New Vans and Land Rovers Coming to Tardis Environmental

2 new vans have arrived at Tardis headquarters and have now received the Tardis paintwork and have now been given the chapter 8 makeover. These two small vans will be used to support our tankers out in the field.

Tardis Van

 

The Tardis vans will help protect the driver by correctly directing the traffic around the work area. They will also assist the general public as well by keeping them safe and away from the work area and keeping your business open and keeping the disruption to your customers to a minimal.

Tardis Van

2 New Tardis Land Rovers Join Our Fleet

We have also taken delivery of 2 new Tardis Land Rovers. These 2 vehicles will both have separate jobs. One will be used by our mechanics to visit and fix our tankers and service vehicles at other depots and will be able to have all the correct equipment with in the back of the Land Rover.

Our second Land Rover will be for our Health and safety officer, who will be able to visit sites and check to make sure the area is safe and secure and that the driver has good access to where the job. Our health and safety officer not only checks sites to make sure that our drivers are safe but the general public are safe as well and that our drivers are keeping within H&S guidelines and rules.

Our services include; septic tank emptying, portable toilet hire, water bowser hire, drain unblocking and jetting. These are just some the services that Tardis Environmental can provide for you. To find out more visit www.tardishire.co.uk or call 0800 731 0589 and speak to one of our advisors.

Septic Tank Emptying

Septic Tank EmptyingWhat can a Vacuum Tanker Empty?

We get calls from all over the UK requesting a septic tank emptying service. But not a lot of people know that a Vacuum tanker can do a lot more than just suck up wet waste from a septic tank.

Some of our tanker tanks are split into 2 sections. Here is an example, one of our 26ton Vacuum tankers can hold 3000 gallons of liquid 2500 gallons of this liquid will be waste from an septic tank emptying service and the other 500 gallons is for fresh clean water to refill our Tardis water bowsers.

Not only can our tankers hold fresh water (Not for Drinking), they can also come with added attachments that can perform jobs like a wash down after a septic tank emptying service to leave the septic tank nice and clean or some of our tanker have a pressure washer lance to help remove hard debris that is stuck. The pressure washing lance is normally used for pumping stations.

There are also other wet waste jobs our vacuum tankers can remove.

Our vacuum tankers can remove wet waste from cesspit/cesspools, portable toilets, welfare units, storm drains and most hazardous waste.

So if you need a septic tank emptying service or an wet waste removal service then give Tardis Environmental a call today on 0800 731 0589

New Septic Tankers have arrived!

Tardis has taken delivery of 2 new Tankers ready for Septic tank empties

Tardis Environmental is always upgrading its vacuum tankers fleet with the latest technology. Our new septic tankers have all the safety equipment and are Crossrail compliant and chapter 8 approved.

All Crossrail compliant vehicles must have the following safety equipment to be able to work within Crossrail construction sites.

  1. all HGVs must have Fresnel lenses
  2. Side scan equipment which will give of an audible beep in the driver’s cabin. This is to warn the driver of the HGV that there is an object or person on the left inside space.
  1. Under-run guards must also be fitted. This is to help prevent cyclists from coming into contact with the HGVs wheels.
  1. Carry signs must also be fitted to warn cyclists and pedestrians.
  2. Side and Rear Cameras, with a TV monitor in the cabin.

 Chapter 8 explained

All vehicles that work or stop on a highway for purposes of work or inspections must be equipped with high visibility rear markings, also HGV or long vehicles must have marking on the side if they are to be used in temporary traffic management situations.

So if you require a professional septic tank emptying service that has all the latest equipment in safety and septic tank emptying, who have EUSR training in water hygiene. Not to mention our tankers have won the FORS Bronze membership.

Call Tardis Environmental today on 0800 731 0589 for all your septic tank emptying needs. We also deliver up to 30,000 litres of clean water with our tanker trailer hire service.

Why do we need a Septic tank empty?

Septic Tank Info

Septic Tank Emptying

The most important thing in a septic tanks life is having a regular septic tank emptying service. Why is this so important for a septic tank? Having your tank emptied at least once a year will mean your tank should not overflow under normal use. If you find that you are having your septic tank emptied on a more frequent basis then there could be a problem.

Problems that could occur with a septic tank!

There are so many things that could go wrong if you don’t have a scheduled empty. So what could cause your septic tank to overflow? First of check the size of the septic tank, if you have a 3 man tank and you have 5 people living at your address then you are over using the tank. If you have checked the size and found that you have the right size tank then it’s time to call Tardis who will empty your septic tank and if requested give a wash down.

