Baltimore Sewer Lines Blocked by FOG Cause Sewerage Leak
Fats, oils and grease (FOG) are not to be taken lightly. You may think that a little grease here or a wet wipe there won’t hurt your drains, right? Recently in Baltimore, Maryland what has been referred to as a “fatberg” caused 1 million gallons of sewerage to leak into Jones Falls at the end of September. While investigating the leak, Baltimore authorities noted that about 85% of the pipe is blocked.
The overflows have since been redirected to storm drains, but this could have been prevented. Home owners and business owners a like should be wary of not disposing of FOGs down their drains and even though some of those wet wipes boast “flushable” they should still be disposed of in the trash.
Learn How Our Technicians Get Rid of Excessive Odor in Proximity to Basin Grates
We are here to serve the city and keep it clean for all residents. The appearance of common areas make a big impression can determine whether a town is considered nice or not. While things like landscaping and architectural design play a large role, both can be negatively overshadowed by the odor of sewage or an overflowing catch basin. Let’s look at how we handle these problems.
Catch Basin Cleaning
When storm waters carry sticks, leaves and other debris into catch basins, the junk needs to be removed. Our catch basin cleaning services do just that using modern jet-vac trucks. Using high-pressure water jetting and industrial strength vacuums, our trucks remove all trash and wash out the basins leaving them clean and working properly. It’s important to keep this maintenance up on a regular basis to ensure proper drainage and stop larger sediment from entering the main sewer system.
Keep Your City Looking Great
We realize it takes more than some fancy buildings and manicured shrubs to create pride in a hometown. The wastewater infrastructure and overall cleanliness can make or break a town’s reputation. We invite government officials to take wastewater maintenance seriously and consider all of our municipal services, including anything from plumbing and non-hazardous liquid waste removal, to septic to sewer conversion and installations. For more information, Contact Kline’s or Request Service Now.
What is a DEP-Approved Treatment Facility?
Wastewater treatment facilities range in size and ownership, from small municipal buildings that service local areas to large, privately owned companies that service entire regions. However, every facility must follow strict guidelines.
What is the DEP?
The acronym stands for Department of Environmental Protection. Every state has this department, though sometimes it’s called the “Department of Environmental Health,” and federally, it’s called the “US Environmental Protection Agency.” These exist to monitor and enforce health and safety standards which can include anything from types of materials used in septic tank construction to the distance a system is from a waterway.
How Does it Affect Me?
The DEP protects both the environment and the public from anything potentially hazardous. Wastewater treatment plants, for example, must be officially approved and licensed in order to conduct business and must follow very specific regulations. We at Kline’s take these regulations very seriously because we realize there’s more at stake than a fine for violating the rules. Our larger focus is keeping our families, friends, customers, the general public and environment safe. Carelessness on our part can result in dangers like toxic chemicals killing wildlife and water-borne illnesses infiltrating our drinking water.
Doing the Job Right!
We take great pride in our business and work hard to uphold our DEP-approved status. When you hire Kline’s for a job, rest assured you’re getting the highest standards of performance and safety. For more information about the Department of Environmental Protection or our company’s procedures, Contact Us.
Is It Possible To Inspect Sewer Lines Without Excavating?
Advancements in wastewater maintenance solutions continue to bring simpler and more affordable ways of finding and fixing sewage problems. New technologies are now being utilized to save technicians and customers a great deal of valuable time and money. One of our most significant innovations has been the ability to see underground sewer components without having to dig them up.
It used to be impossible to see what was going on in sewer lines unless you dug up the pipes to take a look. Well, that is no longer the case with the development of video cameras designed especially for the wastewater industry. These special cameras designed to travel through piping can quickly “see” the inside of drain lines and go to great lengths to find trouble spots. Technicians simply set up the camera and feed it into the drain until they find the problem. They then analyze the video to pinpoint the location and identify the source of any obstructions.
The cameras not only spot things that are clogging our drains, they also find red flags that could lead to bigger problems. These include unexpected leaks, line breaks, water damage and rust spots that could cause future issues. They are also great for finding lost valuables like jewelry or other small objects that accidentally fall down sinks or get flushed down toilets.
No More Digging
Video cameras have truly been a game changer in the wastewater industry, allowing us to see what was once impossible without the hassle of excavation. Their ability to record what’s going on underground helps us identify current problems as well as find unforeseen issues. This makes them a valuable instrument for our techs as well as an effective preventative maintenance tool. To learn more or to set up a video line inspection, Contact Kline’s and let’s see if you could benefit from our services.