If you own a commercial property or manage one, it’s essential to understand how commercial septic systems work. Septic systems are highly regulated with permits and requirements that are checked frequently. Although commercial septic systems generally work the same as residential systems, commercial buildings produce much more waste and may need to be serviced more frequently. The best way to avoid problems is to manage the septic system properly. Here are some tips for doing so.
Have a Diagram and Map of Your Septic System Handy
Since commercial septic systems require regular inspections, it’s smart to have a diagram of your system available. Keep it in a safe place and make sure all managers and employees in charge know where it is.
Get On a Regular Pumping Schedule
Check with your septic company about how often your system should be pumped. The frequency will depend on the size of your building, the number of restrooms, and the volume of wastewater. Be sure you stick to the recommended schedule to avoid an overfilled tank.
Repair Leaks Immediately
Leaking pipes, toilets and faucets can waste gallons of water each day and put unnecessary pressure on your septic system. Have leaks repaired right away by a professional.
Empty Grease Traps
If your business has a grease trap, get it professionally maintained by a septic company. Neglected grease traps can lead to clogs, odors and expensive issues and repairs.
Have Signs in Public Restrooms About What Not to Flush
Make sure your customers are aware that you have a septic system and therefore NOTHING besides toilet paper and waste should be flushed down the toilets. Have garbage cans or mounted receptacles on the walls of bathroom stalls to make it easy for customers to dispose of trash. Friendly signs are helpful as well.
For all your commercial septic system needs and to get on a regular pumping and inspection schedule, call Affordable Pumping Services today!