Septic Preservation Services have been called to a customer’s property in Acushnet MA to repair their sewage grinder pump. This doesn’t sound especially appealing but has an important role in their septic system so needs to be operating correctly. A grinder pump is a wastewater conveyance device. Waste from water-using household appliances (toilets, bathtubs, washing machines etc) flows through the home’s pipes into the grinder pump’s holding tank. Once the wastewater inside the tank reaches a specific level, the pump will turn on, grind the waste into a fine slurry, and pump it to the septic tank. We have extensive experience with septic systems and repairing different elements of them including d-boxes, septic pumps and drain fields. We also provide septic upgrades and improvements such as the addition of risers, covers and effluent filters. When your septic system is more accessible, it is also much more safe and attractive. These goals can be achieved through the use of strong, durable risers and system covers. Once installed, homeowners are able to provide easy access to the system for future repairs, upgrades or cleaning services, eliminating the need to dig and excavate the system each time it needs to be pumped. The addition of an effluent filter in the outlet tee of your septic tank can extend the life of your septic system. We are at a customer property in Attleboro MA installing a septic system cover today in addition to providing septic repairs in Rochester and Lakeville MA. If you require a septic repair or if you are interested in septic improvements please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services wishes you a Happy President’s Day. This holiday is celebrated on the 3rd Monday in the month of February in honor of George Washington, the first president of the United States, who was born February 22, 1732. This is federal holiday which means that while we honor our history we are still working at Septic Preservation Services, if you need us. This is great news if you have an urgent septic repair that needs to be done. If your septic system is not operating correctly it is always a good idea to have it seen by a professional as soon as possible because a delay can result in a bigger and more expensive problem. Today we have septic repairs scheduled in Acushnet, Lakeville, Freetown, Fairhaven and Rochester 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 www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services provide Title 5 Septic Inspections to many customers in Massachusetts and most are either selling a property or buying a property. This is because a Title 5 Septic Inspection has to take place within 2 years before a sale. However there are other times that a Title 5 Septic Inspection is required. We are providing Title 5 Septic Inspections today in Bellingham, Blackstone, Wrentham, Uxbridge, Grafton and Holliston MA for private properties and one condominium. As specified on the Mas Gov website:
“Condominiums with 5 or more units – all systems must be inspected every 3 years.
Condominiums with fewer units must either inspect all systems every 3 years, or the system serving the unit being transferred must be inspected within 2 years prior to transfer.”
For more information see: https://www.mass.gov/guides/buying-or-selling-property-with-a-septic-system
This condominium building has over 5 units so we are conducting the Title 5 Inspection which needs to be carried out because its last inspection was over 3 years ago. If you require a Title 5 Septic Inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services have been contacted by a customer in Westport MA who thinks that they have a septic problem and have fortunately chosen to contact us quickly rather than to procrastinate. They have noticed sewer smells in their bathroom and have requested that we come to their home and investigate the issue. We will initially assess the condition of their septic system and then we will endeavour to present them with a range of options designed to correct any identified issues.
