Septic Tank Emptying Stoke
We have been working with customers in the village of Stoke 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.
Stoke is a civil parish on the Hoo Peninsula in Kent, England, to the south of Allhallows, on the north of the Medway Estuary. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 1,063, reducing marginally to 1,060 at the 2011 census.
The two small villages of Lower Stoke and Stoke (sometimes referred to as Upper Stoke) stand on low-lying fertile farmland that is at most 17 m above highwater. The farmland descends to the Stoke Saltings – a maze of intricate channels and small islands beloved by wading birds. The church of Saints Peter and Paul is in Stoke; it was an appendage to the Manor of Great Hoo. The building contains some Norman and Early English work dating from 1175. It has no spire.
In an Anglo-Saxon charter Stoke is referred to as “Andescohesham”. It was passed with other lands by Eadberht, son of King Wihtred of Kent to the See of Rochester for “the good of his soul and the remission of sins”. In 959, Lower Stoke, then called “Osterland”, was granted by Queen Eadgifu to Christ Church, Canterbury. In Domesday Book it is called “Estoches” and “Stoches”.
Due to its low-lying nature, Stoke has often suffered flooding, such as in 1158, 1235, 1309, 1682, and 1735 when ploughmen were swept from their fields as the sea broke through. Also, in 1791, 1854, 1874, and 1897, Stoke was cut off from the Isle of Grain for a week.
In 1720 Manor Farm was leased to Jacob Sawbridge, one of the South Sea Bubble directors.
In 1732 William Hogarth overnighted at the ‘Nag’s Head’ in Lower Stoke. Due to the shortage of beds he had to share a bed.
There was a large airship base nearby at Kingsnorth from which patrols covering the North Sea were launched during World War I. The site is now covered by Kingsnorth Power Station.
Stoke has a private unlicensed airfield, home to stoke flying club and previously part of Medway Microlights, and a number of private microlights and social clubs. There flying school based at the airfield teaching students to fly flex wing and fixed wing microlights. Stoke airfield is renowned in the aviation community as being a particularly challenging airfield to fly from. It is unique in its topography as it is situated parallel to marshes of the river Medway on one side of the runway. On the other side of the runway is an active rail line and high tension electricity pylons. The runway also has a curve along its entire length of approx 400 metres. Most general aviation pilots consider stoke airfield a place to land at least once. Common consensus is if a pilot can land safely at Stoke airfield then all other airfields are relatively straight forward in comparison.
In November 2011, Lord Foster published proposals to improve the transport system of South East England. Under these proposals, called the Thames Hub, new high-speed rail lines would be built connecting Kent and Europe with North London, and the North East and North West of England. The scheme would also involve the remodelling of the Thames Estuary, by the construction of a four-runway airport on the Isle of Grain, partially on land reclaimed from the estuary but including land at Allhallows and Lower Stoke. This plan is controversial. Residents highlight hazards caused the presence of the wreck of the SS Richard Montgomery with its 1400 tonnes of explosives, just off the Nore, and the natural gas terminals which import and temporarily store 20% of the UKs natural gas. In addition there are 300,000 birds that breed along the flight path. Aviation specialists point to the difficulty in fitting another airport in this crowded airspace.
For Septic Tank Emptying Stoke 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 Stoke, 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 Stoke to help keep your septic system in full-working order.
What happens if you don’t empty your septic tank regularly in Stoke?
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 Stoke 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.