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Septic Tanks

A septic tank is a key component of the septic system, a small-scale sewage treatment system common in areas with no connection to main sewage pipes provided by local governments or private corporations. The term “septic” refers to the anaerobic bacterial environment that develops in the tank which decomposes or mineralizes the waste discharged into the tank. Septic tanks can be made of steel, concrete, or special long-lasting polymer plastic. Check out our pricing chart here.


Holding Tanks

A holding tank system is commonly used for homes that are built on a higher water table (ie: near lakes or rivers) that can not have a drain field system. Holding tanks usually need to be pumped every 4 to 6 weeks. Check out our pricing chart here.


Grease Traps

Simply put, a grease trap is a receptacle that kitchen wastewater flows through before entering the sanitary sewer lines. This receptacle captures or “traps” grease. How? Grease, the industry term for animal fats and vegetable oils, is 10 to 15% lighter than water. Grease is also does not mix with water. Therefore, grease and oils float on water. When kitchen wastewater flows through a grease trap, the grease and oils rise to the surface and are trapped inside the receptacle using a system of baffles. The captured grease and oils fill the grease trap from the top down, displacing “clean” water out of the bottom of the trap and into the sanitary sewer line. This is why you see a grease “mat” when observing a grease trap. When a significant layer of grease has accumulated, the trap must be cleaned out.Check out our pricing chart here.

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