Septic Alarm Alerts A Westport Customer To A Malfunction In Their Septic System

Septic Preservation Services’ goal is to provide honest and reliable septic repairs and services to residential and commercial customers all over Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 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 Westport 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 are also repairing septic systems in Marion, Acushnet, Mattapoisett and Rochester 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 www.septicpreservation.com

 

 

 

The Health Of Your Septic System Is Improved Through The Addition Of Septic System Bacteria Products

Septic Preservation Services hopes that everyone who took part in the Black Friday sales last week came home with a few bargains and no buyers remorse. Sometimes a ‘bargain’ on the shelf turns out to be a mistake if it is either not as cheap as it originally seemed or not the quality product that it first appeared on closer inspection. This can also be true for septic services and why it is always sensible to research the septic company that you choose to use. Septic Preservation Services has been working in the septic industry for over 25 years in this region and has an excellent reputation for providing quality septic services. We take pride in the work that we do and ensure that all of our technicians are trained with up to date methods and have state of the art equipment. Even with a seemingly simple task as septic pumping it is always a good idea to check the company that you choose to use because keeping your septic system clean and healthy, including its bacteria, is the best way to avoid costly repairs to your septic system, be it a septic tank, cesspool or some other style system.

Septic Preservation Services helps to ensure your system remains as healthy as possible through periodic pumping and system checks. Our professionally trained staff is there to identify potential issues before they become big problems.  To prevent problems, we ensure the solids in your system are cleared out and remain at a level consistent with a healthy system. We also check and clear filters, if one is present, to be sure it doesn’t let any solids into the soil absorption system. The health of the system is also improved through addition of septic system bacteria products to your system by our professional staff. These bacteria help break down the organic solids in your tank which reduces buildup over time, reduces odors and keeps your pipes clean.

Today we are pumping a client’s septic tank in Rochester MA and also adding bacteria products. With proper maintenance these additives can ensure the success and health of your system. Today we also have septic pumping scheduled for customers in Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Fairhaven and Marion MA. If you need to have your septic tank pumped or if you have any questions about septic pumping, septic systems or septic bacteria  please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Repairs Including Septic Pump Repairs

Septic Preservation Services has extensive experience replacing and repairing septic pumps including FujiClean septic pumps, HiBlow septic pumps, E One Pumps and Blue Diamond septic pumps.

Today we have septic repairs, including septic pump repairs and replacement appointments, in Westport, New Bedford, Marion, Mattapoisett, Freetown, Acushnet and Rochester MA.

If you need a septic repair or if you have any concerns about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

Keeping Your Septic System Clean and Healthy is the Best Way to Avoid Costly Repairs

 

Septic Preservation Services knows that keeping your septic system clean and healthy is the best way to avoid costly repairs to your septic system, be it a septic tank, cesspool or some other style system. Septic Preservation Services helps to ensure your system remains as healthy as possible through periodic  pumping and system checks. When we pump your septic tank our professionally trained staff is there to identify potential issues before they become big problems! To prevent problems, we ensure the solids in your system are cleared out and remain at a level consistent with a healthy system. We also check and clear filters if one is present to be sure it doesn’t let any solids into the soil absorption system.

The health of the system can be improved through addition of bacteria products to your system by our professional staff. These bacteria help break down the organic solids in your tank which reduces buildup over time, reduces odors and keeps your pipes clean. With proper maintenance these additives can ensure the success and health of your system.

Today we have septic pumping scheduled in Fairhaven, Fall River, Acushnet, Freetown, Marion and Mattapoisett MA. If you would be interested in septic pumping or if you have any questions about septic pumping or your septic system please do contact our Norton office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

 

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Septic Installation from Start to Finish

landscaping Septic Preservation Services are completing a septic system installation today in North Attleboro MA.

We are landscaping to ensure that evidence of the installation is minimal and that the landscape will recover quickly to cover any remaining signs of the work. We understand that having septic system work is sometimes necessary, but not always something that we want to be reminded of once it has been completed.

