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.

Portable toilets queue saving tip

Don’t have massive queues for the Event Portable Toilets

When you have an event the last thing you want are your customers spending too much time queuing up to use the portable toilets. If your customers are spending more time queuing to use the portable toilets than enjoying the event or festival, then your customers will not have great time at your event or festival.

Urinal 6 Bay

So what solutions are there!

First you could hire out more toilets to accommodate the increase in customers. Secondly you could hire out some portable urinals. You can have portable urinals come in 4 or 6 bay styles. This will dramatically decrease the queuing times and help keep your customers happy.

If you are serving alcohol then it would be wise to add more portable toilets as the need will be greater.

If the percentage of women in attendance increases, increase the number of units by that percentage. If you still get people queuing to use the toilets the recommended maximum acceptable waiting line is 10 people.

If you need help organising event sanitation then give our highly informed hire desk team a call, who can answer your questions and help advice you on the correct number of portable toilets you will need for your event or festival. Freephone 0800 731 0589.

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.

Portable Toilet given to church

Tardis Helps with Portable Toilet

Tardis Environmental helps local church with whacky idea. We were asked by St Philip’s Church for a Portable toilet shell to help them with their building site feature.  So we gave them one of our orange portable toilet shells which was to be used as the main feature. Community Transformation Manager at St Philip’s Church said “it was really amusing to some of the faces of people on Sunday wondering what the Orange Portable Toilet shell was doing in the hall”

St Philips Church is now thinking of other ways in which they can use the portable toilet shell. I think one idea is that they are going to use it as a gunge tank with some alterations.

Did you know that not only do we help here in the UK but we also help in getting drinkable water to those less fortunate then us? We are now proud sponsors of water aid giving them a donation every month to help children and family’s get clean and drinkable water.

Call Tardis today for all your portable toilet needs. Our staff are highly trained and have all the knowledge to get you the best service.

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

Rain Water Harvesting

How can you harvest the rain water?

Did you know that by harvesting rain water you could save up to 50% on the consumption of your household.

How does rain water harvesting work?

Well, it’s very simple… your rain harvesting system takes rainwater from the guttering system of your property, this should be a sealed connection to avoid any debris from entering the rain harvesting tank, the rain water will then pass through a filter system to remove debris from the gutter. Your rain harvester should be located underground and surrounded by concrete. If your system is not protected by concrete then it could cave in or have a root break through the tank. This also happens to septic tanks if not correctly installed.

Rainwater is stored in the tank until you have need of it, there will be a control unit inside your house that will control the water from the harvesting tank. The control unit will be connected to the mains and has sensors inside which will tell whether there is water inside the tank and will choose to use the rainwater if there is enough or switch to mains water supply, this is great for those low rain fall months.

What can I use the rainwater for?

Rainwater can be used for dish washers, washing machines, watering your garden and washing your car.

Need help or information on how we can help you harvest rain water.

Septic Tank Depth Greater than 6 Metres?

Normal Septic Tanks

The average domestic Septic tank has a depth no more than 5-6 meters, which can be emptied by a normal vacuum tanker. Even larger commercial septic tanks that can hold up to 15,000 gallons of sewage have a depth between 5-6 meters.

Septic Tank with depth greater than 6 metres!

If you have a waste tank that can hold waste water and has a depth greater than 5-6 meters. You will need a liquid Ring Tanker that can suck to depth of 30 meters – material dependant. These tankers are great if you need waste water to be sucked up from a depth greater than 6 meters.

No matter what wet waste you have whether it is domestic or commercial Tardis Environmental tanker fleet will get the job done.

If you need more information on liquid ring tankers give our hire desk a call for all the information you need.

Need Bulk water?

Bulk Water Storage

There are many uses for water. But did you know that water is used to cut through concrete. This is called hydro demolition. Hydro Demolition is becoming increasingly popular in the construction industry; the main benefit is that although the water can cut through concrete it does not damage the metal frame within the concrete. This will mean that repairs can be carried out with minimum interference.

What other benefits does hydro demolition have?

  • Vibration free eliminating HAV’s risk for operators compared with percussive tools
  • Vibration free eliminates percussive noise transfer within a structure
  • No damage of cracks to adjacent concrete
  • Embedded steel is undamaged and cleaned
  • Creates an excellent base to form a strong bond surface for new material

So what does our bulk water storage service have in common with hydro demolition? On some Demolition sites mains water supply is not available, so they would need a large volume of bulk water to be supplied. This is where our H2O Tank comes in very handy with its massive 4000 gallon capacity of fresh water (Not suitable for drinking).

4000 Bulk Water

Need more than 4000 gallons?

Tardis can provide bulk water storage tanks up to 6000 gallons. Both the 4000 and the 6000 gallon tanks come on a trailer for easy transportation.

Bulk Water storage Tank

For more information about our bulk water storage tanks call our hire desk team who will have all the information you will need. Call 0800 731 0589