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Septic First Maintenance Inspections in Rhode Island

Septic Preservation Services Septic Preservation Services provides Septic First Maintenance Inspections to customers in Rhode Island.  The purpose of a First Maintenance Septic Inspection is to establish what type of septic system you have, if the system poses any risk to public health, if there is any risk to the environment, and determine if any immediate corrective actions should be taken.  Today we are conducting First Maintenance Inspections in North Smithfield, Cumberland, Cranston, Scituate, Foster, and Coventry, RI.  If you need a septic first maintenance inspection or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Benefits of Low-Flow Toilets

low-flow toiletLow-flow toilets are a great way to reduce the amount of wastewater that ends up in a septic system. If you live in an area that relies on private septic systems, as opposed to a municipal sewer system, it is important to do everything you can to reduce water usage to prevent expensive damage to the septic system.

Septic systems are typically used in locations that aren’t connected to the city sewage system.   A septic tank is a large tank, usually made out of concrete, that holds waste materials that are flushed through the residential sewage system. Inside the tank, bacteria works to break down the solid wastes, which are then released via wastewater into a drainage system.

Because low-flow toilets reduce water usage, they are ideal for cutting down on the amount of water that enters septic  systems. Low-flow toilets are also used by homeowners that do not have a residential sewage system, as a means of reducing overall water consumption.

How Low-Flow Toilets Work
Low-flow toilets are designed to use less water than a standard toilet. The average residential toilet uses three to four gallons per flush, while low-flow toilets use around one-and-a-half gallons per flush. Recently, newer low-flow toilets have been produced that use even less water per flush by using a dual-flush system.

Much like septic tank systems, homeowners need to be aware of what gets flushed down low-flow toilets. The only thing that should ever be flushed down low-flow toilets that are connected to a septic tank system is toilet paper and organic waste. That means absolutely no paper towels, feminine products, diapers, newspapers or other paper materials.

The chemicals used to clean low-flow toilets that are hooked up to a residential septic system must also be chosen carefully. Bleach, abrasives, anti-bacterial cleansers and other bathroom cleaners should never be flushed into septic tank systems or washed down the drain. Use natural cleaners, such as baking soda or vinegar, to protect the good bacteria inside the septic tank that works to breakdown solid waste.

Part of a Healthy Septic Tank System
All of the parts of your residential septic system work together to effectively and efficiently process all the waste from your home. Low-flow toilets can be an important part of a well-run septic system. The best way to care for your system is to hire a professional septic system maintenance and inspection service.

A low-flow toilet is very easy to maintain and helps to reduce water usage in the bathroom. The fixture that helps to reduce water usage inside low-flow toilets may need to be adjusted every now and again. This fixture is the fill valve. It is used to maintain a proper level of water inside the toilet tank.

Septic Preservation Services offers a preventative maintenance program, which can be used to keep tabs on the effectiveness of your system, catch potential problems before they get out of control and keep your residential sewage system running properly. Learning about your system and how it should be used and cared for, is another important part of good home ownership. Proper care and preventative maintenance, when used together, can prevent costly repairs and replacements.  Call Septic Preservation Services at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Meet Roberta Murphy of Septic Preservation Services

Septic Preservation ServicesMeet another member of the Septic Preservation Family:  Roberta Murphy.
Roberta is currently celebrating her 5th anniversary at SPS.  Her job description is Office Manager but she wears many hats at SPS.  According to Roberta:
” There have been many challenges and successes since my hire in June of 2012.  We were operating out of the boss’s basement back then and we were a team of 5.  Since that time we have purchased a building, that now houses our offices,  and we have purchased three companies and are now a team of 13.”
 Roberta particularly enjoys the  awesome holiday and summer get togethers that Septic Preservation Services hosts.  She recalls many funny stories since starting at SPS and jokes, ” Being in the business of the “business end” you can imagine the stories and jokes.”
Roberta feels that the best part of her job is coming to work and spending time with her co-workers.  She feels they are great to work with.
Outside of work, she  enjoys cooking, entertaining, reading and gardening.
Roberta is always ready as part of SPS to help you with all your septic concerns.  Call Roberta at SPS at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
 
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Meet Elizabeth Alves of Septic Preservation Services

Elizabeth AlvesMeet Elizabeth Alves of Septic Preservation Services.  Liz started working at Septic Preservation Services in April of 2015.  She has been a member of the team for 2 years and is Division Manager of the All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services Division of SPS.  She is Title 5 licensed and is certified to perform inspections in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  Her favorite part of her job is working with customers and helping them solve their septic issues.  Liz is fluent in Portuguese and this is extremely helpful with Portuguese speaking clients.  She is also a notary republic.

