Septic Tank Emptying Windmill Hill

We have been working with customers in the village of Windmill Hill 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.

Windmill Hill is an area of Gravesend, Kent. It is named for its erstwhile windmills, offers extensive views across the Thames, and was a popular spot for Victorian visitors to the town, because of the Camera obscura installed in the old mill and for its tea gardens and other amusements. The hill was the site of a beacon in 1377, which was instituted by Richard II, and still in use 200 years later at the time of the Spanish Armada, although the hill was then known as “Rouge Hill”. A modern beacon was erected and lit, by then-Mayor Peter Hart, during 1988, for the 400th anniversary of the defeat of the Spanish Armada.

It was during the reign of Elizabeth I that the first windmill was placed on top the highest point in Gravesend, 179 ft (55 m) above the high water mark of the river. One mill burnt down in 1763, but was replaced the following year and was demolished, having become derelict, in 1894 – the last surviving windmill on the hill. The adjacent public house was destroyed by fire during Mafeking Night celebrations in 1900.

During World War I a German airship passed over Windmill Hill and dropped bombs on it. Today there are three markers indicating where these bombs struck.

Windmill Hill is one of Graveshams 24 conservation areas. The ‘Windmill Hill Association’ looks after matters related to the area and holds regular meetings to discuss local issues.

For Septic Tank Emptying Windmill Hill 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 Windmill Hill, 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 Windmill Hill 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 Windmill Hill?

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 Windmill Hill 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.