OBD Services In Maine And Tips For Property Owners To Maintain Their OBDs

Septic Preservation Services have many years experience working with the Maine government’s overboard discharge (OBD) program. As stated on the Maine Gov website:

“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:

http://www.maine.gov/dep/water/wd/OBD/index.html

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

Maine Septic Inspections Benefit Property Owners

Septic Preservation Services has certified septic inspectors with the most up to date equipment who are ready to provide our Maine customers with thorough, reliable septic inspections. If your property is not on town sewer it is essential that your septic system is working efficiently to ensure that your waste is being processed correctly. Benefits of an inspection include:

  • Keeping you informed of the status of your septic system. Your system must be maintained to ensure it continues to operate correctly. The inspection will notify you if it is time to have your septic pumped or for any other maintenance
  • Identifying any repairs that need to be done to your system. Spotting small septic problems can result in a quick, easy and inexpensive repair in contrast to a large, messy and expensive repair if a problem is left to get more extensive.
  • If you are selling your property it provides a home buyer with a detailed report of the location and condition of your septic system components at the time of the inspection. The data collected assists the home buyer with their purchasing decision.

Today we have septic inspections scheduled in Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach, Kennebunk, Waterboro, Alfred, Berwick and Lebanon Maine. If you live in Maine and you have a septic system servicing your property and would be interested in a septic inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections in Maine please do contact us on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Repairs In Maine Through The Winter

Septic Preservation Services have septic repairs scheduled in West Newfield, Waterboro, Alfred, Lebanon, Acton, Biddeford and West Kennebunk Maine. We are available for repairs even in the winter months because we know that septic repairs do not wait for the warmer weather. Infact waiting to do septic repairs can result in much bigger problems. A small septic repair can become a large repair or even a septic failure if left too long. If you need to schedule a septic repair or if you have any questions please do contact us on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com where we will be happy to help you.

Overboard Discharge (OBD) Services and Repairs Today In Kittery, Cape Neddick, Berwick, Kennebunk Port Maine

Septic Preservation Services have Overboard Discharge (OBD) Services and Repairs today in Kittery, Kittery Point, Cape Neddick, Berwick, Kennebunk and Kennebunk Port Maine. As Stated on the Maine.Gov Department of Environmental Protection website:

“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 are the only statewide contractor listed by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection on their Wastewater Treatment Plant Certified Maintenance Contractor List.

It is stated that for OBDs the

“DEP rule requires all mechanical treatment systems to have an operating alarm system; to maintain a current service contract with a licensed service contractor; and to attach a service tag on or near the treatment system that provides the service contractor’s name and the last date of service.”

For more information see http://www.maine.gov/dep/water/wd/OBD/index.html

Therefore all property owners with an OBD must have a service contract with a licensed OBD Contractor. Septic Preservation Services has extensive experience and provides OBD services for multiple customers in Maine. If you require an Overboard Discharge Service or Overboard Discharge Repair please do contact our office on  877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

A Septic Inspection Keeps Property Owners Informed On The Status Of Their Septic System

Septic Preservation Services knows that a septic system will not operate indefinitely and may eventually need replacement and will always require maintenance so it is advisable to know the condition of your septic. Having a septic  inspection on your septic system keeps you informed of the status of your 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. Today we have septic inspections scheduled in Belfast, Hermon, Union, Palmero, Windsor, Oakland and Winthrop 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

 

Septic Inspections Today In Maine

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

 

 

Servicing OBDs For Customers In Maine

Septic Preservation Services is the only statewide contractor on the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s Wastewater Treatment Plants Certified Maintenance Contractors List. This means that anyone in Maine who has an OBD can use one of our contractors for their maintenance, servicing and repair needs. 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 http://www.maine.gov/dep/water/wd/OBD/index.html. Today we are servicing OBDs for customers in Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach, Kennebunk, Kennebunk Port, Wells and Cape Elizabeth ME. If you have an OBD and require an OBD Service or OBD repair please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

Thank You For A Successful 2017

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 Designs, Septic Remediation, Septic Services and Septic Repairs in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island than ever before.

Highlights include:

  • Working with multiple breweries in Marshfield MA, Woodstock, NH, and Limerick, ME to resolve high strength wastewater issues
  • Getting approval to teach septic savvy in RI and MA for training credits Class. This class includes; how septic systems work; why septic systems fail, and what your options are once your septic system fails; Information on septic inspection, septic repairs, septic replacement, septic installations and advanced treatment units for wastewater treatment
  • Record sales in Maine including, Acton, Farmington, Tennant’s Harbor, Arrowsic, Friendship, North Berwick, Union, Bailey Island, Gorham, Oakland, Wales, Belfast, Harrison, Owls Head, West Bath, Biddeford, Hermon, Peaks Island, West Newfield, Bowdoinham, Kennebunk, Poland, Whitefield, Brunswick, Kittery Point, Portland, Windham, Cape Elizabeth, Lewiston, Richmond, Winslow and Jay
  • Continuing help to customers with overboard discharge (OBD) systems in Maine as they as fazed out
  • Welcoming new employees that will assist with septic inspections, functional inspections, septic repairs, septic installations, and septic designs from Norton, Attleboro and Acushnet MA, Cumberland and North Smithfield RI and Biddeford ME

We are looking forward to expanding upon our success in 2018. Happy Holidays from Septic Preservation Services!

 

 

Septic Preservation Services Are The Only Statewide Contractor On The OBD Service Contractor List

Septic Preservation Services have overboard discharge (OBD) services scheduled today in Boothbay, Westport Island, Phippsburg, Friendship, Bremen, Bath and West Bath ME. The Maine DEP’s Overboard Discharge 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. DEP rule requires all mechanical OBD treatment systems to have an operating alarm system; to maintain a current service contract with a licensed service contractor; and to attach a service tag on or near the treatment system that provides the service contractor’s name and the last date of service.  All mechanical systems require power, so be sure that power is supplied to the unit and that it is turned on 7 days a week during the season of use. Septic Preservation Services are the only statewide contractor on the OBD service contractor list supplied by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. If you need to arrange an overboard discharge service or repair please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

Septic System Remediation With Septic Systems, Equipment And Processes Which Ensure The Environment Is Protected And Repaired

Septic Preservation Services has built a reputation in the septic system industry for septic system remediation which means that we not only successfully repair septic systems but do so with septic systems, equipment and processes which ensure that the environment is protected and repaired. When we are contacted to do a septic system repair once we have assessed the condition of your septic system, we will present you 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

We want to provide a septic repair that will not only solve your septic problem but also repair the cause of your septic issues in an environmentally conscious manner. Today we have septic system repair appointments in Pittston, Whitefield, Gardiner, Alna, Richmond and Friendship ME . If you have any questions about septic system remediation or septic repairs please do contact our office on 877-348-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com