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6 Danger Signs for your Home’s Septic System

A functioning septic system efficiently whisks away all waste water — everything from toilet flushes and shower run-off to washing machine and dishwasher water. A failing septic is difficult to diagnose and should not be fixed by non-professionals because a complete system failure could cost as much as $30,000 to repair. Review the following 6 danger signs for your home’s septic system.

Patches of vibrant green grass

If you notice any unusual spots of bright green in your lawn, especially during particularly dry weather, this indicates that your […] Continue Reading

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April 14th, 2015 BY No Comments

Wind River’s Community Involvement

When people think about sewer repair specialists, they do not usually immediately think of us as soldiers in the clean water movement. However, at Wind River Environmental, each time we make a sewer repair on-time and in the most effective way, we are actually working to protect the environment — in addition to safeguarding the health of our customers. Along with that spirit of making the world a better place by keeping sewer water out of public rivers, Wind River Environmental is committed to the […] Continue Reading

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April 10th, 2015 BY No Comments

What is a Septic Filter?

The septic tank effluent filter is a unit that’s fitted onto the septic tank’s outlet and used to filter out larger solid particles before the wastewater releases out into the leaching bed. Its primary purpose is to prevent the leaching bed from being clogged with solid particles, which aids in leach bed maintenance and allows a longer lifespan for the entire system. Learn more below.

How it Works

The septic tank effluent filter is meant to prevent leach field clogging. Because the leach bed becomes saturated with solids […] Continue Reading

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April 8th, 2015 BY No Comments

I have a broken underground pipe. What do I do?

A broken underground pipe is not just a hassle, but it can also be a significant safety and health hazard. Leaking water from a broken pipe can damage your home and other surrounding structures, including driveways, sidewalks and parking lots. When you have a broken underground pipe, you’ll need find a professional plumber to help you deal with the situation.

Actions to Take in Your Home

If water is leaking into your home, find your water shutoff valve. Turn the shutoff valve to the right as far […] Continue Reading

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April 6th, 2015 BY No Comments

What is a Septic Riser?

Installing a septic tank riser for your home or business is a recommended addition to your current septic system because the new riser will make maintaining and observing your septic system easier and more convenient.

Septic Tank Risers will Lower Septic System Costs

Septic Tank risers or buildups should be installed on the cover to your septic system. Along with it being one of your least monitored and least understood household systems, your septic system happens to be one of the most expensive pieces of machinery on […] Continue Reading

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March 19th, 2015 BY No Comments

5 Tips For Keeping Your Home’s Septic System Well-Maintained

When you have a septic system on your property, you will want to keep it in top condition. Unfortunately, if you do not maintain the septic system you will inevitably wind up with a higher bill in the future. However, there are several ways to keep your septic system working optimally without a lot of extra effort. In the long term, this will mean lower bills and fewer repair costs. Altogether, there are 5 basic tips for keeping your home’s septic system in the best […] Continue Reading

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March 17th, 2015 BY No Comments

Download Our Free Grease Trap Best Practices Sign for Restaurant Kitchens!

In our testimonials, many of our customers take the time to mention that we like being helpful. Our trained technicians are full of tips that help our customers save time, money and reduce their stress levels. With that in mind, we have created a free gift for anyone that owns a grease trap. All you have to do is fill out the form, and we will send you a laminated 10-inch by 14-inch sign that helps remind your kitchen staff about keeping a grease trap […] Continue Reading

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March 13th, 2015 BY No Comments

How Do I Replace an Underground Pipe?

It can be alarming for a homeowner or property owner to find that they will need to have an underground pipe replaced because of the unknown range of expense. Although property owners are familiar with digging as being the only way pipes could be repaired in the past, new innovations replace pipes while keeping the landscape intact. To learn more about the old and new methods of pipe replacement, keep reading.

The old underground pipe replacement method

In the past, the only way to repair or replace […] Continue Reading

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March 12th, 2015 BY No Comments

Why do sinks clog?

Any homeowner can tell you just how frustrating it is to have a clog in your sink. Not only can this destroy your sink as a whole, it often causes flooding and all other kinds of serious issues. However, while we all know a clog is something we don’t want to experience, many homeowners don’t know what causes this issue to begin with. Below are three of the most common causes:

1. Food Left Behind in the Sink

One of the most common reasons why sinks clog […] Continue Reading

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March 11th, 2015 BY No Comments

What is an Aerobic Septic System?

Aerobic Septic Systems are a wonderful alternative to the traditional septic tank systems you might currently have in your home or business. Whereas the usual anaerobic process which makes use of fermentation to in order to treat and compress sewage, an aerobic treatment system employs the process of cellular respiration instead of fermentation.

Environmentally Friendly

What’s more is that aerobic septic systems are environmentally friendly. Generally, these systems feature a construction made up of durable fiberglass, which also makes for easy installation. This ease of setup will […] Continue Reading

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March 9th, 2015 BY No Comments

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