Septic Preservation Services Provide Septic Repairs And Advise

Septic Preservation Services are always happy to use our extensive knowledge in the septic industry gained over 25 years working with septic systems in the region to educate property owners with septic systems. If we can help someone avoid a septic breakdown by following some easy to follow suggestions we count that as a success. “Preservation” is in our name for a reason and we take the preservation of our environment seriously. A septic problem for one home can result in large problems that can affect the local environment including:

· Hazardous sewage surfacing in yard
· Health hazards to children and pets
· Noxious orders over large areas
· Polluted streams and ponds
· Sewage back-up in buildings
· Contaminated wells
· Breeding areas for mosquitoes

One problem is often created by property owners being unaware of the location of their leach field or drain field or not understanding the importance of its part in their septic system. They then park or drive vehicles over it causing damage. Your drain field and its associated piping are not built to sustain weight and can become easily damaged by vehicles parking on them. Even if the vehicle does not collapse the system, it can compact the soil causing drain field problems. Today we are providing a leach field septic repair for a property owner in Rochester who unknowingly damaged their system by allowing parking on their leach field during a party. We have other septic repairs today in Carver, Marion, Bourne, Middleboro and Plymouth MA. If you are concerned that your septic system is not operating as it should or if you have any questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Septic Repair Appointments Scheduled Today In Maine

Septic Preservation Services know that although there are many types of septic systems in use today they are all designed for each site and mostly work on the same principles. A conventional septic system consists of a septic tank, a distribution box and a drainfield, all connected by pipes, called conveyance lines. Your home’s wastewater flows into your septic tank where it is held and solids sink to the bottom and lighter scum floats to the top. The solids and scum are decomposed by bacteria and periodically pumped. The treated wastewater or effluent flows through the distribution box into your drainfield or leach field where it then slowly seeps into the subsurface soil where it is further treated and purified (secondary treatment). A properly functioning septic system does not pollute the groundwater. However a failing septic system can have many unpleasant repercussions such as:

  • cause a serious health threat to your family and neighbors,
  • degrade the environment, especially lakes, streams and groundwater,
  • reduce the value of your property,
  • be very expensive to repair,
  • put thousands of water supply users at risk if you live in a public water supply watershed and fail to maintain your system.”

Therefore if you suspect your septic system is not operating correctly or you have concerns about your system do not put off contacting a professional. Today we have septic repair appointments in Kennebunk, Cape Elizabeth, Biddeford, Arundel, Kennebunk Port and Old Orchard Beach ME. You you need to schedule a septic repair or if you have any questions or concerns about your septic system please do contact us on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Safety When Operating Equipment For A Septic Installation, Repairs and Other Work Is Our Priority

Septic Preservation Services have the equipment and training to safely carry out all of your septic installation and septic repair requirements no matter what tools are needed for the job. For example we covered covered cut off saw safety and chain saw safety in one of our recent safety meetings. These are two tools that you would not perhaps immediately associate with septic work but we do use them and therefore we take seriously the safety of our technicians and customers when they are being operated. Whether our technicians are out in the field using heavy excavators for the excavation work required for a large septic installation or in the office writing reports or producing septic designs we want our staff and customers to be safe. Today we have a septic installation starting in Sharon and initially our technicians will need to use the chainsaw to clear undergrowth back. If you require a septic installation, septic design, septic repair or any other septic work or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Septic Rejuvenation Rapidly Restores Septic Systems

Septic Preservation Services has a septic rejuvenation appointment today for a customer in Sturbridge MA. Septic Rejuvenation utilizes a patented technology to intermittently aerate the drainfield and surrounding soil. This method is used as an alternative to aerating the wastewater in the septic tank. It allows failed septic systems to rapidly rejuvenate, extending the lifespan of the drainfield and the septic system, while enhancing the treatment process. This technology has been applied in residential situations for both single and multi-family dwellings, as well as commercial situations, servicing hotels, laundromats, grocery stores, food processing facilities, healthcare services, marinas, restaurants and more.

Some of the benefits associated with Septic Rejuvenation include:

  • rapid restoration of proper septic system functions
  • lower costs for installation, operation and maintenance
  • enhanced removal of pathogens, nitrogen, phosphorus and B.O.D.
  • minimal damage/disruption to existing property landscape
  • long term, cost-effective solution

We also have septic repairs including a septic pump repair and d-box repair scheduled today in Oxford, Brookfield, Spencer and Ware MA. If you would be interested in Septic Rejuvenation or if you require a septic repair or have any questions about septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Excess Water In Your Septic System Can Result In Septic Problems

Septic Preservation Services regularly attend septic problems that could have been avoided if the property owner had better information and knowledge about how to ‘live’ in a home which has its own septic system and is not on town sewer. A mistake that many septic system owners make is to put too much water into the system. The decomposition process can become strained if there is too much excess water in the system, resulting in a variety of septic problems. Ideally, septic owners should only be using a maximum of 50 gallons of water per day, per person. The following averages for common household activities can help you keep track:

