How Garbage Disposals Can Harm Your Septic System

Did you know that putting coffee grounds, rice, pasta and grease down the garbage disposal can harm your septic system? As a homeowner, it can be easy to get it wrong when it comes to putting the wrong things down the drain. Sadly, if you use your garbage disposal, it will be very harmful for your septic system. Regardless, by following a few basic tips, you can make sure that your garbage disposal use does not cause permanent damage to your septic system.

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October 20th, 2014 BY No Comments

How Can Grease Traps Back Up if They Were Recently Cleaned?

When you decided to own or manage a restaurant, you were probably thinking about the menu, décor, pricing, and how to run the kitchen. What you may have overlooked were the different mechanical parts that keep the kitchen operating smoothly. One such mechanism is a grease trap, and it is of the utmost importance that this trap, and its accompanying parts, be maintained on a regular basis by a trusted servicer. However, even shortly after a grease trap is pumped, it can back up. What [...] Continue Reading

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October 16th, 2014 BY No Comments

What Common Health Code Violations do Supermarkets Need to Worry About?

The supermarket industry is a competitive one, so maintaining a good reputation is essential when it comes to success. Safety issues or poor food quality can adversely affect a store’s reputation and longevity. If you own or manage a supermarket, there are certain health code guidelines you should pay close attention to in order to protect your status in the grocery store universe.

Minor Health Code Violations

Most supermarkets experience some type of violation regardless of how much preventive care is taken. The most common incidents include [...] Continue Reading

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October 14th, 2014 BY No Comments

The Importance of Using One Company for Your Home’s Entire Septic System

When it comes to home maintenance, there are often times when it makes sense to use differ vendors for different tasks around your house. For example, the person who cleans your house is not the one who should be fixing your pipes or pumping your septic tank. But when it comes to similar tasks, such as plumbing and septic tank maintenance, one company is the way to go!

Plumbing, Septic and Waste Systems

Continuity is one of the keys to success when it comes to the servicing [...] Continue Reading

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October 10th, 2014 BY No Comments

Wind River’s Simple 3-Step Maintenance Regiment for Septic Systems

When you are a property manager or homeowner, it can be difficult to find superior services that mimic your high standards. This is especially true when it comes to having septic services regularly maintained, repaired or pumped. Regardless of your experiences in the past, some companies use an excellent and highly-effective 3-step maintenance regiment for cesspool or septic system that does the job in a simplified way.

1. Pumping your septic system on a regular basis.

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October 8th, 2014 BY No Comments

Why Just Having a Grease Trap Isn’t Enough

When fat, oil or grease (FOG) travels down a drain, it can build up in the plumbing system. The resulting clogs can cause substantial damage. This is why it’s essential to install a quality grease trap. However, just intercepting the wastewater with a trap may not be enough to prevent plumbing disasters. Keeping the FOG out of the system in the first place is the best way to avoid problems.

Basic Management Practices

Commercial kitchens are hot spots for plumbing issues, and many complications are due to [...] Continue Reading

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October 6th, 2014 BY No Comments

Supermarkets’ Unique Liquid Waste Management Challenges

Supermarket managers face a wide range of challenges on a daily basis. One of the leading challenges is how to handle all the streams of waste generated by the facility. Liquid waste comes from a variety of sources, including the restrooms, garbage disposers and butcher areas. Managing these challenges is best done by contracting with an experienced commercial plumbing service that is familiar with the unique liquid waste management challenges in the supermarket environment.

Collection and Storage of Liquid Waste

Collecting liquid waste in a supermarket requires [...] Continue Reading

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October 2nd, 2014 BY No Comments

3 Septic and Grease Do’s and Don’ts for Property Managers

When you are a property manager, trying to evaluate specific contractor services that you need to run your business can leave you feeling inexperienced. This is especially true if you have grease traps that are a major part of your operations when they were not part of your previous job description. Unlike other tasks that can be facilitated by employees, grease traps and cesspools will need experienced third-party contractors that are familiar with cleaning, emptying, servicing and repairing non-hazardous liquid waste systems. Detailed below, three [...] Continue Reading

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September 30th, 2014 BY No Comments

Our Favorite Collection of Plumbing Fails

When it comes to plumbing systems, without proper installation, maintenance and repair, what can go wrong usually does go wrong. Failed plumbing systems are not only an inconvenience but they are also a danger to anyone visiting or occupying the structure. The costs of repair, replacement and refurbishment of a structure after a serious plumbing failure are often many times higher than what the fees for a preventive repair or maintenance visit would have set the owner back. Here are some of our favorite plumbing [...] Continue Reading

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September 26th, 2014 BY No Comments

Why Businesses Need Drain Cleaners with the Right Equipment

When you have a business to run, every hour that the store or restaurant is closed to customers is a significant amount of money. Sometimes literally that means it is money lost down the drain. A clogged drain is not only a potential financial blow to your business, it is a safety, hygienic, and environmental threat. A small clog or backup equals big problems. It is vital that you hire drain cleaners with the right equipment.

Implications of a Clogged Drain

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September 24th, 2014 BY No Comments

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