We work quickly and discreetly which can be necessary, especially at our commercial customers sites.

We have recently completed both residential and commercial septic installations in Rowley, Peabody, Wrentham, and Rochester, MA.

If you require a septic system installation or if you have any questions, please do contact our Norton office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Garbage Disposals and Your Septic System

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Garbage Disposals are used in many households, but are they safe to use with your septic system.  Good Question!

While many companies that sell garbage disposals will tell you they are fine to use with a septic system, the truth is they really aren’t.

You really shouldn’t be using a garbage disposal with your septic system.  The way that the septic system is set up involves a large tank filled with water and the waste from your home.  The solid waste settles to the bottom where bacteria go to work breaking it down.  Then, there is the water waste layer that has the excess liquid going out to the drain field.  Finally, at the top, there is a layer of scum that has built up.

In order to keep your septic system running smoothly, there are many items that should not be flushed or sent down the drains.  This includes, diapers, wipes, bleach, harsh chemicals and sanitary products to name a few.    The same is true with your garbage disposal.  All the fats, grease, and other waste from the disposal are being added to the septic tank which can can cause problems and clogs and prevent it from working correctly.

Basically, you are overloading the waste that is being put into your septic tank and the naturally occurring bacteria will not be able to keep up with breaking it down.  If you use a garbage disposal, you should have your tank pumped every year, rather than the normal 3-5 year range.  It can wreak havoc with your septic system.

A better idea? Compost.  Composting your kitchen waste is much better for your system and environmentally friendly.  You can buy a cheap plastic composter or even make your own.  Depending on the size, you can add all your kitchen waste as well as leaves and grass and have a great fertilizer ready for your garden or landscaping.

It’s a win win situation for your yard as well as your septic system.  

Visit www.septicpreservation.com for all your septic system questions.  They have a qualified staff ready to help you with all your septic needs from pumping and cleaning to design and installation.  Give them a call at 877-378-4279.

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Septic Services for All Types of Septic Systems

Septic Preservation Services Septic Preservation Service have septic system services today in Barrington, Warren, Tiverton, Little Compton, Middletown, and Jamestown, Rhode Island, including FAST Services, Sand Filter Services and Singulair Services. When you have a septic system you want to ensure that your septic service is completed by a septic company with experience with your exact type of septic system.

Septic Preservation Services have extensive experience with many types of septic systems so you can be confident that your septic system service will be completed correctly, thoroughly, and in a timely manner.

If you need to schedule a septic system service or if you have any questions about services or septic systems please do contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Signs of Septic System Problems

septic system problems Septic Preservation Services know that you may have a septic system problem if you have a property with a septic system, and see one or more of the following signs:

 

  • All of the drains from the house are slow
  • Sewage smells in your home
  • There is a persistent wet area over the leach field
  • Sewage is surfacing in the area of the septic tank or distribution box
  • There is sewage seeping through the foundation
  • The liquid level in the leach field is at the top of the crushed rock layer, the chambers or other underground structures
  • The vegetation over the leach field is greener and more lush than over adjacent areas in the yard
  • There is sewage odor in the yard at times or constantly
  • There is flow back from the leach field when the septic tank is pumped
  • The septic tank needs to be pumped frequently
  • The septic tank discharge baffle is damaged or missing
  • Rain water seems to take longer to disappear over the leach field than over adjacent areas in the yard
  • Well water is contaminated

 

We have experienced septic system technicians who use up to date equipment to locate and repair septic problems for our customers.

Today we have septic system repairs scheduled in West Bridgewater, Stoughton, Mansfield, Norton, Raynham, and Canton, MA.  If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions, please do contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Septic Pumping Integral to Septic Maintenance

septic tank pumping Septic Preservation Services are available to do the septic maintenance that everyone would rather took care of itself but unfortunately needs to be done and arranged.

