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5 Tips On How To Train Your Crews On Dealing With Customers Better

5 Tips On How To Train Your Crews On Dealing With Customers Better

Customer service is an important part of any business when you deal with the public. They can essentially make or break your company’s profits by word-of-mouth reference. When your customers talk about you, it’s with the goal of positive reviews. Obviously you want those referrals to come your way, so that you get more business. [...]

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Speedy Septic- An Interview with Nicole Schwartz

Speedy Septic- An Interview with Nicole Schwartz

Can you tell us a little bit about your personal background and how you got into the septic business as the office manager? I come from a construction background, and came to Speedy Septic in 2012 as their Inside Sales Representative, scheduling service work and helping our customers. I have worked for Speedy in various [...]

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Should You Purchase or Finance Your Septic Truck?

Should You Purchase or Finance Your Septic Truck?

Acquiring a truck is always expensive, but specialty trucking companies face the steepest price tag of all. Septic trucks are often custom-built, require a myriad of specialized parts and can easily cost a quarter million dollars. To put that cost into perspective, septic trucks can be five times more expensive than long-haul trucks, leaving septic [...]

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Winter Preparation

Winter Preparation

With another beautiful summer bidding farewell, we can’t help but think about the approaching winter. Waste water presents unique challenges at every season of the year, but winter can make the pumper’s job especially difficult. What can you do to be prepared? Here are a couple tools that many pumpers have found helpful during the [...]

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All Cen Tex- An Interview with Robert Negrete

All Cen Tex- An Interview with Robert Negrete

Can you tell us the backstory about your personal history and how you got into the septic business? Say a little bit about your journey into this company. Well, I’m originally from California, and I went into the Army as a young man. Then I got station in Fort Hood in 1977, which is obviously [...]

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Fraserwoods Fabrication and Machining Ltd.-An Interview with Lavern Kovlaske

Fraserwoods Fabrication and Machining Ltd.-An Interview with Lavern Kovlaske

Fraserwoods Fabrication and Machining Ltd. is a rotating equipment repair company based in Western Canada. The company began operations in 2001 and since then they have grown to become the leaders in PD (positive displacement) blower and vacuum pump repairs for the mobile equipment and stationary industrial service markets. All repairs are performed in-house at [...]

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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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