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    Kent Cesspit Emptying

    Cesspit Specialists Across Kent

    With in excess of 20 years of experience in emergency water treatment callouts and cost-effective solutions, it’s no surprise Kent Drainage are seen asone of the most trusted drainage companies covering Kent.

    We offer professional cesspool pumping, fitting, servicing, maintenance, and repairs to both residential and business clients.

    We construct all types of foul water systems including cesspits, cesspools, sewage treatment plants, soakaways, pumping stations, soakaways and rainwater harvesting tanks to name a few.

    If you have an enquiry about cesspit draining, speak to us today on 01622 919012.

    Our Services

    • Cesspit Emptying
    • Cesspit Installation
    • Cesspit Inspections
    • Cesspit Repairs
    • All Works Guaranteed
    • No Hidden Fees
    • 20+ Years Experience

    What is a Cesspool?

    A cesspit is a secured, underground storage container that receives wastewater and sewage.

    A cesspit leads your home's wastewater into a high-capacity chamber that can store a high amount of wastewater, giving you a long-term, reliable drainage system.

    A cesspit is a solitary chamber, usually made from brick or concrete.

    Unlike a septic tank, there's no processing or treatment of the effluent liquid and wastewater in the container.

    It is often classed as an unfashionable method of waste disposal, and dates back to the Roman period!

    Why Do Cesspits Overflow?

    Gradually, the sewage and wastewater in a cesspool collects at the bottom of the receptacle, which will constantly fill up.

    Consequently, the sewage and wastewater collected in the container should be pumped repeatedly.

    Understandably, it's vital to get the waste collected from your cesspit.

    Call in the experts on 01622 919012 to get your cesspit emptied.

    How Often Should My Cesspit Be Emptied?

    How often your cesspool needs clearing depends on the size of the tank, the size of the building and how many people reside there.

    For example, some cesspits only need to be pumped every 12 months. But, others may need to be pumped every 3 months, or every half year.

    Your cesspool can generally be discovered by sliding off the manhole cover.

    If you recently moved in to a new house, it may be best to ask the previous tenants how often they had it cleaned.

    If you need professional advice, call us today on 01622 919012 to speak to one of our qualified staff.

    The only way to dispose of the wastewater and sewage in your cesspool is by booking a licensed sewage professional to remove it, such as Kent Drainage.

    With our experience of all wastewater systems, we can offer you a cost competitive solution to clearing your cesspool.

    We offer an honest, expert service - so you know you can rely on us!

    Cesspool Pumping & Cleaning

    At Kent Drainage, our team of trained engineers can pump any size cesspit for both business and residential clients, including farmland properties.

    We will not be bettered on our price and offer regular, cesspool pumping price plans at amazing rates.

    Our engineers are trained at carrying out cesspit pumping in line with all government health mandates such as the Health and Safety Act.

    We provide a high-quality service with minimal fuss and remove waste from all types of sewage tanks.

    Determined by these factors, your cesspit may need cleaning every month, quarter, or year.

    It's vital that your cesspool is pumped to avoid the build-up of waste, blockages, and eventual flooding, leading to costly damage.

    We can clear your cesspool at a time that suits you! We're available to help you 24/7 and offer emergency response.

    Our services include:

    • Cesspit Clearance
    • Cesspit High-Pressure Jetting
    • Cesspit CCTV Surveys
    • Cesspit Inspections

    After gathering the sewage and wastewater from your cesspit, we offer high-pressure water jetting to ensure the container is left in a perfect condition.

    We also offer cesspool CCTV surveys and a service to pinpoint any issues that may need urgent attention.

    A service includes a thorough clean down, high=pressure jet washing and advice on cesspit upkeep, and can be carried out alongside cesspit emptying services.

    Concluding the CCTV survey, service or cesspool emptying procedure has been completed, Kent Drainage will provide a solution to any problems at a competitive price.

    Kent Drainage is a reliable licensed waste carrier with unmatched prices and emergency callouts.

    Call in the experts on 01622 919012 to get your cesspit emptied.

    Cesspits vs Septic Tanks

    In the drainage field, naturally found waste-degrading aerobic bacteria breaks down any outstanding waste, allowing the water to be naturally replenished.

    A septic tank is a much more advanced cesspit. Much like a sewage treatment plant, a septic tank is used to treat wastewater and sewage through biological break down.

    Septic tanks can be placed in households, as well as placed in commercial buildings to treat wastewater from kitchens and bathrooms.

    Put simply, a septic tank is a rectangular watertight tank that contains two chambers, separated by a wall, and is installed underground.

    Septic tanks are normally installed in rural settings.

    This is because in built up areas wastewater is usually transported and dealt with by a sewage system that's maintained by a local water company.

    A septic tank is made up of two chambers.

