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The KEE Services Team receive a new tanker

The KEE Services Team are now on the road serving their valued customers with the addition of their new tanker.

If you require KEE Services for any off-mains drainage enquiries, please contact the team on :  01296 634500
or email: sales@keeprocess.com

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KEE Expert – Tankering and De-sludging Process Explained

To keep your wastewater treatment system in good order and operating efficiently, it is important to remove the accumulated ‘sludge’ from the plant on a periodical basis.

So how regularly does your plant require de-sludging?

There are two factors that require consideration before answering this question.

  • The size of your plant and the number of people it serves
  • How thoroughly the ‘de-sludging’ process is undertaken

Generally speaking a plant servicing a single house will require de-sludging once a year.
For larger units, the de-sludging schedule will depend on the inlet flow rate and the type of wastewater being treated. Your local KEE Engineer or our Customer Service Team will be able to advise you in this instance.

If your plant is not de-sludged properly when required, the silt and sediment in the bottom of the Primary Settlement Tank (PST), Final Settlement Tank (FST) and the floating crust on the top of these tanks will build up over time and cause performance issues and possible odours. Additionally incorrect de-sludging can damage the internal Baffles and Drive components resulting in expensive and unnecessary repairs.

De-sludging Process

  1. Break up the surface crust floating in Primary Settlement Tank (figure 1 and 2)  and remove the floating crust solids with the suction hose.
  2. Skim off and remove the crust floating in the FST (figure 3).
  3. Put the hose back into the Primary Settlement Tank and push it right down to the bottom of the tank. Frequently move the hose along the length of the tank to ensure all the settlement sludge is removed.

We recommend your plant is de-sludged approximately 7-10 days before your KEE Engineer is scheduled to complete a routine Maintenance Service. 

For more information or to arrange a tankering visit, please call our KEE Services team on 01296 634500 or visit our KEE Services website.


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  • Process Review and Assessment
  • Sewage and Wastewater Management and Operation
  • Planned Preventative Maintenance
  • 24hr Emergency Call-Out
  • Tankering and Jetting Operation
  • UKAS Accredited Laboratory Effluent Testing
  • Sewage and Drainage Asset Management
  • Plant and Equipment Repair and Refurbishment
  • Installation and Commissioning
  • Forecourt Services
  • Spares and Replacement Parts
  • Commercial and Domestic Sewage Systems
  • Grease Management
  • Plant Hire and Rental

KEE Services recognises that the maintenance and operation of wastewater treatment equipment is a specialised task. With its extensive on-site servicing of all types of wastewater treatment and pumping equipment, its engineers have the knowledge necessary to protect customers’ investment and the environment.

KEE Services offers planned maintenance programmes, ranging from an annual visit to full plant operation. Its aim is to respond to all of your servicing and maintenance needs.

The KEE nationally-based Services Team of over 30 fully trained and certified British Water accredited engineers operates on both a local and regional basis to ensure a prompt and reliable service.

Management and Operation . . . a long-term commitment to you
All mechanical and electrical systems require regular maintenance to ensure a long, trouble-free and cost-effective operational life. Regular servicing can prevent the occurrence of costly problems.

  • KEE Services Ltd offers maintenance, operation and breakdown services for all types of treatment plant and pumping equipment, from all manufacturers.
  • KEE technicians are trained in long-term servicing and are currently maintaining over 8,000 installations within the UK.
  • Sound mechanical and electrical experience, combined with application knowledge, means they can identify problems early on and recommend the best solutions.

24hr Emergency Call-Out . . . a national company with local knowledge
KEE’s nationwide team of technicians operates on a local basis, so that wherever you are in the country, you can be assured of prompt service. Because they work in specific regions, KEE’s technicians have a good understanding of the conditions and legislations in your particular area.

A central call centre is staffed by people who are trained to understand the common problems you may experience and give you advice. From here, the nearest available technician can be contacted, thereby making the most of the extensive resources to solve your problems quickly.

