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Septic tanks in Napa

Septic Tanks Have Myths Too

Septic tanks in Napa aren’t always at the top of your mind. Unless you have a septic tank and it stops working, you probably rarely think about them at all. But there are a lot of myths that come alongside septic tanks and if you believe them, you might make mistakes in caring for your tank. Listen to the professionals and avoid buying into myths that won’t serve you well.

Myth: Old Tanks Need Additives To Operate Efficiently

There is no such thing as a septic tank additive that will actually make your tank “like new,” even if some of them might claim as much. Additives also don’t clean out your tank as they claim. There’s really nothing that can take the place of regular pumping and maintenance. Some of the solids in the septic tank can’t be broken down and those can add up over time. Having the tank pumped on a regular basis, as recommended based on the size your household, is in everyone’s best interest.

Myth: Household Cleaners Are Harmless

While that may be true for some systems, it’s definitely not for systems that have a septic tank. You may not break the whole system down with a little cleaning fluid, but if you pump things like anti-bacteria soap down the drain on a regular basis, eventually, it will have an impact. You need bacteria in the system to keep it operating well. Flushing and draining chemicals and cleaners away from your house can kill that bacteria off and cause a major issue in your septic tank.

Myth: Preventative Maintenance Is Expensive

You need to look at this myth with the right perspective. Preventative maintenance costs far less than a septic tank fail and a major emergency. You need to be proactive about maintenance in order to prevent something much larger from occurring. Septic disasters aren’t good times to pump out the tank and those emergency repairs are going to be way more expensive than regular maintenance checks.

Myth: American Sanitation Inc Just Deals With Portable Toilets

This myth is more for fun. While American Sanitation Inc can certainly take care of portable toilet needs, we also deal with septic tank maintenance and repairs. We offer competitive pricing, friendly, experienced technicians, and prompt service for any septic tank needs.

If you want to learn more about septic tanks in Napa, the professionals at American Sanitation Inc. are here to help. Give us a call with your questions at (707) 554-8258. We’ll let you know whether some of the things you’ve heard are myths or the real deal. We can also come out and inspect your tank, maintain it, or pump it out quickly and effectively. Our fully licensed and bonded business is at your beck and call whenever you need us. We’re located at 1729 Action Avenue, Napa, CA 94559 and we urge you to watch your septic system for slow drainage. Give us a call in emergency situations, of course, but try to call sooner to prevent larger issues from ever happening.

portable toilet in Fairfield

Renting Handwashing Stations To Go With Portable Toilets

After you go to the bathroom, you wash your hands. Toilets and sinks go together. That’s all there is to it. So when you use a portable toilet in Fairfield and find that there’s not a sink nearby, it can feel rather grimy and gross. Portable toilets make their way to outdoor events, construction sites, and many other locations. If you have the need to rent one for any reason, you will want to consider renting a handwashing station to go with it. Here are just a few reasons why handwashing stations go along with portable toilet rentals.

Reason 1: Hygiene Is Key

Bathrooms of any kind contain germs, there’s no avoiding it. Even the cleanest, indoor bathroom is going to have germs. Any time you use a toilet, your susceptible to those germs. The most effective way to decontaminate is to wash your hands after you have used the restroom, indoor or out. Portable toilets make people think about germs because sometimes, there aren’t handwashing stations nearby. If you provide those stations, you’ve given guests as much hygiene as an indoor bathroom.

Reason 2: A More Upscale Feel

Depending on the type of event you are having, you may not want guests to use the restroom and not have the capability of washing their hands. Maybe that’s okay for people wandering a farm for fun, but not for wedding guests. For your event to have the elegance you want it to have, you might want to rent portable toilets with upgrades (like flushing!) and handwashing stations to go along with them.

Reason 3: A Real Bathroom Substitution

If you’re renovating a bathroom in your house or your business is doing so, you need to have a portable toilet nearby for family, customers, or employees. In those cases, the portable toilet might be their only option. You certainly don’t want them to have to use it again and again without a handwashing option. Adding the handwashing station to your portable toilet rental allows you to substitute a portable toilet for a real bathroom. You not have everything you need in one location.

Reason 4: Other Messy Situations

Say you’re running a construction site and workers are constantly getting their hands dirty. Maybe you have an event on the beach and there’s food nearby. People get their hands dirty, whether they use the nearby portable toilet or not. Having a handwashing station on-site lets people take care of dirty hands in any situation.

