Septic Services Can Help Prevent Septic Problems Over the Holidays

Septic Preservation Services know from many years experience within the septic industry that if you have septic services on a regular basis you are helping prevent unexpected septic system breakdowns. This is especially reassuring in the holiday season when nobody wants to be having to deal with a septic failure. In addition to having the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you are maintaining your septic system you are also actually increasing the longevity of your septic system which will be an expensive item to replace if it fails. We provide septic services clients on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis depending to the septic system and usage. For example a restaurant will require more frequent services that a customer with a summer cottage on that is only used seasonally. We service septic systems all over New England from Maine in the north to Rhode Island in the south and western Massachusetts to Cape Cod. If you are interested in septic services or have any questions please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Septic Repairs Including A Septic Alarm Investigation

Septic Preservation Services’ goal is to provide honest and reliable septic repairs and services to residential and commercial customers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine. We use state-of-the-art equipment to target the exact source of your septic problems to reduce costs for our customers and minimize downtime. We take great pride in the work that we do and have never been unsuccessful in locating the exact problem through our troubleshooting services. Fast, quality, courteous service is our goal and we will respect both you and your property throughout the duration of our work on your septic system. The equipment we use is designed to keep your system as concealed as possible while reliably repairing it in the most cost effective manner. Today we have technicians investigating a septic alarm in Attleboro MA. The septic alarm is a small device in our customer’s tank that alerts them to a malfunction (such as a broken pump, a power failure, a leak inside or outside the tank, clogged drain pipes, or freezing within the pipes) within the septic system. We will locate their septic problem and repair their septic system. We also have septic repairs Marshfield, Carver, Taunton and Stoughton MA. If you have a septic repair that needs to be done it is wise to not delay please do call our office to either make an appointment or to ask any questions that you may have on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Do You Know How To Maintain Your OBD

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.”

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 a question or concern about your OBD please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Septic Repairs In Maine Don’t Stop For Winter

Septic Preservation Services have septic repairs scheduled in West Newfield, Waterboro, Alfred, Lebanon, Acton, Bar Mills and Gorham Maine. We are available for septic system 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 problem can become a large septic system 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 Septic Preservation Services where we will be happy to help you

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Landscaping Your Leachfield

Watch this great video on landscaping your leachfield.  Any questions. Call Septic Preservation Services at 877-378-4279.  We are your total septic system company.  Visit www.septicpreservation.com for more information.

Septic Preservation Services Provides OBD Services and Repairs to Maine Customers

Septic Preservation Services have Overboard Discharge (OBD) Services and Repairs today in Kittery, Kittery Point, Cape Neddick, Wells and North Berwick 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.”

Therefore all property owners with an OBD must have a service contract with a licensed OBD. 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 Septic Preservation Services

Septic Inspections For Customers in Maine

Septic Preservation Services provide septic inspections to property owners in Maine who have a septic system and wish to know the condition of their system. They can use this information to catch septic problems before they happen and to repair their system if the inspection indicates that their septic system requires a septic repair. We also carry out septic inspections for clients who are considering buying a property with a septic system or are selling a property, either residential or commercial, with a septic system. Again a septic inspection provides information on the current status of the system so enables people to make informed decisions when purchasing a property. Today we have septic inspections scheduled in Alfred, Lebanon, Berwick, Waterboro and West Kennebunk ME. If you require a septic inspection in Maine or have any questions about septic inspections please contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

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Septic Services Provided Safely in Winter Conditions

Septic Preservation Services considers the safety of its technicians and customers to be of the utmost importance when we are carrying out septic services. This is why we hold regular safety meetings which always include a different safety topic that is relevant to the time of year or concerns that have been raised. This time we covered cold related safety precautions including risk factors, prevention measures and symptoms. OSHA states “Cold weather and increased wind speed (wind chill) cause heat to leave the body more quickly putting works at risk of cold stress. Anyone working in the cold may be at risk”. Clearly our technicians who are out in the weather providing septic services to our customers throughout the winter months in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine need to be aware of the symptoms of cold stress and how to take precautions to avoid them. Septic Preservation Services’ technicians work in most weather conditions so we want to know that we have done all that we can to ensure their safety and that of their customers. If you have any questions about the septic services that we provide please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Septic Design For A Portsmouth RI Property

Septic Preservation Services know that if you need a septic design it is wise to go to a company that has experience designing septic systems in your specific area. Septic regulations can vary from town to town and certainly vary from state to state so you want to be sure that your septic design will be compliant because if it isn’t at best you may face delays or at worst you may face delays and extensive excavations to ‘fix’ any issues and vastly increased costs associated with this. Septic Preservation Services have been working in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine for over 25 years and therefore have extensive experience providing septic designs for our clients in these regions. We also have experience designing septic systems for our clients that work with the environment and our clients individual requirements. We know what system will work best for a property that is close to the ocean, has a small plot, is on a steep slope or has many other circumstances that will often require a septic system that is tailored to be the perfect fix for a specific property.

Today we are meeting with a client who has a property on a small plot in Portsmouth RI and we are discussing the options that they have for their septic design. We have extensive experience working in Rhode Island having previously provided septic system designs for customers in towns including Hopkinton, Cranston, Richmond and South Kingstown. If you require a septic system design or if you have any questions about septic designs or septic systems please do contact our office on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

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Pump Chamber Basics

Check out this great video on pump chamber basics.  Is this what your septic system needs?  Septic Preservation has all the answers to your questions on this subject and anything septic.  They have a great team ready to help you from start to finish.  Visit www.septicpreservation.com or call 877-378-4279