Wind River Environmental Acquires A-Pro Rooter of Holbrook, MA
Marlborough, MA and Holbrook, MA – 5/17/2018 – Wind River Environmental (“Wind River”) the nation’s largest full-service non-hazardous liquid waste management service provider, announced today that it has acquired the business assets of A-Pro Rooter of Holbrook, MA. This acquisition strengthens Wind River’s service capabilities in the New England area.
A-Pro Rooter was founded in 1994 by James McGrath. A local provider of septic tank pumping, plumbing, grease trap pumping, hi-vac services, drain cleaning, and jetting services, A-Pro Rooter has offered plumbing and drain services to numerous commercial clients.
Jack Bailey, Wind River’s Vice President of Business Development, stated, “Jim McGrath’s team at A-Pro Rooter has gained a reputation as a “can do” team of problem solvers on behalf of a blue-chip customer roster. We’re extremely happy to have their team join the Wind River family and welcome them with open arms.”
About Wind River
Headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts, Wind River Environmental and its affiliated companies inspect, service, repair, and install a broad array of non-hazardous liquid waste systems, including septic tanks, grease traps, pumping, and industrial waste systems. The company offers a full array of services to residential, commercial, and municipal systems. In 2017, the company serviced more than 30,000 commercial and 55,000 residential sites. Operating from Maine to Florida, Wind River has over 700 team members all of whom are graduates of Wind River University including over 460+ highly trained technicians. For more information, please visit www.wrenvironmental.com.
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Grease Removal for your Business
Most commercial kitchens have a grease trap, also known as a grease interceptor. The grease trap comes after the three bay sink to help catch grease before it can make its way into the plumbing. If you have a grease trap in your commercial kitchen, you will have to arrange for a grease removal service regularly to remain compliant with local regulations and to prevent costly repairs or backups. Wind River Environmental technicians are experts in grease removal services as well as grease trap repairs and grease trap replacements! It’s easy to schedule a grease trap service with Wind River!
What our Service Entails…
During our grease trap service, we perform a 14-point inspection of the grease trap and components to ensure that everything is working (and flowing) properly. Our 14-point inspection includes:
- Inspect cover
- Inspect gaskets
- Inspect bolts
- Inspect rods
- Inspect baffle
- Inspect baskets
- Inspect for rust
- Check flow of trap
- Check for leaks
- Advise when Drain Cleaning Services are needed
- Inspect strainers
- Inspect screens
- Advise if frequency of maintenance should be changed
- Compile a complete condition report on every visit
It is important that we inspect each component to properly service and inform our customer of any necessary follow up actions that may be needed. For example, if the grease trap is flowing slowly that could be an indication of a grease clog in the pipes. At that time, our technician would recommend drain cleaning services to our customer before the issue becomes worse. A clog in the line can create a backup into the grease trap, and eventually into the three bay sink. Nothing is worse than a busy restaurant unable to wash dishes during dinner time!
Not sure if your grease trap needs servicing or how often you should have it serviced? We offer automatic service frequencies that help take the guess work out of when you are due for service. Wind River makes it easy for you! Call Wind River Environmental today for more information and to schedule your next service.
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Keep Your Business Flowing with Wind River’s Licensed Plumbers
In the day-to-day operations of a commercial business, it’s easy to take the plumbing for granted. It’s only when a plumbing issue arises that panic sets in and services grind to a halt. To restore hot water and unclog pipes, you find yourself tracking down the best licensed plumbers. Settling for anything less puts you at risk of improper repairs and overpayment. The licensed plumbers of Wind River Environmental are trained, certified, and experienced. Check out our full plumbing service offerings!
Why Use Wind River’s Licensed Plumbers?
Our licensed plumbers excel at the following:
- Repairing or replacing your inside grease traps and components.
- Repairing or replacing entire drain lines in your facility.
- Tackling small leaks, toilet seals, or any other little plumbing annoyance.
- Repairing your hot water heater.
Leave Plumbing to the Professionals
Commercial plumbing repairs are serious business. While you may have had a little luck fixing a leaking toilet at home once, the experience just doesn’t compare to that of a licensed plumber. Trying to save your business money will actually result in costing more money in the long run due to mistakes and even injuries. In fact, plumbing is listed on a DoItYourself.com list of projects you should never tackle yourself!
Plumbing is the quiet, behind-the-scenes yet powerful tool that your business relies upon to succeed. Hospitals and hotels depend upon hot water, as do restaurants. Employees and customers need restroom facilities and localities demand clog-free pipes. Plumbing is an important component of any commercial business and is at the heart of what keeps business flowing and customers happy.