These may include one or more of the following:
- Replacement of damaged or missing baffle
- Installation of effluent filter and service riser
- Installation of pumping access riser and cover
- Installation of curtain drains
- Replacement of deteriorated components
- Repair or replacement of damaged components
- Removal of accumulated solids in leach field piping
- Removal of plant and tree roots in leach field piping
- Installation and service of the White Knight™ Microbial Inoculator/Generator
- Diversion of water softener/conditioner backwash discharges
- Detailed explanation of our Septic Use Guidelines
It is always wise to contact a septic professional as soon as you suspect you may need a septic repair. If left a small septic repair can quickly become a large and expensive septic problem. Some warning signs that you may have a septic problem are:
- sewage surfacing over your drainfield / leach field (especially after storms)
- sewage back-ups in the house
- lush, green growth over the drainfield / leach field
- slow draining toilets or drains
If you think you may need 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 http://www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services wishes is customers and friends a Happy Valentine’s Day! On a day when love is in the air you do not want to be concerning yourself with septic maintenance so consider having Septic Preservation Services doing your septic system service for you. We are doing septic system services today for customers in Raynham, Sharon, Stoughton, West Bridgewater, Canton, Hanson and Halifax MA. We service septic systems on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis. Septic system owners do not even usually need to be present for the service. We can take that chore away so you can focus on more pleasant things on Valentine’s Day. For more information or to schedule a septic system service please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services are available to provide regular maintenance to septic system owners. The most important maintenance for a system is regular septic pumping. Septic tanks must be pumped regularly to ensure they function correctly. If the septic system is not pumped in a timely manner, solids will bypass the effluent tee or baffle and clog the soil absorption system. Unabated, this will eventually result in hydraulic failure (e.g., plumbing backup and wastewater breakout). As you can imagine septic backup and breakout is not a pleasant or cheap thing to fix. Therefore it is always advisable to have your septic system pumped before it get to this critical point. The regularity of pumping depends on a variety of factors including the size of your septic tank and your water usage but it is generally suggested that a septic tank is pumped every 3-5 years. If you have a garbage disposal you will need to have your septic pumped annually. If you are unsure if your tank needs to be pumped please contact us and we may be able to help. Today we have septic pump outs scheduled today in Cranston, Scituate, East Greenwich, Coventry, Johnston and North Kingstown Rhode Island. If you have questions about septic pumping or if you need to schedule a septic pump out 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 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:
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 Portland, Falmouth, Orr’s Island, Cape Elizabeth, Freeport and Harpswell Maine. If you have an OBD and require a service or you have question or concern about your OBD please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services knows that proper preventative maintenance can extend the life of your septic system. Systems that are not regularly maintained will average less than 20 years, however studies conducted by field professors, scientists and engineers reveal that proper maintenance can help a septic system to last indefinitely. This can save homeowners thousands of dollars over a lifetime.
Our septic services give our residential and commercial clients peace of mind in knowing that their septic system is being properly maintained, checked and monitored. Today we have septic services for those customers in Taunton, Rehoboth, Swansea, Seekonk and Norton MA.
We provide our customers on a service contract with regular monitoring of the entire septic system. We service many types of system including Singulair, FAST, Advanced Treatment Unit and Sand Filter Services. We service septic systems in a quarterly, biannual or annual basis depending on the septic system and the needs of our client. For example a busy restaurant’s septic system will require more regular services that a small home belonging to a retired couple. Once an appointment has been scheduled our customers do not even usually need to be home for the service which makes septic system maintenance as hassle free as possible. If you would be interested in a septic service or if you have any questions about septic systems please contact us at our Norton Office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services’ Massachusetts licensed septic inspectors have been carrying out thorough and reliable septic system inspections in this region for over 25 years. As stated by the Mass Gov Website Title 5 Septic Inspections are 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.
- When there is a proposed change to the facility which requires a building or occupancy permit.
- Any change in the footprint of a building, 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.
The majority of our inspections are for a property transfer, often scheduled by the seller but sometimes we provide an inspection for the buyer of a home with a septic system. Today we have septic system inspections scheduled in Attleboro, Berkley, Norton and Dighton MA and most are for property transfers but one is for a voluntary inspection. Mass Gov States that”
“A system owner may choose voluntarily to have an assessment of the condition of the system even if there is no requirement for an inspection. Results of these voluntary assessments are solely for the use of the owner, and do not need to be submitted to local Boards of Health or MassDEP.”
For more information see: https://www.mass.gov/guides/buying-or-selling-property-with-a-septic-system
Property owners are likely to schedule a voluntary assessment of their septic system because the want to know its condition and see if maintenance or repairs are required. This is important because failing systems can:
- 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,
- and put thousands of water supply users at risk if you live in a public water supply watershed and fail to maintain your system
If you need to schedule a septic system inspection, for any reason, or if you have questions about septic inspections please do contact us at our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services know that to ensure that your septic system continues to work correctly and to increase the lifespan of your septic system it is advisable to maintain your septic system and this includes cleaning and pumping to flush out sludge and scum, which do not drain like effluent. Today we have septic cleaning scheduled for customers in Tiverton, Little Compton, Middletown, Barrington and Portsmouth RI. 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. If you need to schedule a septic cleaning or have any questions please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com where we will be happy to help you.