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Council Bluffs and Surrounding Areas: 712.328.3416
Omaha and and Surrounding Areas: 402.933.1414
Email: info@cbseptic.com

Information on Septic Systems and Grease Traps

Cleaning Your Septic Tank

The best way to keep your septic tank safe and efficient is to have it cleaned regularly. Without frequent cleaning, it can go over its capacity limit and rupture, leaking its contents into your home or backyard and causing major safety hazards for you, your children and your pets. A septic tank is one of those things that many people don’t think about until it’s too late. Have your septic tank cleaned before it leads to a huge contamination problems and costly repairs.

When You Have an Emergency

We will do everything possible to dispatch a septic or environmental specialist within one hour of your call. In many cases we can talk you through a situation to provide temporary relief until our professional help arrives.

Septic systems are individual wastewater treatment systems that use the soil to treat small wastewater flows, usually from individual homes. They are typically used in rural or large lot settings where centralized wastewater treatment is impractical.

There are many types of septic systems in use today. While all septic systems are individually designed for each site, most septic systems are based on the same principles, typically consisting of a septic tank, a distribution box, and a drain field, all connected by pipes called conveyance lines. Your system may also be integrated with a pump system inside and outside the home.

Your septic system treats household wastewater by temporarily holding it in the septic tank where heavy solids and lighter scum are allowed to separate from wastewater. The solids stored in the tank are partially decomposed by bacteria and later removed, along with the lighter scum, by our professional licensed septic tank pumper.

After the partially treated wastewater leaves the tank, it flows into a distribution box, which separates this flow evenly into a network of drain field trenches. Drainage holes at the bottom of each line allow the wastewater to drain into gravel or gravel-less trenches for temporary storage. This effluent then slowly seeps into the subsurface soil where it is further treated and purified.

Grease Traps

We are licensed and insured to pump municipal, industrial and residential grease traps and dispose of the contents at our EPA approved wastewater treatment facility. If questioned about their disposal practices, our customers can confidently say “ CB Septic,” knowing the job has been done right. We can give you our recommendation on an appropriate maintenance schedule for your needs and follow through with routine maintenance service.

Any establishment that could potentially introduce large amount of grease, oil, wax or fat into a public sewer must have a grease trap that meets the local requirements. This includes, but is not limited to: Restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, hotels, clubs, factories

and other commercial or institutional kitchens. Food and meat packing and processing establishments, Supermarkets and bakeries.