Contact Wind River Environmental Today
A regularly scheduled maintenance schedule with one of our licensed plumbers is the best route to avoiding a shutdown. At Wind River Environmental, our licensed plumbers believe in staying ahead of plumbing issues by checking important systems on a routine basis, and they are located throughout the East Coast. For more information about Wind River Environmental services, contact us today.
Clearing a Clogged Drain: A Safe Formula From Wind River Environmental
Clearing a Clogged Drain Safely
Every busy household is bound to experience a clogged drain in one form or another eventually. Cooking grease or solids get washed down the kitchen sink when some helpful individual washes the dishes but forgets to plug in the sink strainer. Human hair can accumulate in tub and shower drains. Of course, these bothersome clogs tend to follow Murphy’s Law, occurring at the most inconvenient times, and exasperated homeowners usually want to get that drain flowing again as quickly and easily as possible.
Unfortunately, bad advice abounds when it comes to clearing a clogged drain, and among the worst do-it-yourself tips we’ve seen are the recommendations to dump hazardous, caustic chemicals down the sink.
The most common hazardous chemicals in commercially available “drain openers” are sulfuric and hydrochloric acid. These nasty acids are usually accompanied by another class of hazardous chemicals known as “caustics” to improve performance. The caustics are usually sodium hydroxide and lye. Acids produce heat when they react chemically with caustics, which creates a potential for violent explosion and splashback burns. Drain opener poisoning is a risk which can and should be avoided at all costs.
If misused, these powerful chemicals will not only dissolve the clog, but they’ll also go to work on eating up the pipes in your drain system! If the line is running to a septic system, all that nasty chemical residue ends up in the surrounding soil. This causes an environmental hazard for not only the homeowner but for the community.
Wind River Environmental’s Safe Drain Clearing Formula
When it comes to clogged drains, the good old plunger is the homeowner’s best friend and should always be the first step attempted to clear a drain. If the clog is too stubborn to blow through with a plunger, the plumbing professionals at Wind River Environmental recommend that 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1/2 cup of white vinegar be applied to the drain. Let this mixture sit in the drain for a few moments and then rinse the drain with hot water to relieve the clog. If that fails, it’s time to give us a call at Wind River Environmental for professional help. If you’ve got a stubborn clogged drain, contact us!
Drain Cleaning Service Available 24/7 at Wind River Environmental
When all else fails, the drain cleaning experts at Wind River Environmental will bring in the big guns to get your drain open and flowing. Our professional technicians come armed with augers and power jetting equipment that can handle the toughest clogs. We have cameras for inspecting the drain pipe interiors to diagnose the cause of recurring drain problems such as line breakage or root intrusion, and we can advise you on the best solutions to restore smooth drainage flow.
Wind River Environmental is the industry-leading provider of a full range of commercial and residential septic, plumbing, and wastewater services. Our expert technicians are available 24/7, so don’t hesitate to contact us for all of your septic and plumbing needs!
Septic Cleaning in Hollis, New Hampshire
The Gorgeous Town of Hollis, New Hampshire
Hollis is a quiet, rural town, yet right next to Nashua and within an hour’s drive of Boston. You can enjoy a picnic and swim at Silver Lake, buy something unusual at the Sunday Flea Market, or get fresh, locally grown vegetables at any of the town’s farm stands. In winter there’s local cross-country skiing, and it’s not far to the White Mountains. It’s not the big city, though, and residents have to deal with their own water and leach fields. Don’t worry, though. We’re ready to help out, so schedule your septic pumping in Hollis, New Hampshire today!
The History of Hollis, New Hamshire
The history of the town dates back to before the American Revolution. When John Boynton brought the news of the fighting at Lexington, 92 men assembled at the town common and joined the forces that ultimately drove the Redcoats out. Three of them lost their lives at Bunker Hill. Those were the days before indoor plumbing, septic services, and septic repairs. Almost everyone lived on a farm, so waste didn’t go to waste.
In the early nineteenth century, Hollis was a minor mill town, with six sawmills and five grain mills in 1820. No rivers go through the town, so it didn’t get the industrial development which Nashua and Manchester, NH enjoyed (or perhaps endured). With septic pumping still a thing of the future, though, its streams had to carry waste to the Nashua and Merrimack Rivers, adding to their pollution. Today those streams are clean again and form a pleasant part of the town’s landscape.
