Monthly Archives: March 2011

Are You Using Baby Wipes?

Do you or someone you know use baby wipes? When they’re done, do they just toss them away?

Here’s something to think about. While the package may say flushable, recognize that only means it will easily go down the toilet and to your tank. What happens to it once it gets there? It’s biodegrades, right? Eventually, that’s correct.

In the meantime, you have mounds of baby wipes (we all know how many a baby needs) building up in your tank, bio-degrading at different rates. Your pump has to avoid them. And once you’re at the point of needing your tank pumped, the pump truck now has to avoid them. It neither is successful in avoidance, this can end up being a very costly “throw-away” for you.

Your best option is to throw it away. Not in your toilet, but with the diaper. Save yourself the potential cost of repair.

Commercial and Industrial Septic System Maintenance

Commercial and industrial septic systems must be pumped more frequently than residential septic systems. Greasy waste and waste with chemical residues require septic systems to be pumped as often as once every three months.

It’s a great idea to establish a planned service schedule to avoid the frustration and hassle of having to remember to call. And if you’re like every other busy business owner or manager, it’s the last thing on your mind. Unfortunately, neglecting your septic system can result in a messy, costly and potentially embarrassing overflow.

There’s a few things that dictate how often you need to have it pumped:

  1. Size of the tank
  2. Volume of wastewater flow
  3. Amount and types of debris contained within the wastewater