If you need to have Fairfield portable toilets brought to your site for an event, remodeling, a construction situation, or for any other reason, the experts at American Sanitation Inc. can help. Give us a call at (707) 554-8258 and tell us about your circumstances. Once we hear about the number of people you need to serve and more about your layout, we can make some expert recommendations. You can also stop and see options at 1729 Action Avenue, Napa, CA 94559.

portable toilets in Vallejo

Portable Toilets On Construction Sites

Construction sites thrive on productivity and to be as productive as possible, workers need to be satisfied and on-task as much as possible. It might sound strange to outsiders, but a big part of that is having on-site portable toilets in Vallejo available. It’s one great way to keep a team focused and clients happy at the same time. Here are a few reasons to look into portable toilets for construction sites you are running.

Reason 1: Workers Take Fewer Sick Days

Germs can spread fast and furious through a work site. When someone ill comes to work, coughs on their hand, touches a tool, then passes it to someone else, the germs are at play. There’s going to be a chance of that anywhere, but if your workers have portable toilets nearby with a handwashing station or, at the very least, a hand sanitizer dispenser, those who are sick and those who aren’t are a lot more likely to wash their hands and stay as germ-free as possible. Having that ability could very well lead to fewer sick days.

Reason 2: A More Comfortable Worksite

Employees shouldn’t have to go off into the trees to find relief. Nor should they have to wait to take breaks or drive somewhere to use a restroom. High turnover rates aren’t good for construction companies and you can keep your workers more comfortable with portable toilets nearby where they are working. Their breaks don’t have to take as long and they don’t become disgruntled at not having what the need close by.

Reason 3: Fewer Disruptions For Clients

Some construction sites may be within buildings that have restrooms, or there might be a building nearby. Instead of interrupting clients with constant bathroom needs, having portable toilets available outside can take care of everyone’s needs. Clients can continue their day without worker disruption and the workers get the relief they need, when they need it.

Reason 4: Law Compliances

Check into the local laws in your area and ensure that your construction site is compliant. In general, construction sites with 20 or fewer employees have to have at least one portable toilet available. Those that have more workers will need more options.

If you are running a construction site, Vallejo portable toilets may be a necessity to keep your workers happy and healthy. American Sanitation Inc. is here to help you meet those immediate needs. Give us a call at (707) 554-8258 to check into the options. We have standard portable toilets and handwashing stations, but we also have upgrades, including flushable portable toilets and more. We can help you figure out how many units you need based on your work hours and the number in your crew. We can also help you decide where best to place the units so they are both out of the way and accessible. We’re located at 1729 Action Avenue, Napa, CA 94559 if you’d like to speak with us in person or see some of the options we carry.

Santa Rosa portable toilet

Toilet Paper History From A Portable Toilet Company

Toilet paper is something you use on a daily basis, but how much do you really know about it? The more you think about it, the more you appreciate it. Have you ever been in a public bathroom, or even your own bathroom, only to realize you’ve run out? You definitely think about it them. Here are some fun facts and a brief history on toilet paper from your Santa Rosa portable toilet company.

Toilet Paper Came In Boxes

The first American toilet paper products were created in boxes that look similar to tissue boxes today. Back in 1857, cleaning sheets came onto the market and they were created to treat and prevent hemorrhoids. However, it was hard to market these sheets because, at the time, Americans used old catalog pages for wiping agents and those were free. Why pay for something they could get free?

Toilet Paper Grossed People Out

People talk about toilet paper at random today, but early on, it was hard for sellers to get the product off the ground because people wouldn’t walk into a store and ask for it by name. When a German company named their rolls Hakle, people were more willing to ask for it since the name didn’t sound conspicuous. They sold more toilet paper with that strategy than other makers.

The Whole Country Had A Shortage

While you might deal with this in your house on what seems like a regular basis, the whole country had a shortage in 1973. Toilet paper caught on and became a household mainstay in the early 1900s, but when news outlets reported a paper shortage in Japan, Americans started buying any toilet paper they could find, leading to the actual shortage. There was even a semi-black-market toilet paper outlet at one time.

The Average Sheet Usage

It’s hard to say who sits around figuring this out, but Americans use, on average, 57 sheets of toilet paper each day. There are 350 sheets per roll so if only one person uses that roll, it’ll take a week to get through. With larger families, rolls constantly go empty and for whatever reason, most people don’t seem to understand how to change them.

Toilet Paper Disappears From Hotels

While the shampoos and lotions seem like an obvious thing to throw into a suitcase after a hotel say, many people actually steal toilet paper from their rooms as well. If it’s a brand they love, we suppose it makes sense. Or perhaps they’re trying to offset the cost of the room by loading up.

These are just a few fun facts you can find about toilet paper. If you have a need for portable toilets in Santa Rosa—and they come complete, stocked with toilet paper and everything, contact American Sanitation Inc. at (707) 554-8258. We’re here to help you with all of your portable toilet needs. You can stop by and see examples of the portable toilets we offer at 1729 Action Avenue, Napa, CA 94559.