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Householders throughout Ireland are urged to check their septic tanks or biocycle units to confirm if they need cleaning/desludging or, in the case of more modern systems, servicing or repair.

Damien McBreen, the managing director (MD) of McBreen Environmental, recommends that regular inspection and servicing will prevent problems. “Ideally, you should have your domestic waste water treatment system (DWWTS) checked every 18 months to 2 years, and emptied if required. This will avoid the occurrence of more serious problems, which can be costly to rectify. It will also ensure you are following current environmental regulations”.

In June 2012, a new registration and inspection regime was introduced for domestic waste water treatment systems, such as septic tanks. The new regime aims to protect ground and surface water quality from the risks posed by systems that are not working properly. It was introduced under the Water Services (Amendment) Act 2012.

Identify and Address the Problem

As well as regular cleaning, it is also recommended that home owners follow these rules for proper septic tank maintenance:

  • Do not pour harsh products down the drain, including: oils, grease, chemicals, paint and medications.
  • Don’t plant trees on septic tanks. Tree roots can damage the system.

If you do suspect some kind of issue, the sooner you address it, the better. The bottom line is that if you’re experiencing septic tank problems, your best bet is to get an expert in to address the situation before it gets any worse.

Mr McBreen advises householders to use registered cleaning and removal specialists, such as McBreen Environmental to service or repair your system. Whether a domestic or commercial tank, McBreen’s has the equipment to clean and make it safe.”

Septic Tank Cleaning

McBreen Environmental’s septic tank cleaning services offers you:

  1. Free 10-point health check
  2. Discounted rates for repeat customers
  3. Reduced rates for group bookings (add your neighbour)
  4. Fully permitted waste collector & disposal certified by the local authorities
  5. Experienced & fully trained operatives
  6. Visits to suit your schedule

Contact us

McBreen Environmental is Ireland’s leading environmental solution providers. It is a full-service environmental company, which prides itself on offering clients an extensive range of experience and knowledge across all sectors.

If you need your Septic Tank cleaned, McBreen Environmental are a local service with a nationwide reach. Find them online: | Phone 0818 66 33 33 | Email:

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