Who are the hardworking people behind the scenes at Septic Preservation Services? We are starting a series to introduce the people of Septic Preservation Services and what they do.
We begin with the founder of SPS, Bob Silva. Bob Silva started the company after working in manufacturing for 2 decades. Bob felt that customers deserved a better level of professionalism, as well as a higher degree of technical knowledge given the tougher environmental regulations that are being imposed on property owners.
He brings with him a mechanical engineering degree from the University of MA at Dartmouth. As the founder of SPS, his main role is to support his team with professional advice, the resources they need to do their jobs, promote a safe environment, and challenge them to continuously improve. He is highly successful in what he does. In this business, he has faced many challenges and situations. He believes that high strength commercial wastewater from coffee processing plants, breweries, and car washes, have been the most interesting and challenging projects he has dealt with.
He also shares some fun facts and funny stories he has encountered over the years. As told by Bob, ” I was once called by a home owner at 3 AM because she heard gurgling from the toilet as she was sick all night. When I arrived in the morning, there was a mushroom shaped cloud of bubbles over the house 60 ft in diameter. It turned out the woman’s husband was trying to help because she was sick, and did some laundry. He thought the more soap the better. Boy, was he wrong. A second funny story involves another call at 2 AM from Stow,MA, when a couple called because they saw a bear dancing on their front lawn. It turned out to be a pile of soap suds because their daughter dropped a bottle of shampoo in the shower.” He has many stories he could share, but lastly Bob shared this story, ” It is about a customer that kept putting things down the toilet they should not have. After educating the customer several times, we were assured that his family would not keep putting trash into the system. When we arrived and pulled the trash out of the tank once again, the man’s daughter, about age 7, started yelling and hitting her younger brother, about age 5. Apparently,she had flushed one of his GI Joe’s down the toilet and in turn he was flushing her Barbie Doll clothes. This concluded the septic war.”
Bob really enjoys his job and truly feels good about helping people. He feels from time to time they come across people, who through no fault of their own, really need a helping hand, and it is nice to be able to provide it. Outside of work he enjoys camping, fishing, photography, hiking, sailing, and snorkeling.
Stay tuned to meet the rest of the Septic Preservation team.
Septic Preservation Services is ready to help you with all your septic needs. Call them at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com