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

 

 

Happy Christmas!

Septic Preservation Services wants to wish everyone Happy Christmas for Monday! We are all looking forward to  celebrating with our friends and family. Of course nobody wants to be concerned about their septic systems over the holidays but it’s a good idea to be conscious of your water usage. When you have a septic system and are not on town sewer it is recommended to spread laundry loads out over a week rather than do multiple loads on one day which can overload your system. In the same vein try to spread out bath and showers, especially if you have a lot of visitors. If your septic system is designed and sized for a small family but it multiplies in size at holidays just try to be aware of your water usage to prevent problems occurring. Happy Holiday from the Septic Preservations Services Team!

Septic Maintenance Including Septic Pumping and Septic Cleaning Is Essential For Your Septic System

Septic Preservation Services know that to ensure that your septic system continues to work correctly and to increase the lifespan of your septic system it is advisable to maintain your septic system and this includes cleaning and pumping to flush out sludge and scum, which do not drain like effluent. Today we have septic cleaning scheduled for customers in Dighton, Freetown, East Bridgewater, Norton, Taunton and Raynham MA. We utilize specialized miniature equipment to locate specific areas of our system, such as a sewer cam that is used to investigate the inside of your sewer lines and jetting equipment to clean the pipes within the leach field. If you need to schedule a septic cleaning or have any questions please do contact our Norton, MA office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

 

Ensure That Your Septic System Continues to Operate Correctly With Regular Septic Cleaning

Septic Preservation Services has septic cleaning scheduled in Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Northborough, Hubbardston, Paxton, Spencer and Sturbridge MA.

To ensure that your septic system continues to work correctly and to increase the lifespan of your septic system it is advisable to maintain your septic system and this includes cleaning and pumping to flush out sludge and scum, which don’t drain like effluent.

If you need to schedule a septic cleaning or have any questions please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com.

Servicing a Variety of Waste Treatment Systems

 

Septic Preservation Services not only service conventional septic systems, we can service a variety of waste treatment systems!

Today we have septic services scheduled for Singulair, FAST, Sand Filter, and advanced treatment unit services. These septic system services are in Charlestown, Narragansett, Middletown, Portsmouth and Tiverton RI.

We regularly service our clients on a schedule determined by a few factors including their septic system and water usage. We see most of our clients on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis, for example we may only see a small summer cottage that is not used all year on an annual basis but a restaurant’s septic system may be serviced quarterly. If you would be interested in having your septic system serviced or if you would like to further discuss the benefits of septic services please do contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Hurricanes and Your Septic System

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Hurricane season is upon us and severe weather could be just around the corner.  How does this affect your septic system?

Flooding and high winds can adversely affect your system.  Here are some tips to guard your system against damage.

Secure your system.

  • Check your risers or septic tank covers if they are exposed to make sure they are secure to ensure that storm water cannot get into your septic system.
  • Check  your electrical pump connections and make sure the water cannot penetrate to avoid damage during a flood
  •  It is never a good idea to park anything over your drainfield, but be  sure not to park automobiles, trailers, or other objects on the drainfield during wet weather, as this can cause damage to the drainfield pipes.

Conserve water and use it sparingly in an emergency.

  • When there is severe flooding in your area, your well water may be at risk from the sewage in standing water. Be aware of any boil-water warnings in your area and make sure you follow.
  • Have a supply of bottled water on hand to ensure you have ample supply of fresh drinking water during and after the storm.
  • Limit your water use during the storm to only essential water use. Put off laundry, dishwashing and showering as long as possible.  Fill your tub with water beforehand for use in flushing the toilet if you lose power and your well pump is not working.

It May Be Wise to have your system inspected after a flood.

  • Hurricanes can mean major flooding in your area.   You might want to have your septic system inspected for for any damage from standing water or fallen objects on the pipes.
  • Check  electrical components  to ensure there has not been any damage to your unit.

Loss of power is always an issue during the hurricane and days following depending on the severity of the storm.  This could affect your sump pump in your basement and cause flooding.  A backup generator is always a great idea to handle and pump out excess water and keep the essential systems working in your home, such as refrigeration and a well  pump to access water.

Septic Preservation Services are experts at storm damage recovery and prevention.  Call them at 877-378-4279 for all your storm related questions and anything concerning your septic system.  Visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Schedule Your Septic System Services

septic system services Septic Preservation Services has septic service appointments today for customers in Bolton, Berlin, Northborough, Clinton, Sterling, Stow, and Maynard, MA.  We take away the responsibility of maintenance of a septic system from our customers.  Lets be honest, there are very few people out there who want to maintain or service their septic system, and if there is a cost effective, quality, septic company available that will do it for you, many people, including our customers, will happily relinquish all responsibility to a qualified and trustworthy alternative.  

We service our customers’ septic systems on a quarterly, biannual, or annual basis, depending on their system and the property it services.  A busy restaurant’s septic system will need more regular septic services than a 2 bedroom single family home, for example.  We service septic systems for small cottages up to large condo association systems. If you would be interested in septic system services or if you have any questions, please do contact our Norton, MA office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Let Septic Preservation Services Maintain Your Septic System

Septic Preservation ServicesSeptic Preservation Services knows how important it is to maintain your septic system to ensure that it keeps working correctly and efficiently and to reduce the likelihood of costly septic repairs or even septic failures.  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.  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 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.  We are providing septic cleaning services today to customers in Acushnet, Rochester, Marion, Mattapoisett, Fairhaven, Lakeville, and Carver, MA.  If you require septic cleaning, pumping or have any questions about the services we provide, please do contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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How to Extend the Life of Your Septic Drain Field

drain fieldOne of the most important components of a septic system is the drain field. Also known as a “leach” field, sometimes just looking at the drain field can help you to determine the health of the septic system as a whole. It is important to take care of your drain field and ensure that it is properly protected from things that can hinder its effectiveness, as it is a vital part of the septic process.

