The Importance of a Septic Filter
Today we’re discussing the septic filter, a gadget that attaches to your septic tank outlet. This spot is the gateway to your leach field and the last chance for effluent to be strained of harmful materials before flowing to the final stages of purification. Failure to sift out clog-causing particles can do expensive damage to your system, so it’s definitely worthwhile to invest in this inexpensive filter. Repairing a leach field can involve the inconvenience of excavating your yard along with not having plumbing use while the work is being done. Septic repairs are also not cheap.
Let Us Help
EarthCare offers a variety of septic filters so you can be sure we’ll have one perfect for your system. We can install it for you, and the maintenance is a breeze! During your regular septic pumping service, we simply clean the filter during the same appointment. With this routine service, your filter (and your septic system for that matter) should last for years to come. EarthCare can also perform inspections and drain cleaning services that will benefit your home’s wastewater flow. Allow our professionals to hook you up with a dependable septic filter as well as evaluate your water consumption and waste facilities to advise a suitable preventative maintenance plan. Contact Us to learn more!
What Does an Indirect Waste Pit Service Consist of?
Indirect waste pits are usually found in food establishments where there are things like refrigerators, freezers, drink dispensers, ice machines or coffee brewers. These appliances produce condensation which does not flow to your normal drainage system. Instead, it goes to an alternate receptor or pit called the indirect waste pit.
Since these pits collect large amounts of water, they must be serviced. They can become backed up like a septic tank and require regular cleaning services like pumping and power washing. Preventative maintenance is also important for making sure all of your freezers and drink machines stay in good working condition. EarthCare wants to make sure you never suffer through a busy lunch hour with a broken soda machine, so count on our experts to repair and maintain your indirect waste pits.
Rely on the Best
Since indirect waste pits aren’t so common, it’s easy to neglect them. Hopefully, you’re using a provider like EarthCare who has the experience and ability to include your indirect waste pits and lines into your normal maintenance plan. These could require confined space entry since the facilities are often in small rooms with one-way entry and little ventilation. If you have an indirect waste pit in your business, Contact Us for high-quality service and maintenance of these components.
Could TerraLift Help You?
In order to remain the top environmental company in the northeast, we stay on the cutting edge when it comes to having the latest and greatest tools and machinery. Large jobs that take other companies a long time to complete can be handled quickly with good equipment. This is why EarthCare has employed TerraLift in its arsenal of waste management solutions. It has proved to be an innovative breakthrough in ground restoration by helping customers save time and money on a number of soil problems.
Why Use TerraLift?
The number one cause of septic failure is a clogged leach field. Insufficient water flow under the ground causes the soil to compact. You might experience sewage backups, see pools of water, dying vegetation, or areas of greener grass as signs of the underlying problem. The costs of excavation and repair are daunting, and many put off taking action even when problems escalate to this level. Luckily, the price of rejuvenation using TerraLift is fast and inexpensive. In a few hours, you could add life to your leach field without even disturbing the ground surface.
How Does it Work?
The TerraLift machine drives a long narrow probe 3 to 6 feet into the ground. Air is then forced through it to penetrate the soil creating tiny pathways back up to the surface. This fracturing of the soil creates an aerobic environment that was previously too compact to exist. To maintain this new circulatory system, polystyrene pellets are also injected to help keep passages clear for the long term. With proper ventilation, the soil is revived allowing the leach field to work properly again.
The benefits of TerraLift are not limited to leach fields. We get requests for this extraordinary machine for things like golf courses, athletic fields, construction sites, and lawn or landscaping improvement. If you have a situation and would like to see if TerraLift could help, call EarthCare for a free consultation and estimate. We also offer a one-year guarantee on your revitalized leach field. If the soil reverts back to its saturated state within 12 months, EarthCare will come back to the site and rejuvenate your area with TerraLift again at no cost. To learn more, Contact Us or Request Service now.
What Causes Low Pressure on Your Faucet?
