Septic Tank Emptying Cooling

We have been working with customers in the village of Cooling 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.

Cooling is a village and civil parish on the Hoo Peninsula, overlooking the North Kent Marshes, 6 miles north northwest of Rochester, England. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 209, which increased to 216 at the 2011 Census.

Cooling was recorded in the Domesday Book when it was held by Bishop Odo of Bayeux (half-brother of William the Conqueror). The most notable surviving feature of the village is Cooling Castle, built on the edge of the marshes during the 12th century to defend the neighbouring port of Cliffe from the threat of French raiders.

Cooling Castle, located at the west end of the village, was built by Sir John Cobham in the 1380s following a French raid on the Thames Estuary. It was attacked and badly damaged in a brief siege by Sir Thomas Wyatt in January 1554 during his unsuccessful rebellion against Queen Mary. The castle was subsequently abandoned. A farmhouse and outbuildings were constructed within the ruins. Today the outer gatehouse of the castle can be seen from the side of the road between Cooling and Cliffe.

The parish church of St James dates from the late 13th century. Although it has long been classified ‘redundant’, and no longer used for regular worship, Jools Holland married Christabel (former Countess of Durham) there in August 2007. The church is maintained by the Churches Conservation Trust and is open to visitors daily. In the churchyard are a group of children’s gravestones which are widely considered to have inspired Charles Dickens’ description of the churchyard in the opening scene of the novel Great Expectations.

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For Septic Tank Emptying Cooling 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 Cooling, 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 Cooling 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 Cooling?

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 Cooling 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.