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Thanksgiving Special: What do Wind River Technicians Appreciate About Their Customers?

We have had a great year at Wind River and have much to be thankful for. As a company, we are truly thankful for our customers who entrust us with an important part of their home or business. Our technicians who deal with them on a personal basis shared specifically what they appreciate about the customers they serve.

Loyalty – There are other septic and plumbing companies out there, but it’s great to see familiar faces choosing Wind River year after year. We can rely on […] Continue Reading

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November 27th, 2015 BY No Comments

What is a Realistic Timeline for Installing a Septic System in my Home?

Several factors go into design and installation of a septic system. The land must be evaluated and the soil tested to determine the type of system that will work on your property. You must choose a pump, a tank and a contractor to complete the job. And don’t forget to get a permit for installing it in the first place.

Once you get permitting, soil testing and other prerequisites done, the actual installation process is not too long. Depending on the type of system and land […] Continue Reading

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November 24th, 2015 BY No Comments

Grosser Than Gross: Waste Disaster of the Month

It was just a matter of time before this pipe busted or caused a sewage backup. Over time, debris from wastewater can collect and stick to a pipe’s interior walls. Depending on the severity, there are various ways to clean out your pipes. Snaking can be used to push out minor blockages, and special cameras can be applied to help us find these trouble spots. For heavier jobs like the one pictured, we would employ hydro jetting. Hydro jetting uses the pressure of 2000-4000 pounds […] Continue Reading

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November 20th, 2015 BY No Comments

Cleaning Up Shop: 3 Grease Trap Tips to Ensure Health and Safety in Your Business

When it comes to your business, plumbing troubles are a true hassle because they affect everyone. The kitchens and bathrooms are prime areas of activity in most establishments, and the entire organization suffers if the facilities are not able to do their job. Don’t risk the health, safety and success of your business by being irresponsible with wastewater maintenance. Here are 3 things you can do to help your grease trap perform well.

3 Quick Tips

Don’t pour grease down the drain:  It is ok to wash greasy […] Continue Reading

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November 18th, 2015 BY No Comments

3 Easy Tips to Care For Your Cesspool

Cesspool maintenance, much the same as septic system maintenance, requires proper care which will save you lots of time and money in the long run. The Christmas season is sneaking up on us, and any expendable income would be much better spent on anything other than wastewater repairs. Therefore, we intend to get you through the holidays without wasting money on your cesspool by offering some advice on caring for it.

Employ Routine Service
First and foremost, you should engage in regular maintenance. Your cesspool, like a […] Continue Reading

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November 16th, 2015 BY No Comments

Septic 101: Oxygen’s Role in the Septic Cycle

Septic waste relies on aerobic and anaerobic processes to break it down into usable effluent. Aerobic simply means oxygen is involved; anaerobic means no oxygen is involved. In aerobic treatments, cellular respiration treats the sewage. In traditional septic tanks, anaerobic processes in conjunction with fermentation treat the sewage. Eventually that waste in a traditional septic tank must be pumped out and transported to a location where aerobic treatment takes over. Both methods are efficient and widely used, and they both rely on oxygen at some […] Continue Reading

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November 12th, 2015 BY No Comments

How Do You Know If Your Water Heater Is Failing?

As a business owner, you have enough obligations keeping you busy in order to run a successful company. The busy holiday season is ahead, and you don’t want to add lack of hot water to your To Do list. It’s an easily overlooked topic, so we wanted to bring it to your attention today. Here’s what our Wind River experts had to say regarding common signs of water heater failure.

Water Temperature
One of the most common signs of water heater malfunction is a sudden change of […] Continue Reading

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November 10th, 2015 BY No Comments

What Can I Plant Over My Leach Field?

If you think about the contents of your sewage pipes, you’ll realize it’s filled with nutrients that plants love. Therefore, roots of plants will do everything they can to get to those nutrients even if it means breaking your pipes. Since you don’t need that costly repair inconveniencing you, keep a couple of things in mind when planning the landscaping over your leach field and septic tank.

Nothing But Grass is Allowed
The only plant we recommend having near your septic tank and leach field is grass. […] Continue Reading

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November 6th, 2015 BY No Comments

How Can I Tell If My Septic Technician Is Doing A Good Job?

You may think having no septic problems is indication of a good septic technician. While it is important to use a company that helps you avoid emergencies, there is always a chance that issues will pop up no matter how great a provider is. It is likely that good companies get better results, but there is no guarantee your wastewater will be trouble-free forever. Instead, you should focus on the behavior of the technician when he comes to your home or business to determine whether […] Continue Reading

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November 4th, 2015 BY No Comments

How To Minimize Damage While Making Repairs in Your Yard

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to repair the pipes buried in your yard without digging up your lovely lawn? Well thanks to video and pipelining technology, this is now possible. The guesswork that once consumed time and energy in finding problems inside your pipes is gone. There is no longer a need to dig up and break open pipes to find objects or obstructions when a camera can simply be inserted into pipes showing technicians what’s going on underground or deep down in […] Continue Reading

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November 2nd, 2015 BY No Comments

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