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Hy Vac Services Have You Covered

The average person has probably never heard of Hy Vac Services, but odds are they have benefited from them. These services thoroughly wash wastewater systems that we all likely use whether it be at our jobs, the city sewer system, restaurants, hotels or supermarkets to name a few. Sanitary sewage and septic facilities promote healthier work environments, and even help to keep the air you breathe clean.

Hy Vac Sucks…But Also Blows
The differentiating advantage of a Hy Vac truck over other pump trucks is that it can incorporate […] Continue Reading

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May 28th, 2015 BY No Comments

3 Septic Do’s You Might Be Forgetting

The professionals at Wind River Environmental see customers making a lot of the same mistakes when it comes to septic use and want to make sure you are getting the maximum life out of your septic structure. There are several things you can do to keep your system running efficiently, but here are three mistakes our technicians see often.

Spread Out Water Use
Using large amounts of water at one time can put a lot of stress on your septic system. Things like doing numerous loads of […] Continue Reading

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May 26th, 2015 BY No Comments

Don’t Forget About This Inspection When Selling Your Home

Most homeowners do not realize they must complete a Title V (Title 5) Inspection when selling their home. This is required by the State of Massachusetts and the Board of Health to ensure septic systems are fully up to code. Homebuyers will appreciate this as well because they can feel secure about the home they purchase. Both the home and surrounding land could be harmed if the septic tank does not pass these mandatory checkups.

What Does This Entail?
During the Title V Inspection, a technician will […] Continue Reading

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May 22nd, 2015 BY No Comments

The Relationship Between Garbage Disposals and Septic Systems

If you own a garbage disposal, you may have been misled in thinking it is perfectly safe to use if you also have a septic tank. After all, the garbage disposal grinds up everything before it can be harmful, right? That’s not exactly true. While it does indeed chop up food or other large solids into smaller pieces, these particles will not break down in the septic tank. Eventually, they make their way into your leach field collecting and causing clogs.

A Few Tips
Many people with […] Continue Reading

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May 20th, 2015 BY No Comments

Should You Consider The Constant Flow Program?

If you own a business related to food, you must observe certain regulations related to your waste management. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone else worry about those deadlines and the mess of dealing with grease, plumbing and septic issues? There is such a solution for restaurants, supermarkets and other commercial food establishments. They can benefit from our Constant Flow Program which puts preventative maintenance on autopilot. For a flat monthly fee, you no longer need to worry about missing service appointments or paying […] Continue Reading

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May 18th, 2015 BY No Comments

What is Water Jetting?

High pressure water jetting is an economical and environmentally safe way to thoroughly clean your pipes. The power of water is used to drive through stubborn materials that prevent water from flowing freely. It is hard to believe plain water is strong enough to cut through solid substances as hard as wood or even stone, but it can with concentrated pressure. This newer method of clearing drains is a definite upgrade from traditional snaking, and companies are catching on to its benefits.

How Does It Work?

Water […] Continue Reading

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May 14th, 2015 BY No Comments

How Much Does A Septic System Cost?

Homes in rural areas are usually not connected to public sewer systems and need another way to properly dispose of waste. Septic systems are popular because they are simple in design and do not require installation of miles of sewer lines. Instead, wastewater is treated on the homeowner’s property using an environmentally friendly process. According to, 310 septic system installations were an average cost of $4,500. The low being $1,380, the high being just over $11,000, and most homeowners paying between $2,400 and $7,000.

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May 11th, 2015 BY No Comments

Pipeline Snaking: How to deal with hard blockages

Clogs are quite an inconvenience. For businesses such as a hotel, clogs are even more detrimental than a common household clog. One major clog can put several rooms out of commission costing hotel owners thousands in lost revenue and repairs. There are some jobs that can be handled pretty easily with a plunger or maybe some baking soda and vinegar. However, hard blockages deep down in your plumbing cannot be cleared with these simple measures. You will probably need to call for a more powerful […] Continue Reading

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May 8th, 2015 BY No Comments

What Does That Odor From My Grease Trap Mean?

A grease trap is designed to stop fats, oils and grease (FOG) from entering your septic or sewer systems.  Although its job is to keep your sewer or septic tank clean, your grease trap needs a little help staying clean itself.  Periodic maintenance should be done to ensure FOG makes up no more than 25% of the grease trap contents.  This is the ratio required for it to run efficiently.   Exceeding this can cause backups resulting in unpleasant odors that will prove harmful to your […] Continue Reading

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May 6th, 2015 BY No Comments

How Can I Clear Tough Commercial Drain Blockages?

Commercial drain issues can be difficult because they are often connected to bathrooms or kitchens that service a large number of patrons and employees.  Clogs can occur anywhere, and a single blockage could affect several toilets, sinks, or even floor drains depending on the layout of the piping and fixtures.  Commercial drain blockages can lead to a loss of productivity from workers as well as a loss of consumer business.



Natural Remedies
For a minor clog, you can try some natural methods to clear your drains.  A cup […] Continue Reading

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May 4th, 2015 BY No Comments

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