What Kind of Portable Storage Tanks can Kline’s Provide?
We don’t often get requests for these from residential customers, but commercial and municipal customers greatly benefit from our frac and storage tanks. You often see these with the fracturing of oil and gas wells, but industries like chemical plants, refineries, and paper mills also use these tanks to store water, waste and other liquids. Farmers even use them for manure storage or for holding water for livestock.
Frac tanks differ from regular storage containers because their special floor design allows fluids to be emptied even when the tank is level. They also have valves that work with pumps and vacuums, and wheels to simplify transportation. Oh yea, and did we mention they are big? I mean like tens of thousands of gallons can fit in these bad boys.
Tanks a Lot!
Got thousands of gallons of stuff, and don’t know where to put it? Well, Contact Us! We have storage tanks and frac tanks ranging in size from 10,000 to 21,000 gallons. Not only that, we also offer waste disposal services like Bulk Hauling, Leachate Removal, and Hydro Excavating. Let us help with your storage needs and be your one-stop shop for waste and environmental services.
How Long Do Hot Water Heaters Last?
Have you thought about your hot water heater lately? Probably not since it works silently and unnoticed on a daily basis. We usually pay it no attention until our showers turn cold, right? Well, as we get into the summer months, perhaps it’s time to check on that water heater.
The first thing to consider is the age of your heater. On average, tank and electric heaters will last 8 to 10 years, while gas heaters last 6 to 8 years. If your water heater has reached this age point, start looking at replacing it. If you wait, leaks and water damage could result.
With proper maintenance, it’s possible to double the life of a water heater, but you just never know. Even a well-maintained unit may need to be replaced after just a few years. Some clues to look for include rust, corrosion, popping sounds, leaks, and lack of hot water. If you’re experiencing any of these, call a professional to determine whether you need a replacement or repairs. The experts at Kline’s can perform water heater repairs safely and perform inspections to see how much more life is left in them. They can also perform routine maintenance like flushing your heater to prevent damage and extend its lifespan. Don’t get left with cold water. Contact Kline’s to handle all your hot water heater needs.
Learn About Kline’s Methane Digester
We specialize in waste maintenance, but we also do our best to conduct business without being wasteful. Through innovative machines like methane digesters and sequence batch reactors, we can now recycle waste. This is good news for food-based industries who might produce a bad batch of product or maybe an excess. These items don’t necessarily have to go to waste just because they may be expired or inedible.
Let Me Introduce Our Methane Digester
As part of our Renewable Energy System Project, Kline’s installed a methane digester to produce electricity. That’s right! This amazing contraption can take organic waste from food manufacturing facilities and turn it into biogas. This methane-rich byproduct can then fuel generators which produce 600kW of electricity on an annual basis. This is way more energy than Kline’s needs for its yearly operations, so the extra is distributed through a substation.
If you’re in the food manufacturing business, join us in this energy-producing initiative. Contact Kline’s to see how we can help you minimize your waste while helping the environment and creating clean fuel.
What Drain Line Maintenance Services Does Kline’s Provide?
If you are experiencing plumbing problems, you can’t automatically assume it’s your septic system because it could simply be a drain issue. Consult the skilled professionals at Kline’s who can accurately detect the problem and solve it quickly and inexpensively. Today, we are discussing what you can expect from our professional pipeline maintenance services.
To figure out what is causing the problem, the technician will utilize video camera equipment to pinpoint the exact problem area that can’t be seen externally. For example, a break or clog in your pipes is easily seen by video technology allowing the technician to go directly to the spot needing treatment. This saves a tremendous amount of time and money if you consider what you’d pay a plumber by the hour who does not have this tool.
For soft blockages, we use snaking to clear your drains. This is where a flexible auger forces its way through your pipes using its helical blade head to cut through waste and debris much like a screwdriver. You can manually force the snake, but this can be very difficult and time consuming. At Kline’s, we have professional snakes which are motorized and come in long lengths to reach distant clogs.
For tougher blockages, we might use jetting. This is a more powerful type of drain cleaning that uses water pressure to power through drains. Concentrated water is forced out at 2000 to 4000 pounds per square inch which is strong enough to remove anything that may be in your pipes. This includes caked on debris, grease and even tree roots. Water jetting also serves as an effective means of preventative maintenance.
