Keep Bad Luck Away On Friday 13th With Septic System Maintenance

Septic Preservation Services suggests everyone makes sure to avoid black cats and ladders on this Friday 13th! Not that we are a superstitious bunch. We know that good luck is often the result of planning and preparation. This is true particularly for your septic system. Following good maintenance practices and advice will ensure that you don’t have ‘bad luck’ with your septic system.

Septic System Do’s and Don’ts

Things you should do
DO get your septic tank pumped regularly and have it checked for any cracks or leaks.
DO conserve water whenever possible as a means of reducing the volume of wastewater that will need to be treated and disposed.
DO make repairs to any faucets or toilets that are leaking.
DO make sure that you are only discharging biodegradable wastes into your system.
DO restrict or avoid use of your garbage disposal.
DO take the time to ensure that any down spouts or other surface water is diverted away from your drainfield.
DO keep the cover to your septic tank accessible by installing covers and risers for easier inspections and pumping.
DO have an effluent filter installed to prevent debris from entering your drainfield.
DO add a laundry filter to your washing machine.
DO put kitchen trash into a compost or throw it into the garbage – not down your drains.

Things you should NOT do
DON’T flush products such as tampons, sanitary napkins, condoms, disposable diapers or wipes into your system.
DON’T empty oils or other types of kitchen grease down your drain.
DON’T dump any items that can disrupt the treatment process or contaminate groundwater, such as: paints, oils, thinners, pesticides, poisons or disinfectants.
DON’T build anything over your drainfield or dig in it for any reason.
DON’T plant any landscaping over your drainfield – except grass.
DON’T drive a vehicle over your drainfield or compact the soil in ANY way.
DON’T run purification back flush into the septic tank.

Today we have septic pumping scheduled for customers in Halifax, Norwell, Hanover, Hingham, Scituate, Hanson and Carver MA who are ensuring their good luck continues by doing their essential septic system maintenance. If you wish to schedule a septic system pump out or if you have any septic system questions please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Repairs Are Often Required Because Poor Choices Are Made When ‘Flushing’

Septic Preservation Services would prefer to provide education to its customers, where possible, to prevent them from having to call us out for unnecessary septic repairs which could have been avoided if the property owner knew more about how to use their septic system. One of the main things that homeowners need to consider is what not to introduce to their septic system. Somethings seem clear – do not flush clothing, cat litter, toys, tools, diapers. These are all items that can clog your system which can possibly lead to a breakdown and will certainly result in your needing to have your system pumped more regularly than usual. However what may not seem as obvious are other items that should not be flushed either such as ‘flushable’ wipes, feminine hygiene products, fats, oils and grease. These are also items that can clog your system and fill it up too quickly. Also household cleaners, bleach, paint and some medications like acne lotions should not be introduced to your septic system because they can harm the biological activity that is essential for your septic system to operate correctly. We have septic repairs scheduled today, some of which could have been avoided following the above advice, in Fairhaven, Fall River, Westport, New Bedford, Seekonk and Swansea MA. If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions about your septic system please do contact us on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

When Should You Have Your Septic System Pumped?

Septic Preservation Services are always available for property owners who need advice about their septic system. If you own a septic system it is important that it is properly maintained. The most important septic system maintenance is having your septic system pumped. How often you need to pump the solids out of your septic tank depends on factors including:

  • the number of people in your household;
  • the amount of wastewater generated (based on the number of people in the household and the amount of water used); and,
  • the volume of solids in the wastewater (e.g., using a garbage disposal will increase the amount of solids).
  • the size of your septic tank

Generally you should have your septic system pumped every 3-5 years but the above factors can dramatically change this. For example is you have, and use, a garbage disposal your system will need to be pumped annually. Today we have septic pumping scheduled in East Brookfield, Spencer, Ware, Oxford, Sturbridge and Brimfield MA. If you need a septic pump out or if you have questions about you septic system please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Functional Inspections To Provide Septic System Information When Property Is Sold

