Septic tanks need to be pumped every 3-5 years to remove the accumulated solids and scum that settle at the bottom of the tank. If these materials are not removed regularly, they can reduce the tank’s capacity, clog the discharge pipes, and eventually cause the system to fail. Pumping the tank ensures that it continues
We’ve already answered the question to why Rid-x and other additives do not replace other, more important, aspects of septic system maintenance… but did you know the Virginia Department of Health outlines specific AOSS (Alternative Onsite Septic System) owner responsibilities regarding the operation and maintenance of your septic system? Failure to adhere to these regulations
In our quest to ensure the safety and longevity of your property, choosing the right building inspection company is a crucial step that should not be overlooked. In March of last year, the Global Pandemic shook the US economy putting the housing market on hold for several months. It was predicted that the market
What is a Safe, Adequate, and Proper Inspection? Safe, Adequate, and Proper (SAP) inspections are mandated by the Commonwealth of Virginia specifically for property owners who intend to build an improvement that involves human occupancy. These types of improvements can include replacing a mobile home, constructing an addition to an existing dwelling, or replacing a
Know your code: Richmond property owners must adhere to stormwater maintain requirements for privately-owned stormwater facilities. Here are the details… Sec. 14-331. – Long-term maintenance of permanent stormwater facilities. A. All stormwater management facilities, including BMPs and other techniques specified to manage the quality and quantity of runoff, shall be maintained for their full lifespan.
The Virginia Health Department has a great article on preventative action. The key points are outlined below. For a complete read, visit their article. The 2020 Hurricane Season is in full swing. Communities up and down the Atlantic Coast are bracing for what experts are calling “another record-breaking” storm season. We’ve put together this article
Our maintenance inspections normally cover a 30-point inspection, ensuring that no small issue becomes a large one. The following represent the major components we look at during each inspection: Our 30-point Pump Station Inspection Report is Standard for all Commercial Pump Stations Wet Well Grease Build-Up: Check all surfaces for grease build-up.
Your commercial property probably has a pump station if it was developed in the absence of a viable gravity sewer. This has been the case for many years (at least the 73-year history of our firm)… and so we find pump stations in many different properties in many different states of use with different configurations