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Understanding Restaurant Grease Traps

Whether you own a Mexican, Italian or Fast Food restaurant, your kitchen will have FOG that needs to be disposed of properly. FOG refers to fats, oils and greases that are inevitably left behind after large amounts of food are prepared for your customers. The issue with FOG is that it can’t be sent down your drains like other liquids and wastes. If it is, it can cause major clogs and backups in your restaurant plumbing system. If you are on a septic system, FOGs can wreak havoc on your tank and lead to costly repairs.

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Avoiding Septic System Failure

Your septic tank is one of the largest and most important systems in your home. Unfortunately, no septic system is invincible. Things break – including septic tanks. The key is recognizing when your septic tank is malfunctioning so that you can call for septic repairs or septic tank replacement before it causes damage to your home and property.

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Know the Rules for Garbage Disposals and Septic Tanks

Can you own a garbage disposal if you have a septic tank? Absolutely – but you’ll need to use it carefully and sparingly. For public sewer users, garbage disposals are a no-brainer solution to conveniently getting rid of kitchen waste. With the push of a button or flip of a switch, you can watch cooking waste and leftovers disappear in seconds.

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What’s That Smell?

Modern plumbing is designed to send stinky waste odors away from your home, so when you notice a lingering stench coming from your indoor drains, it can be cause for alarm. If it smells like rotten eggs, septic gases are likely to blame. It is important that you diagnose the reason why foul-smelling gasses are escaping from your tank and entering your home. Beyond the embarrassment and disruption, it can signal that something needs to be repaired or serviced within your septic system.

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Why You May Need a Septic Inspection Before Adopting a Child

If you are in the process of adopting a child in Georgia, you understand the many qualifications and criteria you must meet to prove you can be a responsible parent. Between interviews, medical appointments and large volumes of paperwork, the state may also require a septic inspection. Having a septic system in good operation is one component of providing a safe place to raise a child.

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Is Bleach Bad for My Septic Tank?

Bleach is one of the most time-tested and popular products for household cleaning. Not only is bleach affordable, but this chemical cleaner is known for being highly effective at removing stains as well as killing germs, mold and bacteria on a wide range of surfaces. However, this versatile product may be doing more harm than good if you have a septic system and are putting it down your drains. Here is a closer look at why septic users should be careful with bleach.

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