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Cesspool Replacement and Cesspool Upgrades

Septic Preservation Services Septic Preservation Services has a cesspool replacement scheduled to start today in Norton, MA.  Title 5 does not require that cesspools be replaced, however, if they exhibit signs of hydraulic failure, are 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, they will need to be upgraded (310 CMR 15.303).  Also, cesspools must be upgraded prior to an increase in design flow (e.g., the addition of a bedroom to a home or seats to a restaurant).  Our customer is selling their property and the cesspool has been found to be showing signs of failure, so as part of their sale they need to upgrade to a conventional septic system.  If you have a cesspool and are concerned that it needs to be replaced or simply wish to upgrade your cesspool, please do contact our office to discuss your options and make an appointment.  You can reach us at 877-378-4279 or visit

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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

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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

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State of the Art Equipment Used for Septic Inspections

Septic Preservation Services Septic Preservation Services has septic inspection appointments today in Kennebunk, Kennebunk Port, Wells, North Berwick, Cape Neddick, Lebanon, Alfred, ME and Rochester, NH.  We can provide video inspections which are very thorough and are conducted using state of the art color sewer camera equipment.  Not only do we inspect the septic system, we also educate you about the proper care and use of the system.  We will check the following conditions:


  • Condition of septic tank
  • Effluent level in tank
  • Need for pumping
  • Condition of tank baffles
  • Condition of effluent lift pump (non-gravity systems)
  • Condition of effluent pump chamber
  • Condition of pipe from tank to field
  • Condition of the distribution box
  • Soil clogging in drainfield
  • Tree or plant root intrusion
  • Accumulation of solids in leach field


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

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Septic System Services by Down to Earth Construction

Septic Preservation Services Septic Preservation Services has septic system services including Singulair Service, FAST Service, Advanced Treatment Unit Service, Sand Filter Service, FujiClean System Service and Jet System Service in Blackstone, Uxbridge, Bellingham, Upton, Holliston, Millis, Franklin, and Grafton, MA.  If you have your septic system serviced on a regular basis you are helping ensure that you will not have any unexpected septic system breakdowns which is especially important for our commercial customers with restaurants, because a problem with their septic system can have large repercussions to their business.  You will also be increasing the longevity of your septic system which can be an expensive item to replace if it fails.  We service our septic system clients on a quarterly, biannual, or annual basis, depending to the septic system and usage. For example a Dunkin Donuts will require more frequent services than a customer with a summer property on Cape Cod.  If you are interested in septic services or have any questions please do contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit

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Consult Septic Preservation Services for Your Septic Repairs

Septic Preservation Services Septic Preservation Services has septic repairs scheduled today, including a sewage pump repair and leach field repairs, in Fall River, New Bedford, Seekonk, Swansea, Westport, Marion, and Mattapoisett, MA.  We strive to provide our customers with professional, thorough, environmentally responsible, and cost effective solutions to their septic problems.  If you require a septic repair please do contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit

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Overboard Discharge Service by Septic Preservation Services

Septic Preservation Services Septic Preservation Services is the only statewide contractor on the Wastewater Treatment Plants Certified Maintenance Contractors list provided by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.  This means that we are the only contractor statewide that can service mechanical OBDs.  As stated on the Maine Department of Environmental Protection website:


“An overboard discharge (OBD) is a discharge to surface waters of the State of domestic pollutants (sanitary wastes or wastewater from household activities generated at residential or commercial locations) that are not conveyed to municipal or quasi-municipal sewerage treatment facilities.  The vast majority of OBDs in Maine are associated with residential dwellings and small commercial operations along the coast.”


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We have overboard discharge service and overboard discharge repair appointments today in Freeport, Harpswell, Brunswick, Orr’s Island, Bailey Island, Phippsburg, Peak’s Island, and Portland, ME.  If you need to arrange an OBD service or an OBD repair please do contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit

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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
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Call Septic Preservation Services to Troubleshoot Your Septic System

Septic Preservation ServicesSeptic Preservation Services has been working with septic systems in this region for over 25 years.  We therefore, have extensive experience locating the cause of a septic problem and rectifying it with minimum delay and disruption. Today we have septic repairs scheduled in Mansfield, Sharon, Norton, Attleboro, Rehoboth, Taunton, and West Bridgewater, MA.  Our repairs today include septic pump repair, sewage grinder pump repairs and E One pump repairs.  If you require septic repairs or if you have any questions about septic system repairs please do contact our office at 877-348-4279 or visit

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Commercial Septic Designs by Septic Preservation Services

Septic Preservation Services Septic Preservation Services is providing a septic design for a commercial client in Attleboro, MA, who is expanding their restaurant.  Therefore, their septic system needs to change to accommodate the extra demand that additional customers will create.  We have extensive experience working with commercial and private property owners in this region so we know the regulations and can ensure that their design is correct.  We have recently designed septic systems for customers in Norton, Mansfield, Carver, Acushnet, and Fall River, MA.  Therefore, there will not be delays caused by a design that is not to code.  If you need a septic design or have any questions about septic designs and septic systems, please do contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit