Septic Tank / Biocyle Cleaning

McBreen Environmental are experts in septic tank and biocycle cleaning / desludging.  We have over 16 years experience in the waste management industry.  We have trained, knowledgeable staff who can identify the cause of any problems you might be having with your Septic Tank.

You can have peace of mind knowing your waste will be disposed of in environmentally friendly manner by a licensed waste disposal company.

Whether you require a domestic or commercial septic tank to be emptied, we have the equipment and expertise to complete all. 

McBreen Environmental will send out one of our high volume jet vac tankers.  The operator will insert a powerful suction hose into your septic tank / biocycle and empty the waste out.  Luckily for you, this will be the last you will see or smell of it, and we will take away the waste and dispose of it properly.

McBreen Environmental offer a Nationwide Septic Tank Cleaning Service.  With depots in Cavan, Cork, Dublin, Louth, Meath and Roscommon we can be with you a matter of hours no matter where you are based.

For your system to work properly we would recommend that you should have your tank cleaned at least every one to two years.

There are some key factors which influence this though:

  1. Consider the size of your Septic Tank - tanks can only hold a certain amount of waste
  2. Usage - how many people live in your house.
  3. What goes into your tank - what you flush, this may cause blockages that need to be addressed.

Arranging a septic tank clean can be an easy thing to forget. The tanks are buried, after all, out of sight, out of mind!  Our team can provide maintenance reminders to ensure you never forget when the tank is due to emptying.  

  1. To protect against blocked toilets and drains, or waking up to a foul smelling and an expensive septic tank failure/repair bill.
  2. Environment - cleaning your tank ensures your family and neighbours are protected from contaminants flowing into groundwater/wells - if your tank starts to backup.
  3. Regular maintenance make sures that your septic tank or biocycle unit gives you years of trouble free service.

No, septic tank cleaning or de-sludging is considered routine maintenance and as such would not be covered under Home Insurance.

  • Weak flushing / back up in the toilets or sinks emptying / draining slowly
  • Bad odours outside or coming from your drains inside the house
  • Drain Blockages
  • Waste Water backing up
  • Overflowing wastewater on your lawn / surrounding surface area

5 Things you should know about your Septic Tank or Biocycle

  1. Cleaning and maintaining your Septic Tank or Biocycle helps protect you and your pocket.  If you do not maintain your Septic Tank or Biocycle it may be necessary to replace or repair it, which may cost a lot of money. 
  2. A malfunctioning system can contaminate groundwater and therefore your well. It may also result in ponding of waste/effluent, which will pose a risk of disease to children and form odours.
  3. Your Septic Tank or Biocycle should be inspected, cleaned or de-sludged on a regular basis, at least every 1-2 years.
  4.  As a homeowner you are responsible under the Water Services Act for cleaning & maintaining your Septic Tank or Biocycle.  Fines of up to €5,000 could be imposed if your tank fails an inspection or if your septic tank contaminates ground water.
  5. When properly designed, installed and maintained, your Septic Tank or Biocycle can provide long term, effective treatment of wastewater.


McBreen Environmental can conduct an Inspection to find out why you are having problems or if you have any concerns regarding your Septic Tank.

For more information on the Waste Water Inspection Plan for Ireland – you view details on Code of Practice for Waste Water Treatment Systems for Single houses at the link provided.

Our septic tank cleaning services offers you:

  • Nationwide Septic Tank cleaning / desludging service
  • Booking available 24/7 – no matter what time you need to book your clean
  • Free 10-point health check is included with every service
  • Reliable, experienced and knowledgeable operatives 
  • For Domestic Tanks up to Four Tonnes of Waste is included
  • Discounted rates for repeat customers within 18 months
  • Reduced rates for group bookings (add your neighbour)
  • Peace of mind – Fully permitted waste collector
  • Waste disposal certificate provided in case of inspection by the local authorities
  • We can arrange our visit to suit your schedule

Buying / Selling a Home or Property?

Did you know when you are selling your home you are required to have your Septic Tank in working order and advised to have same emptied for the new purchaser.  McBreen Environmental can provide you with certified waste disposal certificate to provide to the new owners.

If you are unsure when your Septic Tank was last cleaned, or have recently moved into a new home McBreen Environmental can complete a Septic Tank Clean or Desludging service to ensure you don’t run into issues with the your Septic Tank.

Get In Touch

To book your Septic Tank Clean call us today on 0818 66 33 33 or email