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Here’s how we solve problems from councils to cafes


In 2012 Envirofriendly conducted a three month trial with the aim to show the effectiveness of our tailored program with the use of our biological products in a controlled trial within the Port Douglas sewerage scheme.

Problem:
The sewer in Port Douglas draining to the pump well in the park near the water front had a large build-up of
grease and fats. The result of this build up was extremely bad odours and the pumps and floats being
clogged and fowled. The part of the Port Douglas sewer that was to be trialed runs from the top of the slope
in Port Douglas town centre down toward the seafront. This part of Port Douglas encompasses the main
entertainment area including restaurants, cafes and hotels, the local shopping centre which contained
Coles with its large combi ovens and the local marina and fish markets.

Objective:
Reduce the hard crust of grease and oils within the pump well. With the aim to:

  • Reduce the time spent by Council staff clearing blockages.
  • Reduce the time on site for Council staff to clean the pump well on a weekly basis
  • To investigate the extension of scheduled maintenance intervals.
  • Eradicate bad odours emanating from the sewer lines and pump wells.

Investigation:
Together 4 sites in Port Douglas were agreed upon for the placement of dosing machines. Site 1, 2 and 3
were selected as they are close to the starting point for all of the waste which would ultimately end in
the pump well in the park.

Envirofriendly calculated the correct product and dosage required for each site and a proposal was put
forward to Council for consideration.

Trial:
The agreed date for the commencement of the trial was June 2012 to run for three months. Envirofriendly
would monitor and replenish dosing equipment every month.

(Site 3: After first month of treatment before and after photos)

Conclusion:
In September 2012 Envirofriendly met with council officers and all agreed that the trial had been a success.

  • The odour levels in the pump well at the Fish markets (park) had significantly been reduced
  • The pump well was considerably easier to clean on a regular basis.
  • No blockages had occurred because of grease and fats fowling the pumps and floats
  • The extension of time intervals between cleaning of the pump well was not trialled by the Council.

This kind of positive effects found in the trial suggests:

  • That with the implementation of regular use of our biological products, the flow on effect would be seen
    through the entire sewer infrastructure.
  • An extension of maintenance intervals to pump well would be a probability.
  • Extended life expectancy for floats and pumps.
  • Regular use of EnviroFriendly can substantially reduce the amount of hydrogen sulphide gases in the
    drainage and sewerage lines, thus maintaining the structural integrity of ferrous pipe, concrete
    drainage and water collection infrastructure. This would have an enormously positive impact on
    maintenance costs.

Council officers stated there were no funds put aside in this year’s budget to implement the preventative
maintenance program and that if funds were available they would give consideration to the program.

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Grease trap pump outs


Our Preventative Maintenance Program Can Help Reduce Costs

Envirofriendly are professional waste treatment consultants, we specialize in custom tailored programs for high volume kitchens and food outlets using our biological products to prevent odours and blockages in drain lines and speed up the break down of waste in grease traps that cause blockages, smells and costly cleaning.

  • Prevents odours and blockages in high volume drain lines in your commercial kitchen or food outlet.
  • Speeds up the break down of waste in grease traps
  • Backed up by on going monitoring and support from over 20 years experience

We can also manage all evacuations of grease traps and sewage collection pits, liaise with trade waste officers and councils on evacuation extensions and other issues, thus relieving building and operations managers with less headaches.

Talk to Envirofriendly today about Preventative Maintenance Program and its cost savings for your business or premises!

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Can I reduce water usage in my shopping centre?


Our Washroom Water Minimization Program Can Help

Australia is one of the driest continents on Earth with an increasing population and ever increasing pressure on our precious natural water sources and therefore greater pressure on water infrastructure. This results in a need to reduce water usage.

Testimonials

” Our water consumption for the first quarter using Envirofriendly’s Water Minimization Program dropped by 25% compared to the same period the year before.”

Senior Building Services Manager, Dexus Property Group 

Propterty owners and professional management companies are wanting to increase their buildings environmental ratings. including Global Property Trust, Dexus, and Jones Lang LaSalle are some long term clients.

Envirofriendly’s Water Minimization Program is designed for both flushing or waterless urinals to reduce odours, and blockages in urinals in Men’s Washrooms. No unpleasent regular tasks in urinal drains to change products or unclog things to keep them functioning.

As part of our Water Minimization Program, Envirofriendly will each month supply our specifically designed UrinalKleen for the sites cleaners to use for cleaning and no extra functions to normal washroom cleaning are required.

Envirofriendly inspect the site regularly to ensure the cleaners are trained and using the product correctly. We also liase with the Building Manager and Cleaning Manager to determine and problems onsite and areas that may need improving and… help you manage your building by eliminating problems like smells and blockages in drains and urinals.

