Your drain field is one of the most important parts of your septic system, but it is often overlooked. The drain field is responsible for taking wastewater from your plumbing, filtering it, and releasing it back into the ground as clean groundwater. Without a properly functioning drain field, your yard can flood, the environment around your home can be damaged, and you can experience health concerns related to contaminated water. Because your drain field is so important, inspections are necessary to ensure it’s operating optimally at all times. Are you wondering whether you need a drain field inspection? Check out the post below to help you decide.
Portable toilets are the ideal solution for outdoor events and events without easy access to restrooms. They ensure the safety and comfort of guests and increase the length of time guests will remain at an event. Some people worry, however, about how sanitary portable toilets are. They worry that these temporary fixtures cannot be as clean as permanent restrooms. We’ve broken down the steps that renters and rental companies take to keep porta potties sanitary to help alleviate your concerns.
Commercial kitchens produce a huge volume and a wide variety of food on a daily basis. To ensure that these kitchens function properly, grease traps are essential to capture the large amounts of fats, oils, and grease that result from this large volume of cooking. If your kitchen has a grease trap, or if you know you need to install one, you’re probably familiar with the general concept. However, we’ve compiled a list of the top questions that grease trap owners ask to make sure you’re properly informed about maintenance and owning and grease trap.
1. Why is Grease a Problem?
You might wonder why a grease trap is even necessary. Grease is a problem for your plumbing because it can collect and create blockage in your pipes. This blockage can lead to damage of the system and cause health problems due to wastewater buildup. Additionally when a blockage gets large enough, it can cause an overflow of wastewater, which can damage not only your plumbing, but your floors and other parts of your property as well.
2. What are the Risks of a Clogged Grease Trap?
As stated above, when your grease trap is clogged, it can lead to blockages that can cause damage to your plumbing and to your kitchen that can be both expensive and frustrating. However, these clogs can also lead to foul odors in your kitchen and your restaurant that will negatively impact the experience of your customers and employees. It can pose health hazards for your employees and guests as well, because of the fumes that result from the clogging grease. Finally, the buildup of grease in a grease trap can be a huge fire hazard and lead to dangerous and damaging kitchen fires.
3. How Does a Grease Trap Work?
Simply put, grease traps work by trapping all of the grease produced by food preparation in your kitchen. A grease trap will catch grease and solid waste, allowing only wastewater to pass through pipes. Once this wastewater is free of solids, it can be treated and released into the ground. Click here for a more in-depth look at how grease traps work.
4. Who Needs a Grease Trap?
If your kitchen does not cook greasy food or only prepares small quantities of food, you might think that you can do without a grease trap. However, any commercial establishment with a kitchen is required by law to have a grease trap. Even if your food is not particularly greasy, all food preparation introduces some level of grease or oil discharge. Therefore, if you have a commercial property with a kitchen, you need a grease trap.
Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, it’s officially summer. During the summertime, many people host outdoor events to take advantage of the sunny weather and longer days. If you’re hosting an outdoor event, it’s important to consider where your guests will use the restroom. For events being hosted in areas without easy access to restrooms, portable toilets can be the ideal solution. We’ve compiled a list of the top ten summer events that require portable toilet rentals to help you plan for your next event.
1. Road Races
During the summer, there is a surge of road races. 5k’s for charity, half marathons, and obstacle courses often take place in the summertime, and always take place outdoors. Because these races are outdoors and cover so much ground, access to restrooms can be a big problem. Portable toilets are the best way to provide restrooms for racers and attendees during road races. They can cover the ground of the entire race and provide quick use to allow runner to get back to their race quickly.
2. Fairs and Carnivals
During the summer, towns, counties, and organizations will often hold fairs and carnivals. These events are often pop up and travel around, meaning they often do not have permanent restroom structures. For this reason, portable toilets can be very useful during these events to provide easy access to restrooms. Even at established fairgrounds, portable toilets can still be very useful to ensure that there is easy access to a restroom no matter where you are.
3. Outdoor Parties
As the weather gets warmer, you might consider hosting a party or barbecue outside. If your event will only have a few people, you'll probably be okay letting your guests use the bathroom in your home. However, if you're planning on more than twenty guests, portable toilets might be a good idea. Additionally, if you host the party in an area without restrooms, portable toilets are a necessity. Food and drink will increase the need for access to restrooms, and alcohol will increase it even more. If you will be serving food and drink to your guests, portable toilets can provide easy access to restrooms for your guests. Portable toilets will also eliminate the need for guests to spend time in your home when they should be outside enjoying the party.
