5 Questions to Ask Before You Rent a Construction Dumpster

Are you interested in renting a roll off dumpster for a construction project or a waste disposal project? There are a few good questions you can ask us when you call. We’ll help you get the answers you need so you can have the best possible experience with your dumpster. Here are a few answers to get you started.

What Sizes of Construction Roll Off Dumpster are Available?

We offer three sizes of dumpsters right now:

  • 15-yard.
  • 30-yard.
  • 50-yard.

The dumpster that is right for you will fit in the space you have and hold plenty of debris to make your project happen.

What Size of Roll Off Dumpster Do I Need?

Here are our general recommendations.

  • 15-foot. This is a great dumpster for most home cleanout projects, small roofing projects, and small-room demo and remodeling projects. These dumpsters fit in most residential driveways so they don’t require extra authorization from the city.
  • 30-foot. We recommend these for most home renovation projects and larger roofing projects. You will need permission to park this dumpster in the street.
  • 50-foot. These are great for highway construction projects and large construction sites. They are bear-proof, too.

What is the Rental Period for a Construction Roll Off Dumpster?

We offer a variety of rental periods based on your needs. You can choose to rent your dumpster by the day, by the week, or even by the month. We’ll work with you to make sure you get your dumpster when you need it and keep it until your task is complete.

How Much Does a Roll Off Dumpster Cost?

The cost of your dumpster will depend on the size of construction roll off dumpster you choose and the length of time you’ll need it for, as well as the number of dumpsters you need for your project. If you need us to empty it and return it, that will factor into the cost, too.

Is There Anything Else I Need to Know About a Roll Off Dumpster Rental?

There are a few other things you should know about renting a dumpster from us.

  • All of our dumpsters have weight limits. If you will go beyond the limit, you’ll need to rent a larger dumpster or come up with another plan.
  • Don’t use our dumpsters to dispose of hazardous waste like asbestos, pesticides, and more. We can give you a comprehensive list.
  • You will need a permit anytime you want to park a dumpster on a public street. These usually cost at least $40 per week and you will need to show proof of having a permit when we deliver the dumpster.

Call us at Waste & Water Logistics to get your construction roll off dumpster rental today!

How Often Should I Pump Out My Septic Tank?

Septic tanks are most often installed in areas where there is no access to a municipal sewer line. This means that they usually serve homes in rural areas or those that were built before the sewer was installed. These tanks need to be pumped out every so often in order to avoid sewage backups and other complications.

If you’re new to your home and have never lived in a house served by a septic tank before, you are likely wondering when your tank needs to be pumped out and what that even means. Here are the answers you need to have so you can take good care of your home.

When to Empty Your Tank

How often should I pump my septic tank?

Most septic tanks need to be pumped out every 3-5 years. However, the exact interval will depend both on the size of your tank and the number of people currently living in your house. A single person may be able to go up to 10 years without pumping while a large family may need to get theirs pumped out every 2 years.

If possible, contact neighbors with similar-sized septic tanks and same-sized families. Find out how often they perform septic tank emptying and use that as a guideline.

If you’re not sure when your tank was last pumped out, you have several options. You can simply get it pumped out now and start your count over. You can also wait until you experience sewer backups or sewage bubbling up around your lateral field, though we don’t recommend this. By the time that happens, your system may already have suffered some damage.

Why Pump Your Septic Tank

System overload, as described above, is one main reason why you should pump out your tank. After all, it can only hold so much.

Your septic tank is designed so that heavier solids go to the bottom and form a sort of sludge. If sludge levels get too high, they can block the pipes in the tank that drain the liquid sewage away. This liquid has to go somewhere and, often, it ends up back in your home, causing all sorts of messes. Septic pumping avoids these problems and keeps your tank in great shape for many years.

How Septic Tank Pumping Works

Our pumping team will bring out a sewage disposal truck. We’ll hook that truck up to your septic tank, turn on the pumps, and get rid of the waste and sludge inside your tank. The process usually only takes a couple of hours, though the exact length of time depends on how much sewage you have and whether we encounter any problems along the way. Most of the time, though, we are in and out before you know it!

Contact us at Waste & Water Logistics today to get your septic pumping scheduled. We’ll arrive on time for your septic tank emptying and get rid of your sludge fast. Before long, your septic tank will be in great shape once again. Call us today, or request a free quote here!

Portable Toilets: Tips for Winter

Do you have a job site that needs to keep running all winter long, so you’re keeping your portable toilets out? Or maybe you close down the restrooms in the park but you want to keep something there just in case.

tips for winter portapotty rental in Salt Lake City

No matter your reasons for keeping a portable toilet through the winter, there are a few extra considerations during colder seasons. Take these into account and you should be able to keep everyone comfortable and safe in your portable toilet no matter how cold it gets outside.