Professional drain cleaning is the most effective way to clear your drains, but the best way to avoid drainage problems altogether is to schedule consistent preventative maintenance. With a regular maintenance plan, technicians are routinely inspecting your plumbing and septic system to stop clogs before they can form. A Kline’s technician can also offer items like filters and additives to aid your preventative routine. To learn more about drain cleaning services or to Request Service, Contact Kline’s Today.
Drain Jetting: How Messy Will it Be?
Plumbing problems often come with messes. As a business owner, you already clean up everything from store aisles to employees’ attitudes. The last thing you need is a big wastewater mess resulting from a service call. Today, we’ll be taking a look at one of our most popular services, and ease your mind about how it affects the appearance of your store afterward.
What is Jetting?
High-pressure water jetting, also called “hydrojetting” and “jetting,” is a process that forces water through flexible hoses and into plumbing lines. Jetting can clean out soft clogs of grease and paper or blast through tough obstructions like a tree root. As an added plus, it’s environmentally safe and inexpensive. For businesses like restaurants that deal with clogs on a regular basis, it is recommended you have your lines jetted frequently. Our technicians can set up a schedule that works best for your business needs.
With water being forced through a small area, water and debris may indeed splash out. However, we make sure to schedule jetting services after normal business hours. Kline’s technicians also have the best tools for cleaning up, and our technicians make sure the area is spotless before the start of business the next day.
It’s Like We Were Never There
We strive to provide the best customer service possible, and the last thing we want to do is disappoint you by leaving your business in disarray. Count on us to leave things better than we found them. For more information about water jetting or to schedule an appointment, Contact Us.
What is the State Certified Safety Committee?
The goal of the State Certified Safety Committee is to provide Pennsylvania workers with a safe workplace. Through its initiatives, the state increases productivity and reduces lost time due to injury, both of which have a positive effect on profitability. Employers who have been granted Certification of their Workplace Safety Committee are eligible to receive a 5% discount on their Workers’ Compensation Insurance premium annually. According to PA.gov, the committee must meet these requirements:
- Committees must be in existence and operating for six (6) FULL, consecutive calendar months prior to signing, dating, and submitting the Application.
- A quorum of committee members must meet at least monthly.
- The Application must be received by the Workers’ Compensation Certification Unit, in Harrisburg, between 90 and 30 calendar days in advance of the next workers’ compensation policy renewal date.
- Committees should be composed of a minimum of two (2) employer-representatives and a minimum of two (2) employee-representatives.
- All Committee members must be trained by a qualified trainer in safety committee operation, hazard inspection, and accident investigation prior to submitting the Application.
- Training of the safety committee members is required on an annual basis after obtaining certification.
- The Committee should be composed of at least an equal number of applicant-employer and employee-representatives unless otherwise agreed upon by both parties.
- Committees must meet monthly, keep meeting agendas, attendance lists, and meeting minutes.
- The Committee membership should represent all primary operations of the workplace.
Kline’s is a proud employer with this certification, and we do everything possible to provide a safe and ideal work environment for our team. Our goal is to attract the best workers in our industry, so our customers can be confident in the services we provide. To learn more, visit the PA Workplace Safety Committee Certification Program page.
Learn About Kline’s Project Management Team
Hire us to take charge of a large wastewater project, and you can rest assured the job will be done thoroughly and efficiently. We handle every aspect including job specification forms, supply and equipment ordering, timeline planning, and invoicing. Yes, invoicing, because we know you don’t want to deal with paperwork. We’ll even provide an Environmental Compliance Officer in case your project involves hazardous materials and chemicals.
Industrial Services Are Our Specialty
You can rely on Kline’s for your important industrial projects, knowing that all portions of the assignment will be handled safely by licensed technicians and engineers. Allow us to help you and free up your time to focus on other areas of your operation. Kline’s employs the best and most experienced technicians, and we’re happy to share them with you to deliver premium project management services. Contact Us to learn more about how we can help you with your next big project.
What to Do in Case of an Industrial Spill?
