emptying?

Emptying and cleaning your septic tank can help prevent any overflowing or malfunctions from occurring, whilst helping maintain efficiency.

How regularly you empty your septic tank or cesspit all depends on the size of the property and how frequently it is used. It’s recommended that you empty your tank circa 6-12 months to maintain effective performance. If you remain unsure on this, our experts can help advise.

How can septic tanks problems be prevented?

A septic tank or cesspit that is not emptied on a regular basis is at risk of causing contamination to surrounding areas. A pre-planned maintenance contract is the perfect solution to minimise the risk of overflowing, blockages or costly repairs being required in the future.

Routine maintenance also ensures your septic tank is compliant with current laws. You can read about the January 2020 law changes in our latest news article “Understanding the new laws around the septic tank general binding rules”.

It can also be useful to ensure no sanitary products, food waste, oils or grease enter the pipes. Using biologically friendly products is also recommended.

Why Metro Rod?

With over 30 years’ experience in septic tank emptying and cleaning, Metro Rod are one of the most trusted drainage companies in the UK and can provide you with reliable, hassle-free maintenance.

Our qualified network of engineers and access to the latest technology and equipment allows us to provide septic tank services that are quick, effective and cause minimal disturbance.

We offer emergency callouts 24 hours a day, as well as pre-planned maintenance contracts which can help to avoid unnecessary disruptions.

Speak to the Metro Rod team today

To organise a free septic tank assessment get in touch with your local depot today or call us on 0800 66 88 00.





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