Septic Preservation Services usually find that the number of septic inspections requested increases in the spring months in direct response to the upturn in the real estate market that usually happens in the spring and this year is no exception. We have septic inspections scheduled today in Westbrook, Peaks Island, North Yarmouth, Gray, Freeport and Pownal Maine. If you are selling a home with a septic system it is a great selling point to have a septic inspection already completed so you can show potential buyers that your system is in good work condition. If you are buying a property that is not on town sewer but is serviced by its own individual septic system a septic inspection can tell you if that system is in good working order and if it needs maintenance or repairs. If it does you then have the information to make an offer accordingly, request that the work be done or to move on if you are concerned. If you wish to schedule a septic inspection or have any questions about septic system inspections or septic systems please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services know that for many homes in Maine that are remote and therefore not on town sewer their property wastewater purification necessarily requires a septic system. All Septic Systems are designed specifically for their own site and have variances which make them unique but most systems are based on the same principles. A conventional septic system consists of a septic tank, a distribution box and a drainfield. Your septic system treats your household wastewater by temporarily holding it in the septic tank where heavy solids and lighter scum are allowed to separate from the wastewater. The solids stored in the tank are decomposed by bacteria and later pumped out. After partially treated wastewater leaves the tank, it flows into a distribution box, which separates this flow evenly into a network of drainfield trenches. Drainage holes at the bottom of each line allow the wastewater to drain into gravel trenches for temporary storage. This effluent then slowly seeps into the subsurface soil where it is further treated and purified. You system must be maintained and used correctly to ensure that it is doing its job correctly. A failing septic system can create many unpleasant conditions such as:
- Hazardous sewage surfacing in yard
- Health hazards to children and pets
- Noxious orders over large areas
- Polluted streams and ponds
- Sewage back-up in buildings
- Contaminated wells
- Breeding areas for mosquitoes
Therefore if you are considering buying a property with a septic system, selling a property with a septic system or own a property with a septic system it is often a very good idea to have septic inspection so you can be confident in the current efficiency and condition of that system. Today we have septic inspections in Portland, Gorham, Freeport, Raymond, Pownal, Poland and Windham ME. If you need to schedule a septic inspection in Maine or if you have any questions about septic inspections or septic systems please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com
“The Maine DEP’s Overboard Discharge (OBD) Program is responsible for regulating discharges of sanitary and household wastewater generated at residential or commercial locations to streams, rivers, bays, and the ocean. All OBDs must be approved by the DEP through a licensing process.” For more information see:
Septic Preservation Services are the only statewide company on the certified maintenance contractor list provided by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
In addition to having your OBD serviced and maintained by a certified contractor you can ensure that your OBD is maintained by following these tips that will help to extend the life of your OBD and promote high quality effluent.
- Some household chemicals kill the microorganisms that digest the wastes in your treatment system and may pass through to the receiving waterbody. Toxic chemicals, harsh cleaners, paint, pharmaceuticals, and non-biodegradable materials should not be disposed of by dumping or pouring down the drain.
- Using low-flow toilets and water-saving showerheads will prolong the life of your system.
- Septic tanks should be pumped at least once every three years. Depending on how much the OBD facility is used, you may want to increase the septic pumping frequency or decrease it to once every five years if it receives very little use.
- Trees, shrubs and woody perennials should be cleared away from system components. Sandfilter surfaces should be mowed at least once per year. If a wet spot appears on or near the sandfilter bed notify the DEP inspector.
- Mechanical systems operate best if they are used at a consistent rate and may malfunction or produce poor quality effluent if overloaded on the weekend and “starved” during the week. Try to manage laundry, cleaning, and showers so that the load is spread out as evenly as possible. Leave a mechanical OBD operating as recommended by your service contractor at all times during the season of use.
- Check the chlorine level at least every two weeks and keep fresh chlorine in contact with the treated wastewater. Don’t overfill the chlorinator tubes; only the bottom two or three inches of the tubes should have chlorine. Old, brown or mushy chlorine does not properly disinfect and must be replaced. Take care to remove old chlorine from your chlorinator rather than washing it out to the waterbody.
- Ensure that the outfall pipe extends to below the low water mark of the receiving waterbody. In extenuating circumstances a specific waiver to this requirement may be granted by the Department.
- Treated wastewater should be clear and without a strong septic or chlorine odor. If wastewater in the disinfection unit is not nearly clear, smells like rotten eggs, raw sewage, or smells strongly of chlorine, call your service contractor or notify the DEP inspector.