Consider Location

In the summer, you can keep your portapotty anywhere that is out of the way but fairly easy to access. In the winter, choosing a porta potty location becomes more important. Consider the following factors:

  • Your portable toilet will need to be out of the wind. When storms come through, winds can get extremely high. You don’t want to deal with the mess of a blown-over portapotty, so make sure it’s somewhere where the wind can’t get to it.
  • Make sure your porta potty will be accessible no matter how bad the weather is. You’ll probably want it on pavement and near a walkway that gets regular traffic.
  • Put it in the sun. No one wants to use a freezing cold porta potty. Make sure it gets sun at least some of the day so that it’s warm enough for small children to use if needed. Everyone else will probably appreciate your thoughtfulness, too!

Keep it Warm

If you can’t put your porta potty rental in the sun or you did that and it’s still not warm enough, consider putting a space heater in or near the potty. You can heat the entire area or give people something that they can turn on to stay warm whenever they need to use the unit. Either way, adding comfort always raises satisfaction.

Remove the Snow

Make sure that you remove snow from around the portapotty. Test the door to be absolutely sure that it can open all the way. You’ll also want to salt or put de-icer around the entrance to the potty and, in fact, all the way around the bottom so that it doesn’t freeze to the surface it’s on. You may want to take care to remove drifts, especially if you’re using a porta potty rental. Drifts can cause damage and you don’t’ want to pay for that!

If you have further questions about keeping your portapotty in great condition this winter or you need a porta potty rental, pick up the phone or contact Waste & Water Logistics online today!

Come Run in the Mud with Waste & Water Logistics!

We are #MackenzieStrong!


Register Here!

Can you imagine being a healthy kid until, one day, mysterious symptoms appear? That’s what happened to MacKenzie Zserai. She ended up having a brain surgery with complications and now suffers from several chronic illnesses including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Complex Chiari Malformation, and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome.

There is a surgery that could alleviate many of MacKenzie’s symptoms, but it requires her to travel to New York for further testing and to stay there through at least part of her recovery. This is an expensive process and her family would love some help!

That’s where we come in!

We are sponsoring a Mud Run on September 14th, 2019 at the Carbon County Fair. This fun 5K promises to be sloppy, wet, and a ton of fun for everyone involved. There will be obstacles to challenge you, mud to cool you off, and the best part is that it’s for a great cause.

You can help MacKenzie, too, by registering to run with us. She wants her life back and we want to help her get there. Show your support for your community and help MacKenzie and her family in a special way this month. The day of the run is getting close, so register soon. We would love to see you there as you stand with us and show that you, too, are #MacKenzieSTRONG!

Click here to sign up for the Carbon County Mud Run & show your support!

If you would rather donate directly to her family you can:

  • Venmo @Mackenzie-Zserai
  • or donate through the donation account at Eastern Utah Community Credit Union.

Register Here!

What Happens After the Disaster: Our Restoration Process

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Most people don’t know what a disaster is like until it strikes them. Whether it hits your Utah home or business in the form of a fire, a flood, or something else, we can help you get back on your feet. Cleaning it all up may seem like a gargantuan task, but when you have our Waste & Water Logistics team on your site, you may be surprised at how fast the job gets done.

Not sure what to expect in the restoration process? Here’s what we will do to get your building back to normal again.

Evaluation

We’ll start by looking around your building and running some tests. This will help us figure out exactly what needs to be cleaned, sanitized, and more. It will also let us know if our workers need to wear any special protection or take extra precautions to protect themselves when cleaning your space.

Clean-Up

Once we know what the job will take, we’ll start cleaning up. We’ll remove debris and anything that has been damaged beyond repair. You won’t have to worry about anything because we’ll make sure everything is removed and all precautions are taken to retain and restore anything that is still usable. We’ll bring our own dumpsters and empty them as needed until your space is clean again.

Sanitization

When everything is cleaned up, we’ll work on making the environment healthy for human occupancy again. This means not only wiping down surfaces and removing obvious dirt, but also making sure that any bacteria, mold, or mildew that might have entered during your disaster are removed. We will test and then test again to ensure that everything is clean according to our high standards.

If your building suffered from a fire, we’ll make sure that we clean and re-clean upholstery, drywall, and more so that the smoke smell is entirely removed from your house. We’ll throw out anything we can’t get clean so you won’t have any smoky residue, either. Finally, we’ll run HEPA air filtration systems in your home until the air tests out as clean.

Repair

Once we know what can and cannot be reused in your home, we’ll set to work getting everything back to normal for you. We’ll rebuild, repair, and reuse until your home is as good as new. We promise that we won’t stop until you are happy with your house once again. If we’re working in your commercial building, we’ll make sure it meets your standards every step of the way.

If you’re facing restoration after a disaster, you don’t have to face it alone. At Waste & Water Logistics, we have professional restoration experts who will stand by your side and work with you until things are back the way they need to be. Call us today to find out how we can make your restoration process as easy and straightforward as possible. Then see for yourself what sets us apart from all of our competition in Utah.

