Septic System Services On Systems Including Singular, FAST and Sand Filter

Septic Preservation Services has been working in this region on septic systems for over 20 years. During this time we have worked with many different types of septic system and therefore gained knowledge and experience working on systems such as Singulair, FAST, Sand Filter, Jet System, Fuji Clean and many others. All septic systems are designed specifically for their own site and have variances which make them unique but most systems are based on the same principles. A conventional septic system consists of a septic tank, a distribution box and a drainfield. Your septic system treats your household wastewater by temporarily holding it in the septic tank where heavy solids and lighter scum are allowed to separate from the wastewater. The solids stored in the tank are decomposed by bacteria and later pumped out. After partially treated wastewater leaves the tank, it flows into a distribution box, which separates this flow evenly into a network of drainfield trenches. Drainage holes at the bottom of each line allow the wastewater to drain into gravel trenches for temporary storage. This effluent then slowly seeps into the subsurface soil where it is further treated and purified. Like anything in your home your septic system must be maintained to ensure it keeps working correctly. If you do not want the worry of looking after your system or have a business and a septic failure would mean lost revenue it may be worth considering a septic service plan. We service many types of septic systems for our customers on quarterly, biannual or annual basis depending on their system and the amount of use it gets. Today we have septic services including Singulair Services and FAST Services scheduled in Bellingham, Blackstone, Wrentham, Franklin, Oxford and Upton MA. If you would be interested in a septic service or you have questions about your septic system or septic services specifically please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Repairs Can Sometimes Be Avoided Following Simple Steps

Septic Preservation Services provide advice to their customers to ensure that they use their septic systems correctly and are therefore less likely to have septic system problems. Very importantly to take good care of your septic systems you should know which items should never be flushed down the drain or toilet. This is because these things can overtax or destroy the biological digestion taking place within the system or clog pumps and pipes.

Take care not to flush the following:

  • hair combings, dental floss, disposable diapers, condoms, gauze bandages, sanitary napkins, tampons
  • coffee grounds, kitty litter, fat, grease, oil, cigarette butts, paper towels
  • chemicals that could contaminate surface and groundwater, such as paints, varnishes, thinners, waste oils, photographic solutions, or pesticides.

Unfortunately we have attended many septic repairs that could have been avoided if this advice had been followed. Today we have septic repairs scheduled in Rochester, Rehoboth, Berkley, Lakeville and Middleboro MA. If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Preventative Maintenance For Cape Cod Properties

Septic Preservation Services hopes that the snow and winter are now behind us (although in New England we are never 100% confident in April!). This is a time when property owners with 2nd homes which they use to vacation in and for weekends are thinking about opening them up again and doing maintenance to have them ready for the season. We have many customers who have ‘vacation’ homes with septic systems, because they are not on town sewer, who choose to have a septic preventative maintenance service plan for their system so they don’t need to worry about its upkeep. We monitor, service and maintain their septic systems for them so they can be confident that their system is working correctly and any problems are caught early so they do not need to worry about septic issues occuring when they are not home to fix them quickly. A small septic problem, if left can become and large and expensive septic repair. Today we are servicing septic systems for customers on Cape Cod, some of these homes not being occupied all year round. We are servicing septic systems in Chatham, Eastham, Orleans, Brewster, Barnstable, Dennis and Yarmouth MA. If you would be interested in having your  system on a septic preventative maintenance contract so you do not need to concern yourself about your septic system maintenance please do contact us to make an appointment or answer any questions you have on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Safety Meeting To Ensure Our Technicians and Customers Are Safe

Septic Preservation Services had its monthly safety meeting today. The safety of our employees and customers is of the utmost importance to us so we ensure that we stay ahead of safety training, safety procedures and that our equipment is safe and our employees know how to use it correctly. Even though it is raining today part of our safety commitment is ensuring that our staff are safe whatever the weather so today our meeting covered heat stress and sun exposure training to ensure that our staff know how to work safely when the sun does show itself. We also focused on trailer safety for open, closed and equipment trailers including correct loading, tie down and visual inspections. We had technicians attend the meeting at our Norton Office and also join remotely from our Biddeford Maine office. If you want to learn more about Septic Preservation Services or have any questions about our septic services or wish to schedule an appointment for a septic inspection, septic repair, septic installation, septic pumping, septic cleaning, septic design or septic service please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Tips To Help Extend The Life Of Your OBD

Septic Preservation Services has Overboard Discharge Services (OBD) and Repairs scheduled today in Tenants Harbor, Friendship, Bremen, Owl’s Head, Islesboro and Union ME. For more information regarding OBDs see:

https://www1.maine.gov/dep/water/wd/OBD/ip_obd.pdf

These are a few general 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. Sand filter surfaces should be mowed at least once per year. If a wet spot appears on or near the sand filter 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.