Preventative Maintenance . . . a tailored approach
Focusing on your particular issues, KEE can help prevent potential problems, before they become costly or hazardous situations. From installation of the most appropriate equipment to routine inspections and maintenance, different clients have different needs. However, the aim is always the same – to provide you with competent support for the long-term management of wastewater.

Service, Maintenance and Operations
The KEE service package comprises a complete range of options, from servicing and repairs through to regular maintenance and full plant operation.

Site Assessment
KEE technicians can assess your site if it is not linked to mains drainage and can recommend the most appropriate and effective systems to suit the local ground conditions.

When considering the purchase of a new house, office or industrial unit, KEE can assess the local ground and offer options for the discharge of the wastewater.

Installations and Commissioning
KEE technicians can supervise the installation of your equipment, to make sure it is completed effectively. Correct installation will help avoid problems and unforeseen future costs.

Forecourt Services
From installation and commission of oil level and fuel tank alarms to servicing and routine operation checks, KEE has SPA trained technicians who can provide you with a complete service. They can also carry out routine checks on coalescer and closure devices on Class 1 and 2 separators.

Service and Maintenance Contracts
Routine visits will help keep your equipment in the best order and KEE has a range of contracts to choose from. As well as servicing its own systems, its technicians are trained to maintain those of other manufacturers, giving you a comprehensive service.

Refurbishment and Upgrades
As your needs change, KEE is on hand to offer advice on how to refurbish or upgrade existing equipment to meet those needs, from minor improvements to enhance the functioning of a plant, the addition of extra units, catering for expansion or to provide a higher quality of effluent.

Sludge Tankering and Jetting services
Residential or commercial, customers can save time and money by having KEE Services de-sludge and service your treatment plant.

Plant Hire and Rental
KEE offers one of the largest ranges of Process Equipment, Plant and Technologies for hire in the industry, available to the domestic, industrial and civil engineering markets

Grease Management

  • KEE Class 1 and Class 2 grease separator for physical solids and grease removal.
  • KEE Bio-Guard – for Biological Solution to Fat, Oil and Grease.

Total Management
KEE can offer a bespoke service package, tailored to individual requirements. Its total support means that you can expect peace of mind, knowing that it is working to protect your equipment and your environment.   Whether a single or multi-site operation anywhere in the UK, KEE can design a package to best suit your requirements, including routine inspections, maintenance, operation, emergency call-out services and supply of spares.

For full details of KEE Services visit their website.


Residential or commercial, save time and money by having KEE Services desludge and service your treatment plant.

Most of the times your wastewater treatment system will need no intervention from you to do its work. All it will require is the annual desludging and that’s when KEE Services can help.

We provide a timely, guaranteed and professional service to empty your wastewater system. But that’s not all! We also provide advice and support and can help you to keep everything working sweetly.

Waste water from sinks, baths, showers, dishwashers, washing machines and toilets are plumbed into your foul drainage system. This waste arrives at the wastewater treatment system where the solids settle to the bottom and light materials such as grease, suds etc. float to the top. For every litre that flows into the tank a litre must flow out into the drainage field below the septic tank. There is very little biological treatment within a septic tank, although modern package sewage plants do treat the effluent.

If the tank is not emptied on a regular basis solids will be washed into the drainage field and can cause blockages. These blockages are hard to remove and the most common remedy is to install a new drainage field. This can be very expensive compared to regular emptying.

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Why KEE Services Tankering?

Reasons why you should choose KEE Services to empty your Wastewater Treatment System.

  • You get a completely local service from a nationwide company
  • You speak to real people, and will get free advice and help
  • You know that the job will be done well by our highly trained and experienced engineers.
  • The work is guaranteed
  • The price we quote will be the price you pay there are no supplements, call outs or fuel surcharges.

We have been servicing, repairing and emptying wastewater treatment systems for more than 60 years.

Call 01296 634500 to arrange a visit or go to the KEE Services website for more information.

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