Dishwasher Cycle – 7 gallons
Washing Machine – 40 gallons per load (less with front-loader machines)
Toilet – 2 gallons per flush, 1.6 gallons for newer standard toilets
Shower – 2.5 gallons per minute (a 10 minute shower = 25 gallons)

It can be difficult to stay on top of usage, particularly for large families, but laying down some basic guidelines can help everyone to work together. New environmentally-friendly appliances, toilets and shower heads can help reduce usage without a lot of extra effort. A water meter can be helpful for households that feed off of a well. The government website http://energystar.gov also has a lot of helpful ideas and tips for reducing water usage.

Always remember that a septic system is installed based upon the number of people that are anticipated to be using it. If your base number increases, you might need to upgrade to a larger system.

We are providing a septic repair for a large family with a home in Hingham MA today and the root cause of their septic problems was that they were having a large laundry day once a week instead of spreading loads out over an entire week. This strained their system too much and has resulted in a repair being necessary. We have other septic repairs today in Marshfield, Plymouth, Carver, West Bridgewater and Stoughton MA. If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton Office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

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Leach Field Repair with the Installation of a White Knight™ Microbial Inoculator/Generator

Septic Preservation Services have been contacted by a property owner in Sharon MA who has a leach field problem which has been caused by it becoming clogged with the excessive amount of organic matter that has been passed to it from their septic. We will repair their leach field without needing to replace it with the installation of a White Knight™ Microbial Inoculator/Generator.

In nature, oxygen-using (aerobic) bacteria in the soil consume non-living organic material. This is the process nature uses to “recycle” wastes. We install the White Knight™ Microbial Inoculator/Generator in the septic tank to create an oxygen rich environment and cultivate an extensive colony of these same soil bacteria.

The result is nearly complete consumption of the organic materials entering the septic tank. At the same time, the bacteria are carried into the leach field where they consume the organic material that has accumulated in the underlying soil. The leach field regains and/or maintains its capacity to deliver effluent to the soil for purification.

The White Knight™ Microbial Inoculator/Generator includes:

  • An installation costs thousands of dollars less than that of a replacement leach field
  • Minimal disruption to existing landscape
  • Protection of the environment
  • Significantly longer tank pumping interval
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • 100% component and limited lifetime performance warranty

We have other septic repairs scheduled today in Norton, Mansfield, Stoughton, Canton and Foxboro MA.

If you want to have a White Knight Septic Installation, need a septic repair or if you have any questions please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Septic Repairs Can Often Be Avoided By Using Your System Correctly

Septic Preservation Services know that septic systems have to be used correctly for them to continue to work efficiently and function as they should. A large part of this is is just knowing what is being introduced to your septic system and making sure that anything that goes into it is appropriate and wont adversely affect your system. All wastewater makes its way to your septic system and everything that goes into your sink, toilet, washing machine and shower/bath will also get introduced into your septic system. Keep the following items out of your septic system to prevent problems:

  • paper towels
  • kitty litter
  • plastics
  • cooking oils or grease
  • disposable diapers
  • feminine hygiene products
  • any/all latex products
  • hazardous chemicals, pesticides and latex-based paints
  • water purification back flush

It is important to note, however, that each system is unique. Check with your septic system installer or manufacturer for a complete list of items that should not make their way into your system for maximum efficiency. There are also many other things that should stay out of your system and there is no way that we can list all of the items. We have found toys, dead fish, clothing and jewelry in septic systems and all of these items were causing a problem that led to us investigating the cause. Simply put if you are not sure do not put it in your wastewater. We have septic repairs scheduled today in Carver, Middleboro, Bourne, Marion and Rochester today. One of these repairs is necessary because the homeowner was unaware of the large volume of sand that was being introduced to their septic system via the washing machine and shower by their teenage children. It is wise to make sure that your entire family and visitors know that you have a septic system and there are certain, easily followed guidelines to follow to make sure you do not require a septic repair from our talented technicians. If however you do suspect that you require a septic repair or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit the Septic Preservation Services website.

Avoid Septic Repairs By Following A Few Suggestions

Septic Preservation Services work with commercial property owners and residential property owners providing septic services including septic inspections, septic cleaning, septic repairs, septic installations and septic preventative maintenance. While we welcome all this business we also try to educate our clients so that they use their septic systems correctly and can prevent the necessity of using our septic repair services. Many septic repairs that we are called out to could have been avoided of the property owner had been using their septic system correctly. Here are a few suggestions to follow to help ensure your system will continue to work as it should:

Things you should do:

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 get your septic tank pumped regularly and have it checked for any cracks or leaks.
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.