If it is isolated to one faucet, a common cause is clogs or debris in the aerator screen. Other possibilities include a leaky pipe, or the faucet could just be old. If all of the faucets are affected, it could be a sign of too many added fixtures competing for water flow, or you may just have overall poor water pressure.
We Can Fix It
A licensed technician will need to be consulted if the entire property is experiencing low water pressure. A booster pump or a larger main line can be added, but you don’t want to attempt this yourself. Let a professional do the installation, as well as fix leaky pipes and replace worn faucet units. An experienced plumber will be able to tell whether you just need to replace a part like an internal valve or go ahead and replace the whole fixture.
However, a simple clog in your faucet is usually ok to handle on your own. The aerator screen is commonly located in the faucet spout and can be removed by unscrewing the end of your faucet. Just rinse it off or clean it with warm water and vinegar. If the screen looks fine, check to see if the cartridge in the faucet head is clogged, broken, or stuck. Feel free to Contact Us if you have questions or are ready to schedule service.
How Many Gallons Can EarthCare’s Trucks Hold?
There’s no job too big or too small for the fleet at EarthCare. We use the help of our vehicles for just about every appointment, whether it’s to clean up after a storm or to jet the lines of a small restaurant. Our smaller trucks can hold about 4500 gallons, while our large trucks hold around 9000 gallons. That’s a lot of waste! Imagine having to tote all that from one location to another without the help of a truck. No thanks!
No matter what your wastewater needs are, you can rest assured the job will be done quickly and efficiently with the help of our trucks. We have over 400 vehicles ready to provide service all over the country. To learn more about our various trucks or the wastewater services we provide, Contact Us or Request Service Now.
Why Is Your Toilet Flushing Slowly?
We’ve all experienced the slow toilet and watched nervously after the flush, wondering if it would overflow this time. We don’t want you to deal with this type of stress, so let’s look at reasons your toilet could be flushing slowly and provide solutions.
You Need Septic Pumping
If it has been at least 2 years since you last had a pump service, it could be that time again. We’ll evaluate your household and water consumption to determine how frequently you should schedule this.
A Foreign Object
Do you have kids in your home who might think it’s great fun to watch their toy swim down the toilet? You’d be amazed at the things our guys retrieve from people’s toilet lines.
Toilet Paper and Other Items
Are you using a brand of toilet paper that is septic safe? This can make a difference, and we recommend using 1-ply variety. You also want to throw things like feminine products, paper towels, food waste, and pet litter in the trash.
Not Using Bacterial Additives
Sometimes, harsh ingredients in household cleaning products are washed down the drains and kill that good bacteria that breaks down waste. Adding a product like CCLS helps to keep your lines clear and smelling fresh.
What’s the Fix?
For continual slow toilets, call the professionals because they have special tools to find the problem and get rid of it. Innovative companies like EarthCare even have advanced video equipment that can quickly troubleshoot and remove inaccurate guesswork from the diagnostic process. For the worst clogs, your drains could call for water jetting, where water pressure of up to 4000 pounds per square inch is used to flush out anything and everything in your pipes. However, our ideal scenario involves preventative maintenance where none of this is necessary. Contact us, and we can tailor a personalized program to keep slow drains and toilets away.
Why You Need Hy Vac for Your Company’s Waste Removal
Let’s start by describing what hy vac services are and how they work. High-powered tools are attached to a truck creating a mighty mobile cleaning machine. The tools include telescoping reels, centrifugal vacuums, hydraulic booms, water jet rodder pumps and specialized nozzles. These are used to pump solids, liquids, and sludge out of the contaminated area and into the trucks. Forces can also be reversed by attaching jet pumps. Water power is then applied creating an intense power washing technique. Our equipment even has the ability to reach underground depths of 30 to 40 feet.
Why Do You Need It?
Sanitary sewage and septic facilities promote healthier work environments and even help to clean the air you breathe. Oh, and it’s the law! Legal regulations require most types of businesses to keep their wastewater systems clean in order to protect employees and the environment.
