Septic Preservation Services would like to remember all of the veterans who have served our country on Memorial Day. We respect the sacrifice that they have made for our country and we offer a veterans discount. We will not be working on Memorial Day but let our staff take this day to spend with their families. However we also understand that most septic problems don’t occur between 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday, outside of holidays, so we also offer 24/7 emergency services to our customers. We’ll be there when you need us anytime of day or night. So if you do need emergency septic system assistance please do contact us at our Norton Office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services have 24 hour emergency services and our trained septic professionals will evaluate the problem and make any necessary repairs. We have experience with large and small septic repairs including septic pump repairs, sewage grinder pump repair, leach field/ drainfield repairs and D-Box repair.
If you have an emergency septic repair that needs to be carried out on short notice or if you have a concern that your septic system is not operating correctly and think a repair may be necessary it is always inadvisable to wait. A small septic problem now could become a large and expensive septic problem later. Please do contact our office so we can answer any questions you may have or schedule an appointment on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com.
Septic Preservation Services would like to remember all of the veterans who have served our country on Memorial Day. We respect the sacrifice that they have made for our country and we offer a veterans discount. We will not be working on Memorial Day but let our staff take this day to spend with their families. However, we also understand that most septic problems don’t occur between 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday, outside of holidays, so we also offer 24/7 emergency services to our customers. We’ll be there when you need us anytime of day or night. So if you do need emergency septic system assistance please do contact us at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic system odors can have many causes. Some can be minor, others more serious. In cold weather, the causes can vary. Pinpointing the source of the smell is usually the first step. Downdrafts from the vent pipe on the roof may cause odor, but would vary with weather conditions and wind and subside as the day warms.
There could be a problem with a frozen drainfield, blocked tank inlet or outlet, or other blocked pipes. Backup may occur in the home if this is the case. Check the lowest drain in the system first. Call a professional right away if you suspect this is the problem.
Long, persistent odors and wet spots over the tank and drainfield could mean septic system failure. Check for effluent outside and wet spots where the grass may be particularly lush.
Does it smell right near the house? Broken pipes or leaky pipes could account for this. Effluent could be leaking out of the pipe and running along the pipe trench rather than through the pipe itself. Blocked pipes could also be the problem forcing the sewage back toward the home.
The best course of action is to call a professional right away. Septic Preservation Services have 24 hour emergency services as well as trained septic professionals to evaluate the problem and make any necessary repairs, which could save money down the road and prevent septic failure.
Call them at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services would like to thank all of our customers, vendors and friends for a very successful year. We have conducted more Septic Inspections, Septic Installations, Septic Remediations and Septic Repairs in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island than ever before and we are looking forward to expanding upon that success in 2017. Please call us at 877-378-4279 with all your questions or visit www.allclearseptic.com
Septic Preservation Services are conducting septic pump repairs today in Canton, MA. We are regularly called out for septic pump repairs that are necessary because homeowners are not aware of what can and is introduced to their septic system. If a child, for example, flushes clothing, then it can cause a malfunction with the septic pump requiring a repair. In some instances when our technician removes, for example, a broken toy or wipes from the system the homeowner is either unaware that it can’t be flushed or doesn’t know that it has been flushed. Always consider your septic system when you use your drains and if you are unsure please do contact our office for more information. While we can and do carryout septic repairs for our customers, we are also happy to provide education to avoid these repairs in the future. Please call us at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services have Sand Filter Services scheduled for customers in Fairhaven, Acushnet, Lakeville and Berkley, MA today. We have experience doing services on these specific septic system filters so you can be confident that we will be professional, through, and fast, if you require your Sand Filter to be serviced. Please do contact our office to schedule your appointment or if you require any further information at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services have Septic Cleaning scheduled for customers in Swansea, Westport, New Bedford and Mattapoisett, MA today. One of these cleanings is for the grease trap of one of our commercial clients because grease traps should be inspected monthly and must be cleaned by a licensed septage hauler whenever the level of grease is 25% of the effective depth of the trap, or at least every three months, whichever is sooner. If you need to schedule a Septic Cleaning or require more information please do contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Toxic cleaners and harsh chemicals are all around us. They can cause havoc with your septic system. Your septic system relies on natural microorganisms to break down the effluent which flows into your septic tank. Harsh chemicals found in many cleaners such as bleach can kill some of these naturally occurring organisms. What’s a better solution? You can make your own household cleaners out of natural ingredients you can find in your home.
You can make your own drain cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, counter spray, etc. out of natural and gentle ingredients which are better for your environment as well as family and child friendly. At this time of year, they also make great Christmas gifts, especially when decorative bottles and containers are used.
Here are some great recipes to try:
All Purpose Cleaner
- 2 cups white distilled vinegar
- 2 cups water
- 20-30 or more drops of essential oil (optional)
Suggested uses: hard surfaces like countertops and kitchen floors, windows and mirrors.
Tip: Warming in microwave until barely hot will boost cleaning power for tough jobs. Only microwave in a glass container.
Creamy Soft Scrub
- 2 cups baking soda
- ½ cup to 2/3 cup liquid castile soap*
- 4 teaspoons vegetable glycerin (acts as a preservative)
- 5 drops antibacterial essential oil such as lavender, tea tree, rosemary or any scent you prefer (optional)
Mix together and store in a sealed glass jar, shelf life of 2 years. Dry soft scrubs can be made with baking soda or salt (or combination of both) with 10-15 drops essential oil to scent.
Suggested uses: Use this creamy soft scrub on kitchen counters, stoves, bathroom sinks, etc.
- 1 cup soap flakes
- 1/2 cup washing soda
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1-2 tbsp. oxygen bleach (optional for extra whitening power)
Soap flakes can be made by grating your favorite pure vegetable soap with a cheese grater. Mix ingredients together and store in a glass container. Use 1 tablespoon per load (2 for heavily soiled laundry), wash in warm or cold water
For soft water: use 1 cup soap flakes, 1/4 cup washing soda and 1/2 cup baking soda. For hard water: use 1 cup soap flakes, 1 cup washing soda, and 1 cup baking soda.
Note: This recipe can be safely used in HE washers..
Tips: Add 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar to rinse as a fabric softener. For a whitener, use hydrogen peroxide rather than bleach. Soak your dingy white clothes for 30 minutes in the washer with 1/2 cup 3% peroxide. Launder as usual.
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
- 20-30 drops lemon essential oil
Shake well before using (2 teaspoons lemon juice may be substituted for lemon oil but then must be stored in refrigerator).
Dip a clean, dry cloth into the polish and rub wood in the direction of the grain. Use a soft brush to work the polish into corners or tight places.
Tips: To remove water spots rub well with toothpaste. To remove scratches use 1 part lemon juice and 1 part oil, rub with soft cloth.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Sprinkle toilet bowl with baking soda, drizzle with vinegar, let soak for at least 30 minutes and scrub with toilet brush.
Tip: Let ingredients soak for a while to make for easy scrubbing, especially on persistent stains like toilet bowl rings.
- ½ cup baking soda
- ½ cup vinegar
- 1/2cup salt
Pour baking soda down the drain and follow with vinegar. Cover and let sit for at least 30 minutes. Flush with boiling water.
Tip: Prevent your shower from clogging by using a drain trap to catch hairs.
These recipes can be found on womensvoices.org
Septic Preservation Services is available to answer all your questions on your septic system and what you should or should not put in it. Call them at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services are conducting overboard discharge (OBD) services for customers today in Northport, Belmont, Belfast, Friendship and Waldoboro, ME. If you require an Overboard Discharge Service please contact our office to schedule your appointment at 877-678-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com