If you run a facility that operates on a septic system, you need reliable septic pumping and cleaning services. While there are plenty of companies offering this service, you need a company that follows strict environmental and municipal guidelines for commercial pumping. Choose the wrong company and the ramification can be staggering in terms of cost and damage to your property. At Street Works Engineering, our licensed and bonded pumping contractors meet the special needs of all commercial septic systems.
Septic Tank Pumping for All Industries
A clean septic system means a healthy waste removal process from your building and the surrounding property. When a septic tank becomes overfilled, it doesn’t function well and the potential for spillage increases. Property owners who neglect their septic systems not only risk raw sewage spillages, clogs, and flooding. They also risk damaging the system to the point that septic tank replacement might be necessary. You don’t want that to happen. Septic tank pumping costs less and takes less time than septic tank installation and replacement.
Septic Tank Maintenance
How do you maintain your commercial septic system? Well, for starters, you have it pumped regularly. While residential systems might only need pumping once every 3-5 years, that’s not the case with a commercial system. Commercial septic tanks require more frequent cleaning and pumping because of the volume of waste that makes its way through the plumbing system.
Pumping isn’t the only way to maintain your system. Building owners who take additional steps to protect their septic tanks avoid unpleasant breakdowns and expensive repairs.
Check out these suggestions for maintaining your septic system:
- Have your building’s grease traps cleaned regularly to avoid grease build up in the septic tank
- Make sure your public bathrooms are stocked with septic-approved toilet tissue
- Schedule regular septic tank inspection services
Taking these steps in addition to regular septic tank pumping service goes a long way toward preserving your tank, the drainfield, and other parts of the septic system.
Problems Associated with Dirty Septic Tanks
Think you can forgo your scheduled septic pumping service? Before you skip over this essential maintenance service, consider what it could mean for your entire plumbing system.
The following are examples of what can happen when you tanks get dirty:
- Pipes clog and backups quickly follow
- Pipes corrode and breakdown
- Pipe rupture and create expensive leaks
- Raw sewage backs up into the building and in public areas like parking lots, streets, etc.
- Septic tank stop working and require replacement
- Wastewater flows into green spaces contaminating water and putting people’s health in jeopardy
Another ramification of septic tank neglect is fines from the city. If your septic system cause problems, you are responsible, and the city will impose fees and other sanctions.
Schedule Commercial Septic Tank Pumping and Cleaning Today
At Street Works Engineering, we offer environmentally-friendly commercial septic pumping and cleaning services for all types of commercial properties. Our goal is to make sure your commercial septic system works without fail and doesn’t put your building’s inhabitants at risk. To schedule your pumping service in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, or Orange County, call us today!
When you need septic to sewer conversion, choose a company with a record of producing quality workmanship and reputation for excellence. At Street Works Engineering, we assist with hooking up septic systems to modern sewer services offered by municipalities throughout LA, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties.
Why Hook-Up to City Sewer Services?
Even if your current septic system appears to work well for your wastewater and sewage disposal needs, there are better options. You see, when a septic tank stops working, this leaves behind a huge mess for property owners to clean up. Not only is it messy, but it’s expensive too.
But my septic tank is working fine? Why do I need to worry about this?
Although your property’s septic system works well now that might not always be the case. Did you know that even with proper maintenance and no major problems that septic pipes and tanks eventually require replacement? Replacing any component of a septic system gets costly. Why assume this risk?
Another reason to consider switching is that you might be required to connect to the main sewer line. Some cities state that if a city sewer line exists within 300 feet of your property owners must switch. Local codes that don’t require immediate connection might have a clause that requires the switch if the septic system breaks. Instead of allowing property owners to replace the tank, connecting to the main sewer line is the only option.
Cost of Septic to Sewer Conversion
The cost of this service depends on a variety of variables, which is why it’s hard to give an approximation. That being said, the following scenarios factor into the overall cost:
- Septic tank abandonment fees
- Sewer connection fees
- Easement requirements
- Soil properties and terrain
- Distance to the city’s sewer main line
The proximity to the municipal line plays a huge role in cost and the practicality of conversion. Properties located close to the sewer easement won’t have much difficulty connecting and see a lower cost. While LA, Orange, and San Bernardino counties have many public sewer lines, not all properties are close to these lines. In instances like this, additional work and expense are necessary to connect into the public sewer line. Property owners often need to pay extra to extend the sewer pipe.
At Street Works Engineering, we send specialists to our customers’ properties to inspect the situation first-hand before making recommendations.
Septic Tank Abandonment
Our septic to sewer conversion specialists help customers with all aspects of the job including septic tank abandonment. After the conversion, extra steps are needed to make sure the existing tank isn’t a threat to people or the environment. When septic tanks aren’t properly filled in and given a final pump, raw sewage seeps into the ground and even deadly sinkholes are possible.
Each municipality has their own policies for septic tank abandonment. When you hire Street Works Engineering to make the switch, we guarantee compliances with all local codes and permits.
Let Sewer Service Contractors Help You Make the Switch
Septic to sewer conversion is something that needs doing right the first time. Our qualified team of local plumbers and sewer specialists want to help you today. To learn more about the conversion process and to set up a free consultation, give us a call today!
When it comes to Private Sewage Disposal Systems (PSDS), you need the most experienced technicians for repair, installation, and maintenance services. That’s why more people in Southern California rely on Street Works Engineering for comprehensive septic system services.
Whether you need a quote for competitive PSDS installation or straightforward septic repair, call the pros at Street Works Engineering. Let us assist you today! Our team is standing by, waiting to hear from you.
What Is a PSDS?
Homes not connected to municipal sewer lines require a PSDS. This is a fancy way of saying a septic tank or cesspool. These waste disposal systems require leach lines and one (sometime more) seepage pits. Homeowners are responsible for installing and the maintenance of a PSDS system.
Installing a PSDS
The installation of a PSDS requires careful planning. Sometimes, municipalities require an environmentalist or geologist to design and test the system. Other times this isn’t necessary, allowing for a contractor to come in and take the lead on the project. It doesn’t take much for the process to get confusing. That’s why it’s always a good idea to call professionals who know how to walk you through the various processes.
Don’t go at it alone! Trust Street Works Engineering for quality, professional services from start to finish. Our job is to take care of your needs.
Is a PSDS Hard to Maintain?
A common misconception that septic systems are difficult to take care of is incorrect. In fact, maintaining a septic system requires the same level of attention as sewer lines. Homeowners who’ve never had a septic system often express concern over what type of toilet paper to use and whether or not to install a garbage disposal.
Let us put your mind at ease. All of these concerns are valid. While some adjustments may be required, maintaining a septic system isn’t rocket science. Our experienced plumbers go over all the dos and don’ts and provide easy-to-understand maintenance tips.
What Is an Onsite Wastewater Treatment System?
You may have heard of OWTS. There are some municipalities requiring their residents to move away from a traditional septic system for sanitary and other reasons. These areas instead want residents to use the high-tech OWTS, equipped with filters and aerators. If this is something that affects you, our specialists are happy to walk you through the process and discuss your options.
Our top-notch sewer and septic services keep your home’s personal waste disposal system in excellent condition year-round. At SWE, we help homeowners maintain, install, and repair septic systems according to local regulations.
Need a septic service today? Our skilled specialists respond to service calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We commit to our customers morning, noon, and night because we know some problems just can’t wait. Whether you need emergency service or just want to discuss installation services, call us at (866) 377-4002. We take great pride in our reputation and expertise. No other plumbing service in Southern California matches our workmanship or customer service – guaranteed.