Septic Preservation Services have been working with Rhode Island property owners for over 20 years providing septic inspections, septic repairs, septic maintenance including septic pumping and septic cleaning and septic designs. With one third of the state’s households using some form of septic system for sewage disposal there are a lot of septic systems that require attention. If you have never had a property with a septic system the prospect can be daunting but with minimal maintenance and some guidelines a septic system will happily do its job with minimal interference. However if you are purchasing a property with a septic system you do want to ensure that the necessary maintenance has taken place so the system is working correctly because a failing system is a large environmental, economical and logistical problem. Therefore a Functional Inspection was devised which:

‘is used to determine whether a system is adequate to serve the wastewater disposal needs of the household. The 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.” For more information see http://www.dem.ri.gov/pubs/regs/regs/water/isdsbook.pdf

We carry out these inspections for customers who are buying or selling property, both residential and commercial, and need to have an inspection to highlight the condition of their septic system. Today we have functional inspections scheduled in North Smithfield, Cranston, Cumberland, Lincoln, Smithfield and Coventry RI. If you require a septic inspection in Rhode Island or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Be Aware Of The Signs That Your System Needs Septic Pumping

Septic Preservation Services know that if you have a septic system regular maintenance is essential for it to keep working correctly. Fortunately septic pumping which is the most important maintenance for a septic system is not usually required annually (unless you have a garbage disposal). It is recommended that you have your septic system pumped every 3-5 years so if it has been a few years since you have had yours done or you can’t remember when it was done last now may be a good time to consider having your system pumped or call us so we can help you determine what would be your best course of action. Signs that your septic system is due for a pump out can include:

  • Pooling water. If it hasn’t recently rained but you are still seeing pools of liquid on your leach field this could be a sign that your system is full. When your tank reaches capacity, solid waste can clog the drain field piping system and force liquid to the surface
  • Slow drains or slow flushing toilets are an indicator that your system is reaching capacity.
  • Sewage Odors or smells in your home or yard
  • An overly healthy lawn. If your grass is much greener or lusher that than the rest of your yard over the leach field you may have a tank that needs pumping
  • Septic backup

Today we are providing septic pumping for customers in Bellingham, Blackstone, Uxbridge, Upton, Holliston, Grafton and Sutton MA. If you wish to schedule septic pumping or if you are unsure whether your system needs a pump out please do contact our Norton Office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com where we will be happy to help you.

Septic Preventative Maintenance Such As Septic Cleaning Keeps Your System Working

Septic Preservation Services knows that the best way to ensure that your septic system continues to operate efficiently and correctly is to make sure that you provide your system with preventative maintenance. This essentially means that if you maintain your system you will prevent repairs being necessary and prevent premature septic system failure. All septic systems need to be pumped regularly because your septic tank will eventually fill up with solids which it can not process like it can liquid effluent to safely return to the soil. If you neglect septic pumping and your septic tank does become full you will start to see, and smell, all sorts of septic problems and if left septic failure which is expensive, unpleasant and potentially dangerous to your health and the health of your family and neighbors. In addition to septic pumping septic cleaning can also be very beneficial to your septic system. Getting your tanks cleaned on a regular basis will help to improve the efficiency of your septic system and keep it running smoothly. Not all septic pumping companies will also clean your septic system. We utilize specialized miniature equipment to locate specific areas of your 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. Today we have septic cleaning scheduled in Carver, Plymouth, Bourne, Sandwich and Marshfield MA. If you require septic cleaning or septic pumping please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Inspections Often Lead To Referrals and Repeat Business

Septic Preservation Services have spent many years in this region providing septic services to property owners. Often the first contact we will have with a client is when they request a septic inspection because they are selling a property or sometimes buying a property with a septic system. This is because in Massachusetts a system inspection is required:

“Within 2 years before a sale. If weather conditions prevent inspection at the time of a sale, the inspection must take place within 6 months afterward.” For more information see https://www.mass.gov/guides/buying-or-selling-property-with-a-septic-system

Today we have septic inspections in Mattapoisett, Marion, New Bedford, Westport, Freetown, Fall River and Swansea MA. We provide thorough, professional and convenient inspections so much of our business comes from referrals or repeat business. Once we have performed a septic inspection we are then contacted by that customer or by people they have referred to us for septic services, septic repairs, septic improvements, septic upgrades, septic designs, septic installations, septic pumping or additional septic inspections. If you require a septic inspection or any other septic service or if you have any questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com where we will be happy to help you.

