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Choosing a Septic System Provider For Your Home

If you’re in a new neighborhood looking to have your septic tank pumped, it can be challenging to find a trustworthy environmental company to provide you with quality service. This is true in any industry, but especially so with services that aren’t as frequently discussed. We have over 60 years of experience in wastewater management and would like to share some tips on choosing the right company to service your septic system.

Knowledge and Credibility
Look for companies that have all the proper licensing and insurance, and […] Continue Reading

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July 1st, 2015 BY No Comments

How to Choose a Quality Plumber For Your Business

With so many options, it can be overwhelming to find a reliable service provider in any field. With over 60 years of experience in environmental services, we feel qualified to give advice on choosing a plumber and have compiled a few questions to consider when researching a company in this industry.

Are They Licensed and Insured?
Hiring a licensed plumber ensures you are getting someone with skills and proper training in this field. Using an insured company gives you security in case something goes awry. If anyone […] Continue Reading

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June 29th, 2015 BY No Comments

Massachusetts Title V Inspections – Everything You Need To Know

If you are a Massachusetts resident getting ready to sell your home, don’t forget about that Title V (Title 5) inspection. If you own a business and are acquiring real estate that used to serve a different purpose, it may also need to undergo this inspection as well. You can appreciate this as a buyer because you can feel secure about the purchase you make. The inspection is required by the state and the Board of Health to ensure septic systems are fully up to […] Continue Reading

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June 25th, 2015 BY No Comments

10 Situations That Need Hy Vac Services

You may have heard of hy vac services but still may not completely understand how they benefit your business. When a regular pump truck isn’t sufficient for a task, we employ hy vac trucks for those difficult jobs. If you are unfamiliar with hy vac services, here are some examples of when they are advantageous.

Storm water removal – When flooding invades homes or towns, this advanced equipment removes water from the unwanted area and pumps it into a truck to be transported elsewhere.

Leachate removal – […] Continue Reading

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June 23rd, 2015 BY No Comments

New Homeowner? Remember These 5 Septic System Tips.

Congratulations on buying that new home! If your new place includes a septic system, remember that it is considered part of the property and could hurt the real estate value if not maintained. For all you rookie septic owners, here are some at-a-glance items that will help to keep your wastewater running smoothly.

5 Quick Tips
1. Conserve Water:  Your septic tank is only designed to process so much water at a time, so you want to use as little as possible. Try to avoid doing several […] Continue Reading

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June 19th, 2015 BY No Comments

How Can Your Business Avoid System Emergencies?

If you’re a business owner, you have a hundred responsibilities. The last thing you need is an unexpected disaster that can hurt your reputation and bottom line. When it comes to your business’s wastewater systems, you do not want to skimp on routine maintenance. This is absolutely the best way to avoid emergencies thus, saving you time and money. Here’s what you can expect when you employ preventative service at your business.

During a plumbing checkup, a professional will be looking for things like leaks, slow […] Continue Reading

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June 17th, 2015 BY No Comments

Hy Vac – A Driving Force in Our Fleet

Much of Wind River’s reputation for delivering fast, reliable service is due to our impressive inventory of service vehicles. With so many customers and area to cover, it’s absolutely necessary our fleet be stocked with lots of dependable trucks. With over 200 units ready to go, we are prepared to serve you at a moment’s notice. We also think it’s necessary to keep up with the latest technology when it comes to our equipment which is why we have hy vac trucks in our arsenal.

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June 15th, 2015 BY No Comments

What are Snaking and Jetting?

Customers are always asking about ways to keep plumbing clear and tricks to prevent clogs. We have definitely heard them all and know what works. One popular myth says to pour store-brand solutions down the drain every now and then. Today, however, we are going to look at 2 professional techniques of drain cleaning. When I say professional, you can bet Liquid Plumr and Drano are not involved!

This method of drain cleaning uses a tool that resembles a snake to power through tough clogs. The […] Continue Reading

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June 11th, 2015 BY No Comments

Avoid Septic Emergencies At Home – 3 Best Practices

If you are the new owner of a home with a septic tank, the topic of waste management is likely not familiar but needs to be considered. There is a lot of conflicting information out there, and it’s hard to know who to trust. Wind River has over 65 years of experience with this subject and can call itself an authority on waste management. Our experts want to keep things simple for you and have come up with 3 best practices to keep your home […] Continue Reading

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June 9th, 2015 BY No Comments

Could Your Business Use Hy Vac Services?

Let’s start by defining what hy vac services are exactly. Generally used to clean wastewater systems, these services use high-powered tools attached to a truck creating a mobile cleaning machine. The tools include telescoping reels, centrifugal vacuums, hydraulic booms, water jet rodder pumps and specialized nozzles. These are used to pump solids, liquids, and sludge out of the contaminated area and into the trucks. Or, when jet pumps are attached, water power is reversed to apply an intense power washing technique. The toughest and dirtiest jobs call […] Continue Reading

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June 8th, 2015 BY No Comments

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