Septic Tank Pumping: When and How Often to Do It

One of the most common questions we get from new owners of septic tanks regards how often they need to be pumped. It’s an important question – after all, if you leave it too long, the consequences may not just be potentially messy and unpleasantly smelly, there could also be risks to the health of the…

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What’s the Difference Between a Grease Trap and an Oil Interceptor?

It’s vital that we are as vigilant as possible about how we dispose of the by-products that are created as a result of our day-to-day industrial and commercial activities. Careless handling of these waste materials can lead to all kinds of serious issues, whether that’s to our environment, the drainage systems that take away our…

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The Dangers of Oil Spills

When we think of oil spills, we tend to think of major ecological disasters, such as when tankers sink at sea, spreading their load over the ocean, inflicting serious damage on delicate ecosystems and wildlife habitats and smothering sea birds. But oil spills don’t have to be major events – minor spills happen every day, and…

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Oil Interceptor Maintenance – How Often Should They Be Cleaned?

An oil interceptor is an extremely useful piece of equipment that separates oil and water to ensure that pollution of our environment is kept to an absolute minimum. They are usually located at places like garages, car parks and construction sites, where there is likely to be a large number of vehicles and therefore a…

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The Harmful Effects of a Blocked Drain

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Whatever the reason for a blocked drain, it’s definitely something you want to get sorted out as soon as possible. That’s because it’s almost certainly not going to get better without some kind of intervention. On the contrary, it’ll probably just get worse. And there are some pretty unpleasant things that are likely to happen…

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Common Liquid Waste Disposal Methods

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Proper disposal of liquid waste is an essential part of modern waste management, and serious penalties await those who bypass correct procedures. That’s because if disposed of carelessly or thoughtlessly, liquid waste can easily find its way into vital watercourses, causing untold damage to the environment, wildlife and even potentially human health. It’s not something…

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What Is an Oil Interceptor and How Does it Work?

When water runs off after heavy rain or industrial activity, it enters the drainage system and eventually ends up being emptied back into the environment. Many locations, including numerous industrial facilities, garages, car parks – indeed any place where cars are stored or serviced – contain pools of oil and/or petrol. If the water entering the…

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Common Septic Tank Problems

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Septic tanks are generally pretty reliable pieces of equipment – which is a good thing, because those that use them need to rely on them doing their job day-in and day-out. Add to that the nature of the contents, and the fact that because they’re buried underground access isn’t always easy, and you can see that…

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Signs Your Septic Tank Needs Pumping

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Most septic tanks need regular pumping, and this should normally be every one to four or five years, depending on the size of the tank and the number of people at the property in question. While you may think you know how long your tank can safely operate before it needs pumping under normal circumstances,…

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How to Unblock A Drain

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It really doesn’t matter how careful you are about what goes down them, it’s inevitable that at some point your drains are going to get blocked. And of course it’s going to be when it’s most inconvenient, when you really don’t have the time to sort it out. Unfortunately, you are going to have to…

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