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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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Maine Septic and Pumping, An Interview With Kathy-Rae Emmi

Maine Septic and Pumping, An Interview With Kathy-Rae Emmi

Can you tell us a little bit about your backstory and how you got into the septic business? My father, William “Bill” Presby had started an excavation company in 1948, when he bought his first bulldozer. The construction company with an emphasis on septic installations was how my three older brothers and myself were raised. [...]

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5 Reasons Why Your Company Should Sponsor A Local Little League Team

5 Reasons Why Your Company Should Sponsor A Local Little League Team

What’s the best pastime that America loves to watch and play? It’s baseball, of course! Nothing says summer and fun like getting out on the old ball field and playing a game with friends. Why not support someone’s dream of playing by having your liquid waste company sponsor a local little league team? These kids [...]

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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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Robby’s Septic Tank Service An Interview with Owner Beverly McLaughlin

Robby’s Septic Tank Service An Interview with Owner Beverly McLaughlin

How did you get into the septic business? Robby’s father worked for a septic tank company, so as the oldest of six kids, he started working in the business with his father at an early age. After graduating from high school, he began working at a grocery warehouse. He was not satisfied with this and [...]

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Throw The Best Employee Summer BBQ Bash

Throw The Best Employee Summer BBQ Bash

Summer is practically here! What that means in the liquid waste industry is that the work obviously still must go on, even though many of your employees might have their head in the summer clouds! Septic systems still need to get cleaned and repaired, but everyone should have a day for some summertime enjoyment with [...]

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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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