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Top 3 Ways to Effectively Maintain Your Grease Trap

Like an unsung hero, your grease trap works diligently all day long to keep your plumbing operational. When everything is working correctly, it’s easy to take this beneficial machine for granted. So let’s give your grease trap some well-deserved attention today. Show some love by incorporating these 3 things into your kitchen to help your trap perform at its best.

Use a Strainer
This is an easy and effective way to stop food and debris from entering your wastewater systems. They are relatively inexpensive and simple to […] Continue Reading

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May 26th, 2016 BY No Comments

Why Septic Filters are Considered Essential for Your Home Septic System

If you follow our blog, you know we talk a lot about septic filters. This is because we want you to realize their importance. Remember, your septic system is an investment that can help or hurt the value of your property, and we want to help you preserve its worth. We would be doing you a disservice by failing to mention septic filters because they play a big role in protecting your system. Let’s take a quick look at their benefits.

They Block the Yucky Stuff
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May 24th, 2016 BY No Comments

These are a Few of Our Favorite Things (Septic Edition)

If you love The Sound of Music like I do, you’ll remember Maria singing about her favorite things. Our list has items that are a little different from raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Nonetheless, these things help our technicians out a ton, and then they don’t feeeeeel…soooo baaaaad. Let’s take a look at some of these helpful tools.

Filters
These are great for preventing solids from escaping to the leach field. We love it when customers ask us to install septic filters because it shows […] Continue Reading

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May 20th, 2016 BY No Comments

How to Increase the Lifespan of Your Leach Field

The leach field is wastewater’s final road to purification before nature takes over. A damaged leach field can result in contamination of streams, lakes and water supply systems, so we definitely need to make sure we do all we can to protect it. On top of that, leach fields are not easy or cheap to repair or replace. Today we’re going to look at some easy ways to preserve the life of your leach field.

Install a Septic Filter
A septic filter attaches to your tank’s outlet […] Continue Reading

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May 18th, 2016 BY No Comments

That’s a Big Truck! What Services Do Our Largest Trucks Perform?

Thanks to an outstanding team of employees, Wind River Environmental is the top environmental service provider in New England. Alongside our hardworking technicians are some unspoken heroes—our trucks. Our fleet adds an additional layer of power and capabilities, allowing us to offer advanced technologies and services to customers. As the leading waste management company covering several states, it’s important that we’re equipped with adequate manpower and vehicles to handle routine service calls as well as unexpected emergency requests. So, what do our largest trucks do […] Continue Reading

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May 16th, 2016 BY No Comments

What Bacterial Additives are Right for Your Home Septic?

Your septic system relies on bacteria to break down sludge in its tank. Without these microorganisms, solid waste would end up flowing out of the septic tank causing problems in your pipes and leach field. Oftentimes, this good bacteria is killed off by household cleaning products, so it’s important to replenish the bacterial with additives. Read on to learn about a couple of high-performing products you should have in your septic arsenal.

CCLS
There are a variety of additives out there, but we recommend CCLS. This industrial […] Continue Reading

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May 12th, 2016 BY No Comments

What’s Grosser Than Gross: Biggest Liquid Waste Disaster this Month

Caught at the Catch Basin
If you’re new to RV travel, you may not know the proper way to dispose of liquid waste from your RV or motorhome. We’ll assume that’s the reason a gentleman was caught dumping waste into a catch basin in Monson, Massachusetts. A police officer was patrolling a rest stop in town and saw this man offloading his camper’s waste tank into the catch basin, also called a storm drain. This is an environmental hazard and a big no no. A major misconception […] Continue Reading

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May 10th, 2016 BY No Comments

What to Expect During a Routine Septic Maintenance Visit

Your septic tank must be pumped every 1-2 years, and the frequency depends on the size of your tank and your household water consumption. Once you’ve done your responsible duty of scheduling your septic maintenance, what happens now? What exactly happens when the technician arrives, and how does he clean out your septic tank? Today, we’re going to take a look at what you can expect during a normal septic pumping service.

A Routine Visit
The first thing the technician must do is find your septic tank. This […] Continue Reading

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May 6th, 2016 BY No Comments

Do or Don’t: Which Chemicals are Ok to Use in Your Restaurant?

Septic users often ask us what is ok to flush down toilets or wash down drains. Since there are so many items that can damage your system, it’s a good idea to stay educated on these things. A restaurant that has to shut down due to a wastewater emergency loses profits and customers, so it’s important for restaurant staff to practice good septic maintenance. A key component of a healthy septic system is good bacteria. When it comes to chemicals, however, the ingredients in most […] Continue Reading

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May 4th, 2016 BY No Comments

Can Failing Septic Systems Affect the Environment Around Your Home?

The answer is a loud and undisputable YES. If you’ve followed any of our waste disasters, you know that septic mishaps are common. People don’t realize the importance of maintaining their wastewater systems and end up calling us with an emergency situation. It obviously affects a lot of people when a business serving lots of customers ends up with a failing system, but what about your home? It’s just you and your family that suffers, right? Wrong.

Who Else Suffers?
If you fail to pump your tank […] Continue Reading

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May 2nd, 2016 BY No Comments

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