Does Your Business Need Hy Vac Services?
Hy vac is a system that uses high vacuum pump trucks to clear debris and blockage from exterior grease tanks and catch basins.
If your business has either, then you may be in need of hy vac services. Exterior grease traps are used by some food service establishments. These are large tanks designed to use gravity to separate FOG (fats, oils, and grease) and food waste from wastewater. They prevent sewer line blockages which can be caused by FOG, but they need to be cleaned every three months. In most cases, normal pumping is enough, but if grease has become hardened in the tank, then you will need hy vac cleaning.
Catch basins, on the other hand, collect excess water from landscaping and direct it down storm drains as part of a flood control system. Some catch basins are connected to the sewer system, which means they can easily cause a clog. As a result, they should be cleaned to remove sand, leaves, and other debris. Again, this can sometimes be most efficiently done using a hy vac truck.
In other words, if you have an exterior grease trap or a catch basin on your property and you are having issues with it filling up, clogging, or backing up, then you need a hy vac truck. You may be able to avoid the need by doing proper, regular cleaning and maintenance, but if you do have a problem they are fast, efficient, and will leave your drains and trap clean and ready for use. If you want to know more about this service, then please contact Kaiser-Battistone today.
Don’t Make Mistakes When Taking Care of your Grease Trap
Many professionals in businesses that use grease traps are likely unaware of their purpose. Grease, defined typically as animal fat, cools and solidifies at normal temperatures in pipes. It is lighter than water and will not mix with it, so it floats to the top of a grease trap, potentially leading to clogging. Sewers, for all of their modern marvels, simply are not designed with the ability to handle grease and other renderings in mind. If a business does not have a properly functioning grease trap in place, it is risking severe damage to the lines.
Grease traps usually aren’t on the mind of any busy professional working in a hospital or restaurant. No one thinks about the grease that is slowly building up in the trap, soon clogging and causing expensive back-ups, fines, and possibly even costly downtime for your business. A Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) can be costly for a business; not only financially, but also in reputation.
Preventative maintenance is paramount in importance for keeping your grease trap functioning and serviceable! How often one needs to be serviced depends on the kind of grease trap one has installed and just how much grease goes through it. Some can need servicing as frequently as every ninety days. Here at Kaiser-Battistone, we put all of our grease traps through a rigorous fourteen-point service every time. With our established name and reputation at the top of our industry, you know you’ll be getting quality service when in our technicians’ hands.
Don’t wait until it’s too late and you’re dealing with expensive and environmentally unsightly overflows that can cost you time, status, or customers. Call us today!
What is Drain Master?
When it comes to septic and wastewater maintenance, Kaiser-Battistone is an experienced provider in the industry, and we strive to carry the best products. This includes Drain Master, the professional solution to your grease problems. It contains powerful enzymes that break down grease to keep your drain lines free and clear of clogs.
In addition to servicing your grease trap, the technicians at Kaiser-Battistone can keep your wastewater system flowing with regular use of this remarkable product. Contact Us to have one of our guys apply Drain Master to your system and prevent grease from obstructing healthy water flow throughout your pipes. You can also request any of our other drain cleaning or grease services. We look forward to serving you from any of our New England locations.
How to Prevent a Plumbing Emergency
You try to do everything you can to make your business successful. Sometimes that means working late hours or firing bad employees. Hopefully, it doesn’t involve enduring and paying for plumbing emergencies. We know how much valuable time and money can be lost when having to repair drain line and septic issues. To make sure you’re staying on top of plumbing maintenance, we recommend you schedule the following services to minimize your chances of a disastrous plumbing emergency.
Whether you have an indoor or outdoor grease trap, it needs to be serviced on a regular basis. This means a professional technician must disassemble it and clean all the parts to keep your wastewater flowing as it should 365 days a year. Make sure you aren’t using a company who will cut corners and just skim grease off the top. Use a thorough company like Kaiser-Battistone who employs a 14-point inspection process when servicing grease traps.