What a Drain Field is and How It Works
The drain field is the part of your septic system where the waste water emerges after passing through your septic tank for the final phase in the cleansing and filtration process. Contaminants and other impurities are removed from the waste water by the drain field, making it safe to enter the local ground water.

The septic drain field removes any organic materials that might yet remain after the waste water has made its way through the septic tank. It utilizes a very basic, yet highly efficient, microbial ecosystem for this part of the process. A drain field consists of a specific layout of trenches that contain a series of perforated pipes that come from the septic tank. The waste water flows over gravel or other porous material, which is covered by a layer of soil to protect it from animals and surface runoff water.

Signs That Your Septic System Needs Help
While there are some fairly obvious signs that a septic system is in need of repair or has failed, such as sewage coming up inside the house through all the drains, showers and toilets, your drain field is also a sort of thermostat that lets you know how effective your septic system is functioning.

Take a look at your septic drain field:

  • If there are boggy or wet areas that just don’t seem to dry up and go away after runoff water from seasonal rain storms is gone, you might have a failed septic system.
  • If there are areas of the grass that is planted on top of your drain field that are particularly green or lush compared to the rest of the surrounding property, you might have a leak or back-up occurring in your drain field.
  • If you notice an unusual smell coming from your drain field, it’s time to call a septic system specialist.
  • If you see bits of organic material or other waste that would typically go down your home’s drains coming up through the drain field, chances are you are experiencing a clog or even a failed septic system.

These are just some of the signs and symptoms that you can look for when checking out your drain field. While some issues might just be indicative that you need to stay on top of drain field maintenance, most will have something directly to do with the health and effectiveness of your overall septic system. It pays to check out your drain field on a regular basis.

Drain Field Maintenance
There are a lot of things that can cause a septic system to malfunction or fail. Most septic system experts and service technicians will tell you that even if your home has been designed for use with a garbage disposal, that you should refrain from using one with a septic system. The reason is simple: just by using a garbage disposal, as opposed to composting organic waste from the kitchen or disposing of it in a trash can, a typical household will increase the amount of sludge and solids in their septic tank by over 50 percent.

Because seemingly small changes in use and habit can have such an impact on the overall health of your septic system, it is important to hire a professional septic service to provide regular check-ups and drain field maintenance. If maintained correctly, the average drain field should last somewhere between 25-30 years and still be functioning efficiently.

In addition to taking care of the landscape that is above your drain field, keeping trees and bushes away from the area to prevent the spreading of roots, there are things you can do inside your home that contribute to your septic drain field’s overall health. Some of these things are simple and even common sense for the most part; while others might be “news” to homeowners who are dealing with a septic system for the first time.

Most of the behaviors and habits that homeowners need to remember with regard to taking care of their septic system and drain field maintenance have more to do with water use and disposal habits than anything else. Be aware of the amount of water that you are using in your home. Avoid doing activities that use a lot of water all at the same time, such as washing dishes and doing several loads of laundry. In fact, it is better to do a load of laundry a day than it is to save it all up for the weekend.

Get Professional Drain Field Maintenance Service
For homeowners living in the Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod or Rhode Island areas, as well as Maine and New Hampshire, contact Septic Preservation Services.   With over 15 years of direct experience working with commercial and residential customers in the Southcoast region, SPS is the clear choice for preventative maintenance, septic system service, drain field maintenance and septic repairs.

Septic Preservation Services is licensed and certified to provide Title 5 Inspections in Massachusetts and required Rhode Island Town Inspections.  In addition,  SPS can do a private assessment of your septic system to help you know the age, effectiveness and efficiency of your current equipment to help determine whether its time to upgrade or set up a new septic drain field. Call Septic Preservation today at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com to get started!

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Septic Cleaning and Pumping

SEPTIC CLEANING & PUMPING

Part of any good Preventative Maintenance Program is to ensure that your septic system is properly cleaned and is pumped on a regular basis. It is important to know the facts about septic cleaning and pumping to avoid making costly mistakes.

SEPTIC CLEANING

Getting your tanks cleaned on a regular basis will help to improve the efficiency of your septic system and keep it running smooth. It is important to select your service provider carefully to ensure that you get quality work.  Be sure that when comparing prices that you compare apples to apples.  Some differences that may effect cost are the size of the tank, how deep the covers are buried, and if there is a filter to clean.

Septic Preservation takes pride in the work that we do, utilizing specialized equipment to locate specific areas of your system, such as a sewer camera that is used to investigate the inside of your sewer lines, and jetting equipment to clean the pipes within the leach field.

SEPTIC PUMPING

pumpingSome pumping services will tell you that you need to get your septic system pumped every 6 months or on an annual basis. The truth is that a properly maintained septic system should only be pumped based on the accumulation of sludge and scum, which is typically every 2-5 years.  Pumping too frequently is costly and usually not necessary.

If you would like a system evaluation and to know how often you should be pumping, give Septic Preservation a call for an evaluation and to set up quick and easy pumping arrangements.

OUR GOAL: CLEANER AND MORE EFFICIENT SEPTIC SYSTEMS

Septic Preservation can get you started on the road to a healthier septic system for your residential or commercial property through our Preventative Maintenance Program. We are so confident in the services offered through this program that we offer a unique “Pass or It’s FREE Guarantee” on Title 5 Inspections to all of our customers that are in the Preventative Maintenance Program and have followed up with all of our recommendations. We also provide a 50% discount off of all Title 5 Inspections for our up-to-date Preventative Maintenance Program customers. Call us today at 877-378-4279 to get more information about our programs and services.

Visit www.septicpreservation.com for everything you need to know about your septic system.