This is backed up by our 25 years of history in the industry and regular ongoing assessments with reports supplied to our clients as part of the program.

Major developments that have saved thousands of dollars include:

  • Riverside Centre Brisbane
  • 383 Kent Street Sydney
  • 818 Bourke Street Docklands
  • 800 Bourke Street Docklands
  • 44 Market Street Sydney
  • MLC Centre Sydney

And many more…

Download our Water Minimization Program Executive Summary here.

Contact us now for more information on how we can cut your costs or your FREE PROPOSAL

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Reducing food waste trap pump out costs?


Our Preventative Maintenance Program Can Help

Envirofriendly are professional waste treatment consultants, we specialize in custom tailored programs for high volume kitchens and food outlets using our biological products to prevent odours and blockages in drain lines and speed up the break down of waste in food waste traps (grease traps) that cause blockages, smells and costly cleaning.

  • Prevents odours and blockages in high volume drain lines in your commercial kitchen or food outlet.
  • Speeds up the break down of waste in grease traps
  • Backed up by on going monitoring and support from over 20 years experience

We can also manage all evacuations of grease traps and sewage collection pits, liaise with trade waste officers and councils on evacuation extensions and other issues, thus relieving building and operations managers with less headaches.

Talk to Envirofriendly today about Preventative Maintenance Program and its cost savings for your business or premises!

Contact us now for more information on how we can cut your costs or your FREE PROPOSAL

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Reducing triple interceptor pump out costs?


Our Preventative Maintenance Program Can Help

Envirofriendly are professional waste treatment consultants, we specialize in custom tailored programs for high volume kitchens and food outlets using our biological products to prevent odours and blockages in drain lines and speed up the break down of waste in triple interceptors (grease traps) that cause blockages, smells and costly cleaning.

  • Prevents odours and blockages in high volume drain lines in your commercial kitchen or food outlet.
  • Speeds up the break down of waste in grease traps
  • Backed up by on going monitoring and support from over 20 years experience

We can also manage all evacuations of grease traps and sewage collection pits, liaise with trade waste officers and councils on evacuation extensions and other issues, thus relieving building and operations managers with less headaches.

Talk to Envirofriendly today about Preventative Maintenance Program and its cost savings for your business or premises!

Contact us now for more information on how we can cut your costs or your FREE PROPOSAL

Innovative Liquid Waste Solutions

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Can I reduce water usage in my building?


Our Washroom Water Minimization Program Can Help

Australia is one of the driest continents on Earth with an increasing population and ever increasing pressure on our precious natural water sources and therefore greater pressure on water infrastructure. This results in a need to reduce water usage.

Testimonials

” Our water consumption for the first quarter using Envirofriendly’s Water Minimization Program dropped by 25% compared to the same period the year before.”

Senior Building Services Manager, Dexus Property Group 

Propterty owners and professional management companies are wanting to increase their buildings environmental ratings. including Global Property Trust, Dexus, and Jones Lang LaSalle are some long term clients.

Envirofriendly’s Water Minimization Program is designed for both flushing or waterless urinals to reduce odours, and blockages in urinals in Men’s Washrooms. No unpleasent regular tasks in urinal drains to change products or unclog things to keep them functioning.

As part of our Water Minimization Program, Envirofriendly will each month supply our specifically designed UrinalKleen for the sites cleaners to use for cleaning and no extra functions to normal washroom cleaning are required.

Envirofriendly inspect the site regularly to ensure the cleaners are trained and using the product correctly. We also liase with the Building Manager and Cleaning Manager to determine and problems onsite and areas that may need improving and… help you manage your building by eliminating problems like smells and blockages in drains and urinals.

This is backed up by our 25 years of history in the industry and regular ongoing assessments with reports supplied to our clients as part of the program.

Major developments that have saved thousands of dollars include:

  • Riverside Centre Brisbane
  • 383 Kent Street Sydney
  • 818 Bourke Street Docklands
  • 800 Bourke Street Docklands
  • 44 Market Street Sydney
  • MLC Centre Sydney

And many more…

Download our Water Minimization Program Executive Summary here.

Contact us now for more information on how we can cut your costs or your FREE PROPOSAL

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Men’s Washrooms: Cut urinal deep cleaning costs by over 88%


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Here’s how we help you manage washroom facilities and cut costs…

Recently while meeting an existing customer who has been a valued client since 2011 raised concerns about occasional smells and slow running drains in the urinals in the Men’s Washrooms. The site in Melbourne utilizes our Water Minimization Program in the Men’s Washrooms for treating the urinals to reduce odours and blockages as well as making vital water savings with reduced flushing. The building is a multi level high rise commercial office building with high tenant traffic using the 30 urinals on site.

