Choosing a Liquid Waste Specialist For Your Home

If you’re new to the area and are looking to have your septic tank or cesspit emptied, it can be challenging to find a trustworthy environmental company to provide you with quality service. This is true in any industry, but especially so with services that aren’t as frequently discussed. We have years of experience in wastewater management and would like to share some tips on choosing the right company to service your septic system.

Knowledge and Credibility

Look for companies that have all the proper licensing and insurance, and don’t be afraid to ask for credentials proving this. A certified environmental business will know the lawful and environmentally-safe way to dispose of waste, and you want to use this type of honest company. Look for companies with seasoned technicians who have seen every type of issue and can solve problems quickly. Also, selecting a company that has been in business at least 5 years is wise. It is likely they will have reviews from other customers and have built up a reputation.


Before hiring anyone, get a quote from at least three potential liquid waste providers. It’s a good idea to do price comparisons because you obviously don’t want to throw money away on a company simply trying to take advantage. Do keep in mind that high-quality services should cost more, and come with added peace of mind. The caliber of equipment, customer service and experience of the staff all contribute to the quality of a company. If the job isn’t done correctly the first time, you could be paying more down the road for repairs. Beware of wasting your time with cheaper, disreputable companies making claims that seem too good to be true.

Availability and Dependability

There are many good reasons to stick with a single provider to perform all your environmental services. Therefore, you should look for one that does offer a variety of services and is also available all hours of the day. If you have an emergency situation, you will want someone who is familiar with your septic and plumbing layout who could quickly assess and find the problem.

Our Reputation as Liquid Waste Specialists

Larkins was founded in 1969 and has since become a renowned liquid waste specialist based in Gloucester. We provide a wide range of environmental services and continue to uphold a high-quality reputation all across the Three Counties extending into Shropshire and Wales. To learn more about our septic services, call us on 01452 840525 or contact us here.