What is an Indirect Waste Pit?
Great question! Most of us are familiar with septic tanks, drain lines and maybe even a grease trap, but an indirect waste pit doesn’t often come up in casual conversation. You’ll usually find these in food establishments where there are things like refrigerators, freezers, drink dispensers, ice machines or coffee brewers. These items produce condensation, and that water has to go somewhere. Instead of flowing to your normal drainage system, this water goes to an alternate receptor or pit called the indirect waste pit.
What Else Do I Need to Know?
Since these pits collect large amounts of water, they must be serviced. They can become backed up like a septic tank and require regular cleaning services like pumping and power washing. Preventative maintenance is also important for making sure all of your freezers and drink machines stay in good working condition. Imagine enduring a busy lunch hour with a broken soda machine. Kline’s carries all the tools needed to service and maintain indirect waste pits.
Out of Sight But Not Out of Mind
Since indirect waste pits aren’t so common, it’s easy to neglect them. Hopefully, you’re using a provider like Kline’s who has the experience and ability to include your indirect waste pits and lines into your normal maintenance plan. These could require confined space entry since the facilities are often in small rooms with one-way entry and little ventilation. If you have indirect waste components in your business or aren’t sure if you do, Contact Us. We’ll check things out and make sure all of your wastewater needs are met.