Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Importance of the Leach Field

If you have a septic system, you are likely already aware of what the septic tank does. What you may not know as much about is the leach field, which is also a major component of the septic system. Just because you aren’t aware of the leach field doesn’t mean that the purpose it serves is any less important.

As a most basic definition and description, the leach field works as a disposal filter for contaminants and liquids after they have been anaerobically digested and pass through the septic tank. The leach field is for disposing of organic materials that have already been catabolized by a microbial ecosystem; it gets rid of what is left after the bacteria have eaten what waste they will eat. The leach field will typically contain a system of trenches and gravel (or another porous material) covered in soil. This prevents animals and surface runoff from being able to reach the material being distributed by the trenches. A properly designed leach field considers hydraulics so the material can properly move through it, and catabolism for the biochemical oxygen demands of the wastewater.

Leach fields will over-saturate for a couple of reasons: either the field was not properly designed, or the workload it was designed for is underestimated and it is being overworked. Pooling in and around the leach field or in the yard is a primary symptom, due to the biosolid sludge and liquids no longer properly passing through the trenches. A failing leach field will also give off strong odors and possibly cause pipes to back up inside the home. These are signs of much larger problems to come; problems that are dangerous to the environment, humans, and animals.

All is not lost though. Like any other part of the home, a septic system requires routine, preventative maintenance to stop any sort of disaster from occurring. At Kaiser-Battistone, our team of friendly professionals can properly survey the issues you’re having with your leach field and address them accordingly, saving you time, money, headache and worry. So if you’re noticing any of these signs of septic system distress, call us today and one of our friendly staff will educate you and put you at ease. Let’s prevent that problem that’s bubbling in your back yard.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Helping A Methane Digester Work For You and Your Landfill!

Way back in 1994, the New York Times published an opinion piece titled “That’s No Joke About Cows and Methane”. In this piece, it was well-known that landfills are a huge source for methane gas production. Methane gas has the potential to be destructive to our environment, luckily we have figured out a way to use it to our benefit.

Methane gas has certain properties, like when it is released into our atmosphere it absorbs infrared radiation and contributes to a global warming.

What is the earth to do? Instead of ignoring the problem, people are taking action. Through the use of relatively new technologies, i.e. a Methane Digester, science has found a way to use methane for good. We here at Kaiser-Battistone even use a type of Methane Digester that powers our plant in Pennsylvania.

What is a Methane Digester?

A methane digester is a large tank that is fed organic waste. In that tank waste sinks to the bottom. There it mingles with a liquid of complex substrates that creates methane gas. This gas exits through a tube near the upper portion of the tank and sends the methane gas to be used for many purposes.

Without this crucial step methane would simply we released into the atmosphere which is very dangerous.

Many treatment plants are using this as a means to create something out of nothing. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. See how one of our locations utilizes a methane digester here.

Have any questions about how methane can benefit your life? contact us

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

How Trenchless Pipelining Gets the Job Done: Fast, Eco-friendly, and Durable

In the “good old days” a sewer line repair could be quite a project involving excavators, landscapers, plumbers, and perhaps an accountant to advise you on how to finance such a major repair project. Lawns and shrubbery were upended, sidewalks might need replacing afterward, and the domestic or business routine of the property undergoing such invasive surgery could be disrupted for days if not weeks. Finally, after all that time and effort, the result was a new system of pipes and seams just as prone to the same deterioration as the old ones you’ve just replaced.

CIPP: (Cured in Place Pipe): Patented Permaliner to the Rescue

Now imagine you could fix those old pipes without digging up everything which happens to live above the sewer-line. And wouldn’t it be nice if you could run one long continuous pipe without the worries of coupling failures or deterioration? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Trenchless pipelining is here.

Our patented Permaliner system uses state of the art epoxy to form a new pipe within a pipe. The Permaliner cures to a durable smooth finish on the pipe wall interior, improving flow and forming a durable sealed surface. Root intrusion is prevented to maintain that rate of flow over the years.

The new Permaliner “pipe within a pipe” provides the same tensile strength as a new replacement pipe, with the advantage of converting coupled pipe sections into one long seamless line, as the Permaliner treats joints and seams as we pump it along the line.

Contact us for all your trenchless pipelining needs. We can rehabilitate pipes between 2″ and 28″ with the Permaliner process described here, but we’ve also got special applications for larger jobs so don’t hesitate to give us a call for help with those too. Your lawn will thank you.


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Thursday, September 7, 2017

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!

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