    The first compartment is usually known as the 'settling chamber' and receives wastewater from an inlet pipe. In this compartment, lighter solids, oils, and scum float to the top of the water.

    Sewage waste is drawn to the bottom where this is biodegraded by natural occurring bacteria.

    The remaining liquid flows into the second compartment, and then out of the tank into the drainage ground.

    The solid waste left at the bottom of the septic tank needs to be removed periodically as part of scheduled maintenance by a registered waste carrier, like KD Drainage.

    Both septic tanks and cesspools collect wastewater and sewage and hold it.

    With a cesspit, there's no processing or treatment of the sewage.

    However, septic tanks use a basic treatment process that enables the water to exit the container.

    In contrast, cesspits do not filter any waste as they're lined with cement and stone. If left overflowing for too long, they can pollute the surrounding grounds.

    There are no vents in a cesspool, meaning the waste sits inside the tank, however there is plumbing to release the vapours that build up over time.

    Cesspools require pumping more often than septic tanks and are often regarded as a temporary wastewater system.

    In some instances, cesspools can be installed with an alarm that alerts the owner when the barrel is at maximum capacity and needs empty.

    However, this must be carried out by experts, such as our drainage engineers, as cesspools emit toxic gases when the lid is lifted.

    Call in the experts on 01622 919012 to get your cesspit emptied.

    Why Use Us?

    At Kent Drainage, we offer cost-effective"affordable, professional drainage solutions to domestic and commercial customers throughout Kent.

    With over 20 years of experience, we are able to deal with any drainage emergency, using modern day equipment.

    Our professional, skilled experts work on a range of commercial sites including schools, restaurants, universities, bars, hotels, hospital, cafes, cinemas, shopping centres, residential homes and more.

    We also have the capabilities and equipment to move any type of drain in agricultural properties.

    We are devoted to helping our clients any time of day and offer our services 24/7 with out-of-hours emergency callouts.

    With no call-out fees and a 2 hour turn around time, it’s clear why Kent Drainage are one of the most reputable drainage companies serving Kent.

    In the case of an emergency during out of office hours call 07388 263315 for help

    Benefits of Choosing Us to Empty Your Cesspit

    Our Coverage

    Fully insured professional wastewater engineers serving the following regions:


    • Ashford
    • Broadstairs
    • Canterbury
    • Chatham
    • Dartford
    • Deal
    • Dover
    • Faversham
    • Folkestone
    • Gillingham
    • Gravesend
    • Herne Bay
    • Hythe
    • Maidstone
    • Margate
    • Medway
    • Minster
    • New Romney
    • Northfleet
    • Orpington
    • Ramsgate
    • Rochester
    • Sevenoaks
    • Sheerness
    • Sittingbourne
    • Swanley
    • Thanet
    • Tonbridge
    • Tunbridge Wells
    • Whitstable


    • Aveley
    • Basildon
    • Billericay
    • Braintree
    • Brentwood
    • Canvey Island
    • Chadwell St Mary
    • Chelmsford
    • Chigwell
    • Clacton-on-Sea
    • Colchester
    • Epping
    • Grays
    • Halstead
    • Harlow
    • Harwich
    • Loughton
    • Maldon
    • Rayleigh
    • Rochford
    • Saffron Walden
    • South Woodham Ferrers
    • Southend-on-Sea
    • Stanford-le-Hope
    • Tilbury
    • Tiptree
    • Waltham Abbey
    • Walton-on-the-Naze
    • Wickford
    • Witham

    East & West Sussex

    • Burgess Hill
    • Bexhill-on-Sea
    • Bognor Regis
    • Brighton
    • Chichester
    • Crawley
    • Crowborough
    • East Grinstead
    • Eastbourne
    • Hailsham
    • Hastings
    • Haywards Heath
    • Horsham
    • Hurstpierpoint
    • Lewes
    • Littlehampton
    • Newhaven
    • Peacehaven
    • Polegate
    • Portslade-by-Sea
    • Saltdean
    • Seaford
    • Selsey
    • Shoreham-by-Sea
    • Southwick
    • St Leonards
    • Uckfield
    • Westergate
    • Woodingdean
    • Worthing


    • Addlestone
    • Ashtead
    • Banstead
    • Camberley
    • Caterham
    • Cobham
    • Cranleigh
    • Dorking
    • Egham
    • Epsom
    • Esher
    • Ewell
    • Farnham
    • Frimley
    • Godalming
    • Guildford
    • Haslemere
    • Horley
    • Kingston upon Thames
    • Leatherhead
    • Oxted
    • Redhill
    • Reigate
    • Richmond
    • Staines
    • Walton-on-Thames
    • Warlingham
    • Weybridge
    • Windlesham
    • Wokingham

    We also empty cesspits across the entire city of London

    Our fully trained wastewater treatment specialists can be with you in 2 hours or less.