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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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ACE Enterprise Septic Service, An Interview with Charles Foreman

ACE Enterprise Septic Service, An Interview with Charles Foreman

Can you tell us a little bit about how you got into the septic industry? Basically what I do is maintenance on systems and my background is in all those areas of septic management. I used to be a former school teacher, and the joke with that is I used to “teach the little sh*#^ [...]

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Anchor Graphics, An Interview With Owner, Leslie Goolsby

Anchor Graphics, An Interview With Owner, Leslie Goolsby

Anchor Graphics Label and More Inc. is located in McKinney, Texas and is the premier label making and custom graphics company in the area for the past 30 years. They specialize in industrial signage, along with private printing jobs geared towards high end companies in industrial specialties. Other industries they work primarily with besides waste [...]

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Maintain the Manway

Maintain the Manway

If it’s not broken don’t fix it! Some things are better left undisturbed. The manway on top of your vacuum tank that hasn’t been opened in 10 years is probably one of those things. Some tank entrances, such as your larger rear manways, may need to be opened on a weekly basis for proper cleanout. [...]

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SOS Liquid Waste Haulers, An Interview with Carter Mayfield

SOS Liquid Waste Haulers, An Interview with Carter Mayfield

Can you tell us a little bit about your personal background and how your journey began in the septic business? My father, Jess Mayfield, used to operate wastewater treatment plants as a side job to make money for family vacations. That quickly became his main job. I used to spend summers working on wastewater plants [...]

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Imperial Industries Introduces Septic Truck Featuring An All-New Fully  Remote-Controlled Vacuum System

Imperial Industries Introduces Septic Truck Featuring An All-New Fully Remote-Controlled Vacuum System

Remote Control Functionality Available for Installation on any of Imperial’s Stock or Custom Service Truck Units At February’s 2017 WWETT Show, Imperial Industries introduced a one of the industry’s stand-out innovations of 2017: a fully remote-controlled vacuum system, designed to help operators dramatically cut the time they spend on the job site. The remote control [...]

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The Most Dangerous Problems Are The Ones You Are Unaware Of

The Most Dangerous Problems Are The Ones You Are Unaware Of

The most dangerous problems are the ones you are unaware of. This can often be the case with vacuum pump wear parts. Vacuum pumps are the heart of the liquid waste transport vehicle. Often they seem to work tirelessly with little or no maintenance. However,, an ounce of prevention may reveal a significant problem just [...]

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