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Dan Stanley’s Septic Service – An Interview with Dan Stanley

Dan Stanley’s Septic Service – An Interview with Dan Stanley

Can you tell us a little bit about your personal background and how you got into the septic industry? Tell me how you were trained as well. My family started way back in 1954 with my great grandfather in the septic industry. So, that makes me the fourth generation of my family to do this [...]

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When Health Issues Arise: Etiquette For Handling A Seriously Ill Employee

When Health Issues Arise: Etiquette For Handling A Seriously Ill Employee

This is a tricky situation to talk about. When you are running a liquid waste company you have a variety of employees to deal with. You have your crews that run the septic trucks, maybe some administrative employees, and everyone else involved in your business. Counting on them to make the business run smoothly is [...]

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Hoses and Fittings

Hoses and Fittings

Every day you pull a hose, connect fittings, pump a tank. Handling hoses and fittings quickly become second nature to the pumper operator. These tools that you use every day are the factors that make each pumping job a joy or a headache. Here are some considerations to make your daily tasks run more smoothly. [...]

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Be Sure to Flush!

Be Sure to Flush!

We all hope that our expensive equipment will last for a long time without breakdowns! Unfortunately, this rarely unintentionally happens! Careful maintenance is the only way to keep your vacuum pump running smoothly for the long haul. The flushing procedure is one of the maintenance items that needs your careful attention! Rotary vane vacuum pumps [...]

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Vacuum Pump Drivelines

Vacuum Pump Drivelines

Vacuum pump driveline failures usually involve lengthy downtimes and a big service bill. Broken keyways, gears, drive shaft or couplers can result from a variety of causes. Here are some considerations that may help you avoid the hassle. One of the most basic things that you can do to prevent premature failure of your driveline [...]

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Half Empty or Half Full?

Half Empty or Half Full?

Most pumper truck operators take pride in their school of hard knocks degree. One such hard knock is arriving at the pump site only to realize that your truck is just a little too full to completely pump the septic tank. Now, unless it’s a 4:30 pm Friday job that caught you thinking about your [...]

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Equipment breaks! That’s a quick lesson from the school of hard knocks.

Equipment breaks! That’s a quick lesson from the school of hard knocks.

Equipment breaks! That’s a quick lesson from the school of hard knocks. However, vacuum tanks are set up with a variety of protection components to take the sting out of your repair bill. The coupler between your gearbox and vacuum pump is one of these components. Couplers take the stress every time you engage the [...]

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2016-2017 Buyers’ Guide

2016-2017 Buyers’ Guide

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A Guide for Developing a Comprehensive Marketing Strategy

A Guide for Developing a Comprehensive Marketing Strategy

Even though most business owners recognize the importance of developing a business plan outlining their company’s strategies and course for success, the marketing strategy component, because it is sometimes buried in the overall business model, may not be given the attention, time, and research it deserves. This may be because business owners feel they know [...]

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Insurance-Related Factors that Could Impact Your Business

Insurance-Related Factors that Could Impact Your Business

Navigating the complex field of liability and other insurance related issues is often difficult and confusing for small business owners. Nevertheless, as everyone knows, having the right kind of insurance is a saving grace in the event that a major problem or accident occurs that involves one or more of your employees. In this month’s [...]

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