After some further research we discovered that the last time a deep clean had been carried out on any of the urinals was prior to the commencement of our program back in 2011. We recommended that deep cleans be carried out throughout the building to remove any build up of organic waste that might be causing the odours and drains to run slowly.

We liaised with a local commercial plumber for them to quote for deep cleans to be done throughout the whole building. On receiving this quote the Facility Managers weren’t at all keen to proceed due to the high costs and the inconvenience it causes to the tenants. Due to the regular use of our biological products at this site our Water Minimization Program degrades and softens up the organic waste in the pipes and is a lot easier to remove than normal and the use of a jet rodder wasn’t necessary. After speaking to the plumber and organizing a trail run the plumber could carry out a deep clean with a standard hose with a high pressure nozzle making it easier for the plumber and cutting the cost of the work by over 80% for this site.

Major developments that have saved thousands of dollars include:

  • Riverside Centre Brisbane
  • 383 Kent Street Sydney
  • 818 Bourke Street Docklands
  • 800 Bourke Street Docklands
  • 44 Market Street Sydney
  • MLC Centre Sydney

If you have particular problems we want to help you. We will design a solution for you… and… if it doesn’t work it will cost you NOTHING.

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Tundra Trap: First Unit Installed To Aid On Site Sewerage Treatment Plant


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A leading Sunshine Coast camp site is the first to roll out Tundra Trap to aid Sewerage Treatment Plant meet strict effluent criterias.

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Tundra Trap™ – Aust Patent No. 2012101773

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Due to fluctuating work loads and often high peak loads on the site’s Sewerage Treatmant Plant the strict effluent levels required by Environmental Protection Agency aren’t easily met. Envirofriendly recommended Tundra Trap™ to the site to reduce the amounts of Fats, Oils and Grease entering the STP from the kitchen to aid the plant. The Pollutants discharged from Tundra Trap™ has dropped markedly and helped facilitate a more effective Sewerage Treatment Plant and helped obtain effluent criteria.

Talk to Envirofriendly today about Tundra Trap™ and its cost savings for your business or premises!
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Envirofriendly launch Enviro-Seal for Waterless Urinals


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Envirofriendly are proud to release our latest product to the market Enviro-Seal.

Enviro-Seal is a 100% natural environmentally friendly blocking fluid\sealant for waterless urinals. Enviro-Seal brings the Aussie bush to your washroom with its unique smell!

Available now in a 1 litre, 2 litre and 5 litre bottles

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Kitchen Practices: Here’s how Envirofriendly can help alert you and address any bad kitchen practices that might be causing issues or damaging infrastructure as part of our program!


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In 2002, A tropical island resort on the Great Barrier Reef approached us as they had been having issues with their Sewerage Treatment Plant…

Due to the location of the resort it had strict effluent criteria’s it was required to meet under its licence agreement. Envirofriendly put a proposal together for our tailored Preventative Maintenance Program. We choose the kitchen as the starting point to pre-treat the waste coming from the kitchen as the Sewerage Treatment Plant wouldn’t have the right bacteria in it naturally to break down this type of waste effectively. Our program was designed to treat the hydraulic trade waste lines from the main kitchen preventing smells and blockages, as well as speeding up the break down of waste in the grease traps which also allowed for us to reduce the frequency of the grease trap evacuations. Additionally we supplied product to the cleaners for treating the ensuites to help create the right biological balance in the Sewerage Treatment Plant to speed up the break down of waste creating cleaner effluent.

Over the next few months, the effluent levels in the treatment plant improved, however the Engineer was noticing some odours from under the main kitchen. On further investigation by our staff we found that the kitchen staff had removed the drain cover from the floor drains in the kitchen that they been stuffing food waste into. As a result the drain blocked up which the staff tried to clear using the end of a mop handle. Envirofriendly don’t recommend this method as they punched a hole in the bottom on the S bend causing further waste to fall to the ground under the building to decay and extra costs of having pipework repaired.

One of the keys to our programs is to alert management to any bad practices that may cause damage to infrastructure or just be bad for the environment for them to be addressed and things improved.
All of our programs are backed up by our 25 years of history in the industry and regular ongoing assessments with reports supplied to our clients as part of the program. Talk to Envirofriendly today about how our Preventative Maintenance Program can help you better manage your building and importantly reduce costs!

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Testimonials

Our water consumption for the first quarter using Envirofriendly's Water Minimization Program dropped by 25% compared to the same period the year before.

Senior Building Services Manager
Dexus Property Group