4. Concerts and Music Festivals
The summertime is the prime season for outdoor concerts and music festivals. Whether the concert lasts one day or is a multi-day event, guests will need access to restrooms. This need increases if your event serves food, and even more if you’ll be serving alcohol. Renting portable toilets for these events is the best way to make sure your guests will have access to restrooms at outdoor concerts. They are also easy to place all around a venue, ensuring that guests will never be far from a restroom.
5. Fireworks Displays
During the summer, especially during the 4th of July, fireworks displays are everywhere. Typically, these displays take place in open fields, on beaches, or over water, meaning there is no easy access to bathrooms. Portable toilets are the ideal solution to provide easy access to restrooms for your guests. They will ensure a comfortable experience for your guests and increase the length of time your guests spend at the event.
With Memorial Day weekend upon us, summer has truly arrived. We’ve already been noticing warmer weather and the spring rain has even let up a little. During the summer time, most people spend a fair amount of time outside, landscaping, doing work around the yard, and enjoying outdoor parties. During the summer, it’s important to remember your septic system and its unique needs to avoid any problems. We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you keep your septic system in good working order throughout the summer months.
Plumbing problems are often expensive and a huge hassle for homeowners. Severe plumbing problems can even result in permanent damage to your plumbing or your home. While issues are being repaired, water lines often need to be shut off, causing a huge inconvenience to you and your family. To avoid these issues, one of the most important things to remember is to practice proper maintenance. If you run into a small problem, call a professional rather than ignore it and risk it turning into a bigger problem. Plumbing Tips 360 has created this handy infographic to help you avoid sewer and water line problems, along with instructions to follow if you run into a problem. Check it out below!
During the springtime, many people take on landscaping projects, hoping to freshen up their yard and improve the aesthetic. However, if your home has a septic system, you might worry about your landscaping in keeping your septic system safe. For the most part, landscaping won’t impact your septic system as long as you stay away from the tank itself. However, we’ve created some helpful tips to guide your landscaping this spring that will keep your septic system safe.
Your drain field is an essential part of your septic system. Once wastewater travels out of your home and into your septic tank, your tank releases it into the drain field. The drain field is then responsible for filtering the wastewater and releasing it into the ground as clean groundwater. Without a functioning drain field, your groundwater can become contaminated, putting your health and safety at risk, as well as the plants and wildlife in your area. In order to function properly, your drain field needs to be comprised of the proper type of soil.
Types of Soil
Clay soils are not ideal for drain fields because they do not provide enough room for effluents to easily flow through. This density will create drainage issues in your yard and backups in your septic system. Clay soils typically bond to sodium molecules in wastewater, blocking the effluent from draining properly. Over time, this bonding can lead to drain field failure.
Soils made up primarily of gravel or other course materials are too course and will cause the effluent to pass through too quickly. When the effluent passes through at this rate, it will not be filtered at all. This lack of filtration can contaminate your water supply and cause issues in your yard. This unfiltered effluent will cause waste buildup in your yard and toxic smells.
The best type of soil is a happy medium between clay and gravel that is not too dense or too loose. The mixture of the two will allow the soil to filter the effluent while draining properly and keeping the septic process functioning properly. In order to ensure ideal filtration, there needs to be a good balance of course and fine soil.
Owning a septic system might seem like a daunting task, with all of the required maintenance. However, when you take care of your septic system, you are unlikely to run into large problems that can be both costly and time-consuming. Taking care of your septic system isn’t as hard as you might think, but there are important things to consider. Having your tank pumped regularly is the most important thing you can do for maintenance. However, between pumpings, there are a few steps you can take to make sure your septic system remains healthy and functions optimally.
With the weather getting warmer, most people are beginning to spend more and more time outside. This time of the year is also full of outdoor events, such as Memorial Day barbecues and fireworks displays. If you’re hosting an outdoor party, you’ll need to consider what to do for restrooms. For parties with no access to indoor restrooms or for large parties where a home restroom won’t be enough, portable toilets can be a good solution. We’ve compiled a list of the top questions people ask when renting portable toilets for parties to help get you the information you need.