Septic Alarm installed in Hingham MA

Septic Preservation Services are installing a septic alarm for a customer in Hingham, MA today. Many modern and alternative septic systems have alarms to notify the homeowner of a potential problem. Though it can be annoying when the system alarms and you are forced to think about your septic system, this could prevent the system from backing up into your house. A high water alarm is caused by either too much water going into the tank or not enough going out. A high water alarm if not properly addressed will cause septic waste to ultimately back up into your house, though that may occur after your drainfield is fully damaged. An alarm could also be to notify you that your septic pump has failed. The basic design of a septic tank will only work if the sludge is not too thick on the bottom and the grease and scum is not too thick on top, and if the flow to the tank is not excessive. If there is too much waste on the bottom of the tank or too much water flowing to the tank, there will not be enough time for the solids and liquids to settle out before the tank starts releasing water containing large amounts of fecal waste to the drain field. The fecal waste will over time clog the drainfield. Also, if there is too much grease and scum floating on top, the scum will be released to the drainfield. A septic system is not a trash can. Don’t put dental floss, feminine hygiene products, condoms, diapers, cotton swabs, cigarette butts, coffee grounds, cat litter, paper towels, latex paint, pesticides, or other hazardous chemicals into your system because they can end up clogging the filter and/or lines if carried from the tank. Therefore, although it can be annoying, a septic alarm is essential to give you advance warning that you have a septic problem. Our customer has wisely chosen to install a septic alarm to ensure that they have advance warning of a septic problem. We have provided other septic system improvements including the addition of risers and covers to customers in Norton, Attleboro, Lakeville and Bridgewater recently. If you would be interested in having a septic alarm installed, if you have a septic alarm going off or would be interested in other septic system improvements please do contact our Norton office on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Septic Repairs In Maine Don’t Stop For Winter

Septic Preservation Services have septic repairs scheduled in West Newfield, Waterboro, Alfred, Lebanon, Acton, Bar Mills and Gorham Maine. We are available for septic system repairs even in the winter months because we know that septic repairs do not wait for the warmer weather. Infact waiting to do septic repairs can result in much bigger problems. A small septic problem can become a large septic system repair or even a septic failure if left too long. If you need to schedule a septic repair or if you have any questions please do contact us on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services where we will be happy to help you

New England Weather Does Not Stop Us Providing Septic Services

Septic Preservation Services knows that we are certainly in the grips of winter here in New England and snow and ice are always a possibility in December. That is not to say that we close when it gets cold out. We still provide our septic services to our customers even in the winter time! Today we have septic repairs and septic upgrades scheduled for customers in Lakeville, Acushnet and Rehoboth 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. When your septic system is more accessible, it is also much safer and more 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 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 a 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. Coupled with a regular maintenance program, such as Septic Preservation Services’ Preventative Maintenance Program, and professional pumping, your septic system could actually last indefinitely. Due to the high cost associated with replacing a septic system, these seemingly small upgrades to your system will pay off in a big way. If you would be interested in septic system upgrades or if you need a septic repair or other septic services 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 Engineering Appointments Including A PERC Test in North Attleboro

Septic Preservation Services has qualified engineers working for us who can assist with your septic engineering needs. Today we have septic engineering appointments which include soil evaluations, land use planning, and construction layouts for large commercial developments and private homes in North Attleboro, Wrentham,Foxboro, Sharon, Bellingham and Franklin MA. The soil evaluation or PERC test (percolation) that we have scheduled in North Attleboro is a soil test that is performed before installing a new septic system. The perc test is extremely important because it measures the level of liquid absorption of the soil where the proposed septic system will be located. This is necessary because after partially treated wastewater leaves the septic 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 (secondary treatment). The PERC test provides the information to ensure that this process happens correctly for a newly installed septic system. If you are interested in our septic engineering services and how they can improve or repair your property please do contact our Norton office at 877 378 4279 or visit http://septicpreservation.com/engineering-services/

Septic Design for a Property in North Smithfield RI

Septic Preservation Services have been contacted by a property owner in North Smithfield RI who needs a septic design for a new system. Their property is in close proximity to wetlands so they need a septic septic system that will be cost effective, environmentally conscious and follow all town and state septic system regulations. At Septic Preservation Services we have been working with many types of septic system for many years so we will always find a septic solution that will work for our clients specific needs. We also have extensive experience working in this region so we know the regulations which will help prevent delays and additional costs that are created when a system does not meet requirements as set by the town and state. We have recently designed septic systems for large and small private homes and commercial properties in Portsmouth, Middletown and Narragansett Rhode Island. If you need a septic system design or if you have any questions about septic systems or septic designs please do contact us on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Septic Inspections For Customers In Rhode Island