An important aspect of our work at Kline’s is safety, so we take extra precautions when it comes to industrial spills which may involve toxic material. Our mission is to keep our customers as safe as possible since spills can be very dangerous not only to the workers and their work environment, but also to the surrounding natural area.
Industrial spills can result in contamination of local drinking water, farmland, and community property where schools and hospitals may be located. This means a bad spill can cause people and wildlife to get sick or worse. Therefore, it’s important to be prepared for a spill situation and have a company like Kline’s on your list of contacts.
No Need to Cry Over Spilled Chemicals
We would prefer you take preventative measures to avoid spills altogether, but accidents happen. Luckily, Kline’s has a 24/7 Emergency Spill Response team with the expertise to handle all types of spills. We assist customers who deal with various liquids and chemicals, and some may even be considered hazardous material. Spills of this kind require workers with specialized training who know how to use unique items such as absorbent blankets, berms, booms and special containers. Additionally, we work closely with environmental compliance officers to write fast, efficient protocols and work quickly to contain and clean up the spill. If you’re located in Lancaster, Central Pennsylvania, and Northern Maryland, Contact Kline’s to reach our Emergency Spill Response team or to learn more about our services.
January’s Messiest Drain Award
How would you like to start off the year with frozen pipes? Well our customer in Reading, PA wasn’t too excited about this either. Unfortunately winter is notorious for bringing about frozen plumbing, and it takes special equipment to free up the lines to make them usable again. By applying hydrojetting technology, Kline’s technicians melted 125 feet of ice inside the customer’s pipes. The lines were so crammed, they had to jet over 10 times. A normal job usually lasts a couple of hours; this job took up most of the day. Congratulations to this month’s Messiest Drain for n-ICE-ly exhibiting the lengths our guys will go to get the job done!
Brrrrrr…ing on Winter!
Our technicians are ready and more than able to handle your winter septic woes. Septic repairs do not have to be put on hold just because of snow and ice. Kline’s technicians are trained and equipped to perform all services even when freezing weather hits. To learn more about winter septic maintenance or to Schedule Repairs, Contact Us Today.
How Many Types of Hy Vac Services are There? How Are They Different?
One of our most valuable commercial services is our High Vacuum or Hy Vac service. This is generally used for big jobs when a regular pump truck may not be sufficient. Using our GapVax and Vactor brand trucks, we can vacuum out a large area very quickly and thoroughly. This includes things like brine tanks, methane digesters or catch basins with depths of 30-40 feet. When forces are reversed, powerful jets can clear away tough debris by shooting out 80 gallons of water per minute. Read on to learn about 10 of our hy vac services and how they complete various jobs.
Storm water removal – When flooding invades homes or towns, this advanced equipment removes water from the unwanted area and pumps it into a truck to be transported elsewhere.
Leachate removal – Whether from landfills or septic tanks, vactors can quickly remove this kind of waste.
Liquid sludge removal – For thick waste often found in septic tanks or cesspools, hy vac services are effective for this type of abstraction.
Cake sludge removal – This dried out waste is very challenging to remove and requires the strongest methods of cleaning.
Alum sludge removal – Often created in water treatment plants, this type of waste is difficult to handle and must be disposed of properly.
Pumping digesters and lagoons – Hy vac services can handle large amounts of waste from farm animals that are processed by these machines.
Power-washing – This one can apply to roadways, driveways and parking lots. It’s a quick and effective method of washing away dirt and debris.
Large or small catch basin vacuuming – Our GapVax is great for removing both wet and dry industrial spills from any size containment, from catch basins to silos.
Lift station and main vacuuming – These often require the ability to reach great depths making hy vac services necessary.
Exterior grease trap vactoring – Fats, oils, and grease that build up in grease traps must be pumped out, and hy vac services are perfect for removing this heavy waste.
“Hy” Quality Services
Rely on Kline’s excellent fleet of hy vac trucks when you’re in need of any of the above services. We’ll have your mess sucked up or washed away in no time. Having a “Hy” tech machine like the Vactor 2100 Plus in our arsenal gives customers access to the finest methods of waste removal and sets us apart from other waste management companies. To learn more or to schedule Hy Vac services, Contact Us today.