Septic Cleaning Will Extend The ‘Life’ Of Your Septic System

Septic Preservation Services know that proper maintenance is key to ensure that your septic system operates correctly, efficiently and continues to do so. Without regular maintenance your septic system will fail and will need to be replaced much sooner than if you had regular preventative maintenance. Getting your tanks cleaned on a regular basis will help to improve the efficiency of your septic system and keep it running smoothly. Having your septic tank pumped, which must be done every 3-5 years, does not always mean that your septic system is also ‘cleaned’. Septic Preservation Services takes pride in the work that we do, utilizing specialized miniature equipment to locate specific areas of your 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. Today we are providing septic cleaning to customers in Foxboro, Mansfield, Sharon, Wrentham, Bellingham and Stoughton MA. If you would be interested in Septic Cleaning, Septic Pumping or have any septic questions please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Don’t Have Bad Luck On Friday 13th. Keep Up with Your Septic Maintenance

Septic Preservation Services suggests everyone makes sure to avoid black cats and ladders on this Friday 13th! Not that we are a superstitious bunch. We know that good luck is often the result of planning and preparation. This is true particularly for your septic system. Following good septic maintenance practices and advice will ensure that you don’t have ‘bad luck’ with your septic system.

Septic System Do’s and Don’ts
Things you should do
DO get your septic tank pumped regularly and have it checked for any cracks or leaks.
DO conserve water whenever possible as a means of reducing the volume of wastewater that will need to be treated and disposed.
DO make repairs to any faucets or toilets that are leaking.
DO make sure that you are only discharging biodegradable wastes into your system.
DO restrict or avoid use of your garbage disposal.
DO take the time to ensure that any down spouts or other surface water is diverted away from your drainfield.
DO keep the cover to your septic tank accessible by installing covers and risers for easier inspections and pumping.
DO have an effluent filter installed to prevent debris from entering your drainfield.
DO add a laundry filter to your washing machine.
DO put kitchen trash into a compost or throw it into the garbage – not down your drains.
Things you should NOT do
DON’T flush products such as tampons, sanitary napkins, condoms, disposable diapers or wipes into your system.
DON’T empty oils or other types of kitchen grease down your drain.
DON’T dump any items that can disrupt the treatment process or contaminate groundwater, such as: paints, oils, thinners, pesticides, poisons or disinfectants.
DON’T build anything over your drainfield or dig in it for any reason.
DON’T plant any landscaping over your drainfield – except grass.
DON’T drive a vehicle over your drainfield or compact the soil in ANY way.
DON’T run purification back flush into the septic tank.

Today we have septic pumping scheduled for customers in Bolton, Berlin, Clinton, Marlborough, Sterling and Stow MA. Keeping upto date with essential septic maintenance ensures that you don’t need to worry about ‘luck’. If you wish to schedule a septic system pump out or if you have any septic system questions please do contact our Norton office on on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Pumping On Cape Cod Massachusetts

Septic Preservation Services not only repairs, services and inspects septic systems but we also carry out the essential maintenance that is always required for your septic system – PUMPING. Regular pumping helps to prevent solids from escaping into your drainfield and clogging the soil. Normally a properly designed septic system has enough space for 3-5 years accumulation of sludge waste. Once waste reaches this point it has less time to properly settle before leaving the tank into your leach field. This means that more solid waste will get into your leach field. As this becomes clogged liquid waste will not absorb at the rate which it enters the tank so plumbing can backup and waste will reach the surface. To avoid this unpleasant and expensive consequence of neglecting maintenance it is always a good idea to have your septic tank pumped every 3 – 5 years. If you have a garbage disposal you will need to have your septic tank pumped annually. The regularity that you have your system pumped will vary depending on various factors including the size of your septic tank and your water usage. For example a restaurant will need to have its septic pumped more regularly that a summer cottage which is only used in the warmer months. If you are unsure or have any questions please do contact our office where we will be happy to answer any questions that you have. Today we have septic pumping scheduled for property owners in Eastham, Orleans, Chatham, Brewster, Dennis and Yarmouth MA. If you need a septic pump out or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com