It was the middle of the nineteenth century before indoor plumbing became common. After that, people had to put up with little nuisances like clogged drains, but the town became considerably cleaner. Today, the smell of fertilizer is confined to the town’s many farmlands. Thanks in part to indoor plumbing and septic cleaning, Hollis has a twenty-first-century cleanliness to go with its old New England heritage.
Contact Wind River Environmental About Septic Cleaning in Hollis, New Hampshire
At Wind River Environmental, we’re proud to serve Hollis, New Hampshire! Not only do we perform septic cleaning, but we also can unclog drains, install grease traps, perform preventative maintenance, and more! If you’re interested in any of our services, please contact us today!
Expert Emergency and Routine Stormwater Removal
The risk of leaving a storm drain clogged can have major consequences. Why let clogged storm drains cost you headaches and unnecessary repair expenses? Rest assured, if your storm drain is blocked, you can take advantage of Wind River Environmental’s Hy Vac service for storm water removal!
Whether it’s an emergency backup or routine service your Wind River is here to make sure you catch basin is well-attended. Please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can put your concerns at ease.
Know the Risks
Sand, leaves, branches, and other debris collect in storm drains and can build up over time. When a catch basin becomes congested, water is unable to drain. This can be extremely problematic to your municipal, residential, and business properties. A clogged stormwater drain near public facilities, homes, and businesses could flood and ruin flooring, furniture, and appliances.
Likewise, outdoor flooding can devastate your garden, driveway, and vehicles. Each town may have specific regulations regarding safe storm water drainage, which can typically be found on a city government website. Wind River Environmental is conscious of local regulations to ensure compliance.
Even amid major weather events, we are qualified and prepared to serve you. Our Hy Vac service includes 24/7 year-round coverage with expertise storm water removal.
Other Hy Vac Services Available From Wind River Environmental
With our Hydro Excavation service, soil is safely removed using a dual-purpose technique that involves pressurized water to break apart build-ups and a high-powered vacuum for take-in. With Hydro Excavation, utilities and structures are accurately and noninvasive installed underground; for example, pipe or sewage lines can be installed or revitalized. The importance of our efficient and precise Hydro Excavation process can prevent unnecessary environmental and structural damage that leads to inconveniences like traffic and unintended property repair costs.
Other services our hy vac equipment can provide are: leachate removal, liquid sludge removal, cake sludge removal, and alum sludge removal. Furthermore, our services cover pumping digesters or lagoons and vacuuming any clogged catch basins, lift stations, mains, and external grease traps.
Remember, when an emergency arises, highly-qualified and knowledgeable technicians at Wind River Environmental are always equipped for the even the toughest storm water removal. Similarly, take the next step and be prepared with our routine Hy Vac service so that you never have to worry about your catch basin clogging.
Trenchless Pipelining – Are You Lucky Enough To Qualify?
Are You Aware of Trenchless Pipelining?
Trenchless pipelining has been around nearly 20 years, but a lot of homeowners are unaware of this option. To find out if you qualify, we just need to thread a camera through your pipes to see what sort of issues are involved. Want to know if you are lucky enough to qualify? Call us today to schedule an appointment!
Installing Trenchless Pipelining With Wind River Environmental
Once we arrive and take a look at your lines, we should be able to tell you if trenchless pipelining is a viable option for you. Tree roots are one of the most common problems seen. In times past, this would involve digging a trench in your yard, replacing old pipe with new, and reseeding after completion – if you were lucky enough that the line didn’t cut under your driveway!
Today, we can pressure wash those roots and many other obstructions away. Then we put an expandable liner in place and use air or water pressure to inflate it to cover any cracks. Once this cures, your pipe is as good as new. The new liner will only create about a quarter inch thickness and will not hinder water removal from your home.
Using this minimally invasive method of repair cuts down on time you are without water, labor for digging up and replacing pipes, and any landscaping repair. While this isn’t a guarantee it will be more cost-effective, the likelihood is significant.
Contact Wind River Environmental Today!
If you’re having problems with seepage in your yard, toilets flushing slowly, or tubs or washing machines draining slowly, give Wind River Environmental a call to set up an inspection. Before putting out a lot of money for replacing damaged pipes, let one of our technicians take a look to see if you are lucky enough to qualify for trenchless pipelining. We are here to serve your needs and help you save on repairs!
Spotlight: Professional Waste Management Provided for Milford, NH
The Serenity of Small-Town Life in Milford, NH
Living in Milford, NH is a treat for all who embrace small-town life. Whether you are a resident with a septic system, a business with inside grease traps, or a municipality needing wastewater treatment, Wind River Environmental is here to serve you! Let’s spotlight professional waste management that we provide for Milford.