If you require an Overboard Discharge Service or repair you will need to contact a certified maintenance contractor. Septic Preservation Services is the only Statewide contractor on the Maine Department of Environmental Protection Wastewater Treatment Plants certified maintenance contractors list. If you wish to make an appointment or if you have any questions please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Services For The Same Reasons That You Have Your Car Serviced!

Septic Preservation Services know that car owners will often choose to have regular services on their cars to keep their vehicle working at optimum efficiency and to stay ahead of any repair work that might come up rather than be surprised at an inconvenient time and find that their car doesn’t work. For exactly these reasons we have many customers on septic service agreements for their systems. Again you want your system to be working efficiently and you definitely would rather have your system repaired before you have a breakdown which for septic systems can not only be inconvenient but also unpleasant, expensive and a large disruption, especially if it is a septic system that supports a business. For this reason we have many commercial clients in addition to those with residential properties. We service many types of septic system including Singulair, FAST, Sand Filter, Fuji Clean, Advanced Treatment Unit, Cesspool and Jet Systems. Today we have septic services in Sturbridge, Oxford, Brookfield, Sutton, Ware and Northborough MA. If you would be interested in a septic inspection or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Repairs and Septic Upgrades Even If It Is Wet Out!

Septic Preservation Services knows that with the coming of Spring in New England that means rain. However we can still provide septic services to our customers even when it is wet out. Today we have septic repairs and septic upgrades scheduled for customers in Mattapoisett, Marion, Westport, New Bedford, Fairhaven and Acushnet MA. We are also adding a riser to the outlet of a septic tank for a customer in Rochester MA. Adding risers, covers and filters to your septic system will improve its effectiveness. Our strong, durable risers and system covers make your septic system more accessible and also much safer and more attractive. Once installed, homeowners are able to provide easy access to the system for future septic repairs, septic upgrades or cleaning services, eliminating the need to dig and excavate the system each time it needs to be pumped. Another septic upgrade we can provide to customers is the addition of an effluent filter. Engineers, scientists and educators in the septic industry suggest that property owners install an effluent filter in the outlet tee of their septic tank to extend the life of their system. Due to the high cost associated with replacing a septic system, these seemingly small upgrades to your system can pay off in a big way. If you would be interested in septic system upgrades or if you need a septic repair please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Services in Central Massachusetts

Septic Preservation Services has been working in the septic industry in this region for over 25 years. During this time we have developed many long lasting relationships with our customers. This may seem surprising for a septic company but we value the loyalty of our customers, many of whom have been working with us for years. These are property owners who are often on a service contact with us or have had a septic installation from us and continue to receive septic system maintenance from us or have bought and sold property on more than one occasion and have chosen to have Septic Preservation Services do their septic inspection. These relationships are especially important for our customers on service contracts because we often carryout services when they are not even home and they trust us to maintain their septic system and locate any potential problems before they result in expensive septic repairs. We visit our customers’ properties on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis depending on the type of system that they have and the usage it gets. For example a family home with teeneagers may need servicing more oten that a holiday home that is only used in the summer. Today we have septic services in Clinton, Berlin, Bolton, Marlborough, Sterling, Hubbardston and Paxton MA. If you require a septic service or have any questions about your septic system please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

Hassle Free Septic Services in Rhode Island

Septic Preservation Services has septic services scheduled today in Cumberland, North Smithfield, Lincoln, Smithfield, Burrillville and Glocester RI. We go to our clients for services on a quarterly, biannually or annual basis and the regularity of our services are determined by a number of factors. These include the type of system and the usage it gets. For example we would not service a small cottage that is only used through the summer on a quarterly basis but a busy restaurant that is open year round might need that level of attention. Essentially our services are designed to do the septic maintenance for you so you do not need to be concerned about your septic system. You can leave those hassles to us – be honest not many people want to spend a lot of time thinking about their septic system. You can also be sure that we will monitor your entire septic system so we can catch any septic concerns before they become a problem which can be especially important for our commercial clients for who septic problems can lead to costs in not only repairs but also lost business while the problem is dealt with. When we come to a property as long as we can access the system we do not even usually need a property owner to be present for the service. If you would be interested in having a septic service or you have more questions about it please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

The Maine DEP’s Overboard Discharge (OBD) Program Is Responsible For Regulating Discharges Of Sanitary And Household Wastewater

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.” For more information see:

http://www.maine.gov/dep/water/wd/OBD/index.html

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 Westport Island, Bowdoinham, Brunswick, Bremen, Orr’s Island, Friendship and Owls Head 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 www.septicpreservation.com