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

Rhode Island Septic Inspections

Septic Preservation Services has septic inspections scheduled today in Westerly, South Kingstown, Richmond, Narragansett, Jamestown, Coventry and Exeter Rhode Island.

If you require a septic inspection in Rhode Island our licensed inspectors have extensive experience and will provide you with a thorough, professional and punctual septic inspection which you can be confident will highlight any septic concerns that need to be addressed.

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

Septic Preservation Services can Assist with all of your Septic Engineering Needs

Septic Preservation Services can can assist with all your septic engineering needs. We provide services to improve or repair your property such as soil evaluations, septic design, land use planning, and construction layouts for large or small commercial developments. Septic Preservation Services understands the details of septic requirements and we will work with you and local code enforcement to ensure the design of your new or upgraded septic system will meet all required local laws and codes.

Today we are working with a client designing a new septic system for their property in Westport MA to replace an old failing cesspool.

If you require a septic design or if you have any questions about septic designs please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com.

Overboard Discharge Repairs and Services (OBD)

Septic Preservation Services know that 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. Septic Preservation Services is the only company listed on the OBD Service contractor list as being Statewide by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. If you have an OBD on your property that needs servicing or repairing anywhere in Maine we can certainly do this for you.

Today we have Overboard discharge repairs and overboard discharge services in Cape Elizabeth, Old Orchard Beach, Biddeford, Kennebunk Port, Kennebunk, Wells and Portland ME. If you require an OBD repair or an OBD service please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com.

 

Use A Reputable, Experienced Septic Company For Your Septic System Installations

Septic Preservation Services have a septic install continuing today in North Attleboro MA. It is very important when you install a septic system that it is done by experienced septic system installers who will ensure that is is done both correctly and will meet all state and local BOH requirements. We have been working in this region installing septic systems for over 25 years. We know how important it is to have your system working correctly and proper installation is key to this. If a septic system is properly sited, is working properly, and has been maintained regularly, it will effectively and efficiently remove disease-causing bacteria. Inadequately treated sewage from failing septic systems poses a significant threat to drinking water and human health. Inadequately treated sewage from failing septic systems is the most frequently reported cause of groundwater contamination. Therefore please use a reputable, experienced septic company such as Septic Preservation Services for your septic system installations. We have recently installed septic systems in Lakeville, Blackstone, Falmouth and Attleboro MA. If you need a septic system to be installed or have any questions about septic system installation please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com.

Happy Columbus Day!

Septic Preservation Services says Happy Columbus Day! Today is the official anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas in 1492. Thankfully septic systems have evolved from the times when human waste was thrown out of a window or let out into the local water system. However if your septic system ceases to function correctly and fails the same diseases that threatened our ancestors are still a concern. As stated on the Massachusetts Official Website of Energy and Environmental Affairs:

“Inadequately treated sewage from failing septic systems poses a significant threat to drinking water and human health because diseases and infections may be transferred to people and animals directly and immediately. Dysentery, hepatitis, typhoid fever, and acute gastrointestinal illness are some of the more serious examples. Inadequately treated sewage from failing septic systems is the most frequently reported cause of groundwater contamination.”

Therefore if you have a concern that your septic system is not working correctly, for example you can smell sewage, there is puddling in your yard or you are having backups in your home it is always wise to seek professional help as soon as possible. A small easily fixed problem can rapidly become a large and expensive repair if left to get worse. Today we are at customer locations in Raynham, Bridgewater, Taunton, Middleboro, Lakeville and Norton MA carrying out septic system repairs including septic pump repairs and leach field repairs. If you need advice or wish to make an appointment please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

When Is a Title 5 Septic Inspection Necessary?

Septic Preservation Services have Title 5 Septic Inspections today in Berkley, Dighton, Bridgewater, Taunton, Norton and Rochester, MA. As stated on the Official website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs for Massachusetts:

“Septic system inspections are required
Within 2 years prior to the sale of the property. If weather conditions prevent inspection at the time of a sale, the inspection must take place within 6 months after the sale.
When there is a proposed change to the facility which requires a building or occupancy permit. This does not mean an inspection is required every time a building permit is needed – only when the use of the facility changes (e.g., from residential to commercial) or when a facility expands (e.g., adding a bedroom, enlarging the square footage of an office building, or adding seats to a restaurant).
Unless official records showing location of the system components are available, any change in the footprint of a building also requires an inspection, to make sure that new building construction will not take place on top of any system components or on the system’s reserve area.
For large systems with a design flow of 10,000 to 15,000 gallons per day or more at full build-out, on the basin schedule shown in 310 CMR 15.301(6), and every five years thereafter.
Every 3 years for shared systems.
When the property is divided, or ownership of 2 or more properties is combined.
When MassDEP or the local Board of Health orders an inspection.”

If you require a Title 5 Septic Inspection or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our Norton office 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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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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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.