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Septic Tanks For Sale
If you need a septic tank, Tanks for Everything can help you find what you are looking for - all of our septic systems are manufactured to current standards and follow water quality codes of practice.
Please be aware that you should not discharge the waste from a septic tank into a watercourse such as a stream, ditch or river. If you plan to discharge into a watercourse you should install a sewage treatment plant.
Take a look at our full range of UK septic tanks below.
Septic Tanks With Tanks For Everything
Tanks for Everything is an expert provider of septic tanks in the UK. We offer a variety of septic tank price points and materials, and advise our customers about the right septic tank to use so that they buy the best product for their requirements. We also offer supporting products such as sewage treatment plants and additional products your systems or property owners require.
The septic tanks at Tanks for Everything all provide you with the means to safely store waste, allowing the natural break down of any solids that are produced, allowing you to treat the remaining effluent so that it is safe to discharge directly into the ground via a drainage field. We provide products that are of the highest quality, at an affordable cost – all of which comply with binding rules outlined by the environment agency. Our range of septic tanks contains models to suit different requirements and budgets.
Septic Tanks FAQ
What is a septic tank?
A septic tank consists of an underground chamber that is often made of concrete, fibreglass or plastic. Domestic wastewater from your toilets, sinks, showers and baths (grey water) drain into the septic tank chamber for basic separation. If you are not connected to mains drainage you need to have an effective septic tank in place.
What is a septic tank used for?
A septic tank is used to break down waste that is flushed. Instead of draining waste into a local sewer system, it collects waste on-site, using a natural process to separate waste into distinct layers, gradually breaking everythin down so that the resulting liquid can then be treated. Only when this has happened is the liquid allowed to seep into the ground through a drainage field.
How does septic tanks work?
Waste water flows into a septic tank, which then separates into three levels: scum, middle layer and sludge. Bacteria inside the septic tank then breaks down solid waste, which further separates each of these 3 layers and helps them to drain. Many septic tanks also have grease traps to separate grease from the rest of the waste.
What is a septic tanks average lifespan?
The average lifespan of a septic tank depends on the exact tank you have installed, as well as factors such as surrounding environment, the tank material and how often you clean and maintain it. A septic tank can last anywhere from 15 to 40 years. To increase the lifespan of your septic tank, you should ensure it is regularly serviced by a qualified professional and avoid flushing items such as wipes or sanitary products.
Where can septic tanks be installed?
There are a number of environmental standards that you must adhere to when it comes to installing a drainage field for a septic tank, for more information on this, please read our Think Tank article on installing a septic tank.
How can I clean my septic tank?
Although it is preferential to have a professional company periodically clean your tank, there are a few ways you can clean your tank and make the system more effective at home. These include flushing yeast down your toilet, as the bacteria within the yeast will aid in the process of decomposing solid waste within your tank. Another approach would be to put 3-4 rotten tomatoes through a connected food waste pipe into your tank every 4 months, giving the vital bacteria in your tank a boost. Click here for more information on cleaning your septic tank naturally.
How often should a septic tank be emptied?
Your septic tank needs to be emptied regularly to ensure that there is no build-up of solid waste that could block the system. There are a number of factors that impact how frequent this needs to be, such as the size of your tank and how many people are using it. A smaller system will need to be emptied more frequently than a large one, as well as a tank that is being used by a greater number of people. For more information on how frequent this needs to be, please contact a wastewater company.
Septic Tanks For Every Situation
We have septic tanks including the Balmoral 2700 Litre Septic Tank BST27/Harlequin ST2700 which has a capacity of 2728 litres, making it suitable for use by a medium-sized household of five people. The Clearwater 2800 Litre Septic Tank FREE Lid and Frame is another option for this size of household. Both of these affordable septic tanks are also available with a larger capacity; the Balmoral 3800 Litre Septic Tank BST38/Harlequin ST3800 and the Clearwater 3800 Litre Septic Tank with FREE Lid & Frame. The 3,800 litre capacity of these tanks makes them suitable for use by a household of up to twelve people. This means that larger families can buy a reliable septic tank at Tanks for Everything. Whichever septic tank you choose from our range, you can be sure that it will be manufactured from high-quality materials to a design that enables excellent functionality and durability.