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.

How often should you clean a Septic Tank?

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.  

Why should you clean your Septic Tank?
  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.
Does house insurance cover Septic Tank cleaning?

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

What are the signs that your Septic Tank is full?
  • 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
What should I do before I book?

Hosing length – Estimate the distance from where our lorry will be parked to your septic tank
This is to ensure the technician brings enough hosing to reach your tank. If your tank is more than 50metres (165 feet) away from where a lorry could park from your tank, let us know. This would require additional hosing to be brought to site.

Your driveway width – Measure / Estimate the width of your lorry to get into your driveway
To ensure our lorries can safely enter into your driveway – we would need approx. 9 feet (2.7 metres) of a width of gate/driveway to get in.

Ensure all manhole covers are exposed
If they are covered, you must dig the earth around the lids to expose them. A full service cannot be done through the ventilation pipes.

Our septic tank cleaning services offers you:

Septic Tank Cleaning, Maintenance & Reminders

At McBreen Environmental, we understand the importance of regular septic tank cleaning to ensure your system is running efficiently and prevent costly repairs. That’s why we offer reliable and hassle-free septic tank cleaning services. Our team will keep track of your tank’s cleaning schedule and send you timely reminders, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
Regular maintenance can prevent costly repairs and ensure that your septic system is running efficiently, making our septic tank cleaning service an investment in your home’s longevity. Not only does this save you time and effort, but it also ensures that your septic system is being maintained by an environmentally conscious company. Our commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly practices means that you can trust that your septic tank maintenance is being handled in an environmentally responsible way.
Contact McBreen Environmental today to learn more about our septic tank cleaning services and how we can help you keep your septic system running smoothly.

5 Things you should know about your Septic Tank or Biocycle

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.

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