Septic Tank Emptying Boxley

We have been working with customers in the village of Boxley 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 – working with both domestic and commercial Septic Tank Emptying.

Boxley is a village in the Maidstone District of Kent, England. It lies below the slope of the North Downs approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of the centre of Maidstone town. The larger civil parish of Boxley has a population of 7,144 (2001 census), increasing to 9,554 at the 2011 Census, and extends to the north and east of the town including the settlements of Boxley itself, Grove Green, most of Weavering Street, Sandling and the southern extremities of Walderslade and Lordswood at the top of Blue Bell Hill.

The M2 and M20 motorways cross the parish to the north and south of the village and the High Speed 1 railway line passes to the south of the village in cuttings and tunnel. Despite being so close to Maidstone and two motorways, the village is surrounded by woodland, and still retains a village feel. The ruins of Boxley Abbey are located here. The parish church is dedicated to St Mary and All Saints.

The church and the Abbey Barn are both Grade I listed buildings and the site of the abbey is a scheduled monument. Boxley Abbey House, Parsonage Farm and St Andrew’s Chapel in Boxley and Weavering Manor in Weavering Street are all Grade II* listed. The Pilgrims’ Way trackway and the North Downs Way pass through the parish. The village was the filming location for the film version of Porridge.

Within the parish are the Museum of Kent Life and Vinters Valley Nature Reserve. A 19th-century granary from Boxley was dismantled and re-erected at the museum.

“Vinters” was a country house and home to the Whatman family until is was demolished in the 1950s.Susanna Whatman was the first of her family to manage the house and the guide she wrote was published in 1952 – about 200 years after her birth.

Media related to Boxley at Wikimedia Commons

For Septic Tank Emptying Boxley you have come to the right place. Septic tank systems are an affordable and environmentally friendly option for households where access to the main sewer system just isn’t possible. If you have a septic tank in Boxley, it will need cleaning and emptying regularly in order to avoid blockages and overflowing.

The specialists at First4drains offer an affordable Septic Tank Emptying service in Boxley to help keep your septic system in full-working order.

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What happens if you don’t empty your septic tank regularly in Boxley?

Not emptying your septic tank regularly can result in a number of unpleasant problems including:

  • A pungent smell
  • Toilets not flushing
  • Slow draining sinks
  • Waste backing up into your property
  • Gurgling pipes
  • Waste pooling above the soak-away field in your garden

How often you should empty your septic tank depends on the number of people in your household and they type of system and can be difficult to decide, however once a year is a good general rule to go by.

Government issued legislation in 2015 requiring regular maintenance by competent professionals so it is important to know what your responsibilities are.

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The best way to avoid problems with your septic tank system is to stick to a regular maintenance schedule. While there are no hard or fast rules on how often this should be as it depends on a variety of factors, at a bare minimum, you will want to arrange to have your septic tank pumped, cleaned and inspected at least once every 12 months.

When does a septic tank need emptying?

If you’ve noticed a bad smell in the area close to your septic system (more noticeable during the summer months), or have noticed the ground around where your septic tank is buried has become sodden, this is usually a tell-tale sign that your septic tank needs emptying. Another early warning sign of a full or backed-up septic tank is that your drains have started to drain slower than usual.

As we mentioned earlier, if it’s been over a year since you’ve last had your tank emptied, it would be a good idea to book a septic tank cleaning just to be safe and help avoid future troubles and costly bills.

Here at First 4 Drains we provide affordable septic tank emptying services to customers in and around the Boxley area. We will ensure your waste is responsibly disposed of and help keep your septic tank in good working order. If you have any questions then please contact our team today for more information or to book a septic tank cleaning.