15 Common Household Items You Shouldn’t Flush Down Your Septic System

A valuable asset to your home is its septic system. Let’s face it, all homes must have a reliable, working septic to properly house and care for a family. There are many products that are not meant to be flushed down a toilet, and some of them might surprise you.

A number of common household items are flushed every day, and, according to their packaging, it is acceptable to do so. But wait—if those items are anything other than waste material or single ply toilet paper, [...] Continue Reading

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August 19th, 2014 BY No Comments

Flashback Friday: Restaurants

The reasons for dining out are timeless, and for centuries people have valued the luxury of having someone else cook their favorite meal, enjoying the company of family and friends. While the experience and the desire to eat-out remains a constant, the action behind-the-scenes, in the kitchen, is consistently being revolutionized. In the past it was acceptable to either dump grease down the sink or throw it away, instead of recycling or disposing of it safely. Fortunately, today, it is understood that a grease trap [...] Continue Reading

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August 15th, 2014 BY No Comments

The 3 Things You Should Look for In a Grease Trap Service Provider

Whether you run a restaurant, a supermarket, a school cafeteria, or a retirement home kitchen, you understand that all parts of the operations must run effectively and efficiently. While ovens, refrigerators, and fryers are obvious appliances necessary for daily operations, it is important to not overlook a properly functioning grease trap. A backed-up grease trap is not only unsightly, it could make the difference between being able to run a service that day or having to close for unexpected maintenance. However, not all grease trap [...] Continue Reading

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August 13th, 2014 BY No Comments

When Would a Restaurant Need Jetting for its Drain Lines?

Restaurants have high water flow rates, which means septic systems must handle thousands of gallons of water and waste per day. Occasionally, food debris and grease will clog up the pipes. This and other scenarios are usually best handled with the superior cleaning power of jetting services.

Larger, Stubborn Clogs in the System

Drain Jetting is cutting edge technology in the drain cleaning game. Restaurants with large, stubborn clogs where the drain snaking is not able to clear, can turn to jetting. This process is perfect for [...] Continue Reading

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August 11th, 2014 BY No Comments

Why Are There So Many Types of Residential Septic Services? How are they Different?

As a homeowner with a septic system you will see that there are many different types of residential septic services. While the septic system usually does best when left alone to do its job, there are times when you need to have it serviced. Let’s take a look at some of the different services available.

Septic Pumping Service

A must-do service that nearly all septic system companies provide is septic tank pumping. Septic pumping removes the built up sludge out of the bottom of your septic tank, [...] Continue Reading

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August 7th, 2014 BY No Comments

What is Yellow Grease and How Does It Relate to My Restaurant?

If you own a restaurant, you’re likely to be familiar with the fact that a lot of the cooking that happens produces grease. You’ll definitely want to know if your kitchens are producing yellow grease though because it could mean you have another way to profit off of your restaurant’s operation. First, let’s learn about yellow grease.

What Is Yellow Grease

Yellow grease is a normal by-product of cooking with vegetable oil. The reason that yellow grease is valuable is that it can be converted into Biodiesel [...] Continue Reading

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August 5th, 2014 BY No Comments

Flashback Friday: Septic Systems

Residential septic systems can only take care of you if you take care of them first. Remember the expression about garbage in and garbage out? There are several ways you can control what goes into your septic system. Following these rules will enable your waste removal system to function properly for years to come.

Garbage In

Whatever you put down your toilet, sinks, and bathtubs enters your septic system. The system is designed to handle normal residential waste products. However, it is not designed to break down [...] Continue Reading

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August 1st, 2014 BY No Comments

What is and what isn’t included when service professionals say “plumbing”?

You already know that many tasks are required on a regular basis to keep your home or business running smoothly. And maintaining your pipes, drains and toilets are some of those important tasks. But when it comes to plumbing, there are things plumbers do and others that are more suitable for a different type of professional service. And knowing the differences is pivotal when it comes to your residence or business.

Although there’s a large array of services a traditional plumber will offer, there are some [...] Continue Reading

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July 30th, 2014 BY No Comments

What’s the difference between snaking and jetting, and should business owners care?

A backed-up drain can quickly flood a business, wreaking havoc on normal operations. In many commercial establishments, this is caused by the volume of grease and debris that travels through the drain pipes. And when this happens, often times a professional is needed to clear the clog either through snaking or jetting. But what is the difference between these two options?


A snake is a flexible auger used to remove clogs in plumbing. Most snakes consist of a coiled metal wire that digs itself into the [...] Continue Reading

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July 28th, 2014 BY No Comments

What’s The Best Preventative Maintenance Regiment for a Mom And Pop Supermarket?

If you run a mom-and-pop supermarket, you know how important it is for your visitors to have a pleasant experience at your store each and every time they visit. You want your environment to always be inviting, so if a problem occurs with your grease traps and plumbing it can be disastrous for your bottom line. To prevent this type of disruption in your business, it is best to create your own preventative maintenance regimen to keep your plumbing working properly. Here are some tips.

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July 24th, 2014 BY No Comments

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