Septic Tank And Biocycle Servicing Limerick

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Septic Tank And Biocycle Servicing Limerick

Septic Eddie - 087 205 0039 -

If you need your septic tank or biocycle emptied, give us a call. We are fully licensed and insured covering the Limerick and South East Clare regions. We are a specialised septic tank sludge disposal company and an established business operating for over 15 years. We have a comprehensive knowledge of all types of waste water treatment systems. Our services include, septic tank and biocycle cleaning and maintenance.


"You dump it, we pump it"

A lot of people don’t realise the importance of emptying their septic tank or even the most up-to-date waste water treatment system.  After all, it is not one of the most pleasant parts of the home. It is important that septic tanks are maintained regularly. Septic tanks collect all the liquid waste material which comes from toilets, sinks, showers, baths, washing machines and dishwashers. It is important to get your tank cleaned every year (depending on use) to make sure your system stay`s in good order.

Lets keep it this way:


"Dont let it go to overflow!"

Call us on 087 205 0039 for fast friendly service at a time that suits you!

Fully licenced and insured


Our Coverage Map:

If you fall outside this map, do give us a call and we will do our utmost to cater for you.


Waste water treatment:

When on-site systems fail to operate satisfactorily they threaten public health and water quality. When domestic wastewater is not absorbed by the soil it can form stagnant pools on the ground surface. In such failures, humans can come in contact with the wastewater and be exposed to pathogens; also foul odours can be generated. In addition, inadequately treated wastewater through poor siting, design and/or construction may lead to contamination of our groundwaters and surface waters, which in many areas are also used as drinking water supplies. It is essential that this effluent is properly treated and disposed of.


What shouldnt go into a septic tank:

  • Cat Litter, Kitty Litter
  • Chemicals - Ammonia, Bleach, Detergents (excess), Drain Cleaners (excess), Epsom Salts
  • Cigarettes, cigarette butts, cigarette filters
  • Clothes dryer sheets
  • Coffee grounds
  • Cooking Oil
  • Cotton Swabs, Dental Floss
  • Diapers, baby-wipes
  • Disposable wipes, wet wipes, baby wipes (as of 2015 it appears that only a very small percent of these products break down as needed to avoid damage)
  • Dirt
  • Drugs, Antibiotics, Prescription Medicines
  • Fats, Oil, Grease
  • Food Scraps, Ground Food
  • Hair
  • Latex: condoms, gloves, similar products
  • Laundry Detergent - excessive
  • Liquor, Whiskey
  • Motor oil
  • Panty Liners
  • Paper Towels
  • Pesticides
  • Photo Chemicals
  • Plastic bags
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Swimming pool chemicals
  • Tampons
  • Trash, Toys & Scrap
  • Washing Machine Lint
  • Water in large quantities

Common Problems and Solutions

Smells / Odor

Problem, waste particles leaving the septic tank and entering the percolation area can block the exit allowing the septic tank to overflow.

Solutions: Have the tank and pipes emptied at least yearly.

System backing-up

Problem, blockage in the septic tank pipes, percolation area blocked.

Solution: Clear tank pipes. Remove and replace percolation area.

Septic Tank refilling immediately after emptying

Problem, high water table. Ground water enters into the septic tank from the percolation area.

Solution: No easy solution. (possible solution is to increase the height of the area were tank and percolation area are located-expensive and not always a solution)

Septic Tank refilling immediately after emptying

Problem, High water table: Tank cracked / damaged allowing ground water to enter the tank.

Solution: Clear and clean tank, repair or replace tank.

Differences between tanks and bio-cycle (secondary treatment systems).

A tank does not have any movable parts. its basically a two chamber concrete tank that uses anaerobic bacterial action to break down effluent waste.

Biocycle and other secondary treatment systems have movable parts such as maceraters, aerators etc to aerobically break down the effluent and need a source of electric power to operate.

Bio-cycle / secondary treatment systems have shown to breakdown a higher percentage of solid waste and have safer effluent than septic tanks as the sludge decomposes through a mechanical assisted aerobic and anaerobic process. This can be twice as efficient as a non-mechanical assisted aerobic and anaerobic process in a traditional tank.

The requirement to use a septic tank or secondary treatment system is usually dependent on the site conditions, however most Local Authorities (following a site assessment), will now require the use of a treatment system fitted by an approved contractor with appropriate professional indemnity insurance. Always check with your Local Authority before carrying out any renewal works to an existing septic tank.

An occupier of a property can be subject to substantial penalties if their tank or secondary treatment system is found to be polluting the environment.

General Information and Running Costs.

The tank’s main function is to remove solids from the effluent, allowing a liquid effluent to soak into the soil through the percolation area.

The efficiency of septic tanks can vary significantly, frequent de-sludging of ineffective septic tanks can prevent anaerobic digestion of waste materials further reducing the efficiency of tanks.

A bio-cycle system or a secondary treatment system, is a more efficient and effective treatment system that incorporates a tank and a submerged aerated filter for secondary treatment within a single tank. The de-sludging intervals can also extend up to seven and more years according to some manufacturers. These secondary treatment systems will normally require to be serviced by an approved contractor on a yearly basis according to manufacturer’s specifications

A properly designed and installed secondary treatment system, can be up to twice as efficient as a traditional tank system in breaking down waste and discharging a cleaner effluent to the environment.

A secondary treatment system should have all paper work including design and installation assessments, site assessment and planning conditions available for inspection to confirm that it has been installed to standards and complies to planning permission requirements.

Running costs, depending on the type of secondary treatment system in use, a secondary treatment system runs on electricity continuously and would be expected to consume at least as much power as a fridge.

The treatment system will also require to be desludged as per manufacturer’s specifications.

There is also an annual service charge for the inspection of the secondary treatment system plus the cost of labour and parts if they need to be replaced or repaired.


Usefull Links:

Envoironmental Protection Agency

Citizens Adivce on Septic Tanks

What is a Septic Tank?


Contact details for Septiceddie ie

Contact:Eddie Conway
Telephone:087 205 0039
Mobile:087 205 0039

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