Septic Preservation Services understand that if you have your septic system serviced on a regular basis you are helping ensure that you will not have any unexpected septic system breakdowns which is especially important for our commercial customers with restaurants because a problem with their septic system can have large repercussions to their business. You will also be increasing the longevity of your septic system which can be an expensive item to replace if it fails. We service our septic system clients on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis depending on the septic system and usage. For example a Dunkin Donuts restaurant will require more frequent services that a customer with a summer property on Cape Cod. Today we have septic system services including Singulair Service, FAST Service, Advanced Treatment Unit Service, Sand Filter Service, FujiClean System Service and Jet System Service in Cumberland, North Smithfield, Cranston, Johnston, Lincoln and Smithfield RI. If you are interested in septic services or have any questions please do contact our office on on 877-348-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services have been working with septic systems for over 25 years in this region. During this time we have built up excellent relationships with our customers, both those with private homes but also commercial properties. Businesses we work with include Cumberland Farms®, Dunkin Donuts®, Shell Oil®, Tedeshi’s®, Xtramart®, and McDonald’s® and we also work with condominium associations and residential communities. These relationships are clearly beneficial for referrals and repeat business. Today we have septic inspections which include an inspection on a condominium in Attleboro, MA. As stated on the Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs:
“For a facility comprised of five or more condominium or cooperative units, each system located on the facility shall be inspected at least once every three years instead of at time of transfer of title and all existing systems shall be inspected by December 1, 1996. For a facility comprised of fewer than five condominium or cooperative units: 1. each system located on the facility shall be inspected at least once every three years and all existing systems shall be inspected by December 1, 1996, or 2. at the time of transfer of title of any unit, the system serving that unit shall be inspected in accordance with the time of transfer provisions of 310 CMR 15.301.”
We conduct a septic inspection for this condominium association every 3 years as required by the State of Massachusetts. We do have other Title 5 Inspections today also in Fall River, Swansea, Rehoboth and Seekonk MA. If you require a septic inspection or if you have questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 877-348-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services conduct many septic inspections throughout the year and the majority are for property owners who are selling their home or commercial property and need to have a septic inspection because they have a septic system and are not on town sewer. However there are other instances when a septic inspection is required. Today we have septic inspections in Sutton, Oxford, Uxbridge, Grafton, Sturbridge, East Brookfield and Bellingham MA including a condominium septic inspection where the property not being sold. As stated on the Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs:
“Units in a Condominium or Cooperative Corporation. The cooperative corporation or condominium association shall be responsible for the inspection, maintenance, and upgrade of any system or systems serving the units, unless otherwise provided in the governing documents of the condominium association or the cooperative corporation. For a facility comprised of five or more condominium or cooperative units, each system located on the facility shall be inspected at least once every three years instead of at time of transfer of title and all existing systems shall be inspected by December 1, 1996.”
Our client’s condominium building is larger than 5 units so we are inspecting their system as required by Massachusetts because it will soon be over 3 years since their last septic inspection. If you require a septic Inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services was contacted by a client who owns a restaurant in Hingham MA and is expanding the business so they will be able to seat more customers. As a result of this they need to upgrade their septic system to accommodate the extra demand and water usage. We are starting their septic system installation today.
Septic Preservation Services have extensive experience in this region having recently installed other septic systems in Hingham, Sharon, Bourne and Norton MA. This is especially important with septic systems because you want to use a company that has the expertise and experience to install your septic system properly based on local and state requirement. Our experienced installers and repair staff understand the strict requirements placed on septic repair and installs and ensure our work meets these requirements. If you will require a septic system installation or if you have any questions about installations please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services has been contacted by a restaurant property owner in Rochester, MA, who is putting a considerable addition on to their property, therefore, increasing the number of seats in their restaurant.
They are now required to have a septic system that will accommodate the additional use that results from more customers using their restaurant.
We are designing a septic system that will both cope with the additional demand but also be much more efficient and environmentally conscious than their older septic system.
If you need a septic system design, or are considering a new septic system, please do contact our Norton, MA, office. We will be happy to discuss the various options that are available to you and design you a septic system that perfectly fits your septic needs, whether it is for a residential or commercial property, we can help. You can reach us at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services is providing a septic design for a commercial client in Attleboro, MA, who is expanding their restaurant. Therefore, their septic system needs to change to accommodate the extra demand that additional customers will create. We have extensive experience working with commercial and private property owners in this region so we know the regulations and can ensure that their design is correct. We have recently designed septic systems for customers in Norton, Mansfield, Carver, Acushnet, and Fall River, MA. Therefore, there will not be delays caused by a design that is not to code. If you need a septic design or have any questions about septic designs and septic systems, please do contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services has Title 5 Inspections scheduled today in West Bridgewater, Berkley, Lakeville, Freetown, Rochester, Acushnet, Mattapoisett, and Fairhaven, MA. Most of the inspections are required because properties that are being sold have a septic system, but one of the Title 5 Inspections we are conducting is for a commercial property. This restaurant is expanding and adding seating so the owners need a new septic inspection to be carried out. As stated by the The Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs for Massachusetts:
“A system must be inspected upon any change of use or increase in design flow, BUT ONLY IF the change or expansion also requires a building permit or occupancy permit from the local building inspector . Examples include adding a bedroom to a house, adding seats to a restaurant, or changing the type of business operating at a commercial location. Check with the Building Department and/or Board of Health to find out if your situation requires a building or occupancy permit which will trigger a system inspection.