Use hy vac services for the following:
- Alum sludge removal
- Cake sludge removal
- Commercial car wash grit
- Entire wastewater and sanitary systems
- Exterior grease trap vactoring
- Jet flushing storm and sanitary lines
- Large or small catch basin vacuuming
- Leachate removal
- Lift station and main vacuuming
- Liquid sludge removal
- Power-washing roadways, driveways, and parking lots
- Pumping digesters and lagoons
- Sanitary and storm mains
- Septic systems
- Storm water removal
- Wastewater treatment plants
Hy Vac – We’ve Got Your Bac
Hy vac will get a big job done quickly and efficiently while reducing overall labor costs. The vactor trucks at EarthCare have even been used to assist with large disasters like hurricanes and flooding. Contact the hy vac experts at EarthCare to find out what your business can gain from this affordable alternative to traditional methods of cleaning.
What’s Grosser Than Gross? Biggest Liquid Waste Disaster of the Month
We received a call from a store at a large shopping plaza in Poughkeepsie, NY, and the owner complained of a toilet backup. No biggie! We sent our team over to fix what we thought would be a simple drain cleaning job. Turns out, it wasn’t a clog within the store. The entire plaza uses a lift station to pump its wastewater to the city sewer, and the lift station was down. Since this particular shop was closest to the lift station, it was the first to feel the effects, but the backup was starting to spread to the other shops. As a result, we switched gears and sent our projects team out to get the lift station up and running again.
Because our drain cleaning technicians were familiar with all types of wastewater issues, they were able to quickly identify the true cause of the problem. This saved the customer time and money, and it saved the rest of the plaza stores from suffering as well. That’s the distinction of a team educated by Wind River University! If you’re experiencing problems with your septic or plumbing facilities, don’t try to assess the problem yourself or rely on the opinion uncertified professional. Call the experts at EarthCare because we just might save you a lot of unnecessary trouble.
Learn More About EarthCare’s Frac Tank or Storage Tank Rentals
We don’t often get requests for these from residential customers, but commercial and municipal customers greatly benefit from our frac and storage tanks. You often see these with the fracturing of oil and gas wells, but industries like chemical plants, refineries, and paper mills also use these tanks to store water, waste and other liquids. Farmers even use them for manure storage or for holding water for livestock.
Frac tanks differ from regular storage containers because their special floor design allows fluids to be emptied even when the tank is level. They also have valves that work with pumps and vacuums, and wheels to simplify transportation. Oh yea, and did we mention they are big? I mean like tens of thousands of gallons can fit in these bad boys.
Tanks a Lot!
Got 10,000 gallons of stuff, and don’t know where to put it? Well, Contact Us! We have storage tanks and frac tanks ranging in size from 10,000 to 21,000 gallons. Not only that, we also offer waste disposal services like Bulk Hauling, Leachate Removal, and Hydro Excavating. Let us help with your storage needs and be your one-stop shop for waste and environmental services.
How Often Do You Need to Clean Catch Basins?
I’ll bet you pass by a ton of catch basins on a daily basis but rarely think about what they do or how they impact you. Catch basins are essential to the well-being of your community and the environment, so it’s very important to clean them on a regular basis. Believe it or not, the beauty and functionality of your city and neighborhood streets can be spoiled by clogged catch basins.
Catch Basin Maintenance
A good time to check a catch basin is right after a storm. Flood waters bring all sorts of junk into a basin which increases the chances of clogs and overflows. Seasonal elements like melting snow and fall leaves can also contribute to problems. Ideally, you want to stop any problems before they develop, and anticipating these weather-related events will help. When the basin fills with sludge and other waste, a professional must pump out the dirty water and remove leaves, sticks, trash and other debris.
EarthCare Knows Catch Basins
Avoid emergency situations and traffic problems caused by catch basin overflows by hiring EarthCare to do routine checkups. We will track service and determine the right frequency for emptying out the basin, so you can be confident that it will perform efficiently year round. We want to help you keep your community clean and beautiful. For more information on catch basin maintenance or any of our other services, Contact EarthCare or Request Service Now.