Amalgam Separators | Orange County Amalgam Separator Services
Regency Plumbing is a third-generation Southern California commercial plumbing team. We are experts in dental and medical plumbing issues. Orange County-based Regency Plumbing specializes in service and repairs for dental offices.
We Specialize In Dental Services
- Amalgam separator installation and maintenance
- Vacuum system and line cleaning
- Service and repair oxygen and nitrous leaks
- Solenoid replacement, connections for compressors and plaster traps
- Build and relocate dental offices
Regency Plumbing works with all major equipment distributors. If you need to install, repair, or maintain an amalgam separator, call Regency Plumbing Inc. We also provide certified dental plumbing and gas line installation and service.
Full Service Dental Plumbing | Regency Plumbing
- Free Estimates — Speak to an Amalgam Separator Expert
- Guaranteed Quality
- Rapid Response — We Respond Within 24 Hours
- Transparent and Flat Rate Prices
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
At Regency Plumbing, our mission is to provide you with:
Speak to an Amalgam Separator Expert — Every phone call is answered by a licensed amalgam separator technician for your convenience. We can answer any plumbing questions using our generations of expertise, training, and hands-on labor.
Free Estimates — We offer free estimates over the phone or on-site in your dental office. In most cases, we can have a skilled plumbing technician dispatched the same day you call.
Guaranteed Quality — You can be confident that your amalgam separator installation and maintenance is done correctly.
Rapid Response — If you have a busy practice, you need plumbers who can arrive on time and get the job done quickly.
Transparent and Flat Rate Pricing — Regency Plumbing offers transparent and comprehensive quotes before beginning any work. You’ll never be surprised by unexpected costs or hidden fees.
24-Hour Emergency Service — Emergency amalgam separator maintenance issues often can’t wait. We make sure your appointments aren’t disrupted, and that your dental office can maintain quality service. Our emergency services protect your patients and staff.
Friendly and Professional Service — You want amalgam separator technicians that are highly qualified and provide a meticulous and expert service.
When using Regency Plumbing, you will experience a total commitment to your satisfaction – our level of service is second to none. If you are searching for a quality plumber in Orange County, CA, look no further.
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Regency Plumbing is a leading service provider in dental plumbing. We offer certified plumbing services for the installation, maintenance, and repair of amalgam separators.
Our company maintains the highest standards of reliability and expertise for your dental plumbing needs. Enjoy experienced dental plumbing services with our technicians. Regency Plumbing is a fully licensed, bonded, and insured plumbing company in Orange County.
Regency Plumbing | We Care About Your Water
Your water source is essential. From the phone call to the end of the job, you’ll experience excellent service. Regency Plumbing holds the highest standards in the industry, and our plumbing technicians are the best in Orange County.
Guarantee healthy, long-lasting water usage. We service commercial businesses, dental offices, and institutions, to name just a few. Business owners are a part of our regular customer base.
We do installations proficiently. We guarantee our specialized plumbing services can prevent all, if not many, unexpected technical issues within your dental office. Our technicians are experienced and well-trained at providing quality dental plumbing services in Orange County, CA.
Regency Plumbing | Certified EPA Service Providers
EPA Requires Amalgam Separators To Be Installed by July 2020
Dental offices have been identified as a significant contributor of mercury waste, even when using basic filtration systems such as vacuum pump filters and chair-side traps. Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has passed a regulation that requires dental offices to collect and properly recycle metal waste, including mercury, using amalgam separator technology. The EPA estimates that at least 99% of total mercury can be removed for proper disposal with an ISO 11143-certified amalgam separation device.
Amalgam separators are vital tools in reducing the amount of mercury, common in dental amalgams, that reaches our water sources. They are non-mechanical devices placed in-line with the drainage system to trap dental amalgam waste and separate it from wastewater. Amalgam separators work through sedimentation, filtration, centrifugation, or a combination of these methods.
Regency Plumbing is a certified service provider for amalgam separators in the Orange County area. Our amalgam separator installation meets the requirements of EPA dental amalgam regulation for high-yield waste capture.
Dental Plumbing | Our Amalgam Separator Installation Process
Amalgam Separators FAQs
Amalgam separator installation has remained a bit of a mystery, and many questions remain regarding how they work, the difficulty of installation, and ongoing maintenance costs and hassles.
Amalgam Separator Installation Is Easy
In general, amalgam separators are easy to operate and install. From chairside models to central systems, all installations can be done quickly by the expertise of our technicians. Maintenance is easy and minimal. It typically involves only replacing the container once it’s full, generally every 6 to 12 months, depending on the size of your dental practice and the number of chairs feeding into the central system.
Once a separator is in use, full canisters must be sent to a waste management company that can handle amalgam waste. This step is essential; full canisters must never be emptied into the trash or rinsed out in the sink. Doing so places the amalgam back into waste streams where it will be reintroduced into the environment, effectively negating the whole point of having an amalgam separator. Certified recyclers will separate the mercury from the rest of the sediment, where it will be reused or adequately disposed of.
It’s important to note that the liability for amalgam waste rests solely with the dental practice until the waste has been properly recycled. Dentists have been fined after their recycler was found to be illegally dumping amalgam waste. Reputable recyclers will send documentation to the dentist certifying that their waste was disposed of properly, providing proof should the office be audited.
Amalgam Separator Operation Is Simple
Amalgam separators are solids collectors installed on the vacuum lines of dental offices. All the waste material is stored in one canister, and the mercury must be separated at a recycling facility. Most amalgam separators are certified to remove 99% of dental amalgam, a level of effectiveness that goes beyond the ISO standard and meets all local and federal regulations.
How To Choose An Amalgam Separator | We Offer From Many Brands
In evaluating separators, your dental practice will want to consider your number of operatories and whether individual chairside separators or a central system installed at the vacuum pump makes more sense. It’s also vital that the model be ISO-certified for absolute effectiveness, though most amalgam separator models exceed this standard.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends installing them as part of its Best Management Practices (BMPs), it makes sense for dentists to do so now, ahead of any new EPA regulations. We offer many brands of certified amalgam separators that are available on the market, so we can help you identify the best model for your practice.
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