Septic Tank Emptying Teston
We have been working with customers in the village of Teston 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.
Teston /ˈtiːstən/ () is a village in the Maidstone District of Kent, England. It is located on the A26 road out of Maidstone, four miles (6.4 km) from the town centre. There is a narrow stone bridge over the River Medway here.
Barham Court is the ‘big house’. It has now been converted into offices and apartments. It was once the home of Randall Fitz Urse, one of the knights who murdered Thomas Becket in 1170. It passed to the de Berham family now called the Barhams, and then the Boteler (or Butler) family. They were Royalists, William Butler was imprisoned for supporting the Kentish Royalist Petition 1642, which indirectly led to the Battle of Maidstone 1648. When Edward Hasted visited in the 18th century, it was owned by the Bouveries. After that it passed to the Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham.
Barham Court has been recognised by historians as the birthplace of the British evangelical abolitionist movement. It was in the house in the 1780s that a young Thomas Clarkson pledged his life to the cause, and where William Wilberforce agreed to bring the matter before the House of Commons for the first time. In 1789, Hannah More described the village as the “Runnymeade of the negroes”.
The village church is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul. On one wall of the church, under a window, is a memorial tablet to a former vicar, the Rev James Ramsay, he was the Rector of Teston and Nettlestead from 1781 until he died in July 1789. He was a friend of Charles Middleton, William Pitt and William Wilberforce and he worked with them for the abolition of slavery.
Rev. James Ramsay, who served as a surgeon under Middleton aboard HMS Arundel in the West Indies but later took holy orders and served on the Caribbean island of St Christopher (now St Kitts), where he observed first-hand the treatment of slaves. He briefly lived with the Middletons at Barham Court, then was given the living of the Teston and Nettlestead, by Middleton. Nestor Court is named after Ramsey’s servant and companion.
William Cobbett passed through Teston on Friday 5 September 1823.
There is a village green, shop/Post Office, Village Hall and a Farm Shop.
In the middle of the nineteenth century, Thomas Martin began making cricket balls in a workshop above the post office. When he retired the business was taken over by Alfred Reader who expanded the business and transferred it to the factory. The current factory. on Malling Road was built in 1927. The workers at the Reader factory formed their own trade union – The Teston Independent Society of Cricket Ball Makers, to represent their interests, it was the smallest trade unions in the country, and was only de-listed in March 2006.
Cricket has been played at Barham Court since 1896. The current club runs two teams, the Sunday Team representing the village in the Kent Village League.
For Septic Tank Emptying Teston 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 Teston, 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 Teston to help keep your septic system in full-working order.
What happens if you don’t empty your septic tank regularly in Teston?
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 Teston 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.