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What’s a Leach Field? How Does It Relate to My Septic System?

If your home uses a septic system for its sewage needs, you may wonder what happens to the wastewater that’s generated by the use of toilets, dishwashers, sinks and other plumbing fixtures. A leach field, also called a drain field, provides a safe way to treat and dispose of this wastewater.

What is a Leach Field?

A leach field consists of a series of perforated pipelines that are placed in gravel-lined trenches. Each pipe is about four inches in diameter, and the trenches are typically two feet [...] Continue Reading

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October 30th, 2014 BY No Comments

The 3 Steps Most Grease Trap Servicers Ignore

Proper grease trap maintenance is a vital part of running any efficient and profitable restaurant. A clogged or malfunctioning grease trap is more than an inconvenience; it is a danger that could lead to having to close your restaurant for one or more days, losing customers and money. While you may be tempted to go with the first grease trap servicer you come across, not all maintenance providers operate on the same level. Below are some common areas that subpar grease trap servicers ignore.

1. Scraping [...] Continue Reading

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October 28th, 2014 BY No Comments

The 3 Steps of Maintaining Your Septic System

Because a septic system is buried in the ground, it can be easy to forget about the whole thing, especially if it is working. However, careful consideration is required of the septic system whenever anything is flushed down a drain. A problem with the septic system is not just a hassle, but it can be a risk to your health and the health of the environment. Fortunately, there are just three steps that you need to take to maintain your residential septic system.

1. Watch What [...] Continue Reading

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October 24th, 2014 BY No Comments

What Does Liquid Waste Management Preventative Maintenance Look Like for Supermarkets?

Liquid waste management can be confusing for a manager or owner of a supermarket. So to make your life easier, it makes sense to hire a professional service for preventative maintenance for your drains, sewers, septic tanks, and other solid waste equipment. Mainly, getting those parts of your retail, commercial or industrial business serviced or maintained by a third-party will save you money in the long-term and create the documentation you need to stay compliant with local municipalities. To get a better idea of these [...] Continue Reading

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October 22nd, 2014 BY No Comments

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.

The first thing that will need to be done with any [...] Continue Reading

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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

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