Any change in the footprint of a building also requires an inspection to determine the location of the system, to ensure that construction will not be located on top of any system components or on the reserve area. If official records are available to determine the location of the system components, this requirement may be waived. Check with your local Board of Health.”
If you are unsure whether you need a Title 5 Inspection either check with the Building Department and/or Board of Health or contact our office. If you need to schedule a Title 5 Inspection please do contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Most of the customer care information that you will find online with regard to septic systems is geared toward residential consumers.
Commercial septic system users have a completely unique set of guidelines, care tips and maintenance schedules that they need to adhere to in order to keep their systems in healthy running order. There are many commercial businesses that use septic systems including restaurants, schools, hospitals, beauty shops and laundry facilities.
Wastewater and Water Usage
One of the biggest concerns for both residential and commercial clients is water usage and the amount of wastewater it adds to the system. Commercial systems that discharge less than 10,000 gallons of sanitary wastewater each day fall under the Massachusetts Title 5 regulation and all of the associated requirements. This includes Title 5 Inspections and rules regarding cleaning, usage and pumping, as well as repairs or upgrades of failed systems.
However, commercial systems that discharge industrial wastewater or anything other than sanitary wastewater must first store the non-sanitary wastewater in an industrial wastewater holding tank. These businesses must apply for a permit to use the industrial wastewater holding tank. Any sanitary wastewater from these same commercial businesses can continue to be discharged into an on-site system. The point is just to separate the non-sanitary wastewater from the on-site system for proper processing.
Certain types of commercial businesses must address specific issues that are related to their unique industry. For example, according to Massachusetts State Law, printers, photo processors and dry cleaners must be certified under the Environmental Results Program (ERP), which is a program for streamlined permitting and compliance, due to the types of chemicals and industrial waste produced by their facilities. Other types of businesses will have other types of requirements under the law.
Under Massachusetts law, these facilities are able to utilize a septic system for toilet waste and regular shampoo water as long as they are using less than the 10,000 gallons per day limit. Wastewater that comes from chemical treatments, such as hair color, perms, straighteners, etc., must be store in an industrial wastewater holding tank with a permit from MassDEP. To faciliate this, beauty shop owners can choose to direct all sinks to the holding tank or use a special sink that has been separately plumbed for use with chemical treatments to ensure that the wastewater goes to the holding tank.
As long as it remains under the 10,000 gallon per day threshold, hospitals can send all sanitary wastewater from sinks, showers, toilets and laundry to a septic system. In most cases, however, hospitals will use much more than 10,000 gallons per day. Lab waste is considered to be industrial wastewater and must be stored in a MassDEP permitted holding tank.
Again, as long as sink and toilet waste are sanitary and under the 10,000 gallons per day maximum, this type of business can send their wastewater to an on-site septic system. However, any wastewater from the laundry itself must be stored in a permitted MassDEP industrial wastewater holding tank. Businesses that offer both laundry and drycleaning services must fall under the regulation of a Dry Cleaner and are required to be certified under the ERP.
As long as no chemicals or otherwise considered industrial wastewater is being produced, most office buildings are eligible to use an on-site septic system for sanitary wastewater that results from toilet waste, sinks and showers as long as it is under the 10,000 gallons per day limit. In this case, no other permitting or certification would be required.
Sanitary wastewater under 10,000 gallons per day can be discharged into a septic system if it comes from sink or toilet waste. Due to the food preparation and cooking that goes on in this type of business, all restaurants are required by Massachusetts State Law to install grease traps that can handle the wastewater that comes from the food preparation stations in the kitchen. All restaurant grease traps should be inspected on a monthly basis and must be cleaned once the grease level hits 25% of capacity or every three months.
As long as they use less than 10,000 gallons of water per day, grocery stores can discharge the wastewater from sinks and toilets to a septic system. Food preparation areas must have grease traps installed and, as with restaurants, should be inspected monthly and cleaned every three months or when the grease level reaches 25% of capacity.
Call a Professional Service
If you run a commercial business in the State of Massachusetts, you should contact a professional septic system service to ensure that you are working within the parameters of local law. Septic Preservation Services has over 15 years of experience servicing, inspecting, repairing and cleaning septic systems for commercial and residential customers all over Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine. Call us today at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com for a professional consultation and evaluation of your septic system and help you stay on top of it all with our Preventative Maintenance Program.