How can you prolong the life of your tank?

There are a number of ways in which to help prolong the life of your sewage tank. First of don’t pour antibacterial chemicals down your kitchen sink as the antibacterial liquid could kill all the friendly bacteria that sits at the bottom of your tank that digests all the sludge, killing this bacteria will mean a build-up in sludge which could clog your drain pipes and could lead to having them need a high pressure jetting service to remove the blockage.  Other things to look out for tree roots breaking in through the side of the tank, if dealt with early the tank will more likely be fixed instead of having a completely new one installed.

So remember always have your septic tank emptied on a regular basis and don’t put too much antibacterial down your kitchen.

Need more information on septic tank emptying call our highly trained hire staff today for more information. Call 0800 731 0589

Bulk Water and Septic Tank Emptying

Septic Tank Emptying and Bulk Water Delivery

Bulk WaterSeptic Tank Emptying

We have just taken delivery of a new 44ton articulated tractor unit. As you can see the tractor unit was a boring white, but now it been given the Tardis Treatment and put into Tardis Colours with our new Web address www.tardish2o.co.uk.

So what will the new tractor unit be doing?

The main services the tractor unit will be performing will be delivering our 4,000 gallon and our 6,000 gallons bulk water tanks. Our H2O bulk water tanks can be used for anything. Our bulk water tanks have been used for hydro demolition, where a mains water supply was not available our bulk water tanks have even been used as an emergency bulk water supply at the airport as they were upgrading the water facilities and had to turn off the water while they upgrade.

Not only will our new tractor unit be hauling bulk water around the country but it will sometimes be used to perform a septic tank emptying service. The 44ton tractor unit can haul our massive 6,000 gallon wet waste tank, this means we will be able to empty a commercial septic tank as most septic tanks mainly domestic septic tank can only hold 1,000 gallons.

So no matter what service it will be, whether it be a bulk water delivery with one of our H2O water tanks or a septic tank emptying service you know that Tardis Environmental have got the correct equipment to get the job done with ease.

Call Tardis today for more information on 0800 731 0589 or E-mail us at info@tardishire.co.uk

Building a New Septic Tank?

Want some Advice on Septic tanks

When installing a new septic tank you must make sure you install the septic tank at least 15m from your home and within 10m of a vehicle access point. This makes it easy for us to perform a septic tank emptying service as access to the chamber will be easy. Do not build on a slope as the septic tanks drain field could be releasing the waste water to the adjoining landowner.

What should a new septic tank come with?

The tank should have at least two chambers, which will need to operate in series. All materials used to help assembly the tank should be able to prevent leaking and ingress of subsoil water. The tank itself must be made from suitable material and be sound in structure. Most tanks will have a BBA certificate. It is also easy to forget when installing pipe work to make it easy to access, this makes jobs like desludging and drain repairs a lot cheaper if anything were to happen.

But before you go and install a septic tank you must make sure the drainfield is able to soak up the water. To test the area in which you want the drainfield to be you must do a soakaway test; this is where we would come with either a towable bowser or our massive 6,000 gallon tanker. This really depends on the size of the drainfield which is normally calculated is the number of people living in the property or the number of people at the site. The soakaway test is where fresh clean water is poured into the ground where it is timed to see how fast the water is soaked up. If the water takes too long to drain away or does not drain at all then you will not be allowed to build the drainfield there.

Don’t worry if the water does not drain away fast enough or at all, there are solutions. The main cause for water to drain slowly or not at all is there could be a layer of clay under the soil. You can get the soil check to see how big the layer of clay is. There are some solutions for clay but I would recommend finding a different spot.

When you have your new septic tank installed remember to have at least one septic tank empty a year. Tardis Environmental can provide a scheduled septic tank emptying service.

If you need more information about our soakaway service and Septic tank emptying service call 0800 731 0589

 

 

Septic tanks and Tankers

Septic tank and the types of waste a Vacuum tanker can take!

When you have a full waste tank or septic tank you will need to have a septic tank emptying service or waste removal service. Septic tanks normally have sewage or waste water inside them with minimal debris. This waste can be collected by a vacuum tanker, which is only designed to handle wet waste with minimum debris.

If you find that waste tank you have has more solid to liquid then you will need what is called a disab tanker. These tankers are specially designed to be able to handle dry waste, with their greater suction ability. They are also known as liquid ring tankers.

