Cesspit Emptying Larkfield

We have been working with customers in the village of Larkfield for many years now and are delighted to provide a first-class, quality service every time. Our works vary greatly, from small to large scale.

East Malling and Larkfield is a civil parish in the borough of Tonbridge and Malling in Kent, England. It is about 2.4 miles (3.9 km) southeast of West Malling, 5.5 miles (8.9 km) northwest of Maidstone, and 11.4 miles (18.3 km) south-southwest of Rochester. In 1962, the parish was formed from two smaller ancient ecclesiastical parishes, East Malling and Larkfield. Covering 4.16 square miles (10.77 km2), the parish is in the heart of the hop fields and fruit-growing region, and has an expanding residential area. The distinct hamlet of East Malling Heath is in the parish. There are two parish churches in the parish. The church at East Malling is dedicated to St James the Great; that at Larkfield to Holy Trinity. There is also a Methodist church in Larkfield.

Of the two parts of the parish, Larkfield is much more built-up, lying on the main A20 road, and is part of greater Maidstone. The M20 motorway also passes through, with junction 4 residing at the centre of Leybourne on the A228. East Malling has a much more village feel about it.

There is a railway station at East Malling (services to Maidstone, Ashford & London) and another nearby at New Hythe (Larkfield) (with services to Maidstone, Paddock Wood and the Medway towns). The estimated population of the registration district of Malling in 2001 was 12,700.

The name of Larkfield is literal and descriptive – it refers to the large numbers of skylarks found in the fields; its first recorded instance is in Domesday Book as Lavrochesfel.

The village has expanded rapidly since the M20 motorway was constructed in the 1970s and it continues to grow, with new housing developments being built. These are The Lakes in Leybourne, on disused gravel pits that were turned into man-made lakes. The decision to build on this area was unpopular with some residents, but the remaining lakes were turned into a country park and nature reserve – Leybourne Lakes Country Park – to offset the impact of the new housing.

Larkfield has three schools on a campus site: Brookfield Infants, Brookfield Juniors, and Lunsford Primary. There is a small local shopping area at Martin Square, which also provides a library, a retirement home and a modern Health Centre, Thornhills Medical Practice. The main secondary school for the area is The Malling School in East Malling.

The “Tree”(shared with the Parish of Ditton) and “Bird” estates are part of a popular residential area in Larkfield. Tonbridge and Malling borough council applied to purchase this area of land in 1947, as part of the Medway Gap development plan. In 1961 planning permission was given to build what is now two estates, where the majority of the roads are named after species of trees and birds. There is also another estate, known as the “Poets” just to the North of the M20 where all the roads are named after famous poets.

A large Tesco supermarket sits to the North end of the parish, near the country park. There is also another supermarket, built originally as part of the Safeway chain, which stands on the corner of New Hythe Lane and the London road. Following the demise of Safeway in 2004, it changed several times in quick succession, becoming first a Morrisons for a short time, as part of that company’s purchase of the bulk of the Safeway estate, before being sold to Somerfield, and in 2009, re-opening, fully refurbished, once again as a Morrison’s.

KM Group is based in Larkfield.

In the neighbouring area of Aylesford there is a J.Sainsbury’s. Also located on New Hythe Lane is Larkfield Leisure Centre, built in the 1980s.

Larkfield has been of some historical interest throughout recent times, with a number of archeological discoveries in the area. Much of the location filming for the 1960s BBC comedy programme “Mr Pastry” took place in the countryside around East Malling. Richard Hearne who starred had lived in a neighbouring village, St Mary Platt, and knew the area well.

Close to the main crossroads on the A20, Larkfield Priory Hotel, built in 1890, is allegedly haunted.

Cesspits require emptying on a frequent basis—typically every 40-60 days depending on use. Here at First 4 Drains we provide affordable cesspit emptying services to customers across the South East and beyond. Contact our professional and friendly team for a cesspit emptying quote today!

The specialists at First4drains offer an affordable Cesspit Emptying service in Larkfield to help keep your system in full-working order.

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FAST AND AFFORDABLE CESSPIT EMPTYING & CESSPOOL PUMPING SERVICES Larkfield

A Cesspit or cesspool retains all sewage effluent in a sealed tank. This type of system is typically used in areas where there can be no runoff or treatment due to environmental concerns. Cesspits require regular emptying in order to prevent overflowing and other unpleasant problems.

Whether you are a homeowner or manage a large commercial business in Larkfield, First 4 Drains can offer a comprehensive service to empty as well as provide essential maintenance to keep your cesspit in good working order.

For your added benefit, First for Drains can offer CCTV drain surveys in Larkfield if there is a problem that needs identifying, and our specialist engineers use high pressure water jetting to remove any blockages found and ensure that everything is flowing freely.

 

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Many people confuse a cesspool and a cesspit with a septic tank. While they both provide the same function, which is to collect wastewater and sewage from properties that are not connected to the mains sewer.

A cesspit differs to a septic tank in that they don’t treat the sewage nor do they have an outlet to allow the liquid part of the waste to drain away to a soakaway. Simply put, all the waste that goes into a cesspit, stays in the cesspit, which is why cesspits require more regular emptying compared to a septic tank.

Also, the costs of operating and maintaining a cesspit typically make them unsuitable for domestic use. On average. the annual costs to empty a cesspit can run anywhere between £2,000 to £8,000 in emptying charges alone. Not to mention the fact that many homes just don’t have the space required to install a cesspit. An average 3-4 bedroom home would require a tank capacity of upwards of 40,000 litres, resulting in a tank over 10 metres long and 2 metres wide!

Cesspits and cesspools can also be quite smelly compared to septic tanks as they require venting to allow trapped sewer gases to escape.

HOW OFTEN DOES A CESSPIT NEED TO BE EMPTIED in Larkfield?

This will depend on the level of use, and size of your tank. A cesspit will typically require emptying more often than a Septic tank as there is no treatment of the waste, it is simply held in the tank until it is time to be emptied.

Cesspits will typically need to be emptied every 45 days or so,  you may have a cesspit alarm that will tell you when it is time to empty it.

WHY CHOOSE FIRST4DRAINS FOR YOUR CESSPIT PUMPING NEEDS in Larkfield?

First 4 Drains are highly trained with experience in emptying  as well as maintenance of cesspits of all sizes. We offer a comprehensive service from the initial contact through to completion of works and ongoing maintenance as needed

With over 20 years experience, we can be trusted to offer the right solution to your cesspit emptying needs.  We’re dedicated to providing quality service in a professional but friendly manner.

We offer 24/7 emergency call-out services alongside regular maintenance appointments so whether you are looking for the solution to a current problem or just to prevent any problems from arising, we’re committed to providing reliable, hassle-free service.

If you’d like to learn more, or have a question about getting your cesspit emptied, contact the team at First 4 Drains today. We offer fast and affordable cesspit pumping services to customers across the South East and beyond.