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Introducing our new Video Library!

Wind River Environmental is proud to present a new video library. This is a great source of information and resources for both businesses and homeowners. Here customers can find videos to learn about Wind River Environmental’s residential and commercial services and hear customer testimonials.

Service Videos

This collection of videos explains Wind River’s commercial services. Here customers can learn about the range of services Wind River provides to meet the needs of any business. Wind River’s services include septic pumping, drain cleaning, plumbing, grease trap and tank inspection […] Continue Reading

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November 21st, 2014 BY No Comments

I have a broken underground pipe. Can I repair it without digging up my property?

A leaking or corroded underground pipe is a certain sign of a major problem with a residential plumbing system. Regardless the type of water pipe, it needs to be repaired to avoid serious health and environmental consequences. Fortunately, experienced plumbers have savvy techniques that can repair the pipe without digging up your entire yard.

Trenchless Pipe Repair

One popular technique used by professional plumbers for repairing a broken underground pipe is trenchless pipe repair. This technique involves locating the access point of the pipe and inserting a […] Continue Reading

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November 19th, 2014 BY No Comments

Why is my toilet flushing slowly?

Every day, we spend hours of our time at home. This means we have to take the proper care of each and every piece of equipment on our property. Of course this includes the toilet in our bathroom. If you notice that your toilet is flushing slowly, you must take action as this could mean that there is a serious issue brewing that needs tending to.

What is the Cause?

If your toilet is flushing at a slow pace, this is a clear sign that you require […] Continue Reading

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November 17th, 2014 BY No Comments

The importance of repairs for your home’s septic system

Your home’s septic system is a very important part of your family’s home, and keeping the system in optimum operating shape is important for their health, and for the value of your home. Do you know what is necessary to properly maintain the system?

First, it is necessary to have your septic system pumped out regularly. There is no alternative method of cleaning. The size of the system, how heavily it is used, and the overall condition of your system determines how often it needs to […] Continue Reading

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November 13th, 2014 BY No Comments

Can I Replace My Home or Business’s Underground Pipes Without Digging Up My Lawn?

No one likes to hear that they need to have pipes replaced, especially when those pipes run under the front yard. After all, the idea of replacing pipes has traditionally meant that a lot of digging will need to be involved. However, over the past decade, a new system has been perfected that means that your landscaping will no longer be at risk. To get a better idea of how to replace underground pipes without digging up your lawn, keep reading.

Why you need your pipes […] Continue Reading

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November 11th, 2014 BY No Comments

Wind River is Still Hiring!

If you want to work for an energetic environmental company, look at the jobs available at Wind River Environmental. Wind River is still hiring technicians, drivers, customer service representatives, a mechanic, and laborers.


A CDL Class A or Class B Technician pumps non-hazardous waste from homes and commercial buildings. These technicians dispose of the waste after it has been pumped. Pump truck drivers need to have a tanker endorsement on a Class A or Class B license. These positions may require some weekend work.

Inside grease technicians […] Continue Reading

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November 7th, 2014 BY No Comments

What Do I Do about a Clogged Toilet?

If you are the typical homeowner, you’ll periodically find yourself dealing with one of life’s little inconveniences, a clogged toilet. Fortunately, if you have just a little insight to the problem, you can solve most backups easily. If it is a more difficult problem, you can also call on a professional plumber. Of course, the first precaution is to train everyone in the family on what should and shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet in the first place.

Evaluating and Attacking the Problem

The first step to […] Continue Reading

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November 5th, 2014 BY No Comments

How do you protect your home’s septic system? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3!

Your home’s septic system processes all the waste water from your everyday activities. To protect your home’s septic system, you must consider how heavily you use it as well as what is being put into it. Regular professional care and protection of your home’s septic system will help it function properly and last for its full expected lifespan.

Conserve Water

The septic system for your home cannot handle an unlimited amount of water. The septic tank needs several hours to filter the liquid and solid wastes. Avoid […] Continue Reading

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November 3rd, 2014 BY No Comments

What’s a Leach Field? How Does It Relate to My Septic System?

If your home uses a septic system for its sewage needs, you may wonder what happens to the wastewater that’s generated by the use of toilets, dishwashers, sinks and other plumbing fixtures. A leach field, also called a drain field, provides a safe way to treat and dispose of this wastewater.

What is a Leach Field?

A leach field consists of a series of perforated pipelines that are placed in gravel-lined trenches. Each pipe is about four inches in diameter, and the trenches are typically two feet […] Continue Reading

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October 30th, 2014 BY No Comments

The 3 Steps Most Grease Trap Servicers Ignore

Proper grease trap maintenance is a vital part of running any efficient and profitable restaurant. A clogged or malfunctioning grease trap is more than an inconvenience; it is a danger that could lead to having to close your restaurant for one or more days, losing customers and money. While you may be tempted to go with the first grease trap servicer you come across, not all maintenance providers operate on the same level. Below are some common areas that subpar grease trap servicers ignore.

1. Scraping […] Continue Reading

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October 28th, 2014 BY No Comments

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