Choose the Right-Sized Roll-Off

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Are you trying to figure out what size roll-off dumpster you should rent for your next cleanup or project? You can always call us at Waste & Water Logistics to talk to an expert who can help you, or you can use this handy guide. If you’re a first-time dumpster renter, this can be particularly useful.

We offer three sizes of dumpsters. We chose these three because we found that they were the most popular since they are perfect for most projects. Dumpsters are sized by the square yard, and that number indicates how much debris they can hold (not how long they are, or anything else…). A square yard is approximately the size of a traditional range with the oven below. Thus, a 15-yard dumpster could hold 15 ranges, etc. This can help you visualize exactly how big each dumpster is, since different sizes work best for different projects.

15-Yard Dumpster

These dumpsters fit in many driveways, so they can be perfect if you are having the dumpster delivered to a home. They are great for:

  • Basement or garage cleanouts
  • A small-to-medium deck removal
  • A small kitchen or a bathroom remodel
  • 2250 sq. feet of single-layer shingles
  • Flooring or carpet removal
  • Bedroom remodels
  • Landscaping work
  • Dirt and/or concrete removal

30-Yard Dumpster

These dumpsters are significantly larger. While still appropriate for many home projects, they usually require street parking, which may mean getting prior approval from your HOA. They are good for:

  • Major home remodeling projects, like adding on a room
  • New home construction
  • Garage demolition
  • Window and siding replacement over an entire small-to-medium house
  • Pool removal
  • Whole-home cleanouts
  • Small home demolition

50-Yard Dumpster

These are the largest of the large roll-off dumpsters and should only be rented when the 30-yard version is just too small. Ours are bear-proof since the animals are prevalent in Utah, and they also offer walk-in access. They are most often used for:

  • Extensive construction
  • Highway demolition and cleanup
  • Community cleanup events
  • Whole-home demolition
  • Commercial roof tear-off

Getting the Right Size Matters

Ordering a dumpster that’s too small can be a headache and a waste of your money, too. If you have to get a second dumpster delivered or you have to have your dumpster emptied, then returned to you, you’ll spend quite a bit more than you would have if you had simply rented a larger dumpster in the first place.

If you’ve read through this guide and you still aren’t sure what to rent, call and talk to one of our dumpster experts. We’ll talk to you about the details of your project and help you choose the dumpster size that will be perfect for you.

If you need dumpsters for a large construction site or an industrial site, we provide those services, too. Let us know what you need and we’ll be there, ready to help you get your work done.

Call us to order your dumpster today. We’ll get you what you need so you can start your next project in Utah ASAP.

Is Trenchless Sewer Repair Right For You?

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Have you just found out that you need a sewer repair in Utah? That can be the worst feeling. As a homeowner, you know you have to fix your sewer but you dread the time, energy, and money that you’ll have to spend and expend to get your home working the way you need it to work again.

Once your initial panic has passed, it’s time to look into all of your options. Sure, getting your sewer repaired isn’t optional, but how you choose to repair your sewer can end up saving you a lot of time, money, and energy. Here’s what you need to know.

Trenchless Sewer Repair

With the right technology, many sewer repairs can now be performed without digging up your entire yard. That’s a huge relief to many homeowners, who have visions of having to redo their entire landscaping once their sewer repair is complete.

Trenchless technology allows us to access your sewer via a portal in your home. Most of the time, your plumber will already have used this portal to insert a camera and find the problem in your sewer. If you don’t know where it is, though, you can usually find it near your furnace and water heater in your utility area. If it’s not there, it may be in your garage or even outside.

Using this technology allows us to repair your sewer without having to take steps that require other costly repairs after we are done. We’ll look at your sewer, then let you know if your repairs are candidates for this process. We can even replace sections of pipe using this process, via a process called pipe bursting.

Some repairs will still require digging and others may require a few small holes even if you do take the trenchless route. We’ll look at your pipes and come up with a solution that’s particular to your home and your needs.

The Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Repair

Trenchless sewer repair techniques like pipe bursting can do a lot more than just save your yard! They can also:

  • Saves you money. The repair itself may be much cheaper if we don’t have to bring in heavy equipment to dig in your yard, and you also won’t be paying to do things like replace concrete, re-landscape your lawn, put in new sprinklers, and more.
  • Saves time. Since we don’t have to dig, trenchless repairs almost always go faster than their traditional equivalents. We’ll get in, get your sewer fixed, and get out of your hair as soon as we can.
  • Saves stress. Having your yard dug up for days on end makes the repair process long and stressful. When it’s over fast and you can use your plumbing as normal again, you’ll feel less anxious and more satisfied with the entire process.

Call us at Waste & Water Logistics about pipe bursting and other trenchless sewer repair techniques today. We’ll help you get things up and running again fast!