Life In Milford, NH
Milford, NH, founded in 1794, has a rich history. Its name was derived from a mill built on a ford on the Souhegan River. It was nicknamed “The Granite City” due to a large number of high-quality granite quarries in highest operation from 1850 to 1930, though only one remained as of 2017. Milford was a prime stop on the underground railroad. It was also the home of Harriet E Wilson, the first female African American novelist published in the US in 1859.
Today, with a population just over 15,000, Milford remains the manufacturing and retail center of a six-town area. Although too large now to know “everyone in town”, it remains quintessential small-town America that Normal Rockwell so aptly portrayed in his works. One of the highlights of the year for residents is the annual Pumpkin Festival each October.
Septic Services in Milford, NH
Residents and businesses throughout the Milford area can depend on Wind River Environmental for all of their septic system service needs. Serving New England since 1946, our services include everything from pipelining to problem-solving to preventative maintenance for residential customers. We also offer extended services for commercial customers including inside grease trap services and drain cleaning. For municipalities, we provide wastewater treatment facilities, catch basin cleaning, and sludge hauling, just to name a few.
We are proud to provide septic service for Milford and the surrounding area. This spotlight on Milford NH showcases our professional waste management services. We look forward to assisting you. Call us today for all of your septic service needs!
Understanding Grease Interceptors: The Difference Between Grease Traps and Tanks
Grease – The Hidden Menace
Hospitals, schools, and restaurants are just a few examples of businesses with commercial kitchens that encounter grease on a daily basis. Understanding the difference between traps and tanks when it comes to a grease interceptor is important for preventing clogs and pipe damage. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and most municipalities require at least one type of grease interceptor per commercial kitchen. No matter the size or scope of your commercial kitchen, Wind River can service all of your water systems and help your business stay compliant and clean with regular maintenance.
While grease traps and tanks are similar in what they do, they have noticeable differences as well! The type of interceptor used depends upon:
- The size of the business.
- The types of food disposed on a daily basis.
- The volume of food waste disposed on a daily basis.
Here are the basic differences between grease traps and tanks:
Grease traps are grease interceptors that collect waste such as fat, oil, and grease (FOG) inside the sink. These traps prevent waste from passing through the sink into the sewer system.
Grease tanks are larger than traps and are located outside of a building, underground. Tanks range in size from 1,000 to 10,000 gallons.
When it comes to grease interceptors, it is better for businesses to be proactive rather than reactive. Wind River uses technology to take images of the systems they service. Customers receive copies of the images with their service reports, thus making it possible to better understand the condition of their systems.
Keep Your Grease Interceptor Clog-Free With Wind River Environmental!
Wind River services businesses up and down the East Coast. Have peace of mind by letting our friendly and professional team service your water systems on a timely basis. Keeping your grease interceptor clog-free allows you to concentrate on your business, services, and customers. Good maintenance also prevents odors, blockage, and bad relations with government officials.
To have your interceptors inspected and cleaned, contact us today!
Replacing a Septic System Cover to Enhance Safety
Regular pumping of the septic tank is important to maintain a healthy septic system. All septic tanks have between 2-3 covers to allow for service and inspection. Typically, a septic cover is round in shape and about the size of a man hole cover. A damaged or unsecured cover could lead to tragedy should someone fall through into the tank. Wind River Environmental offers septic system cover replacement services, as well as other septic system repairs.
Septic Cover Replacement and Safety at Wind River Environmental
Last year, tragedy struck in Jacksonville, FL when 3-year old Amari Harley fell into a septic tank due to an unsecured septic cover. The town of Jacksonville spent close to $1 million to install new locking covers to approximately 200 homes.
Wind River Environmental takes septic cover safety seriously. At each service, our technicians inspect the condition of each septic cover. Once the covers to the system are exposed they are inspected for integrity and safety.
If our technician discovers a cover which is unsafe, his first action will be to secure and block off the area. He then reports the cover to his manager and customer service and remains onsite until the customer has been notified.
Septic System Cover Types
Septic covers are available in a variety sizes and types to fit the system. Our professional technician will always be on hand to consult with you about the best onsite options for your replacement covers. For example, green plastic covers can be used to blend naturally with the yard. If the cover is in an area where it would be weight-bearing, such as a parking lot or driveway, special load-bearing covers are used to ensure safety.
Contact Wind River Environmental Today!
Wind River Environmental offers the full range of septic and plumbing service for residential and commercial customers, so don’t hesitate to contact us!