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    Jonathan Taylor
    Jonathan Taylor
    16:29 12 Sep 22
    Great response and service. We had our drains blocked and was quite stuck. The team talked us through each stage and what can be done to prevent further issues.
    Sasha Nixon
    Sasha Nixon
    10:23 18 May 22
    Excellent service and communication on my pre purchase survey in May 2022. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mega-Rod!
    Rich Williams
    Rich Williams
    13:12 22 Dec 20
    I find myself posting another very positive review for this company. I find the customer service absolutely impeccable with the owner of the company even arranging urgent visits to my house whilst he is on holiday. All of the staff with whom I've had contact have been highly knowledgeable, courteous and providers of solutions whereby my drainage can be more efficient and not cause continued problems.They also have all the kit so it's not just a man visiting with his rod but you have... technology and power which combined with the friendliness makes for a very stressfree experience.I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this company to those looking for support and quick fix more
    Toni Clothier
    Toni Clothier
    13:23 27 Mar 19
    Mega-Rod responded to my issue in a prompt and professional manner. When the engineer attended my property he was friendly and talked me through what had been found and what works he was undertaking. The engineer resolved the issue in less than an hour but his process was thorough. The engineer took care in my possessions, returning all items as they were found. I would have no doubts in using this company going forward.
    Claire Doig
    Claire Doig
    09:07 25 Jul 17
    I called Mega Rod to help with a very blocked drain and someone arrived quickly to sort it out. He quickly identified that it was a shared sewer and was actually Wessex Water's responsibility so he contacted his office and all the billing was arranged directly with Wessex Water so we didn't need to pay or do anything else. We also used them for a CCTV drain survey before doing building work.We also used them years ago for a blocked drain at a previous house we lived in. Staff have arrived... promptly, been very helpful, friendly and professional and the prices have been very reasonable for all the work they have done for us.It's great to have a local, friendly company to contact for this type of work. I would highly recommend Mega more
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    Cesspit & Septic Tank Emptying

    If you’re looking for a reliable and affordable cesspit or septic tank emptying service, look no further than Mega-Rod. With over 20 years of experience in the waste management industry, our team of experts are always on hand to help.

    We offer a wide range of services in Bath, Bristol and the surrounding areas, including one-off cleans, regular maintenance contracts, and emergency call-outs. We also provide a free quotation service, so you can be sure you’re getting the best possible deal.

    Call us on 01225 422980 or email us at

    Septic Tank Emptying

    What are cesspits and septic tanks?

    A cesspit is a concrete tank that holds wastewater. The tank is usually located underground and has an inlet and outlet pipe. Septic tanks are similar to cesspits, but they are made of plastic or fiberglass. They are also located underground and have an inlet and outlet pipe. Both types of tanks need to be emptied regularly.

    The dangers of full or overflowing tanks

    Cesspit and septic tanks are often used to store sewage and wastewater. However, if these tanks are not emptied regularly, they can pose a serious health risk to people and animals.

    When cesspit and septic tanks become full or overflowing, the sewage and wastewater can leak into the ground, contaminating soil and water. This can lead to the spread of disease-causing bacteria and viruses, which can cause severe illness or even death.

    Additionally, full or overflowing cesspit and septic tanks can also create an environmental hazard. The leaked sewage and wastewater can pollute rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water, harming plant and animal life.

    It is important to empty cesspit and septic tanks before they become full or overflowing. This will help protect people’s health, as well as the environment.

    Septic Tank Emptying

    New Septic Tank Regulations in England, Wales & UK

    Recent environmental regulations across England, Wales and the UK have put increased focus on septic tanks and cesspits. These new rules are designed to reduce the risk of septic tank leaks contaminating drinking water sources, surface water or groundwater.

    The new regulations required all existing septic tanks to be upgraded to a minimum standard. They also state that any newly installed systems must meet certain requirements; these include having alarms that warn of potential leakages as well as tanks being regularly inspected and maintained according to manufacturers’ instructions.

    Wherever possible, it is recommended that homeowners opt for a more efficient system such as a sewage treatment plant over a traditional septic tank installation. Such modern systems can ensure effective waste disposal with minimal environmental impact, particularly in areas where water resources may already be under threat from contamination or overuse.

    The process of septic tank emptying

    When it comes to emptying a tank, there are a few things you need to take into consideration. First and foremost, you need to make sure that the area around the tank is clear and free of any obstacles. This will make the process a lot easier and quicker. Secondly, you need to have the right equipment for the job. A suction pump is typically all that is needed to get the job done. Finally, you need to be aware of the local regulations regarding cesspit and septic tank emptying. Some areas require that you have a license in order to perform this type of work.

    The importance of regular maintenance

    Cesspit and septic tank emptying are important for several reasons. First, these services keep your home or business free from waste and odours. Secondly, they protect the environment by preventing contaminated water from leaching into the ground. Finally, regular maintenance can extend the life of your cesspit or septic tank.

    For home and business owners, it is important to understand how often these services should be performed. Cesspit emptying should be done every two to three years, while septic tanks only need to be emptied every five years. However, both services may need to be performed more frequently if there is a lot of use or if there are problems with the system.

    If you are unsure about when to have your cesspit or septic tank emptied, it is best to consult with an experienced professional such as Mega-Rod. Call us today on 01225 422980 or email us at

    If you have more questions visit our Septic Tank Emptying FAQ page

    Need your drains unblocking? Septic tank need emptying? Need a CCTV Drain Survey? Contact the experts at Mega-Rod on 01225 422980. We offer a prompt, competitive service from a family firm working in Bath, Bristol and the surrounding area.