You may not have slow drains at this very moment, but that doesn’t mean food and debris aren’t collecting in your pipes. Regular drain cleaning is important for businesses because clogs can form at the worst possible times, and you don’t want to be stuck with clogged sinks during a busy lunch period. When you are suffering obstructions, Kaiser-Battistone can snake drains or make pipe repairs quickly. However, periodic jetting is a good idea as a preventative measure, and you should always practice good drain hygiene even when everything is flowing well. This includes using strainers, throwing food scraps in the trash and being mindful of what is flushed down toilets.
Hot Water Heaters
A dysfunctional water heater is not only annoying, but it can be dangerous. Have your water heater inspected and tuned up annually and allow that same company to make repairs if necessary. The technicians will already be familiar with your unit, making the process quicker and easier.
We Can Do All Three
We pride ourselves on our ability to be a one-stop shop for all your wastewater needs. We also do our best to simplify things for business owners so they can focus on their bottom line. We can keep track of service dates, so you don’t have to remember anything, and we offer a customer portal so you can organize all your service documents online. If you’d like to get your business started on a healthy maintenance program, Contact Us or Request Service Now.
How to Keep Foreign Objects Out of Your Grease Trap
Your grease trap has the important job of preventing fats, oils, and grease (FOG) from clogging up your drain lines and septic system. When the trap malfunctions, the result is messy backups and foul odors. It’s important to keep up with the maintenance of your trap to avoid FOG issues and to stay compliant with health regulations.
An excellent way to keep foreign objects out of your grease trap is by putting strainers in your sink. Strainers are inexpensive, simple to use, and they are great at stopping food or other solid materials from flowing down the drain and into your trap. However, even with strainers, you need a professional to completely clean out your grease trap. Kaiser-Battistone employs a thorough 14-point inspection process that includes completely removing and cleaning baffles and draining out the dirty water. Watch out for companies that merely skim the grease off the top and do nothing to ensure the rest of the trap is equipped to perform well. Contact Us if you’d like for our guys to evaluate your wastewater use and design a customized grease trap maintenance plan to maximize the productivity of your kitchen.
April’s Messiest Drain Award
A local convenience store called and requested help with a clog in the trough drain in front of their walk-in cooler. They asked us to come and snake the line because the drain was holding water. We brought along our snake, but also came prepared with other equipment in case the problem wasn’t in the drain line. Sure enough, we found a different scenario.
After arriving at the site and examining the trough, we discovered the clog was not in the drain line but in the trough baskets. Large amounts of debris had been collecting from months of sweeping and mopping the floors. Luckily, it was a simple fix to clean out the baskets and get the drains working properly again.
Signs of plumbing and septic issues may look similar for several different types of problems. Regular maintenance of drains can help prevent unnecessary backups. This is why you need the expertise and experience of our team from Kaiser-Battistone. Instead of wasting time and money on unnecessary solutions, rely on our professionals to accurately diagnose and solve your wastewater difficulties. To discuss your septic and plumbing needs, contact one of our friendly and educated team members today.
March’s Messiest Drain Award
One of our local restaurant customers in Darien, CT called with an urgent request because their 3-bay sink was backing up. We were familiar with their facilities because we already service their grease trap on a quarterly basis as required by the Board of Health. However, the restaurant had experienced an uptick in business and was using the sinks a lot more. This was causing extra grease to creep into the drain lines and cause obstructions. It was a simple fix for our guys who jetted the lines and got the sinks draining and water flowing again, pronto!
The owner realized this setback was a great inconvenience to his kitchen staff, and it was ultimately affecting service to the customers. To prevent this from happening in the future, he switched his quarterly grease trap service to monthly and scheduled regular jetting service as well.
Even if you’re enrolled in grease service that abides by health laws, it doesn’t necessarily mean you are getting the correct service for your particular business. The laws are designed to be a general guide, but don’t take all factors of every organization into account. It’s best to have one of our Kaiser-Battistone professionals evaluate your water use and determine the ideal frequency for your maintenance appointments. Contact Us, and we’ll be happy to design a custom plan for you.