Unfortunately for some of our customers this information comes too late and we have septic repairs scheduled for customers today who could in some instances have avoided their septic breakdown by following the above advice. Today we are at customer properties in Fairhaven, New Bedford, Marion, Westport and Mattapoisett MA for septic repairs. If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions or concerns about septic systems please do contact our Norton Office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Repairs In The Beautiful New England Summertime

Septic Preservation Services welcomes in the month of August with open arms. The beautiful New England weather certainly makes even working on septic systems more pleasant! We do, however, respond to septic repair calls whatever the weather because we all know that summer storms are just as much a part of the summertime as sunshine and cool ocean breezes. Septic Preservation Services will repair your septic system using the most financially efficient and environmentally responsible methods available. Whenever possible, our goal is to provide our customers with options for repair that will yield high-quality results at a cost-effective price. We value each and every customer and appreciate your business. Our goal is to provide honest and reliable septic repairs and services to residential and commercial customers all over the South Coast region. For example we have had a call from a commercial customer in Wayland, MA who reported that the air pumps in their parking lot were bubbling and some odors are escaping. We will remove the charcoal filter and install a tee with 2 new charcoal filters on each vent stack. We have many call from customers with both small and large septic repairs which we can attend to quickly and fix with minimum disruption. We will also be carrying out septic repairs today for customers in Sharon, Northborough and Medford MA. If you require a septic repair or if you have concerns about your septic system please do contact our Norton, MA office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

Options When Buying a Home With an Older Septic System

Buying a home is an exciting time for many, and buying an older home can be a very rewarding experience. When looking at older homes for sale, however, it’s important to understand that many of the systems within may be old or in need of repair as well. If an older property has a septic system, how might a buyer navigate the process to ensure they are getting the best deal?

Septic systems are typically designed to last for 25 years or more, but this time limit is easy to meet with many historical homes. When purchasing a home with an older septic system, it helps to understand what options are available to protect a buyer’s interests and what can be done to mitigate any potential issues down the line.

Inspecting the Septic System

Home buyers interested in older homes should know that their general inspection is unlikely to delve into the specific mechanisms of an older septic system, so it’s often necessary to opt for a specialty inspector with a focus in septic systems. In many states, a separate septic system inspection is a requirement before a home can be sold. For example, in Massachusetts, a thorough inspection of the components of the septic system is known as a Title 5 Inspection.

In addition, many states not only require a septic inspection, but also allow a septic system contingency to be included into a real state contract. This contingency might allow a potential buyer to ask the seller to correct certain problems or issues that may arise in the inspection – much like a general home inspection.

A general home inspector may do little more than a few quick tests to determine if the septic system is in working order while a specialty Septic System inspector will take the time to examine how the inner workings may have deteriorated or have held up over time. Septic systems are affected by everything from natural disasters to yard growth to general wear and tear. Learning how the system has held up over the years will also give buyers a better idea of the threats they’ll face once the deed is transferred.

Repairing the Septic System

Depending on the condition of the septic system, home buyers may be able to make a few standard septic repairs to boost the efficiency and safety of the septic system. Some of the most common repairs and adjustments include:

• Replacing old or worn parts or components
• Installing risers or filters
• Removing solids in field plumbing
• Diverting backwash from water softeners or conditioners

Technicians can also work to remove tree roots or plants that may be interfering with the septic system. When a home buyer has a firm idea of how much they’ll be paying for these repairs, they have the option to negotiate the costs with the seller. Buyers may ask the seller to pay for the costs outright, or they may request the seller lower the price of the home or pay for some of the buyer’s closing costs.

Replacing the Septic System

If the system is simply too old to be repaired, buyers have the option of replacing the system entirely and installing a new one. While a major expense (much like a new roof), buyers should know that septic systems can last for several decades before needing to be replaced. It’s a long-term investment that will help the residents of the home and future buyers who can appreciate the character and charm of an older home with updated plumbing.

As with repair costs, buyers can ask the seller to cover part or all of the septic system repair. If the seller won’t budge on their price of the home or the repair and replacement costs are simply too high to make the sale worth it, the buyer’s only other option may be to back out of the sale.

Caring for the Septic System

A properly functioning septic system may not be the first feature a new homeowner thinks of, but it’s one of the most important components for everyday living. It’s necessary for homeowners to care for their septic system so it doesn’t suffer from unnecessary wear and tear. While few things last forever, proper care and maintenance can extend the life of the septic system by years or even a decade. When it comes time to sell the home, sellers can rest assured that their home will pass a septic inspection with flying colors.

Septic systems require year-round maintenance in order to function at peak performance and waiting to service them can land both buyers and sellers in an unenviable situation. Older homes may need a little more attention than their newer counterparts, but there’s a reason why people want to preserve them. The history and the personality of older homes are so appealing to homeowners because it represents part of our nation’s history.