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Wind River’s Hiring

Wind River Environmental is a strong plumbing service company that is growing. As a leader in non-hazardous waste removal, Wind River Environmental takes pride in providing every customer with the best in class customer service experience. To continue to provide top-notch service, Wind River is ready to add to its team of exemplary employees.

Open Positions

As a growing company, Wind River Environmental is always seeking fun, dependable and customer service-oriented team members. Open positions can change from time to time depending on the company’s current and […] Continue Reading

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January 30th, 2015 BY No Comments

The Importance Of Annual Drain Cleaning Maintenance To Avoid Backups In Your Home

Do you have “FOG” in your pipes? In the plumbing industry, “FOG” stands for fats, oils or grease and those are the three main culprits for clogging up your drains. Keep in mind that you don’t have to be cooking with a deep fryer in order for these kinds of substances to end up in your drains. Over time, merely getting rid of the excess fat from browning ground beef can cause a buildup in your pipes. This is why it is essential to schedule […] Continue Reading

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January 28th, 2015 BY No Comments

How often should I have septic pumping service?

The septic tank is an important part of any home. That’s because it often acts as a sewage system for those areas that have no main sewage pipes running through them. It’s this very reason that septic pumping service must be run on a routine basis. Of course, not every household is the same, and this act depends on a whole slew of factors.


Typically, septic pumping service should be performed anywhere from every year to every 2 years. If it’s performed in a manner less […] Continue Reading

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January 26th, 2015 BY No Comments

Is Preventive Maintenance Worth It for Business?

The profitability of your business requires that you be open and available for your customers. A septic system problem and subsequent shutdown by the health authorities will undoubtedly drive your client base away. Preventive maintenance ensures that your business and livelihood will not be dealt a blow by unexpected septic system or drain problems. Consider these top three reasons to schedule preventive maintenance for your business.

Avoid Service Disruptions

A blockage, backup or leak of your septic system will cause the health department or over governing authority […] Continue Reading

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January 22nd, 2015 BY No Comments

How can homeowners benefit from pipelining services?

Over many years of service, residential pipes for potable water, waste water and septic systems can degrade. Mineral buildup, freezing temperatures, sludge and tree roots can also wreak havoc on pipes. To restore these essential plumbing components, you can look to pipelining services, which offer many benefits over other types of repairs.

Faster Than Pipe Replacement

Pipelining services do not take as long to complete as a total replacement of your home’s septic or water pipes. The lining material used to repair the pipes only requires a […] Continue Reading

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January 20th, 2015 BY No Comments

Look what we found in our archives

In 2012, you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing the popular hit song titled “Call Me Maybe”. This was a pop number sung by superstar Carly Rae Jepsen. Since then, it has been covered by artists like Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson and The Saturdays. Not only that, but members of Young Hollywood such as Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez all made a lip-syncing video to this song which because a viral sensation.

Popular Song

Obviously with all the popularity, Wind River Environmental had to get in on the […] Continue Reading

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January 16th, 2015 BY No Comments

What Is A Leach Field?

Leach fields, also referred to as septic drain fields, are the part of your septic system that removes impurities from the liquid that passes out of the septic tank. Microbes in the soil process the impurities so no pathogens are able to enter the environment. This allows your septic system to act as a miniature waste water treatment facility without any need for chemicals.

Components of the Leach Field

The leach field is the most expensive part of your septic system. It is also the largest part, […] Continue Reading

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January 14th, 2015 BY No Comments

Check Out Our Grease Trap Video Center!

At Wind River Environmental, we work hard to create tools that educate our clients about the services we provide and why those services help clients save money, time or hassle. One of the most common pieces of equipment that we service is the grease trap. They are found in a variety of commercial businesses like restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, municipalities, etc. To get a better understanding, watch the videos we have made explaining everything you need to know about what a grease trap does and how […] Continue Reading

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January 12th, 2015 BY No Comments

When do homes need septic service? When do they need drain cleaning?

Many homeowners do not know the ins-and-outs of caring for their septic system. As with many things, septic tanks are subject to failure. While the initial cost of installing a septic system is costly, proper maintenance can provide you with reliable service for many years to come. So what can you do to properly maintain the lifeblood of your system, and how do you know when it needs to be serviced?

Home Septic Service

There are some key, tell-tale signs that your septic system may need servicing. […] Continue Reading

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January 8th, 2015 BY No Comments

7 Do’s and Don’ts for your home’s septic system

When you have a septic system, you must follow a different set of rules for flushing things down the drain than you would with other waste water control systems. While your septic system is built with durability in mind, it works best when you’re looking out for it. These 7 simple rules will help you enjoy all the benefits of a properly working septic system.

Do regularly walk around the leach field of your septic system. Take note of any soggy areas, areas of mud or […] Continue Reading

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January 6th, 2015 BY No Comments

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