How Does Food, Grease Trap and Other Waste Generate Energy?
Cooks and kitchen staff work hard to create delicious menu items for customers, yet much of their masterpieces end up in the trash. It seems quite wasteful, doesn’t it? Well, we have a solution. Did you know we can actually turn this restaurant waste into a useful product? That’s right, the junk produced in kitchens can actually be transformed into a renewable energy source.
This is possible because of an innovative machine called an anaerobic digester. Without getting too technical, a digester works much like your stomach. Manure, food waste and other organic materials are placed into this airtight vessel where anaerobic digestion takes place. As the materials decompose, methane and other gases are produced. This combination of gases, known as biogas is then burned to generate energy.
Isn’t That Amazing?!
You bet, but that’s not all! Digesters also help the planet by reducing the amount of methane gas and other greenhouse gases that escape into the atmosphere. Methane gas is 21 times more detrimental to the environment than carbon dioxide and is a major contributor to global warming. Capturing these potent gases also reduces odors which makes for much more enjoyable surroundings. However, the ultimate benefit is that digesters create lots and lots of clean energy.
We Don’t Let Waste Go To Waste
Our company works hard to maintain a reputation for caring about our planet. This is why we invest in the latest and greatest means of waste disposal. Our investment into the anaerobic digester proves how much we care about Earth. We also have a team of talented engineers and technicians working to incorporate new and effective ways to clean and recycle waste materials. We want the planet to be safe for generations to come. To learn more about our environmental services, Contact Us.
January’s Messiest Drain Award
How would you like to start off the year with frozen pipes? Well our customer in Warren, New Jersey wasn’t too excited about this either. Unfortunately, winter is notorious for bringing about frozen plumbing, and it takes special equipment to free up the lines to make them usable again. By applying hydrojetting technology, our technicians melted 125 feet of ice inside the customer’s pipes. The lines were so crammed, they had to jet over 10 times. A normal job usually lasts a couple of hours; this job took up most of the day. Congratulations to this month’s Messiest Drain for n-ICE-ly exhibiting the lengths our guys will go to get the job done!
Brrrrrr…ing on Winter!
Our technicians are ready and more than able to handle your winter septic woes. Septic repairs do not have to be put on hold just because of snow and ice. Kaiser-Battistone technicians are trained and equipped to perform all services even when freezing weather hits. To learn more about winter septic maintenance or to Schedule Repairs, Contact Us Today.
What Does a System Inspection Consist of?
An inspection is a complete septic examination performed by a technician certified by the state. These are most often required for real estate transactions so that buyers can be sure their home’s septic system is working properly. If you are buying or selling property and plan to schedule an inspection, make sure the inspector shows you the appropriate credentials to prove he is indeed certified. Our company proudly employs the largest number of certified inspectors in the wastewater industry. Let’s take a closer look at what our inspections look like.
Our In-depth Process
- Locate your septic tank and pop it open for pumping and a quick visual inspection
- Measure your tank’s exact specs and evaluation the scum/sludge layer for system performance
- Check the system inlet line with advanced system imaging technology
- System outlet filter and baffle check (if applicable)
- Inspect all pipes leaving the property for any leaks
- Determine the effects of any water treatment, ejector/sump pump, or garbage disposal use
- Image capture your leaching system to fully evaluate the leach field function
But That’s Not All
It’s true we deliver thorough and accurate inspection services, but there are a couple more things our customers really appreciate. The reporting aspect of our inspection process enables us to stand out among other companies because our robust documentation exceeds what the state requires. More importantly, especially to you and your real estate agent, we have super quick turnaround so you can get your inspection results the very next day. Additionally, our online portal conveniently allows you to keep track of your essential paperwork without cluttering up your home or office. When it comes to septic inspections, you can rely on Kaiser-Battistone to take great care of you while making the process fast and simple.