Today we have OBD maintenance and services scheduled in Portland, Falmouth, Orr’s Island, Cape Elizabeth, Freeport and Harpswell Maine. If you have an OBD and require a service or you have question or concern about your OBD please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services knows that being aware of the condition of your septic system is key to maintaining it correctly and ensuring that it continues to work efficiently without breakdowns. A septic system will always require maintenance so it is advisable to know the condition of your septic. It is always surprising the number of property owners who have a septic system serving their property and are under the mistaken impression that if there is nothing clearly wrong it can be left alone. A septic system must always be maintained with the minimum of action required being pump outs every 3-5 years. With septic systems ignorance is not bliss and could lead to some unpleasant surprises so having a professional inspect your system could help prevent expensive repairs in the future if you can catch problems before they occur. Today we have septic inspections scheduled in Pownal, Freeport, Lisbon Falls, Poland, Raymond and Lewiston Maine. If you would be interested in a septic inspection or if you have any septic questions please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com
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From our Biddeford, Maine Office our qualified technicians are available to attend to your septic needs on short notice. Today we have septic inspections and septic repairs scheduled in Belfast, Hermon, Islesboro, Palmero, Whitfield and Windsor ME. If you require septic assistance or have any questions please do contact us on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com and we will be happy to help.
Septic Preservation Services has septic inspections scheduled today in Peak’s Island, Portland, Harpswell, Orr’s Island, Freeport, Pownal and Topsham Maine.
Having an inspection on your septic system keeps you informed of the status of your septic system. A septic system will not operate indefinitely and will eventually need replacement and will always require maintenance so it is advisable to know the condition of your septic system. In this instance ignorance is not bliss and could lead to some unpleasant surprises so having a professional inspect your system could help prevent expensive repairs in the future if you can catch problems before they occur.
If you would be interested in a septic inspection or if you have any septic questions please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services has septic system remediation scheduled for customers in Poland, Hebron, Lisbon Falls, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Pownal, Freeport, and Raymond, ME. Once we have assessed the condition of your septic system, we present the customer with a range of options designed to correct any identified issues. These may include one or more of the following:
- Replacement of damaged or missing baffle
- Installation of effluent filter and service riser
- Installation of pumping access riser and cover
- Installation of curtain drains
- Replacement of deteriorated components
- Repair or replacement of damaged components
- Removal of accumulated solids in leach field piping
- Removal of plant and tree roots in leach field piping
- Installation and service of the White Knight™ Microbial Inoculator/Generator
- Diversion of water softener/conditioner backwash discharges
- Detailed explanation of our Septic Use Guidelines
If you require septic system remediation and repair, please do contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services is the only statewide contractor on the Wastewater Treatment Plants Certified Maintenance Contractors list provided by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. This means that we are the only contractor statewide that can service mechanical OBDs. As stated on the Maine Department of Environmental Protection website:
“An overboard discharge (OBD) is a discharge to surface waters of the State of domestic pollutants (sanitary wastes or wastewater from household activities generated at residential or commercial locations) that are not conveyed to municipal or quasi-municipal sewerage treatment facilities. The vast majority of OBDs in Maine are associated with residential dwellings and small commercial operations along the coast.”
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We have overboard discharge service and overboard discharge repair appointments today in Freeport, Harpswell, Brunswick, Orr’s Island, Bailey Island, Phippsburg, Peak’s Island, and Portland, ME. If you need to arrange an OBD service or an OBD repair please do contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services has overboard discharge (OBD) repairs scheduled in Windham, Portland, Falmouth, Freeport, Peaks Island, Cape Elizabeth, Old Orchard Beach, and Buxton, ME. The Maine DEP’s Overboard Discharge (OBD) Program is responsible for regulating discharges of sanitary and household wastewater generated at residential or commercial locations to streams, rivers, bays, and the ocean. All OBDs must be approved by the DEP through a licensing process. Septic Preservation Services is the only Statewide contractor on the OBD Service contractor list provided by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. For more information see http://www.maine.gov/dep/water/wd/OBD. If you need more information or you need to schedule an overboard discharge (OBD) service or overboard discharge (OBD) repair please contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Service will be completing septic inspections in Freeport, Hebron, Gorham, Gray, Health, and Jay this week. Septic Preservation Services will also be conducting septic repairs in Kittery and Lebanon this week. Next week Septic Preservation Services will be conducting septic inspections in Lewiston, Oakland, Palmero, Portland and Wells. If you have a question about septic inspections or your septic system please call our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com