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Grease Traps and Septic System

Finding Expert Grease Traps and Septic System Maintenance in Boston MA

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Grease Traps and Septic System | Boston MA Plumbers
There are very few things worse than having a septic tank back up into your home. The stench is awful, the cleanup is difficult, and you’re likely to lose some of your valued possessions. Not only that, but unless you’re careful during cleanup, you actually run the risk of contact with dangerous bacteria and viruses. It’s absolutely necessary to keep your septic tank and grease trap in good repair.

Fortunately, most septic tank problems can be avoided by following some very simple precautions. The first and most important step involves being careful about what you dispose of in your toilets and sinks. Improper disposal of items that cannot break down in a septic tank is the number one cause of septic tank failure.

Preventing Problems before They Happen

Here are a few things that should never, ever, ever be flushed or disposed down the drains into a septic system:

  • Kitty litter, coffee grounds, hair, and nail clippings.
  • Disposable diapers, sanitary napkins, and condoms.
  • Paper towels, grease, and fats.

The above list may have things that seem biodegradable, but they break down too slowly and will create a layer of debris that will fill up the tank and cause it to overflow. In addition, grease, warm fat, paper towels, and hair can cause clogs in the pipes leading to the tank, also causing your drains to back up.

Secondly, it’s important to maintain your drain field properly. The drain field is the final step of the septic system’s process of treating waste water. After the solids have separated from the water in the septic tank, the water flows through a perforated pipe or drain tiles into a large area or trenches filled with gravel and soil, buried about one to three feet underground. In order for the drain field to do its job, there are some precautions that you can take:

  • Never drive trucks or heavy equipment across the drain field. It can crush the perforated pipe or drain tiles.
  • Do not pave or lay concrete over the drain field. Grass does a much better job of naturally absorbing excess water. It also prevents erosion.
  • Avoid planting trees or bushes over the drain field. Their roots can block and even damage a perforated pipe, causing the entire system to back up.

Finally, the grease trap itself needs to be properly maintained, both through regular emptying and cleaning, and by taking care that you properly dispose of grease and warm fat. Warm fat can solidify in the pipes, clogging the system. Instead, place it in a large sealable bag and allow it to solidify inside, then dispose of it in the garbage or preferably composting it.

Understanding Your Septic System

A septic tank is only one part of a three-part system. The water from the drains first passes through the grease trap, which catches the grease and fats which could otherwise clog the pipes to the septic tank, which stores the water and slows it so that the solid particles in the water can sink to the bottom of the tank. Finally, the clarified water passes into the drain field through a perforated pipe and is naturally filtered through its soil and gravel back into the ecosystem.

Believe it or not, a well-maintained septic system can actually be better for the environment than a centralized municipal water treatment facility. First, the water goes directly back to the aquifer without requiring any chemicals or powered systems during the treatment process. In addition, a septic system can replace thousands of yards of sewer pipes.

Finding the Right Boston Plumber for Septic Tank Repair

Grease Traps and Septic System | Boston MA PlumbersWe suggest that you call us at Plumbers 911 for the best possible team for septic tank and grease trap repair. We are committed to giving you the best possible service for your septic system. We will connect you with our network of independently owned and operated Boston plumbing contractors. These are established businesses whose reputations are secured through a long history of great customer service.

Because we’re local, we know the building codes and common practices used to install septic systems, so our technicians can easily track down the source of your problem. Because of our intense training (over 100,000 hours completed by each tech), we can fix it just as easily.

We hire only union plumbers who are fully insured and licensed. On top of that, we require a thorough background check before hiring, and periodic drug screening afterward. That way you know you’ll have no surprises during a service call.

Our trucks are fully equipped with the parts and tools to handle most any septic system malfunction so we don’t have to make multiple trips to get your repair finished. Most services can be handled with just one visit.

We’re also capable of handling the installation of new septic systems, whether it’s a new construction or replacement of an old, worn-out system.

In the unfortunate event that you do have a backed up line, we also stand ready to perform emergency repair, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Being local residents, we’ll get there quickly and do the work for a reasonable price.

We’re Good at All Areas of Plumbing

Performing maintenance on septic systems is only one of the plumbing tasks that we’re skilled at. Here’s just a short list of the services that we offer:

New Construction: We can install every aspect of a new home or office building from the smallest vent to the largest sewer main.

Remodeling: We can not only install attractive and money-saving appliances, but we can also upgrade the pipes behind your cabinets and walls.

Commercial Plumbing: We know that your time is valuable, so we will do our best to get your business up and running again after a plumbing emergency. We can also do large-scale projects for industrial or institutional complexes.

So call Plumbers 911 at (855) 550-9911 for the best Boston area plumbers. You won’t regret it.