Septic Tank Emptying

How do you know if you need a vacuum tanker or a disab tanker?

First thing is to check the waste that is located within the septic tank. If there is a lot of liquid and it moves round like normal water, then you will probably need a normal vacuum tanker. If you find that the waste within the septic tank is very dry and solid (like wet sand) then you will probably need a disab tanker.  It is important to try and establish this before you ask for a normal septic tank emptying service as you will get charged for the wrong tanker.

You can get tanks that help separate the water from the solid debris into different layers. These are normally called silt tanks. They work by allowing the grit and sand to settle at the bottom of the tank which then allows the water to sit on top for easy suction and emptying.

If you are still not sure about the septic tank waste then you can request a call out service, this is where we will send out our experts who will check the waste and will be able to give you an accurate estimate on what tanker you will need to perform the service.

Tardis Environmental can provide both services nationwide. Call today and speak to our highly trained hire desk team who will help you get the right service for you.

Is your septic tank over flowing?

Need a Septic tank emptying service!

When summer finally arrives it’s important to get your tank emptied. So why would you have your tank emptied in the summer. There are a couple of reasons why you would have your septic tank emptied in the summer. First reason would be if you have a full septic tank filled with sewage and waste water the hot of the day will make the wet waste within the tank start to stink and could give of dangerous gas, also tend to use the toilet a lot more in the summer as you are drinking more liquids.

If you’re going to have a party and have a septic tank connected to your house, then it would be wise to have a tank emptying service before the party begins as the increased volume in wet waste could cause your septic tank to over flow in not emptied before the party.

So if you need a professional septic tank emptying service then give our hire desk team a call today. Need more information on all the services we can provide you.

Septic Tankers types

Tardis have 3 different types on septic tankers for Septic tank Emptying

Did you know that Tardis Environmental have three different types of Septic tankers.

First Vacuum Tanker is our normal wet waste tanker. This is great for septic tank emptying and cesspool/cesspit emptying.  Tardis have different sized wet waste tankers ranging from our 18 ton to our massive 44 ton vacuum tanker.

Septic tank emptying

Next we have our wash down tanker. These can do all the same things as our wet waste tankers but with the added benefit of being able to carry clean and fresh water that is kept separate from the contaminated water. The clean water can be used to wash down a septic tank after a septic tank emptying service has been performed or can be used to deliver clean water, which can be used to perform a welfare service.

Septic tank EmptyingWe have other tankers like our low vol jet vac tanker and our high vol jet vac tanker. These are the best for cleaning pump station and unblocking drains.Last we have the pressure washer tanker. This again can do all of the above but with the added power of a jetting lance. This can be used to clean light debris from a pumping station or clean a gully and grease trap.

Gully Sucking

For more information on what services we can provide you like septic tank emptying or drain unblocking, call our friendly hire desk team who have all the knowledge and advice to ensure you have the correct tanker for the job.

Vacuum Tanker

Confined Space Information

Does your Septic tank need a confined crew?

What size is a confined space?

A confined space does not have to be a small space which is hard to enter and exit for it to be classed as a confined space.it can also be a large silo or tank that has limited or restricted access or if the space is badly ventilated like a large tunnel. The CSR (Confined Space Regulations) 1997 describes confined space as any place. This will include chambers, vat, silos, sewer, well and any other  confined spaces that has a foreseeable risk.

These are as follows:

  • Drowning of any person at work
  • Loss of consciousness of any person arising from a high ambient temperature.
  • Fire or explosion
  • Loss of consciousness or asphyxiation of any person at work arising from gas, fumes, vapour or lack of oxygen
  • Asphyxiation of any person at work arising from a free flowing solid

What Is P.P.E?

P.P.E is short for Personal protective equipment.

What are the types of personal protective equipment?

  • Respirators
  • Protective gloves
  • Protective clothing
  • Protective footwear
  • Eye protection
Equipment for confined space

How do you check if you have the correct P.P.E on?

First you must check the following, Does if fit correctly, are you comfortable, will the P.P.E interfere with the job that is being done, is there any health risk like entanglement with machinery or overheating of equipment.

Tardis will ensure that when a confined space entry is required it is supervised by at least one man. All Drivers will have all the necessary P.P.E equipment. All other equipment including breathing apparatus, ropes, harnesses, winches, carabineers and fall/rescue equipment will always checked before use.

So no matter if it’s a septic tank or a massive silo you can be sure that Tardis Environmental will get the job done.