If you are like most people, you probably don’t put much thought to what happens when waste goes down your drain. But if you rely on a septic system to treat and dispose of your household waste, what you don’t know can hurt you. When a septic system fails, hazardous waste can mix with groundwater, causing dysentery, hepatitis, and typhoid. Throughout history, serious outbreaks of these diseases have been caused by contaminated drinking water.
If your septic system is properly designed, constructed and maintained, it can provide a long-term, effective treatment of wastewater. If your septic system isn’t maintained, you might need to replace it, costing you thousands of AED and putting you at risk of city fines and hazardous environmental conditions.
Any contact with untreated human waste can pose a significant risk to the public’s health. If untreated effluent enters the groundwater, you and your neighbor’s drinking water can be contaminated. If this sewage reaches nearby bodies of water, the local ecosystem, and recreational swimming areas may be jeopardized. A septic system that is not maintained or malfunctions:
-Is expensive to repair. -May need to be replaced, costing thousands AED. -Can contaminate groundwater that could be a source of drinking water. -Can spread infection and disease. -May expose you to legal liability.
Restaurants and other food service establishments, Hotel Kitchens, Accommodation buildings and Commercial Laundries are a significant source of Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG). When FOG is not disposed of properly, a thick layer of grease deposit forms inside the drainage pipes, constricting flow and causing spills and flooding. Proper maintenance of your FOG removal device is necessary to protect the public from possible sewer hazards and reduce the costs caused by clogged sewer lines.
Food service establishments, parking garages, Hotel kitchens, accommodation buildings and commercial laundries are responsible for maintaining their grease interceptors and grease traps. KEYNES WASTE MANAGEMENT is a reputable Grease Hauler that can help with the maintenance of your FOG removal device by automating the cleaning schedule and notifying you of any mechanical problems that may need to be addressed.
Most septic tanks are designed to last for up to 50 years, however, the lifespan of your tank may be shortened if it’s not properly maintained. The best way to avoid a septic tank emergency and promote your tanks efficiency is to have it pumped and cleaned regularly.