Personally, Liz resides in Attleboro with her husband and three children.  She is active in a  Portuguese Heritage Group in Stoughton and performs at Portuguese Carnival Dances where she sings and plays the guitar.  She really enjoys this in her leisure time and is also involved in an All Girl dancing and singing group in East Providence.

Liz started at SPS as a novice but has really enjoyed learning the ins and outs of the septic business to better help her clients.  Liz recalls jumping right into the training during her first days on the job.  She was excited to volunteer for the hands-on learning activities but was a little surprised when she came across her first activity with a odorous septic tank.  She was a little taken back by the smell but continued on, determined to complete the task.

You can reach Liz and all the rest of the team at Septic Preservation Services at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Safety Meeting at Septic Preservation Services

Septic Preservation Services Septic Preservation Services considers Safety to be a top priority. This includes the safety of its technicians, office staff, and customers . To ensure that our technicians are safe in their work, we have monthly safety meetings with our field technicians.  Today’s meeting will cover the OSHA training that our technicians have been taking, job site evaluations that have taken place, review of our revised Lock Out/ Tag Out (LOTO) procedure and Personnel Protective Equipment training.  We have staff attending this meeting from Cranston, Rhode Island,  Attleboro, Norton, Sharon, and Easton, MA, and Biddeford, Maine.  Please call us with all your septic inquiries at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Septic Functional Inspections in Rhode Island

Septic Preservation Services Septic Preservation Services has Septic Functional Inspections today in Barrington, Tiverton, Little Compton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Cranston, and Johnston, RI.  The functional inspection is used to determine whether a system is adequate to serve the wastewater disposal needs of the household.  The Rhode Island Septic Functional Inspection is especially intended for use during a property transfer as a means to protect the consumer and identify systems in need of upgrade or repair.  It may involve, as appropriate, any of the procedures described below.

 

  • Gathering Records and Data. They need to determine system conformance and history.  Acquire the most recent system plans and speak to the current system owner.
  • Evaluate In-Home Plumbing. They will estimate water use, conduct leak and repair evaluation, and evaluate household fixtures for water conservation devices.
  • Evaluate and Maintain System Components. Inspect and maintain septic/ cesspool and D-Box.  Observe site conditions, conduct flow trial, and conduct dye tracing if required.

If you need to arrange a Rhode Island Septic Functional Inspection or have any questions please do contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Condominium Septic Inspections

Septic Preservation Services Septic Preservation Services have septic inspections scheduled today in Attleboro, North Attleboro, Plainville, Wrentham, Bellingham, Foxboro, and Franklin, MA.  The majority of septic inspections that our licensed inspectors carry out are for property owners who are selling their homes, but we also do septic inspections for people who are buying a home with a septic system. Today, we also have an inspection at a condominium complex that is not being sold.  This is because condominiums with five or more units must be inspected once every three years.  Those with four or fewer units must be inspected every three years, or within two years prior to the sale of one of the units.  If you require a septic inspection, or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Cesspool Services by Septic Preservation Services

Septic Preservation ServicesSeptic Preservation Services has experience working with customers that have a cesspool rather than a conventional septic system for their property.  Title 5 does not require that cesspools are replaced as long are they are not exhibiting signs of hydraulic failure, are not located extremely close to private or public water supplies, or otherwise fail to protect or pose a threat to public health, safety or the environment.  We have cesspool services scheduled today in Bellingham, Franklin, Foxboro, Blackstone, Uxbridge, and Holliston, MA, for property owners who want to ensure that their cesspools remain operating correctly and efficiently. If you require a cesspool service or have any questions please do contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Septic Preservation Services Honors Veterans on Memorial Day

Septic Preservation Services Septic Preservation Services would like to remember all of the veterans who have served our country on Memorial Day.  We respect the sacrifice that they have made for our country and we offer a veterans discount.  We will not be working on Memorial Day but let our staff take this day to spend with their families.  However, we also understand that most septic problems don’t occur between 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday, outside of holidays, so we also offer 24/7 emergency services to our customers.  We’ll be there when you need us anytime of day or night.  So if you do need emergency septic system assistance please do contact us at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Septic First Maintenance Inspections in Rhode Island

Septic Preservation Services Septic Preservation Services has Septic First Maintenance Inspections today in Burrillville, Glocester, Smithfield, East Greenwich, Exeter, Richmond, and North Kingstown, RI.  The purpose of a First Maintenance Septic Inspection is to establish what type of septic system you have, if the system poses any risk to public health, if there is any risk to the environment, and determine if any immediate corrective actions should be taken.  If you need a septic first maintenance inspection, or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com