Septic Pumping is an important part of your septic system maintenance. If you do not have this done your system will get clogged and full and when that happens it will cease to work efficiently and eventually fail. As you can probably imagine a failed septic system is not a pretty sight (or smell) and is often a very expensive thing to fix.

This can be avoided if you not only have your septic system pumped regularly but also use a through and reputable company to do so. The frequency that your septic system should be pumped varies on a variety of factors including the size of your system and the amount it is used, however, it is recommended that it is pumped every 3-5 years.  A properly maintained septic system should only be pumped every 2-5 years, as needed, to avoid removing the “good” bacteria and keep the system running smoothly. Today we have septic pumping scheduled in Attleboro, Norton, Seekonk, Fall River, Freetown, Lakeville, and Acushnet, MA.  If it has been over three years since your septic tank had a pump out, please contact us for an evaluation and to arrange septic pumping if necessary.  You can reach us at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Flooded Septic System Tips

hurricaneWith Two Major Hurricanes behind us,  What should you do with flooded septic systems

With hurricane season still upon us,  it’s a good time to brush up on the proper care of septic systems during flooding events.

Before the Storm

Once heavy rains start to fall and a flood is underway, try  to cease water usage going to the system. Depending on the elevation of the septic tank and floodwaters, the tank can be used as a holding tank. The amount of damage to the system is related to the elevation of the flooding over the system combined with the length of time the system is flooded.

Make sure all inspection ports, lids and covers are properly capped and in place. Pumps and controls in the system can be removed and stored; remember to shut off electricity to the system. There should be no connections between the floor or foundation drains in the house and the system where water can drain through the system.

After the storm

After the floodwaters recede, the system shouldn’t be used until the soil has adequately dried to allow sewage to be absorbed without backing up, which could take several weeks. Homeowners should conserve water during that time.

Now is the time to call Septic Preservation Services to evaluate your system and let you know the condition and what steps you should be taking before using the system.

A comprehensive system inspection and assessment should also be conducted before putting the system back in use. This means opening all parts of the system — sewage tanks, drop boxes, anywhere there is access to system components — and assessing whether sediment or vegetative debris has entered the system. All sewage tanks should be pumped and cleaned out.

The tanks should be evaluated for watertightness and structural defects due to the flooding. Debris in the drop boxes should be removed. If there are pumps and a pressure distribution system, the distribution laterals should be jetted and cleaned. Pumps and controls should be reinstalled, recalibrated and tested.

The evaluation should include making sure wastewater moves between the parts of the system as intended. This may involve running a hydraulic load test on the soil treatment part of the system.

About a month after the system is restarted, Septic Preservation  willschedule a follow-up visit to check for proper operation. Any pumps and controls should be checked and the pump calibrations re-evaluated to make sure they are delivering the correct amount of effluent.

Septic tank manhole covers should be secured and inspection ports should be free of blockage and damage. Make sure there’s no damage caused by animal intrusion in the soil treatment a

Inspections also should include a look at the vegetation over the septic tank, and any erosion damage should be repaired with sod or seeding to provide good plant cover.

If sewage backed up inside the home, homeowners should thoroughly disinfect the house, but they should avoid flushing disinfectants down the drain.

Destroyed systems

Floodwaters can cause components of a septic system to be partially or completely washed away. The owner of such a system shouldn’t assume that soil or other fill can be added and new system components constructed.

Heavy rains can cause slides to partially or completely cover septic system components with rock, mud or silt. These slides can affect the operational integrity of the system, especially the soil treatment systems.

Special care should be taken to keep vehicle and equipment traffic off the soil treatment system to avoid compaction.

If the soil treatment system is saturated or has standing water long after other areas have dried out, there may be a long-term problem related to the flood.

With luck, we won’t have to worry about a major hurricane impacting New England but preventative steps may be able to help save your septic system.

Septic Preservation Services is ready and able to answer all your questions on prevention and are the first call to action in case of a major disaster.  You can reach them at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

Parts of this article were published in Pumper Magazine on September 7, 2017.  Visit www.pumper.com for more septic news.