Septic Preservation Services are licensed to perform Rhode Island Town Inspections. These inspections are required by many towns throughout Rhode Island, including Charlestown, Jamestown, North Kingstown and South Kingstown. Because it is a part of the local town ordinance, residential and commercial property owners living in these areas are required to submit to these regular inspections of their septic systems. Septic Preservation Services use state-of-the-art tools to provide these services to our customers at an affordable rate. Today we have septic inspections scheduled for Rhode Island customers in Charlestown, South Kingstown, Westerly, Richmond, Narragansett and Exeter RI. Some of these inspections have been required by the town but others are requested by property owners who wish to know the status of their septic system or another is for a potential home buyer who wants to know the status of a septic system before deciding to buy a property. Whatever the reason that you require a septic inspection we are happy to arrange an appointment on your schedule and if you have any questions about septic system inspections or septic systems please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

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Landscaping Your Leachfield

Watch this great video on landscaping your leachfield.  Any questions. Call Septic Preservation Services at 877-378-4279.  We are your total septic system company.  Visit www.septicpreservation.com for more information.

Septic Repair in Acushnet MA

Septic Preservation Services have a septic repair scheduled today for a customer in Acushnet MA. We are replacing their distribution Box (D-Box). A D-Box is exactly as it sounds it’s a box that moves, or distributes treated wastewater from your septic tank into your leach field or drain field. It must be level and installed correctly or your watewater will not distribute evenly across your leach field and this can lead to over saturation and clogging which is not desirable. The d-box we are replacing was damaged when heavy equipment was mistakenly parked on top of it which broke and moved it. We have found that many property owners with septic systems while they know they have a septic tank sometimes forget that the leachfield and d-box are also essential parts of their septic system and must also be maintained. Here are a few simple tips to help you look after all parts of your septic system:

  • Minimize the use of the garbage disposal
  • Do not put grease down your drains
  • Spread loads of laundry out over time rather than doing multiple loads in a short period of time, and use liquid detergents rather than powdered detergents
  • Avoid excessively long showers
  • Avoid leaving tap water running when shaving, brushing teeth or doing other personal or household tasks
  • Do not flush medications, harmful chemicals, excessive amounts of bleach, harsh drain cleaners or degreasers
  • Have the septic tank pumped at least every three years
  • Do not add any septic systems cleaners, enzymes or additives
  • Remove water conditioning backwash discharges from the septic system
  • Do not plant trees and shrubs over leach fields
  • Do not flush personal products, paper towels, wipes or diapers
  • Do not clean or rinse paint brushes in the sinks
  • Equip all hot tubs, spas, whirlpool baths, etcetera with drain limiting valves that will only allow five gallons per minute to drain from fixture
  • Do not drive vehicles over leach fields

We also have septic repairs scheduled in Norton, Stoughton, Canton and Taunton MA and some of these repairs could have been avoided by following the above advice. If you have any questions about your septic system or if you need a septic repair please do contact our Norton office on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Septic Pumping Should Be Done Every 3 – 5 Years

septic system cleaning and pumpingSeptic Preservation Services provide perhaps the most important septic system maintenance service – septic pumping. Septic Systems will always need to be pumped but the frequency can vary depending on a variety of factors including the size of your septic system and the number of people that are using it. However as a general guide you should have your septic system pumped every 3-5 years or annually if you have a garbage disposal. This is because normally, properly designed tanks have enough space for up to three to five years’ safe accumulation of sludge. When the sludge level increases beyond this point, sewage has less time to settle properly before leaving the tank. As the sludge level increases, more solid wastes escape into the soil absorption system (SAS) or leach field/ drain field. If the SAS becomes so clogged that it cannot absorb liquid at the rate at which it enters the tank, the plumbing will “back up” or unsanitary wastewater will bubble to the surface. You really don’t want to wait until you have sewage ‘bubbling’ to the surface in your yard or backing up into your house so it is a good idea to keep up with your septic pumping schedule. Today we have septic pumping scheduled for customers in Plymouth, Carver, Halifax, Rochester, Sandwich and Bourne MA. If you need to schedule a septic pump out or if you have questions about pumping or your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Septic Preservation Services Provides OBD Services and Repairs to Maine Customers

Septic Preservation Services have Overboard Discharge (OBD) Services and Repairs today in Kittery, Kittery Point, Cape Neddick, Wells and North Berwick Maine. As stated on the Maine Gov Department of Environmental Protection 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.”

Septic Preservation Services are the only statewide contractor listed by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection on their Wastewater Treatment Plant Certified Maintenance Contractor List.

It is stated that for OBDs the

“DEP rule requires all mechanical treatment systems to have an operating alarm system; to maintain a current service contract with a licensed service contractor; and to attach a service tag on or near the treatment system that provides the service contractor’s name and the last date of service.”

Therefore all property owners with an OBD must have a service contract with a licensed OBD. Septic Preservation Services has extensive experience and provides OBD services for multiple customers in Maine. If you require an Overboard Discharge Service or Overboard Discharge Repair please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services