Grease Traps: What They Are & How To Maintain

According to the EPA, grease is a major cause of the 23,000 – 75,000 sanitary sewer overflows that happen each year. Not only is a grease trap necessary to follow your state’s fats, oils, and grease (FOG) regulations, but it can play a vital role in keeping your commercial kitchen and business running smoothly. In order to maintain a good … Read More

The Septic “Dirty Dozen”

Septic Dirty Dozen

When it comes to septic care and maintenance, there are several things that should never be flushed into your system. Keeping these Septic “Dirty Dozen” out of your system will extend the life of your septic system and save you a lot of headaches (and catastrophes) along the way.

No Such Thing as “Good” Grease for Your Septic System

No good Grease for Septic System

Most septic owners are aware that pouring down the drain meat drippings, butter, and other greases that congeal at room temperature is a bad idea. Even if they don’t know the effect these FOGs (Fats, Oils, Grease) have on their septic system, they know they can create nightmare clogs in their pipes. But what most septic owners don’t realize is … Read More

Garbage Disposals and Your Septic System

Egg Shells in a bowl, not to be put in your garbage disposal

Of all the modern conveniences afforded to us these days, garbage disposals are possibly the most detrimental home appliance to the functioning of your septic system.

FOGs and your Septic System in Winter

FOGs in Winter

FOGs are especially burdensome as they are prone to not only solidifying, but freezing in your pipes and septic system. FOGs accumulate in your pipes faster in cold weather, solidifying and making trouble for your system.

Disposing of Fats, Oils, and Greases (FOGs) in Your Home

Residential FOGs

We’ve talked about the disposal of fats, oils, and greases (FOGs) in a commercial setting, but many of the septic (and sewer) problems caused by the disposal of FOGs originate from food waste poured down residential drains. There are many myths associated with pouring grease down the kitchen sink, but the truth is it is never okay! But with a … Read More

How Aeration Systems Work

Aeration for Septic System

When it comes to household sewage treatment systems, there are generally speaking two different designs: septic and aerobic. Both work to begin the process of cleaning wastewater before sending it to a secondary treatment area. Depending on your property and your family’s needs, you may find an aeration system to be a much better fit.  How Anaerobic Septic Systems Work  The septic tank, creates … Read More

Supeck’s Standard for Cleaning Commercial Grease Traps

Cleaning Commercial Grease Traps

The Importance of Cleaning Commercial Grease Traps According to the plumbing industry standard, you should have your commercial grease traps cleaned every 1-3 months, depending on how busy your restaurant is. But what does it mean to have them cleaned? Depending on which company you ask, you will get drastically different answers, with drastically different and sometimes damaging effects. An … Read More