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The Advantages of CIPP Pipelining

Businesses and homeowners alike are steadfast in avoiding any extra costs to their annual budget that involve repairs to their property. If you learn that you need advanced plumbing or sewer work performed, your first thought is one of stress. After all, plumbing and sewer repairs are not only notorious for being expensive but it’s disruptive to your home and property due to the intense amount of digging involved. However, new technology called CIPP pipelining is cutting down the overall costs of plumbing and sewer-related […] Continue Reading

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March 4th, 2015 BY No Comments

Wind River is hiring!

Delivering high-quality service has always been the goal of Wind River Environmental. On the other hand, the company also likes to have fun while also providing excellent service. This positive energy allows Wind River to serve their clientele while offering an excellent workplace. There is definitely a reason why customer service representatives sound so happy to be answering the phones.

Each position at Wind River Environmental is unique. Like other employers, the requirement is that employees work hard and provide great service. Are you ethical and […] Continue Reading

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February 27th, 2015 BY No Comments

What are the components of a septic system?

Septic systems are an important part of everyday life in rural areas, yet most individuals know very little about how they work. For a homeowner, it is important be educated on how the process works to ensure proper care, while maintaining the lifespan of your septic system. There are four main components that make up a septic system: a main drain line, a septic tank, a distribution box, and the leach field. Each of these components are essential for the septic system to work properly […] Continue Reading

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February 25th, 2015 BY No Comments

What’s the difference between a septic system and a cesspool?

Cesspools and septic systems are two waste disposal units for the home that individuals often confuse with one another. While they have a lot of similarities, these two units are actually quite different from each other.


Most septic systems are made up of a tank, distribution box and leach field. Cesspools, though, usually only have a large, open pit that holds the wastewater. This pit is then lined with some kind of concrete or rocks. There are some cesspools available that are just simply an underground […] Continue Reading

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February 23rd, 2015 BY No Comments

Why Do Some Municipalities Require Grease Traps and Others Do Not?

As the manager or owner of a restaurant, food service facility or supermarket, you are required by local ordinances to maintain facilities that are healthy for your staff, the public and the environment. In order to protect the local waterways, sanitary and waste water systems, many municipalities have enacted requirements for grease traps. These three factors explain why some municipalities require grease traps while others don’t.

Prohibition of Liquid Waste in Landfills

Beginning in the 1980’s, many municipalities began to ban liquid waste from admission into landfills. […] Continue Reading

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February 19th, 2015 BY No Comments

What Does It Mean When a Home Appliance Is Clogged?

When a home appliance, like a dishwasher or washing machine gets clogged, it can disrupt your daily routine or even cause flooding damage to your property. Clogs in home appliances are usually caused by dust and debris obstructing the passage of liquid through pipes, vents and other channels. An appliance that doesn’t work can often be caused by problems in the plumbing system, not the appliance itself.

How to Proceed

As a homeowner, you have several options when it comes to dealing with your clogged appliance. If […] Continue Reading

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February 17th, 2015 BY No Comments

The Valentine’s Day courtship: Choosing the right grease trap

Choosing the right grease trap for your restaurant, food service or supermarket is as important as choosing the right gift for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. The same way you don’t want to be caught purchasing the wrong gift, you also do not want to be caught with the wrong type of grease trap for you operations. This guide will help you choose the right grease trap, but you’re on your own for selecting the right romantic gift for that special someone!

Hydro-mechanical Grease Traps

Hydro-mechanical grease […] Continue Reading

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February 13th, 2015 BY No Comments

How Much Does a Septic System Cost?

If you’re not on the city sewer system, you typically need to have your own septic system put in. You must consider this cost when building a new home or renovating an older one—after all, an older system may need to be replaced. The total cost of the system depends on the type of system you want, the size of said system, and many other factors, but it is usually going to fall between $4,000 and $50,000.

The Septic Tank

The first cost is going to be […] Continue Reading

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February 11th, 2015 BY No Comments

How do I tell if my grease trap servicer is doing a good job?

Grease trap cleaning services are essential for restaurants, cafeterias and supermarkets that deal with any sort of grease. Over time, the trap fills up and can create foul smells and plumbing problems if it is not take care of by a careful and reputable grease trap service company. These three signs will alert you to whether or not your grease trap cleaning company is doing a good job.

1. No Odors

When your grease trap is cleared of buildup, your plumbing system will not release any odors. […] Continue Reading

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February 9th, 2015 BY No Comments

How can I get my leach field to last longer?

The leaching field, also referred to as the drain field, is an essential part of your septic system. This component is responsible for the processing of the effluent that comes out of the septic tank. Microbes within the soil process the waste and return nutrients to the soil. The clean water filters through the soil and rocks to rejoin the natural ground water supply. These 3  tips will help you to get your leach field to last as long as possible.

1. Use Your Plumbing System […] Continue Reading

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February 5th, 2015 BY No Comments

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