Septic Tank Maintenance Demystified: Understanding the Emptying Frequency

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Septic Tank Maintenance Demystified: Understanding the Emptying Frequency

If you’re leading a construction site, organising a festival or hosting any other type of event that requires portable toilets, there’s one thing you want to get right more than any other: emptying the septic tank.

Thankfully, when you choose a top-rated team like SBS Fence and Toilet Hire, we’ll manage all of that stuff for you so you can focus on running a business.

But still, it’s good to know. It’s also good to know that we know, so you can be confident in choosing our top quality portable toilet hire services.

Here’s everything you need to know about understanding the emptying frequency for portable toilet septic tanks.

What is a septic tank?

Septic tanks, also known as holding tanks, are the units which are installed in your portable toilet as a waste storage solution. They contain chemicals which sanitise the waste and neutralise its odours. These tanks are not plumbed into the sewage, and therefore need to be pumped out every so often.

How frequently do portable toilet septic tanks need to be emptied?

Thankfully, there’s a clear expectation when it comes to emptying septic tanks of portable toilets, so that you never have to worry about a potential over-flow situation! For obvious reasons, it’s recommended to empty your portable toilet unit at least once every fortnight. In NSW, it’s a requirement for all work places with portable toilets to have them serviced, emptied and cleaned regularly. This is subject to audits from official boards and standards regulators.

Full-service toilet changeovers with SBS Fence and Toilet Hire

With SBS Fence and Toilet Hire, you won’t have to worry about when the septic tank is scheduled to be emptied, when the units need to be cleaned and whether or not there’s ample amenities in them; we take care of all of that for you.

Our full-service toilet changeovers include:

  • Removal of waste from holding tank at least every two weeks, or earlier for high-traffic events like festivals
  • Toilet cleaning
  • Refilling of fresh water tank
  • Restocking 3-ply toilet paper
  • Scented fresh air rings
  • Refilling biodegradable liquid deodoriser chemicals into holding tank
  • Very experienced cleaning team with brand new vacuum tank pumpers

Emergency servicing

Our team will also be on-call for emergency servicing, pump-outs or any other services. Just give the team a call and we’ll be there in a flash!

Need high-quality portable toilets for your event or construction site? Get in touch with the legends at SBS Fence and Toilet Hire. As Sydney’s premier team for quality portable toilet hire, SBS are busy all-year-round, helping out Sydney locals with construction sites, festivals, expos and a tonne of other events. Just get in touch with the team to learn more, or grab yourself a competitively priced quote.

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